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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 all three car blogs: Under the Hood with Angelo Van Bogart, Gunner’s Garage with John Gunnell, and Salvage Yard Ron with Ron Kowalke.

This license plate shaped promotional sign that originally hung in the Scott Motors dealership in Quincy, Ill., promoted the ’56 Chevy.

Chevrolet’s Got It For ‘56

  The Tri-Five Chevys—the 1955 thru 1957 models—have been popular since way before we started driving in 1965. We owned a ’55 210 post coupe back then. It was our first car and we loved it, but we still didn’t think it was as pretty as the ’56 Crocus Yellow and Onyx Black Bel...

This ’54 Chevy One-Fifty two-door sedan had a rebuilt six-cylinder motor and a $6,400 asking price. Do you think it was a realistic price?

False Impressions

  With classic car auctions on TV and headline prices like $38 million for a Ferrari, you would think that every old car is worth its weight in gold these days. In fact, some people selling vintage iron are setting their asking prices pretty high because they heard about the crazy prices people paid...

Senn Blacktop of Osseo, Wis., restored this vintage White Motor Co. “Super Power” semi tractor.

Big Truck Hobby Is Getting BIG!

  Collecting and restoring big trucks is getting to be a very big hobby. Whether it’s a dump truck, an oil tanker, a wrecker or a snow plow, there is some one out there who appreciates it and wants to make it look new again. Big trucks remind us of our youth, when we...

Bring your vintage racing car to Iola!

Race Cars and Pace Cars

My friend Ralph Kramer, who was Chevrolet’s Director of Public Relations for many, many years, grew up as an Indiana farm boy. In 1955, when he was about 12 years old, he and his friends decided to spend the Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. They traveled to the “Brickyard” —...

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Don’t ‘Go Cheap’ Putting Up a Steel Building

  After we got an assignment to write a story about steel buildings for storing cars, we made contact with Rob Boaz of Web Steel Buildings Northwest, LLC. We were asking building companies to send pictures of their products. Rob turned out to be a great photographer who had taken a lot of photos...

On Sept, 7, 2014, Milwaukee Midget Racing established a new Bonneville course record of 122.539 mph for the I/GT class. This was the oldest standing record in the GT category—it stood unbeaten for over 22 years.

2014 Bonneville Racing Season Report

The 2014 Bonneville Racing Season was intended to be a celebration of 100 years of Speed on the Salt. It seems that the 2014 weather did not cooperate with all of the planned events. Both events organized by the Southern California Timing Assoc. (SCTA) and Bonneville Nationals, Inc. (BNI) were cancelled due to rain...

Ricky and Jordan Taylor and Max Angelelli drove their No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Dallara-Corvette to an overall victory in the Tudor United Sportscar Championship season finale.

Petit LeMans win and driver’s title go to Corvettes

  Ricky and Jordan Taylor and Max Angelelli drove their No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Dallara-Corvette to an overall victory in the Tudor United Sportscar Championship season finale. During the 10-hour Petit Lemans venue they finished 400 laps of the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta racing course at an average speed of about 100 mph. The...

Members of the All American Oakland club (jumbodog54@sbcglobal.net) toured the Larry Smith car collection in Wichita, Kansas last summer.

Hobbyists Helping Hobbyists

  Most old car clubs are suffering these days. Some say it’s due to the “graying” of the hobby and young people not liking cars. I don’t know if that’s 100 percent true, but I do know that people in general aren’t “joiners” anymore. Whether it’s a snowmobile event I help out with or...