Author Archives: Angelo Van Bogart

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

Found: 1979 Old Cars in 1956 old car

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 from 1979 on the front seat. Martino joked, “Old Cars Weekly lasts forever!”  

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

Hagerty insurance co-founder Frank Hagerty passes away at 79

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 vintage wooden boats were much more than just “floating pieces of firewood filled with...

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

National Corvette Museum retrieves two Corvettes from 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 filled with construction personnel, media, museum visitors and staff, the 2009 “Blue Devil” ZR1...

RM Auctions adds to Rétromobile action in 2014

RM Auctions hammers on highest sale during Rétromobile with $5 million 1955 Jaguar D-Type Story and photos by Kit Foster Car auctions have been a feature of Rétromobile as long as most people can remember. Christies held the official franchise for many years, yielding it to Bonhams upon closing its motor car department in...