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Classic car storage building fire causes $2M damage

WELD COUNTY, Colo. – A large storage building that houses dozens of classic cars caught fire in Weld County Wednesday morning, damaging or destroying about 70 vehicles, according to one owner. Investigators, along with ATF agents, were at the site on Lowell Lane near Erie into the evening. Leonard Johnson, who owned more than...

Q&A with Kit Foster: October 9, 2014

Q. I really enjoyed the story Dennis Caudell wrote (Aug. 21) about the “whooshing” sound the Oldsmobiles of the 1950s and ’60s made when they were going flat out at full throttle. I think I have the answer. I had a 1954 Olds 98 that was my first car and it sounded just like...


‘World Races to Hershey’ for 2014 Fall Meet

As the poster art above indicates, the world is racing to Hershey for the AACA Eastern Divisional Fall Meet. Hershey Region and the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) will welcome antique and collectible car enthusiasts from all over the globe Oct. 8-11. Visit the flea market with 3,000 vendors, wander among the 1,200-plus...


Q&A with Kit Foster: October 2, 2014

Q. To add to the discussion on battery cables back in March, correct battery cable gauge is extremely important in starter cranking performance. Typically, old car 6-volt systems must use one (1) gauge or larger cables. 12-volt systems typically use 4- or 6-gauge cables. Most old car 6-volt ground cables, more often, were equipped...

Q&A with Kit Foster: September 25, 2014

Q. I’ve been looking for a rear axle bumper for my 1966 Chevy Impala four-door hardtop, 283 engine, with no success. If you or any of the readers can help, I’d be most appreciative. A photo is attached. ­ —Francisco J. Castillo, via e-mail A. Does anyone know of a source? It strikes me...


Fall Carlisle celebrates 40 years

Carlisle Events is in the midst of its 40th Anniversary season and the upcoming Fall Carlisle is the show where it all began in 1974. This year’s Fall Carlisle runs Oct. 1-5 at the Carlisle, Pa. Fairgrounds and this time around, everyone will step into the proverbial way-back machine as charter vendors are recognized...


1933 Ford

1933 Ford three-window coupe. Yard art in Whitehall, Montana.