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Kenny Buttolph with the Old Cars Weekly 1954 Chevrolet panel truck nicknamed "Buck" for its Buckskin color. Chet told Kenny to paint the truck white, like every other company vehicle, but Kenny knew it would look horrible in that color, so he picked this off-white color. He saved his job, and the appearance of the truck, even if Chet ended up cussing him out over the color choice.

Kenny Buttolph, Old Cars Weekly icon, dies at 78

Kenneth “Kenny” Hower Buttolph, the face behind Old Cars Weekly’s “Kenny’s Klunkers” and the man behind the wheel of the publication’s 1954 Chevrolet panel truck, died Dec. 23 in Iola, Wis. He was 78.     A gear head in the every sense of the word, Kenny owned hundreds of collector cars: 526, to...

The 1956 imperial begin moved from its longtime place of outdoor storage.

1-of-3 1956 Imperial convertible offered for sale

Remember that 1-of-3 1956 Imperial convertible that we discovered and featured in Old Cars Weekly during 2007? Well, it’s now for sale on Craigslist. The owner called us and asked if we knew anyone who would be interested in buying and restoring it. We called a couple folks we knew who would make good...

‘Magic Skyway’ 1964 Thunderbird on display at AACA Museum

Hershey, PA (October 20, 2016) __ A special 1964 Ford Thunderbird convertible used in the 1964-’65 World’s Fair “Magic Skyway” attraction will be on display at The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA)  Museum in Hershey, Pa., through April 15, 2017. Once upon a time, “imagineers” at Disney came up with an idea to...

The next episode of Jay Leno’s Garage will feature a Biden vs. Powell show down drag race.

‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ to return with new episodes

CNBC’s “Jay Leno’s Garage” is back in high gear beginning Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 10 p.m. EST. Season two continues with six new episodes featuring celebrity appearances by Vice President Joe Biden, Jerry Seinfeld, Caitlyn and Kendall Jenner, Kelly Rowland, Patrick Dempsey, Brad Paisley, NASCAR driver Joey Logano and others. The show follows Leno...

Best of Show at the 2016 Concours d'Elegance of America at The Inn at St. John's in Plymouth, Mich., went to this duo, a 1934 Packard convertible victoria by Dietrich with one-off pontoon-type fenders and the 1937 Talbot-Lago 150 CSS with "teardrop coupe" coachwork by Figoni et Falaschi.

2016 Concours d’Elegance of America at the U.S. car capital

1934 Packard Dietrich & 1937 Talbot-Lago teardrop coupe share ‘Best of Show’ honors Seeing as Detroit is America’s automotive hub, and America is responsible for building a giant percentage of the world’s automobiles, it only makes sense that the Motor City would host a premier show of automobiles. After all, some of the world’s...

A line of 1959 Edsel automobiles.

Edsel club in Wisconsin for 48th annual IEC Rally

Edsel faithful convene in Wisconsin for 48th annual International Edsel Club Rally While you’ve been working all week, the International Edsel Club has been horsing around Portage, Wis., since July 20 during its 48th annual International Edsel Club Rally, a convention of owners and their rides. Club members have enjoyed tours, a swap meet,...