Author Archives: bearnest

The Good Old Days

Old Cars Weekly archive – October 2, 2008 issue   When Dr. Philip Ruben decides to head out to his garage and take one of his antique cars for a spin, he’s got several pretty appealing options: old, really old and ancient. Ruben, a prominent Beverly Hills dentist who says he...

Car of the Week: 1947-49 Playboy

Lou Horowitz’s grandson David Kaplan is certainly doing his part to make sure his grandfather’s vision and efforts are not forgotten, however. He has become an expert on the history of Playboy cars and owns five of them.

Car of the Week: 1958 Skylark II XP-75 Concept

As the 1950s were coming to a close, General Motors embarked upon designing an unusual Buick two-passenger car based upon the styling of what became the 1959 Buick. Labeled initially as XP-75, the two cars which were ultimately built for GM by Pininfarina were formally named, “Skylark III.”

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...