Author Archives: Angelo Van Bogart

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AACA and Museum discuss split

After merger talks fail, national club pulls plug on financial support The AACA Museum was conceived under the direct supervision of the Antique Automobile Club of America’s Board of Directors. Now, the club will completely cease its support for the museum in Hershey, Pa., that shares its name. “The Antique Automobile Club of America...

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2016 in Review – Restoration

Winds of change are always blowing through the doors of professional shops A solid indicator of the collector car hobby’s overall health is the health of the restoration business. The number of projects and the types of projects being handled by restoration shops also offer insight into the overall hobby picture. To learn how the restoration...

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Dealer’s Choice

S.D. dealership gets plenty of business from overseas enthusiasts From a dealership surrounded by cornfields in Sioux Falls, S.D., Frankman Motor Company Classics sells collector vehicles to all corners of the United States, and the world. At any given time, national and international buyers can select from about 100 vintage cars and trucks at Frankman Motor...

The 1.3-mile 1958 Chevrolet Cameo Carrier pickup from Ray Lambrecht's collection. The dent in the roof resulted from  the collapse of a building roof decades ago.

Lambrecht 1958 Cameo preserves history of auction, Chevrolet

Bidder and Lambrecht family member offer insight into auction’s top seller Story and photos by Angelo Van Bogart With 1.3 miles on the odometer and a winning bid of $140,000, Ray Lambrecht’s flashy 1958 Chevrolet Cameo Carrier pickup was the top sale and headline vehicle of 2013’s most exciting auction. It wasn’t just the...

Longtime OCW reader, advertiser David Sinclair dies

  As we began preparing this 40th anniversary issue of Old Cars Weekly, longtime reader George T. Lyons informed us that one of the publication’s first and continual advertisers, David Sinclair of Sinclair’s Auto Miniatures, passed away Jan. 24 at the age of 90 in his lifelong home of Erie, Pa. “In the hobby...

1958 Dodge Sweptside sold for $44,000.

Russo and Steele sizzles in Scottsdale

Russo and Steele invited quality consignments to its 2012 Scottsdale, Ariz., sale — and it fetched approximately 700 of them for the Jan. 18-22 event. The muscle cars, sports cars, hot rods, trucks and race machines consigned to the Russo and Steele Sports and Muscle in Scottsdale sale often had one thing in common:...

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Dodge Vipers make a comeback

Chrysler Group LLC announced today that it will reopen its Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit for the production of the next generation SRT Viper. With the plant’s reopening, nearly 150 jobs, both hourly and salaried, will return to the city of Detroit. The Conner facility was idled when production of the Dodge Viper...

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Inspiring Artist

Some readers shared an interesting link with us this week. The name of the YouTube video translated is “Charts by car that look painted in 3D!” One click and we could see what “3-D” meant. Somehow this painter can make the chrome come to life on canvas. And get this: We helped him! Who...

The proper painting equipment should include a full suit and respirator and gloves. Also notice the floor has been wet down to keep dust from floating in the booth during the paint process.

Paint tips and tricks from a pro

We followed a Mustang fastback to Townsend Auto Body in Waupaca, Wis., where it was sprayed a metallic maroon base coat/clear coat, and we picked up some paint tips and tricks from pro Mark Townsend. Even if you don’t have all the professional equipment of a full-time body shop, there are plenty of things...

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Restoration Series: Finishing floors

Everyone dreams of dragging a long-stored, one-owner car out of a barn, especially if the car is an early fastback Mustang. Regardless of the make of barn find, nearly all of them have one thing in common: they need floor pans. The floor pan replacement finishing method that follows is not just for Mustangs,...