Author Archives: bearnest

Car of the Week: 1948 GMC beer truck

When Jeremy Timco of Southport, N.C., was searching the internet for a suitable work truck, he had his parameters fixed on a 1/2- or 3/4-ton stake bed truck, preferably manufactured by General Motors.

Car of the Week: 1963 Studebaker Avanti

By Brian Earnest Studebaker enthusiasts have a reputation for being among the most brand-loyal car lovers around. Chances are, if you run into a “Studebaker guy,” he’s owned a bunch of them in his life, and odds are good he still has more than one at home. Studebaker lovers always seem to have cars...

Car of the Week: 1995 Pontiac SLP Firehawk

By Brian Earnest Dan Oliver doesn’t take offense when somebody acts puzzled or tells him they’ve never heard of a Pontiac Firehawk. Until he bought one and became a big fan of the factory hot rods, Oliver says he didn’t know much about them, either. “I think I had read about Firehawks but had...

Car of the Week: 1966 Dodge Hemi Charger

By Brian Earnest The license plates on Cameron Moore’s 1966 Dodge Hemi Charger read “Mr. Hemi.” It might be more fitting if they said “Mr. Happy.” There is simply nobody more enamored with ’66 Chargers, and rare Hemi Chargers in particular, than Moore, a resident of Auburn, Ind. You’d think living in the land...

Car of the Week: 1965 Porsche 911 coupe

This week's "Car of the Week" comes from Old Cars Weekly reader Dave Hedderly-Smith. He is the proud owner of a short-wheelbase 1965 Porsche 911 coupe – VIN No. 301814, No. 1,814 off the 911 assembly line.

Car of the Week: 1940 Packard One-Sixty

You can refer to Ron and Nancy’s sweet 1940 Packard as a Super Eight. You can call it by its model number, 1803, or its series, One-Sixty. Or you can just call it a “Senior Packard.” Ron and Nancy call it “Big Red.”