Author Archives: bearnest

Car of the Week: 1930 Ford custom

“I’m still kind of figuring things out. I’ve definitely never had anything this radical,” laughs John Zick, of his stunning, metallic green 1930 Ford custom rod. “What I wanted was that Rat Fink look. I grew up reading CARtoons magazine, remember those? Well, that’s the look I wanted.”

10 questions with Peter Kumar of Gullwing Motor Cars

By Brian Earnest Peter Kumar has been working in the car business since he was 14 years old and began running his own dealership in 1988. The inventory at his Gullwing Motor Cars operation in Astoria, Queens, is a testament to Kumar’s work ethic and his love for old iron. His building is packed...

Car of the Week: 1969 Dodge Dart GTS ‘M’ Code

Back in 1972, Mickey Tate was probably the only 15-year-old 1969 Dodge Dart GTS owner in the country. There weren’t many parents around at that time — or any time for that matter — who would allow their kid behind the wheel of such a hairy machine. But Tate’s dad was different.

Car of the Week: 1947 Dodge sedan

A few years ago I was looking for a 1947 model Chrysler product with suicide doors, as I was born in 1947, and wanted a “birth” year collector. I found an all-original Dodge.

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...