Author Archives: bearnest

Car of the Week: 1925 Buick Master Six sport touring

In some ways, the pre-World War II Buicks of the 1920s and ‘30s are the best of both worlds. They are great-looking cars with classy designs and look right at home in any crowd. A 1920s Buick could park next to a full Classic Packard or Cadillac from the same era...

Car of the Week: 1960 Chevrolet Impala

In the summer of 1968, I received my driver’s license and went looking to buy my first car. My dad took me to the local car dealership and they had a few cars sitting out back that weren’t too expensive. There was a 1958 Ford Galaxie and a black four-door 1960...

Car of the Week: 1924 Dodge Brothers roadster

Story and photos by Brian Earnest Thanks to his grandfather, William Hupke had always been mostly a Dodge guy. About 10 years ago, his son William Jr. made sure pops was going to stay that way. The father-son duo wound up traveling from their Wisconsin homes to the Twin Cities in...

Car of the Week: 1970 Pontiac Grand Prix

Ron Knuteson would never go as far as calling his 1970 Pontiac Grand Prix an ugly duckling. But he’s pretty certain it’s never going to win any beauty contests, or even any “peoples choice” trophies at weekend car shows.

Car of the Week: 1908 Maxwell Model D

Story and photos by Brian Earnest Jeff Schreiner has a big, long brass horn attached to the side of his 1908 Maxwell. It’s within easy reach, and it will definitely get your attention. But the Mondovi, Wis., resident never really needs to sound any alarms when he’s rolling along in his...

Car of the Week: 1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

Even if his mother-in-law hadn’t sold him her car, Verlyn Rasmussen says he probably would have broke down and bought himself a Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS anyway. Today, it just seems inevitable that he had to have one. Rasmussen’s 1986 Chevrolet is his pride and joy — along with his 1978...