Author Archives: Angelo Van Bogart

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...

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...

The weld is ground down with a grinder.

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...