Author Archives: Angelo Van Bogart

Beloved Cars & Parts editor Bob Stevens dies

Bob Stevens (left) and his sister Carol (right) had a good time talking to Ford historian David Lewis at the St. Ignace car show in June 2002.

By John Gunnell Former Cars & Parts magazine editor Robert J. Stevens, 68, passed away Jan. 1, 2014, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney, Ohio. Best known as Bob Stevens to thousands of old car hobbyists, he was a resident … More »

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Unveiled: 1953 Buick Wildcat pre-production model in 1:18 scale

A rear view of the Minichamps 1:18 model if the 1953 Buick Wildcat I.

Just in time for Joe Bortz‘s birthday today, Minichamps sent the famous concept car collector this pre-production 1:18 mockup of his 1953 Buick Wildcat dream car. Bortz received this mockup of the forthcoming model so that it could be edited … More »

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Mecum Auctions expands into motorcycles with MidAmerica Auctions partnership

Mecum Auctions has taken a financial and marketing stake in MidAmerica Auctions beginning with the 23rd annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction & Races. As Mecum Auctions continues to grow, the company will expand into the motorcycle auction market via the … More »

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VanDerBrink holds Lambrecht Chevrolet Collection second-chance auction

Kicking yourself for not bidding on the Lambrecht car of your dreams? During the next 10 days, you’ll have one final chance to buy a car or truck at no reserve from the highly publicized auction in Pierce, Neb. According  … More »

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Meet Tucker 1052, the 52nd car of 51 built

Never-used and used 1948 Tucker parts are being assembled to the cowl of what was to be Tucker 1052, thus creating a new Tucker with almost all Preston parts.

—————————————————————————————————————————————- BREAKING NEWS: VanDerBrink holds Lambrecht Chevrolet Collection second-chance auction —————————————————————————————————————————————-     Of the 51 Tucker automobiles built, John Schuler’s car is number 52. It’s not new math, but Schuler’s car will be a new addition to the roster … More »

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Please DO touch the Duesenbergs: ACD Automobile Museum hosts ‘white glove night’

Model J Duesenbergs are among the cars in the ACD Automobile Museum's showroom.

It’s a rare invitation to touch someone else’s show-condition car, let alone a rare Classic. But that’s exactly what the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is doing Nov. 8. That day, the museum will host its first “Night of the … More »

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Diamond Back Classics offers radial tire with look of a bias-ply

Diamond Back Classics' new Auburn Deluxe radial has the look of a bias-ply tire. These tires should be available at the beginning of summer 2013.

A bias-ply and a radial in one Tire supplier Diamond Back Classics has heard the same thing over and over again: “Sell me a tire that looks like a bias-ply tire or looks most like a bias-ply tire.” That’s because … More »

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Coker Tire unveils American Classic steel-belted radials with bias-ply looks

Coker Tire's new American Classic radial tire with the look of a bias-ply tire.

New American Classic steel-belted radials  fit collector cars from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s You simply cannot beat the look of a bias-ply tire on a car that originally carried them. Bias-ply tires may not ride or handle as well … More »

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Restored ‘Duchess’ 1941 Cadillac special sedan to be offered by RM Auctions

One of the most mesmerizing Cadillac photos included in my book “Cadillac: 100 Years of Innovation” written for General Motors shows a 1941 Cadillac sedan with Series 60-style door window frames, flow-through fenders as found on 1942-and-later Buicks and tastefully … More »

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Chevrolet trucks from ‘Duck Dynasty’ stars to hit auction block

The 2011 and 2010 Chevrolet Z71 pickup trucks of Phil and Willie Robertson from "Duck Dynasty" will be auctioned for charity Oct. 23.

“Duck Dynasty” and truck lovers will have plenty to be “happy, happy, happy” about when Manheim Dallas auctions two Chevrolet trucks previously owned by the Robertson family of the “Duck Dynasty” TV show. Proceeds from the 11 a.m. sale on … More »

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