Author Archives: Angelo Van Bogart

AM VAN AMC concept heads to Kenosha County for AMO meet

Bortz Auto Collection loans the ‘CONCEPT 80’ AMC AM VAN to the Kenosha County Historical Society for display throughout Kenosha Homecoming The Kenosha County Historical Society will be displaying the 1977 AMC AM VAN prototype from this July to September 2015, conveniently overlapping the American Motors Owners Association/Kenosha County Historical Society “Kenosha Homecoming” from July...

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

‘Black Plate’ license plates returning to California

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 California Legacy License Plate Program, he wanted to preserve California’s classic-car heritage.  However, most...

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

National Hudson Motor Car Company Museum becomes reality

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 a Hudson dealership in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and sold cars for 84 years. The dealership...

The nose of the 1964 Oldsmobile Starfire.

1964 Olds Starfire: Just like his father’s Oldsmobile

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 father drove a 1964 Oldsmobile Starfire as the family ride, and over the six...