Author Archives: Angelo Van Bogart

See 10 great four-doors lined up for Iola ’14

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For its July 10-13 event, the Iola Old Car Show has prepared a line-up of four-doors that will appeal to everyone. More »

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Details of a 283 powered 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan with 2 miles

The dusty 283-cid V-8 in the 2-mile 1959 Bel Air, before Smith began cleaning the car. Note the overspray of Chevy orange paint on the exhaust manifold.

Myron Smith and his father each bought new 1959 Chevrolets — 55 years apart. The elder Smith bought a new El Camino, and Myron bought one of the five unsold 1959 Chevrolet four-doors from the Lambrecht Collection auction on Sept. … More »

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‘Black Plate’ license plates returning to California

Californians have placed enough orders to reinstate black plates for collector cars.

BLACK LICENSE PLATES RETURNING TO CALIFORNIA CARS Legacy License Plate Program Created by Assemblyman Mike Gatto Crosses DMV Order Threshold; Will Be Pressed Sacramento, CA – In 2012, when Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced AB 1658 and created the … More »

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National Hudson Motor Car Company Museum becomes reality

The National Hudson Motor Car Company Museum will open this September in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Ypsilanti will host new Hudson car museum The Hudson Essex Terraplane Historical Society announced an agreement with the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum to establish the National Hudson Motor Car Company Museum in the old Miller Motors Dealership.  Miller Motors was … More »

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Austie Clark 1911 Mercer Raceabout will cross Monterey auction block

The Henry Austin "Austie" Clark Jr 1911 Mercer Raceabout.

Austie Clark’s 1911 Mercer Raceabout to be auctioned in Monterey August 15-16 A special 1911 Mercer Raceabout once owned by Henry Austin “Austie” Clark Jr., who literally wrote the book with Beverly Rae Kimes on Mercer and more than 5,000 … More »

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Tucker club displays its ‘Tucker’ at National Automotive & Truck Museum of the U.S.

The Tucker Club of America has loaned its movie replica to NATM.

A movie star has joined the ranks of The National Auto & Truck Museum of the U.S. (NATM, formerly NATMUS) with a Tucker display loaned by the Tucker Club of America. The  1948 Tucker now on display at NATM is … More »

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1964 Olds Starfire: Just like his father’s Oldsmobile

The nose of the 1964 Oldsmobile Starfire.

Memories of dad’s Olds inspire 1964 Starfire restoration By Angelo Van Bogart When it comes to great cars in your past, you can go back, and sometimes the car is even better the second time around. In 1969, Bryan Hunter’s … More »

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‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ 1919 Dodge touring to cross auction block May 24

The 1919 Dodge Brothers Touring as it appears today.

‘It’s a Wonderful Dodge’ to be auctioned by VanDerBrink Auctions at Murdo in May sale One of the most beloved Christmastime films of all is probably “It’s a Wonderful Life” from 1946. The Internet Movie Database summarizes the film by … More »

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First and Second Firebird Pontiacs built restored and ready for Texas concours

This red convertible was the first Firebird built: a 1967 model with the 326-cid V-8. It is believd to have appeared at the Chicago Auto Show.

Pontiac Firebird No. 1 and No. 2 have been restored by Gas Monkey Garage of Fast ‘N’ Loud fame and will be displayed at the Concours d’Elegance of Texas. More »

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Automodello reveals prototype model of Brooks Stevens Cord L-29 roadster

Brooks Stevens Cord L-29.

After teasing Cord fans through its advertisements over many months, Automodello has released these images of a prototype for its forthcoming 1:24 model of the Brooks Stevens Cord L-29 roadster. We’re afraid these images will only drive those Cord fans … More »

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