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Old Cars Weekly’s car blogs provide an insider’s look at collecting and maintaining classic cars. Get involved with the classic car enthusiast communities surrounding these car blogs: Tire Tracks featuring new blogger and editor Mike Eppinger, Under the Hood with Angelo Van Bogart, Gunner’s Garage with John Gunnell, A Note from the Li’l Nordstrom’s Gal with Yvette VanDerBrink, and Salvage Yard Ron with Ron Kowalke.

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Baraboo features trucks big and small

  Wisconsin’s “Circus City” hosted dozens of trucks of all sizes. When the Southern Wisconsin Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society held its annual Baraboo Truck Show June 3-4. Baraboo, Wis. is the birthplace of the Ringling Bros. Circus and there was a Mack Bulldog truck at the show from the city’s Circus...

A lot of cars and trucks that came to Vintage Pipes & Stripes had lots of patina.

A New Show That’s Bound to Grow

    This first edition of an event called Vintage Pipes & Stripes was held at the Waupaca County Fairgrounds in Weyauwega, Wis., June 10-11. Aimed at the “old school” hot rod niche, the kick-off venue had a little bit of everything for everybody. Many of the vehicles that came to the show fell...

Pink Olds 88 station wagon owned by JoAnn and Bill Wagaman caught our eyes as we passed an Oldsmobile Club of Wisconsin show.

The Oldsmobile Club of Wisconsin

    The Oldsmobile Club of Wisconsin is a non-profit chapter of the Oldsmobile Club of America. The Oldsmobile Club of Wisconsin was the third chartered chapter of the national organization and has been in continuous operation since 1977. The chapter says that its goal is to preserve and enjoy the cars of Oldsmobile....

A line of 1959 Edsel automobiles.

Edsel club in Wisconsin for 48th annual IEC Rally

Edsel faithful convene in Wisconsin for 48th annual International Edsel Club Rally While you’ve been working all week, the International Edsel Club has been horsing around Portage, Wis., since July 20 during its 48th annual International Edsel Club Rally, a convention of owners and their rides. Club members have enjoyed tours, a swap meet,...

MYRIDE Vanderbrink

Could it Happen Again?

  The saying goes, “we learn from our past.” History repeats itself. But could it? I was talking with a Good Ol’ Boy from Georgia last month and we discussed the political state of affairs in America today. This man in his 80s was full of wisdom as we talked about old times. I...

Wisconsin State Patrol Q&A to address Trans 305

According to Curt Rymkus of the Wisconsin Specialty Vehicle Council, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is reviewing Administrative Code ch. Trans. 305 for the Standards for Vehicle Equipment. (The “standards for vehicle equipment” define what the state of Wisconsin determines to be the minimum legal vehicular equipment.) Before changes are made, the Wisconsin State...

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New rent-a-car-project service

  If any of you folks reading this need a project, I have one for you. I’ve got more projects than I can handle and I’ll probably buy another one before I finish the first project. So, I think I’ll start a rent-a-project service so you can have fun and I can sit back...

Muscular Olds 4-4-2 was at the Rumble in the Park Show in Oshkosh, but there were other attractions, too.

Rumble in the Park points to new directions

    Car shows are changing these days. More and more, they are becoming entertainment events in addition to being static displays of classic and specialty vehicles The cars are still an important ingredient, but people also want to be entertained when they go to a car show. “Rumble in the Park” is a...

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It takes a village: Average Joe Car Show

    Troy goes by the name “Lucky.” He has a shop on the highway in Weyauwega, Wis., where he sells automobilia, petroliana and car gift items. Every June, for the past couple of years, he has put on an event called The Average Joe Car Show. Lucky’s shop is one of a group...