Car Blogs

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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The King Thing

  The King Thing is easy to understand. It’s an annual celebration of the guys and gals who fought for our freedom in wars gone by. King Veterans Home is located on the Chain of Lakes in Waupaca, Wis. And the car show that takes place there in mid-May really is a party. Old...

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Street Cars of Desire

  You can tell when you’ve arrived at Lou Natenshon’s annual open house in a town north of Chicago. The streets around Lou’s house are lined with cars you probably desired to own since you started collecting Matchbox or Hot Wheels toy cars. You never know what will show of at Lou’s mid-May shindig....

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Wisconsin DOT official meets with hobbyists

  The Automobile Gallery hosted a special vehicle equipment standards meeting for Northeast Wisconsin car hobbyists. Sergeant Mark J. Abrahamson of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Division of State Patrol presented an informed discussion of how and why such standards are enforced. About 45 collectors and hot rodders came to downtown Green Bay for...

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A sobering reminder from the past to avoid drunk driving

Mike Petersen of Raleigh, N.C., submitted this sobering reminder to avoid drinking and driving. Although the accident happened nearly 60 years ago, the message is just as relevant today. He writes: “Attached are pictures from a car wreck in the late afternoon of September 26, 1957. It occurred on Day Road in rural northern...

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Starting Them Young

  One of the many successful promotions conducted at the NEW Motorama show (www.newmotorama.com) in Green Bay, Wis., April 1-3 was the Build-Your-Own-Racing-Car giveaway for kids. This promotion was teamed up with the metal shaping seminars that Ron Covell, Dave Byron and Matt Schmelzer conducted all weekend long. The Freedom High School Auto Club...

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Wagons and Panels… Those Fabulous Hauling Machines

By Yvette VanDerBrink Of some of the classic designs, wagons and panels were always considered a work or family vehicle. That design has been catching on strong with collectors, new collectors, and the Rodders. Built to haul everything from the kids to well, Holstein calves. I grew up on a dairy farm in Garretson,...

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Vintage Pipes & Stripes set for June 10-11

    And the award for the swoopiest fenders on an old pickup truck goes to Brian of the new Vintage Pipes & Stripes show . . . Actually, the Vintage Pipes & Stripes folks will be giving that pickup away at their soon-to-be-launched hot rod show near Old Cars Weekly headquarters. Old Cars...

Where has common sense gone?

I just read that there will be yet another recall on Chrysler vehicles because of their eight-speed electronic shifters. Most will read this and pass it off as another issue with quality control and chalk it up to another failed product from a large manufacturer. The problem is that this is not the issue...