Author Archives: bearnest

Car of the Week: 1954 Pontiac Star Chief

I believe it was the summer of 1971 when I first saw the 1954 Pontiac Star Chief. I was at the Julius farm west of Appleton, Wis., one late July afternoon. John Julius and I were standing between the two farm houses when up the slightly hilly driveway rolled the beige Pontiac over the...

Car of the Week: 1910 Buick 60 Special ‘Bug’ racer

Story and photos by Al Rogers The Alfred P. Sloan Museum automobile collection at the Sloan*Longway in Flint, Mich., houses incredibly historic vehicles such as a 1910 Buick pickup, 1913 Chevrolet Classic Six, 1951 XP-300 General Motors concept car, 1963 Buick Riviera Silver Arrow I concept car and the pictured 1910 Buick 60 Special...

Car of the Week: 1931 Chevrolet hot rod

By John Gunnell Brothers Scott and Mike Mitzke operate an auto repair shop in Poi Sippi, Wis., near Old Cars Weekly headquarters. In addition to old cars, the brothers are into “old school” hot rods and have one with real family history. Their family’s life with the hot rod dates back to 1963, when...