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 all three car blogs: 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 1.3-mile 1958 Chevrolet Cameo Carrier pickup from Ray Lambrecht's collection. The dent in the roof resulted from  the collapse of a building roof decades ago.

Lambrecht 1958 Cameo preserves history of auction, Chevrolet

Bidder and Lambrecht family member offer insight into auction’s top seller Story and photos by Angelo Van Bogart With 1.3 miles on the odometer and a winning bid of $140,000, Ray Lambrecht’s flashy 1958 Chevrolet Cameo Carrier pickup was the top sale and headline vehicle of 2013’s most exciting auction. It wasn’t just the...

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The Case of the Man with a Wooden Leg

  It’s been 15 years since I started VanDerBrink Auctions, and I can say that I’ve seen a lot of interesting things. We love when people come to our auctions to buy and have a good time, and I enjoy talking to people and listening to their stories. Our sellers also enjoy you coming...

“Flaming Chicken” hood decal raised the temperature a few degrees.

Red Hot Trans Am

  Perry Pegararo brought a red hot Pontiac Trans Am to the World of Wheels in Milwaukee and set his shirt on fire with it. Or at least it seemed like he did. Perry hails from Greenfield, Wis., and his cat is a ’74 model. Perry’s car originally came out of Koons Pontiac-Oldsmobile in...

Free Soda Blasting Seminar on March 21

ON SATURDAY MARCH 21, Steve Krueger of S. J. Krueger Vintage Auto will be coming to GUNNER’S GREAT GARAGE (www.gunnersgreatgarage.com) in Manawa, Wis., to present a seminar about soda blasting. The seminar will start about 9:30 and will go for as long as Steve wants to talk and everyone wants to listen. As usual,...

The 8 Ball was a hit at the Milwaukee World of Wheels.

8 Ball Special

  Jack Safro’s “8 Ball Special” pays tribute to early modified racing cars. His son John Safro built the car secretly for Jack over a three-year period. John tried hard to keep it a secret. However, Jack saw the car at a place called Tom’s Auto Body and told the owner Tom that it...

The ’48 Plymouth sedan is wasting away.

Right Church Wrong Pew

  It was a case of right church, but wrong pew. The “church” is the ’48 Chrysler we’re working on and the pew is a 1946-1948 Plymouth sedan in Siegel Auto & Recycling in Ogdensburg, Wis. We discovered a fracture in one of the Chrysler’s window cranks and started looking for a replacement. John...

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10 crazy car accessories from 100 years of JC Whitney catalogs

JC Whitney has been offering automotive accessories and replacement parts for 100 years as of 2015. By offering “everything automotive” to DIYers, enthusiasts and folks just looking to personalize their rides with a little flair, the company has collected a treasure trove of strange and colorful items for sale, thanks to its famous JC...

David Temple's new Motorama book.

New Motorama book features the golden era of GM concept cars

General Motors’ Motorama show was Fort Knox during the golden era of the automobile, and author David W. Temple puts readers of his new book in the middle of the main gold vault. “Motorama: GM’s Legendary Show and Concept Cars,” is a follow up to Temple’s highly desirable first book “GM’s Motorama: The Glamorous...

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Phil Bonner 1964 Ford Thunderbolt drag car finally surfaces

1964 Thunderbolt recovery may be the ultimate ‘Barn Find’ Story and photos by Al Rogers On a brisk morning last January, this 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt emerged from 40 years of hiding. It had been stowed untouched for the last two decades in a non-descript barn in northern Georgia. Although the Thunderbolt had been...

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Mark your Calendar: The Alan Egelseer Collection Auction

When we’re growing up, we all have grand Ideas. Alan Egelseer was no exception. He had set goals for his life when he was little. He knew that he wanted a car, and he loved anything automotive. Alan bought his first car, a Model A Ford, when he was 12 years old. Alan said...