Author Archives: Angelo Van Bogart

Corky Coker stars in new TV show ‘Backroad Gold’ on Travel Channel

Promotional poster for "Backroad Gold" featuring Corky Coker.

Corky Coker and family will hunt hidden treasures in ‘Backroad Gold’ show For decades, Corky Coker and his family have been putting collectors on the road with the authentic tires they make. Now, collectors and the world at large can … More »

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New Jersey bill would expand use of historic vehicles

New Jersey Reintroduces Bill to Expand Use of Historic Vehicles SEMA Action Network legislative update: Legislation (A.B. 2199) that would amend the state’s current law governing historic motor vehicles to permit their use for pleasure driving one day per week … More »

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Chrysler La Comtesse show car and Packard concepts to appear at 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

At the exterior, the La Comtesse further featured a rear spare tire carrier and wire wheels.

10 Packard concept cars and Chrysler La Comtesse add dream factor to Amelia Island concours Of late, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has been a hot spot for postwar concept cars, and the momentum is continuing for the 2014. On … More »

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Shelby Cobra Daytona coupe first automobile to be recorded for Library of Congress

CSX 2287, one of six Shelby Cobra Daytona coupes, will be the first automobile to be documented by the HVA.

1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe (CSX2287) Makes History Again CSX2287 Becomes First Automobile Recorded Under U.S. Heritage Documentation Standards Historic Vehicle Association and U.S. Department of the Interior to Document America’s Automotive Treasures WASHINGTON — The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) … More »

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Kansas considers anti-hobbyist ‘nuisance car’ bill

If the bill passes, cars such as this Cadillac would be considered a 'nuisance' and could be removed from the owner's property by  government agents.

Kansas considers anti-hobbyist ‘nuisance car’ bill SEMA Action Network Alert Anti-Hobbyist Inoperable Vehicle Bill to be Considered by Committee on Jan. 21, 2014 Legislation (H.B. 2247) to provide counties with the authority to remove from private property motor vehicles deemed … More »

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Virginia Mopar stash and Chevy hoard to go up for sale January 18

There are apparently several Chevrolets in the sale, including this 1963 Impala.

On Jan. 18, a Virginia seller is offering a Mopar stash and Chevy hoard with a 1970 Challenger, 1967 & ’70 GTXes, a ’68 Road Runner and Tri-Five Chevys. More »

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Beloved Cars & Parts editor Bob Stevens dies

Bob Stevens (left) and his sister Carol (right) had a good time talking to Ford historian David Lewis at the St. Ignace car show in June 2002.

By John Gunnell Former Cars & Parts magazine editor Robert J. Stevens, 68, passed away Jan. 1, 2014, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney, Ohio. Best known as Bob Stevens to thousands of old car hobbyists, he was a resident … More »

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Unveiled: 1953 Buick Wildcat pre-production model in 1:18 scale

A rear view of the Minichamps 1:18 model if the 1953 Buick Wildcat I.

Just in time for Joe Bortz‘s birthday today, Minichamps sent the famous concept car collector this pre-production 1:18 mockup of his 1953 Buick Wildcat dream car. Bortz received this mockup of the forthcoming model so that it could be edited … More »

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Mecum Auctions expands into motorcycles with MidAmerica Auctions partnership

Mecum Auctions has taken a financial and marketing stake in MidAmerica Auctions beginning with the 23rd annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction & Races. As Mecum Auctions continues to grow, the company will expand into the motorcycle auction market via the … More »

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VanDerBrink holds Lambrecht Chevrolet Collection second-chance auction

Kicking yourself for not bidding on the Lambrecht car of your dreams? During the next 10 days, you’ll have one final chance to buy a car or truck at no reserve from the highly publicized auction in Pierce, Neb. According  … More »

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