Author Archives: Angelo Van Bogart

Newport Car Museum to Open in Rhode Island on June 1

New museum to include interactive features  An article in the June 1 issue of Old Cars Weekly discusses the uphill battle automotive museums generally face, but also showed how some museums were getting innovative to keep the doors open. Given the obstacles car museums face today, we were thrilled to learn there is a new museum entering...

Automodello plans limited ’71 Lincoln model run

This summer marks the 100th anniversary of Lincoln Motor Car Co. With approval by the Ford Motor Co. Automodello will release a 1:24-scale 1971 Continental Mark III Platinum Edition in Triple White — a very popular color combination for Lincoln models in this scale. Automodello will build just 100 Triple White resin models at $395.95. Each special edition...

Gilmore Showcase to include 1912 Sears

HICKORY CORNERS, Mich. _ In 1912, a car purchased out of a Sears catalog arrived by train in Waupaca County, Wis. In the 105 years since, the car is not believed to have ever left that county. The original family used it for decades and it eventually went to Chet Krause, founder of the Old...

Familiar 1954 Olds Starfire 98 convertible re-surfaces

1954 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight convertible was familiar to pages of Old Cars, Hemmings Kenny Buttolph, the former Old Cars Weekly research editor who recently passed away, owned hundreds of collector cars in his lifetime — maybe more. Retired OCW Publisher John Gunnell likes to tell people that Kenny once began writing down a list of...

President Trump 1988 Cadillac limo now offered for sale

One-of-two “Trump Cadillac” limousine now offered by UK seller A 1988 Cadillac stretch limousine formerly owned by President Donald Trump is now offered for sale on the Exchange and Mart website, according to British media service Newspress. “This is a unique vehicle that offers a rare opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts to buy a...

New buyer expands National Impala Association

Keefe Media International Purchases The National Impala Association Keefe Media International, which publishes Poncho Perfection for Pontiac enthusiasts, recently announced that it has purchased the National Impala Association. “We are happy and proud to be stepping up our involvement with the NIA,” said Don Keefe, president of Keefe Media. “We previously provided creative services...

Willoughby to be featured topic at Saratoga Automobile Museum lecture

Charles Flinchbaugh to present background on coachbuilder Willoughby On Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, Charles Flinchbaugh will offer a presentation at the Saratoga Automobile Museum in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Classic-era coachbuilder Willoughby Co. from 1-2:30 p.m. The presentation is free with regular museum admission. The Willoughby Company of Utica, N.Y., specialized in handcrafting chauffeur-driven...