Author Archives: Angelo Van Bogart

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...

New York one-time historic vehicle fee is closer to law

SEMA ACTION NETWORK UPDATE New York Bill to Provide for One-Time Historic Vehicle Registration Fee Approved by Senate; Moves Now to Assembly Transportation Committee Legislation (S.B. 3213) to provide that historical vehicle owners only pay a one-time registration fee of $100 upon initial registration was passed by the New York Senate.  The bill will...

A Back to the 50’s blast

As someone who spent tens of thousands of dollars and several years of his life getting a journalism degree, I hate the MSRA’s Back to the 50’s event. As a car enthusiast, the event is like Christmas in June. I’ve been going to the show since ’84 or ’86, an age when all I...

Unique Cadillac to cross block across the pond

When I was writing “Cadillac: 100 Years of Innovation” in conjunction with General Motors, I was contacted by Robert Maidment, a fellow Cadillac & LaSalle Club member in England with an unusual example of the wreath and crest. Desiring a 1930s-looking car with modern convenience, Maidment and members of his company built just such...

Texas Street Rod and Custom Vehicle Bill Signed Into Law

SEMA ACTION NETWORK UPDATE After an effort that stretched into two legislative sessions, SEMA model legislation (H.B. 890) to create a vehicle registration classification for street rods and custom vehicles (including kit cars and replicas) and provide for special license plates was signed into law by Governor Rick Perry.  Slated to go into effect...