Author Archives: Angelo Van Bogart

A 1955 Buick and Packard face off in the second Youth Safety Run in California.

1955 Buick, Packard face off in California Youth Safety Run

Regular Old Cars Weekly readers know I love to hunt down black-and-white photos to share on the pages of OCW and www.oldcarsweekly.com. Here’s one I forgot was in my collection. It shows the Second Annual Youth Safety Run in Downey, California. To be honest, I don’t know much about this event except each car in...

This unrestored, 64,000-mile 1960 Chevrolet Impala packs the 335-hp 348, a four-speed and Positraction. It was never professionally raced, so it was never altered. But you can bet it was street-raced.

Found: 1960 Impala with all of the Chevy go-fast goodies

Unmolested ’60 Impala packs the 335hp 348 with a four-speed, Posi Long before the terms “pickers” and “flippers” were added to the American lexicon, there was Larry Fisette. For 63 years, the 75-year-old De Pere, Wis., gear head has bought and sold more than 1,000 vintage vehicles, the most famous being the highly publicized...

The 1966 Ford Mustang retractable.

Retractable 1966 Ford Mustang to be sold by VanDerBrink Auctions

Harv Bish’s Mustang retractable was built by an original Ford Motor Co. engineer who worked on the Skyliner and Mustang retractable programs Ford’s original prototype Mustang retractable was likely scrapped, but that doesn’t mean the chance to own a drop-top pony car with the convenience of a solid roof has to be junked, too....

The restored 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan outside Petersen Auto Body, the Fremont, Nebraska, business that recently restored the car.

Car of the Week: Lambrecht 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan

Original owners buy back, restore their 1957 Chevrolet from Lambrecht Chevrolet By Angelo Van Bogart; photos courtesy Petersen Body Shop Gerald and Betty Hixson bought their 1957 Chevrolet twice from the same man, but Gerald was beginning to wonder if the second chance would ever come. In December 1957, just a few days after...

The Auto-Boat in water — is this a legitimate image?

1921 Auto-Boat: Floating along 40 years earlier than the Amphicar

Was this floating car for real? Forty years before the Amphicar, there was the Auto-Boat, an amphibious vehicle built to haul up to seven passengers by New Yorker Paul Panketan. Although the Auto-Boat never became mass-produced like the Amphicar, some of its numbers were more impressive: five or seven passenger carrying capacity, 90 mph...