Author Archives: Angelo Van Bogart

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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1956 Cadillac Die Valkyrie by Brooks Stevens to appear at CCCA event

The 1956 Cadillac Die Valkyrie being loaded for its trans-Atlantic trip.

The one-of-a-kind “Die Valkyrie” 1956 Cadillac designed by Brooks Stevens will be displayed at the  Classic Car Club of America “Grand Experience” on the grounds of the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Mich., on June 1, 2014. The Grand … More »

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Glimpse into long-forgotten Cedar Grove, Wisconsin, Ford dealership

Inside view of a Cedar Grove, Wis., Ford dealer.

Joe K. Hesselink, grandfather of Old Cars Weekly reader Paul K., was part owner of a Ford dealership in Cedar Grove, Wis., before the Great Depression. The Depression years were hard, and Hesselink lost the business during the “dirty ’30s,” … More »

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Found: 1979 Old Cars in 1956 old car

1956 Ford Town Victoria had a selling point beyond the car itself.

Restorer and reader Marty Martino was looking to buy a 1956 Ford Town Victoria four-door hardtop as yard art, but we don’t think it wasn’t the Ford’s color combination, condition or patina that sold him — it was the relic … More »

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1957 Cadillac Eldorado Seville fetches record $150,000 at Mecum Kissimmee sale

No price guide — not Old Cars Report Price Guide, not NADA, not Kelley Blue Book, not Cars That Matter — not one of them has a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Seville two-door hardtop valued at six figures.  In fact, no … More »

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Hagerty insurance co-founder Frank Hagerty passes away at 79

Frank Hagerty in the 1948 Ford he dreamed of owning — a "Sleeping Bear Dunesmobile — following the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.

Frank Hagerty impacted the classic wooden boat, car hobbies TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (March 19, 2014) – Hagerty announced today that co-founder Frank Hagerty passed away yesterday at age 79 at his home after a battle with cancer. Frank’s belief that … More »

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National Corvette Museum retrieves two Corvettes from sinkhole

The 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette as it was retrieved from the sinkhole.

Corvette Museum pulls out ZR1 “Blue Devil” and 40th Anniversary Edition from sinkhole The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, extricated the first of eight Corvettes to fall in a sinkhole beneath the museum on February 11. Before crowds … More »

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