Author Archives: bearnest


‘Papa John’s’ Camaro stolen, recovered

Three collector cars were stolen during this year’s annual Detroit-area Woodward Dream Cruise festivities, including the famed 1971 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 owned by John Schnatter of the Papa John’s pizza chain. The Camaro was later recovered.


1968 Plymouth Roadrunner

According to Plymouth paint chips, the 1968 Road Runner came in Medium Blue, Mist Blue, Midnight Blue, Electric Blue and Frost Blue. But this is the history — or should we say “mystery” — of the Petty Blue version that was most likely only produced for a very short time.


Car of the Week: 1970 Plymouth Superbird

Even though he wasn’t looking for such an iconic car, Mitch Gehrke didn’t have much trouble rationalizing his decision a few years back to write about a sizeable check for his 1970 Plymouth Superbird.


Wisconsin’s ‘Cadillac Barn’

In addition to their V-16 and V-12 Cadillacs and the Packard Twelves, Dave and Marlese have many more collector cars. And yes, that Gardner that started it all is still around.


Q&A with Kit Foster: August 8, 2015

Q. I have a 1956 Plymouth Savoy with a 277-cubic-inch V-8 and manual three-speed transmission. Changing the oil filter is always a hassle due to the cartridge-type oil filter. You have to be careful to make sure the gasket sits right while trying not to cross-thread the bolt, all while lying on your back....