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Two-Wheeled Time Capsule: The Greenfield Honda Auction

  One of the best inventions that were ever invented was the wheel. Whether it was 2 or 4 wheels, the wheel is always being re-invented. Ivan and Clyde Frizell grew up on the farm outside Greenfield, Iowa. Clyde and Ivan worked together and helped out on the farm. Ivan went off to the...

This restored 1917 Milburn Electric is hard to place a value on, but we hear that one just like it recently sold for $165,000!

Electrifying

  Last Friday we had the opportunity to see a 1017 Milburn electric cart up close and personal. It was quite a stately and elegant machine. We didn’t get to see this particular car running, but we have seen other electric cars in action and they really have a unique character. It is fun...

The General Lee housed at the Volo Museum in Volo, Ill.

Volo Museum hoping to buy Bubba Watson’s General Lee

  The Volo Auto Museum in northern Illinois plans to keep displaying one of the Confederate flag-emblazoned cars used in the TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Brian Grams, museum director, says he’s gotten lots queries about whether the car will stay amid calls around the country for Confederate flags to be removed from...

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Drew Brees ’69 Camaro SS at Vicari Auction

  NEW ORLEANS – The Vicari Auction Company is returning to the Big Easy for its 5th annual New Orleans Collector Car Auction on July 11. Up to 200 classics are expected to cross the auction block during the July auction held at Mardi Gras World on the New Orleans East Bank. The New...

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Q&A with Kit Foster: July 9, 2015

Q. I own a 1941 Lincoln-Zephyr Club Coupe with push-button doors. Of all the pictures I can find on Google or Bing, or original advertising, I see no other Club Coupe with push button doors (like the Continental). I have a copy of the original build sheet, of all the options available, the door...

Here’s a bunch of the cars that participated in a recent Garage Session.

“TV Tommy” Turns ‘em Out

  TV Tommy Kujava (tomkujava@gmail.com) is kind of a legend in Green Bay, Wis., classic car circles. Tommy had a local-access TV show called “Wheels” that made him well-known to the car guys and car gals throughout the city. When that gig ended, he started something called “Garage Sessions.” A Garage Session is a...

This is where Diamond Dave works his magic.

Putting a Shine On

  Despite all the moaning and groaning you hear about “lazy” young people these days, there are plenty of youthful entrepreneurs who work very hard to start, run and grow successful businesses. Dave Collard, of Green Bay, Wis., is one of them. His Diamond Detailing (www.diamonddavesdetailing.com) shop has been doing so well that he...

The Hot Wheels Edition Camaro package was available for coupes and convertibles.

Hot Wheels Camaro is a Men-and-Their-Toys Car

  In 2012 we went to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas and saw lots of hot rods and custom cars that shops built specifically to exhibit at SEMA. The big automakers also had customized cars in their booths and one headliner was a current-generation Camaro tricked out to look like a Hot Wheels...

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Texas auto dealer arrested during his auction

Old Cars Weekly reporter Greg Riley was on the scene of a car auction-turned-crime bust on Saturday, June 27. Texas authorities arrested three and impounded 56 cars. Note that charges have been filed but no one has been convicted. The case is under investigation. Read Riley’s firsthand account of the event… By Greg Riley...