Author Archives: bearnest


Car of the Week: 1959 Chevrolet Impala

  Story and photos by Brian Earnest Larry Axdahl figured he’d have a hard time improving on the 1959 Chevrolet Impala convertible he bought new back in ’59. But that hasn’t stopped him from trying. In some ways, his glorious red ’59 ragtop is actually better than the Impala he bought new and kept...


Car of the Week: 1965 Corvair Resto-Mod

After 36 years, in late 2004, my brother sold his house and was moving to a new one with a lot less storage space. He told my wife she could buy her car back — and a week later we were on our way to his house with a car dolly. What followed was...


Car of the Week: 1957 Desoto Sportsman

Jeff Baker became the latest in a short succession of owners who have all treated his gorgeous 1957 DeSoto Sportsman gently. He has added 9,000 miles to the clock in the past 23 years, bringing the total to 22,000 miles and change.


Car of the Week: 1965 Chevrolet Corvette

Two years removed from its major restyling for 1963, the second-generation Corvette reached its midway point in 1965 with a model that was cleaned up slightly in the exterior styling department and debuted a few big performance improvements.