Author Archives: John Gunnell

GUNNIVER’S TRAVELS Part 2

So after all the struggles getting to and during the vintage races at Elkhart Lake, I’m staying over in the area to give a talk to the MG Midget Club tomorrow afternoon. I had a pleasant dinner at Nino’s steakhouse … More »

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Road America Adventure

What an adventure my trip to the vintage races at Road America was this weekend. I drove my 1954 MG TF roadster and it was almost 100 degrees. On the way down, one of the carburetor float bowls came loose. … More »

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David V. Uihlein Appraisal

A few weeks ago we were asked to appraise cars from the collection of of David V. Uihlein Sr. in Cedarburg, Wis. There were eight cars from an unrestored Model A phaeton to a Model A hot rod to be … More »

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SEE THROUGH 1940 PONTIAC SEDAN

PLEXIGLAS PONTIAC In 1972, rwo former members of the Old Cars Weekly staff were present at the first annual Pontiac-Oakland Club International convention, which was hosted at Don’s Pizza Restaurant in Camphill, Pa. The club was small then and the … More »

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“LOTS” OF TROUBLE

Having just come back from a car show in Traverse City, Mich., where my car was parked in a parking lot, I found the news of a recent incident interesting. On June 8, 2011 the driver of a modern car … More »

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SOMETHING DIFFERENT – TOW SHOW

  Chula Vista is a city in southern San Diego County, California, just seven miles from the Mexican border. “Chula Vista” means “beautiful view” in Spanish and a beautiful view of the latest in tow trucks and towing equipment awaited … More »

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Tesla Roadster Will Be Rare

Want to invest in a rare, low-production future collector car? The Tesla Roadster may be just what you’re looking for. Tesla Motors stops taking orders for the car in the U.S. in about two months as the carmaker focuses on … More »

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Hunting Down Parts on the Internet

Hunting for old car parts on the Internet is fascinating and rewarding. Usually, with a few emails and a little detective work, I can find just about anything I have looked for. And best of all, I have met many … More »

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Wisconsin Automotive Museum Celebrates 25th Anniversary

On June 18, the Wisconsin Automotive Museum in Hartford celebrated its 25th anniversary with a Wisconsin-built car show. About 15 Wisconsin-built cars were put on display in the museum’s parking lot, along with the same number of vintage cars and … More »

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EXHAUSTING OCCUPATION

Stock Look Classic Car Exhaust Systems By John Gunnell    Vintage car restorers and special-interest car collectors have limited options when it comes to exhaust parts. The least expensive option is probably the “stock look” exhaust system that fits cars … More »

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