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.

The 1954 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Starfire convertible following Scotty Hall's 1000-mile drive home following its purchase from OCW staffer Kenny Buttolph in 1994.

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...

Charles Flinchbaugh will offer insight into coachbuilder Willoughby of Utica, New York, in a lecture at the Saratoga Automobile Museum on Feb. 4.

Willoughby to be featured topic at Saratoga Automobile Museum lecture

Charles Flinchbaugh to present background on coachbuilder Willoughby On Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, Charles Flinchbaugh will offer a presentation at the Saratoga Automobile Museum in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Classic-era coachbuilder Willoughby Co. from 1-2:30 p.m. The presentation is free with regular museum admission. The Willoughby Company of Utica, N.Y., specialized in handcrafting chauffeur-driven...

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Marketing and our car psyche

When I started at Old Cars Weekly I was mainly a dyed-in-the-wool “muscle car” guy who lusted after good ol’ fashioned American horsepower. Since that day I have been exposed to more of a cosmopolitan palette of automobiles and my scope of what I see as cool has broadened. I find the uniqueness and...

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Cars and memories go hand in hand….

By Yvette VanDerBrinkOne of the things that is so much fun for me is working with families and selling their collections. I hear a lot of stories about Gramma and Grampa, Mom or Dad and the cars. There are always stories about, “Dad got this car after he came home from the war. It...

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Detroit art show highlights Corvette concepts

  DETROIT _ A new art exhibition called, “American Dreaming, Corvette: 7 Generations and Beyond,” will be hosted through Feb. 18 at The Scarab Club in Detroit to complement the 2017 Detroit International Auto Show. The artworks on display will consist of original design drawings and models created by General Motors stylists between 1952...