In 1960 Bill Colgan operated a shop with 5 employees doing custom auto and boat upholstery. One day a group of engineers brought him a ragged piece of canvas with sewn-in wooden slats, rubber bands, crude hooks and other miscellaneous innovations. They told him it was a protective cover used by a German OE for road testing new cars and asked him to redesign it.
After spending about as much time road testing as sewing, he finalized his design and called it “Steinschlagshutzshulle”. Dissected, the word means, stone/strike/shield, and for short he tagged it “Bra”, pioneering a product category that’s still going strong 50 years later!
Covercraft acquired Colgan Custom in 2009, committed to continuing the tradition of design and manufacturing excellence Colgan Bra’s are known for – setting standards by which others are measured. Still Made in USA using premium Haartz vinyl, new applications and patterns are added weekly.
Colgan Bra Styles:
1-Piece Original Bra - Full front coverage protection for cars, trucks, vans and sport utilities. Available on early models or new models where a 2-piece would be impractical.
2-Piece Original Bra - Full front coverage protection for cars, trucks, vans and sport utilities. Hood and headlights open and operate freely with bra in place.
|Sport Bra - Hood piece only from 2-Piece Original Bra for cars, trucks, vans and sport utilities. Hood opens with bra in place. Does not interfere with brush guards, tow hooks and winches.|
|2-Piece Full Bra - Full front coverage protection with T-Style Hood for trucks, vans and sport utilities. Hood opens with bra in place.|
|T-Style Bra - Hood piece only from 2-Piece Full Bra for trucks, vans and sport utilities. Hood opens with bra in place. Does not interfere with brush guards, tow hooks or winches.|
Since 1965 Covercraft has manufactured premium quality exterior and interior protection products for automotive enthusiasts, building a reputation for quality, durability and design.
Started by Bob Lichtmann in a small 2-man shop in Southern California, Covercraft pioneered the market for manufacturing custom-patterned car covers for street rods, the import sports car market and aftermarket automotive parts suppliers.
Today the company is the world's largest manufacturer of custom-patterned vehicle covers. Our library of over 80,000 patterns still grows daily as we constantly add new applications.
Our product line has expanded greatly over the years and now includes seat protectors, front-end masks (bras), dash covers, floor mats, tailgate nets, tire covers, windshield sunscreens, canine travel items and other specialty protection and storage products.
Headquartered in Oklahoma, we have additional manufacturing facilities in Texas, Mexico and Australia, plus design centers located in Oklahoma, California, Arizona and Ohio. The Covercraft Team has grown to over 400 dedicated employees, certified to both ISO/TS16949:2009, a worldwide quality system standard, and ISO 14001, an environmental quality program.
Many of our employees have been with us for nearly two decades...some even longer...and share Covercraft's emphasis on family, recruiting relatives and friends who have also chosen to join our Team.
Our mission is to maintain the highest standards, utilizing the finest materials and remaining on the cutting edge of manufacturing technology ---putting "Covercraftsmanship" into every product we make!