Author Archives: Mike Eppinger

A Model Delivery

Old Cars Weekly archive – May 22, 2008 issue Story by Brian Earnest;  photos from O’Neale collection Retired panel delivery given new life Technically, Jim and Suzan O’Neale’s dandy 1931 Model A panel delivery probably can’t qualify as a “barn find.” Jim actually uncovered the relic, literally, in an old garage. In reality, the...

Raleigh Classic report

By Charles Farley The Raleigh Classic was held June 23-24 at the NC State Fairgrounds. The turnout was good despite the constant threat of thunderstorms. If you were looking to sell your pickup truck, this was the place to be this weekend. The Agriculture industry must be prospering, as farm tractors joined in on the...

America’s Car Museum is looking for British cars

ACM’s Exhibitry Department  is looking for interesting vehicles to refresh the content of our British Invasion ramp. The British Invasion exhibit covers both the cars and the culture that invaded America after WWII and through the 1960s. Iconic cars displayed in this exhibit include Jaguar, Mini, Austin-Healey and Lotus. They will focus mainly on British...

Carlisle Truck Nationals welcomes Hauk Designs

CARLISLE, PA – One of the best parts of the Carlisle Truck Nationals and Big Rig Show and Shine is that the event itself hosts a wide array of unique designs, builds and creations. From custom vans to mini trucks, monster trucks to big rigs and just about everything in between, this show is...

Mecum’s Portland auction recap

WALWORTH, Wis. – Mecum Auctions was in Portland June 16-17 with an impressive lineup of 461 classic and collector cars. The two-day auction at the Portland Expo Center achieved $7.9 million in overall sales totals topped by a 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro  that brought $395,000. The well-documented, four-speed Yenko certainly stole the show in its...

The rights of summer

  It seemed like it took forever, but summer is finally here. The official “car season” is in full swing and all is right in the world of car junkies. If you are like me, your attention turns to the road and your keen eye for vintage iron is alert to the classics that...

AACA crowns first Zenith Award winner

KANSAS CITY _ After almost six hours of evaluation on Sunday, the 1928 Auburn 8-88 Speedster owned by Richard and Helen Harding of Xenia, Ohio, was chosen as the first recipient of the AACA Zenith Award. The new Zenith Award recognizes the most outstanding restoration of the year. The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) conducts...

Picking up memories

Old Cars Weekly archive – May 22, 2008 issue Restoring a long-lost 1941 Ford truck Story and photos by Garry Gardner Old Cars Weekly has been my only urgent reason to rush to the mailbox since I stared my subscription in 1972. I have spent years thoroughly enjoying the publication, especially the “Q&A” column...

Ralph Marano receives Olympus Award

HERSHEY, PA – The recipient of the Olympus Award for 2017 is Ralph Marano, a well-known collector from New Jersey. This achievement award is given by The Elegance to a collector who has shown a lifetime dedication to the spirit of sharing magnificent automobiles with automotive enthusiasts around the world. It’s awarded in honor...

Festivals of Speed doubles its size

Orlando, FL,(PR.com) — Festivals of Speed announced it has doubled the size of its display space from 17,000 sq. ft. to 35,000 sq. ft. at the Central Florida International Auto Show. Dates for this year’s event are November 23-26. The location is the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Featured manufacturers vehicles set...