Author Archives: bearnest


Chet Krause: 1923-2016

Old Cars Weekly founder was giant in publishing, hobbies, philanthropy  IOLA, Wis.- Chester L. “Chet” Krause, the founder of Old Cars Weekly and an iconic figure in the old car community and many other hobby circles, died June 25 at age 92 of natural causes. Krause built a hobby publishing empire, Krause Publications, that started...


Car of the Week: 1940 Ford Deluxe

Most kids remember the first time they were in a car when the speedometer crossed the century mark. OCW reader Dave Reardon’s century-mark experience may have turned him into a Ford man. It undoubtedly made him a ’40 Ford Deluxe coupe fan.


Car of the Week: 1965 Buick Wildcat sport coupe

By Brian Earnest Kent Waddington always knew what the answer was going to be, but he kept asking the question anyway. “Can I buy your car?” Finally, after he had begun to lose hope that he would ever land the intoxicating 1965 Buick Wildcat sport coupe he had been lusting after for more than...