Author Archives: Angelo Van Bogart

Deceptively Hot: Buick’s beautiful 1960s Gran Sports

By Angelo Van Bogart When General Motors introduced its new line of intermediate-sized cars for 1964, Pontiac and Chevrolet were quick to include hotter versions with hot-sounding names, and the reception was more than lukewarm. Pontiac’s hot LeMans was the GTO, and Chevrolet’s hot new Chevelle Malibu borrowed the hallowed  Super Sport designation. Oldsmobile...

Futurliner frenzy continues… with video!

I previously reported that on Aug. 5 and 6, one of the 12 original Futurliners went where no Futurliner has gone before — the quarter-mile. Volunteers of the NATMUS-owned Futurliner lined up Futurliner No. 10 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, and set at least five records that weekend for racing the largest, heaviest, longest, tallest and most...

Futurliner frenzy

On Aug. 5 and 6, one of the 12 original Futurliners went where no Futurliner has gone before — the quarter-mile. Volunteers of the NATMUS-owned Futurliner lined up Futurliner No. 10 at the Christmas tree at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, and set at least five records that weekend for racing the largest,...

A Corvette summer

The Sept. 1 issue of OCW features Corvettes, so the staff has been talking ‘glass all week long. Here are couple sneak peeks at ‘Vettes featured in the Sept. 1 issue:   A 1963 Corvette roadster with nearly 500,000 miles. Larry Lang’s 1955 Corvette roadster, in his family since 1969. Assembling the Corvette issue...

Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s

My computer is just warming up upon return from my trip to Michigan where I covered the RM Auction at the Inn at St. John’s and Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s, as well as judge the Color and Chrome and Postwar American car classes. It was a busy weekend, but I snapped...

Heading to Michigan

As I type this, I have one foot out the door and on the gas pedal as I head to the Detroit area for the second weekend in a row. This weekend, my destination is the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s where I’ll be judging the show cars on Sunday and covering...

A look back at Iola 2011

We just published the 2011 “Iola in Review” issue of Old Cars Weekly and I had plenty of photos left over. Rather than let them acquire cyber dust on my hard drive, I thought I’d post a few of them here. Enjoy! P.S. Please see the note at the end of this post if...

Grab a ‘wedge’ of Dodge history this weekend

Wanna see a ‘wedge’ of Dodge history? Join me this weekend at the Iola Old Car Show where I just photographed this 1963 Dodge built by the factory with a 426 Max Wedge and a lightweight aluminum front end. And right next to it, you’ll see one of the handful of Hemi-powered 1966 Coronet...