Author Archives: John Gunnell

ALMOST DEJAVU

My first car was a ’55 Chevy Two-Ten Del Ray two-door sedan. It was green with a white roof and had the 265-CID Small-block V-8 and Powerglide automatic transmission. I got the car from my grandfather and did not really … More »

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AMC WORLD MEET SHOW TODAY

I got up early today so I can take a ride to Kenosha where the AMC World Meet is kicking off at the Kenosha Historical Society at 9 am. This event is put on by the city of Kenosha rather … More »

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PONTIAC-OAKLAND MUSEUM

No real adventure this past weekend. I drove my 1953 Pontiac Catalina down to the opening of the Pontiac-Oakland Museum. Down to? Yup! It’s in Pontiac, Illinois– not Michigan! Seems that the Illinois city had some cash in the coffer … More »

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MG MIDGET IS 50 YEARS OLD

The owner’s manual for my MGTF calls it a ” Midget,” but to most people the MG Midget first came out in 1961, which makes it 50 years old. That’s “young” for a car and the “Spridget” club I spoke … More »

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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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