Author Archives: John Gunnell

MADE IN THE US OF CANADA

For the last 4-5 weeks my mechanic friend Vince Sauberlich and I have been fixing an exhaust leak on my ’89 Caprice cop car. Even though we only work together once a week, that may still sound like a lot … More »

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Belair Auto Parts Is Amazing

Belair Auto Parts is a one man operation located in Citra, Florida. Owner Mike Bryk promises personalized service when you contact him to get Chevrolet Bel Air parts. Well, we got to Mike in a runabout way. While trying to … More »

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TROPHY I'D RATHER NOT WIN

I won a trophy today for taking my ’48 Pontiac Streamliner sedan to the Pontiac Oakland club International’s revived Badgerland Chapter Meet in Oshkosh, Wis. Actually, none of my cars are in “trophy winning” condition and the real reason I … More »

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BILL SUMMERS GOLDEN GUY

In 1965, Bill and Bob Summers took a long, skinny, homemade car with four Hemis lined up in a row and went to Bonneville to take the World Land Speed Record away from Great Britain. The record had formerly been … More »

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No More Smelly Gas Stick

YAHOO! No More Smelly Gas Stick An MG-TD parts car I purchased in Kewaskum, Wisconsin last summer came with an aluminum fuel level check stick in the gas tank. It was beautifully designed to sit in the collar under the … More »

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Clintonville show bigger than ever

Nearly 300 older cars and trucks drove to Clintonville. Wis., the evening of May 20 to participate in the city’s annual car show. Clintonville is the birthplace of four-wheel-drive technology. The Badger Four-Wheel Drive Auto Company was founded there in … More »

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HOLIDAY MODEL A Tour

On May 28, several dozen members of the Model A Ford Club of America departed from a McDonalds on Capital Drive, in Milwaukee, for an adventure that some participants planned to take more than a week to complete. While the … More »

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NOT FAR FROM IOLA OLD CAR SHOW

Ed Casar’s Done-Rite Automotive (www.doneriteautomotive.com) is located in in Mosinee, Wis. Although Ed’s father started the business during a 1980s recession, the company’s fully-equipped eat-off-the-floor facility is set up to use 2011 technology to make classic and modern street cars … More »

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500 ENGINES A YEAR

Carl Wegner has been around performance for at least as long as Kelly. After graduating high school in the ‘60s, he worked at John Schlieper’s speed shop in Brookfield, Wis., building engines for Modifieds and USAC racing cars and Top … More »

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NOT FAR FROM IOLA CAR SHOW

Ed Casar’s Done-Rite Automotive (www.doneriteautomotive.com) is located in in Mosinee, Wis. Although Ed’s father started the business during a 1980s recession, the company’s fully-equipped eat-off-the-floor facility is set up to use 2011 technology to make classic and modern street cars … More »

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