Author Archives: Angelo Van Bogart

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...

The Pontiac Trans Am KITT from Knight Rider.

Knight Rider’s KITT Pontiac Trans Am heading to auction

Pontiac Trans Am from “Knight Rider” has a $200,000-$300,000 pre-sale estimate heading into auction KITT — the Pontiac with personality from the hit NBC television series “Knight Rider” starring David Hasselhoff —  is heading to auction June 26-27 in Beverly Hills, California.   Julien’s Auctions Hollywood Legends sale will offer the special T-top Trans...

1949 Mercury co-star from movie ‘Grease’ to be auctioned

‘Hell’s Chariot’ 1949 Mercury convertible from movie ‘Grease’ carries $400,000-$600,000 estimate Greased Lightning’s Mercury co-star will be in the spotlight again during Julien’s Auctions‘ “Hollywood Legends” auction event, set to take place June 26- 27, 2015, at the Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills, California, gallery. The 1949 Mercury “Hell’s Chariot” custom convertible from the 1978 classic...

A sinkhole opened up in the National Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio. Thankfully, only this scale model was found inside.

Breaking: Sinkhole opens at National Packard Museum

Sink Hole Opens at National Packard Museum Warren, Ohio: A guest at the National Packard Museum discovered a sink hole in the north parking lot of the museum and brought it to the staff’s attention. Upon investigation, the staff discovered a beautiful 1938 Packard Twelve convertible victoria had fallen into the abyss. Upon further...