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Q&A with Kit Foster: June 19, 2014

Q. I have had a number of antique cars over the years, and with the oldest I usually continued to drive on bias-ply tires. An exception was a ’67 Cadillac convertible. It had modern radials when purchased, and I adhered … More »

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On the Road Again

We lost the skirts on an East Coast trip. They blew off and into a semi.

  On the morning of Sunday June 15  we’ll be back on the road again in our timeworn, but reliable ’53 Pontiac Catalina. This time we’re heading for the Pontiac Oakland Club International ( 2014 Convention in downtown Wichita, Kan., … More »

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King open house gives hobbyists a royal time

A full day of activities at the King Veterans’ Home Open House on May 18 included an Old Car Show, a display of military vehicles, tours, riverboat excursions on the Chain O’ Lakes, Civil War enactment groups, band concerts, food … More »

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1914 Packard refurbished, ready for The Elegance at Hershey

1914 Packard – Post-Refurbishment

A refurbished 1914 Packard will debut at The Elegance at Hershey. More »

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1964 4-4-2 in the spotlight for Oldsmobile Homecoming


The 2014 Oldsmobile Homecoming Car Show & Swap Meet, hosted by the R.E. Olds Chapter, will be held June 14. More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: June 12, 2014

Q. A friend has a 1965 Thunderbird convertible with an interesting problem. This car has power windows with original motors and switches, according to him. When he operates the switch for the right side rear window, his garage door goes … More »

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Sanding blocks, fairing boards and fillers in action


By ‘Rotten’ Rodney Bauman In any given facet of the automotive trade, it pays to pay attention to technology. In my own protective bubble as an automotive painter, technological advancements have made their way through the chemistry we use, as … More »

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What will be next?

A 1957 Chrysler Airport Limo owned by Yvette VanDerBrink.

  This last issue of Old Cars Weekly showed a scene that is more too common. Pieces of our American History being cubed up and shipped out to be repurposed as bulk iron to become cars, buildings, and more industrial … More »

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“Speedy” Bill Smith crosses the Finish Line

"Speedy" Bill Smith

“Speedy” Bill Smith, founder and owner of Speedway Motors, died May 30 at his home in Lincoln, Neb., just weeks before his 85th birthday. More »

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Mustangs and movie cars lead Leake’s Tulsa auction

Lot #470: 1968 Ford Mustang Stryker Coupe. One-of-a-kind built by Sanderson's Customs & Conversions with design contributions by George Barris. Designed as tribute to the US Armed Forces.

  TULSA, Okla. — Leake Auction Company is preparing for their annual collector car auction in Tulsa, June 6- 8, in the River Spirit Expo at Expo Square. The three-day event will feature 750 collector vehicles including trucks, classics, muscle … More »

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