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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Because of a 1966 Chevrolet Impala

By Yvette VanDerBrink Today was a sad day for my husband and me. We buried a young, fellow collector. The guy that everyone loved, who cooked for everyone, and most of all, a great friend. When my husband and I were dating an act of fate landed us a new friend. We were going...

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The Happy Days Dream Cars “Grand Closing Auction”

Selling cars and memories… and making friends in the process By Yvette VanDerBrink When people buy cars, quite often they aren’t just buying a vintage car. Cars of a particular make and model hold fond memories to the buyer. John and Helen Meyer have been selling classic cars and memories for over 15 years....

Enough already!

Every year it seems like it gets worse. About the end of February/beginning of March, those of us in the North have had our share of winter and begin to get antsy. Our winter rides have done their part and are caked in a thick covering of salt, but our thoughts turn to spring...

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Cars…The “Other Woman?”

By Yvette VanDerBrink   Now we have all heard classic cars referred to as “ol’ girl” and some even have names. I know, I have a 1953 Chevrolet Belair named Leona, but it’s after my Gramma Nordstrom. Now, not all cars have names and not all cars are girls, but is it possible that a...

The 1954 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight convertible in 1976 after Terry Boyce drove it from Pennsylvania to his home in Wisconsin. It hit 30,000 miles on the drive home. (Terry Boyce photo)

Familiar 1954 Olds Starfire 98 convertible re-surfaces

1954 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight convertible was familiar to pages of Old Cars, Hemmings Kenny Buttolph, the former Old Cars Weekly research editor who recently passed away, owned hundreds of collector cars in his lifetime — maybe more. Retired OCW Publisher John Gunnell likes to tell people that Kenny once began writing down a list of...

This Donald Trump edition limo is said to have been previously owned by the current president himself is now for sale.

President Trump 1988 Cadillac limo now offered for sale

One-of-two “Trump Cadillac” limousine now offered by UK seller A 1988 Cadillac stretch limousine formerly owned by President Donald Trump is now offered for sale on the Exchange and Mart website, according to British media service Newspress. “This is a unique vehicle that offers a rare opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts to buy a...

Automotive journalist Jim Mateja dead at 71

I found out that Jim Mateja had died when Dan Ammann—the 44-year-old President of General Motors—started speaking at the Economic Club of Chicago’s meeting and lunch at the Chicago Auto Show press preview on Feb. 9.  Rarely do automotive journalists get that kind of industry recognition, but Mateja was long respected for his role...

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The Ron Hackenberger Collection Auction

By Yvette VanDerBrink A Candy Store of Rare, Unique, Micro, Orphan, & Amazing Cars & Trucks For many guys, who just want one classic car in their garage to work with, one is enough. Then there is Ron Hackenberger, cars to him were like being a kid in a candy store and he just...

The National Impala Association was formed the year this 1981 Impala coupe was built, but the club never recognized the cars until now.

New buyer expands National Impala Association

Keefe Media International Purchases The National Impala Association Keefe Media International, which publishes Poncho Perfection for Pontiac enthusiasts, recently announced that it has purchased the National Impala Association. “We are happy and proud to be stepping up our involvement with the NIA,” said Don Keefe, president of Keefe Media. “We previously provided creative services...