Vintage Air Marks 40 Years Keeping the Classics Cool

Sep 2, 2016

Vintage Air, founded in 1976 in San Antonio, Texas, has helped to keep even the hottest of hot rods cool and comfortable for the past 40 years.

Vintage Air was founded by Jack Chisenhall with the idea that owning and driving a high performance, modified car shouldn’t mean suffering in the heat. He set about designing the first aftermarket air conditioning system that took into account the unique challenges and space constraints provided by hot rods and street rods, according to the company.

Chisenhall designed a complete system that would work no matter the climate, and that would integrate with the aesthetics of the vehicle in which it was installed.

“The real reason for Vintage Air’s success as a company has to be our amazing people,” Chisenhall said. “We’ve been blessed to work with some of the smartest and most talented folks in the industry and they keep us on the cutting edge of what is possible with vehicle air conditioning. I feel fortunate to be able to work with these tremendous individuals and the company wouldn’t be the same without them.”

Vintage Air has worked with several notable builders, like Ringbrothers, So Cal Speed Shop, Troy Trepanier, Steve Strope and Roy Brizio. The company has also played a key role in the development of air conditioning systems for some of today’s most jaw-dropping supercars including the reintroduction of the Ford GT in 2003, according to Vintage Air.

Vintage Air systems are made in the U.S., and come with all parts necessary for a complete installation, according to the company.

For more information about Vintage Air, visit or call 800-862-6658.