Author Archives: bearnest

Car of the Week: 1931 Chevrolet hot rod

By John Gunnell Brothers Scott and Mike Mitzke operate an auto repair shop in Poi Sippi, Wis., near Old Cars Weekly headquarters. In addition to old cars, the brothers are into “old school” hot rods and have one with real family history. Their family’s life with the hot rod dates back...

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...

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...