Gunner’s Garage

Gunners Garage
If we had our way back in the ‘50s, Dad’s Ford would have looked like this.

Not my Father’s Ford

  The red and white ’57 Ford stock car at the 2015 Iola Old Car Show was not my father’s Ford! Instead, it was what we wanted to do with my father’s Ford. Let me explain. One day in about 1959, Dad decided it was about time to get the family a new car....

Ed Fallon of Cave Creek, Ariz., brought the Panhard to Iola.

French Fried

  We have to admit that it was one of the most unusual cars we have ever seen at the Iola Old Car Show. In fact, there was something “other worldly” about a 1932 Panhard et Levassor 6DS sedan frying in the hot sun in a former hayfield outside a tiny Wisconsin village. When...

The “Tempting T” at the 2015 Iola Old Car Show was this 1923 roadster.

Tempting T

  After my last blog about passing up a bargain-priced 1940 Lincoln Zephyr at the Iola Old Car Show you might have the impression we never spend money at the event. That’s not true by a long shot. Last year we bought a 20-ft. long aluminum, tilt-bed, car hauling trailer from Fagan Automotive. We...

If you were at the 2015 Iola Old Car Show you could have bought this good-running ’40 Lincoln Zephyr for just $15,500.

Lincoln, Lincoln We’ve Been Thinkin’

“For Sale! 1940. Runs and drives good! $15,500 O.B.O.” That’s what the sign said on the windshield of the 1940 Lincoln-Zephyr that was up for sale during the Iola Old Car Show. There was a phone number, too. We took a picture of it. Unfortunately, due to the angle of the photo, the windshield...

Mater made it to Iola this year. Wonder what’s on tap for 2016?

Look. . . it’s Mater!

  Now, we are one of those procrastinators who don’t look at the details of anything until they hit us over the head. From talking to Larry Fechter of Iola Car Show, Inc., we had some vague idea that this year’s Iola Old Car Show (www.iolaoldcarshow.com) was going to have some new excitement. We...

This restored 1917 Milburn Electric is hard to place a value on, but we hear that one just like it recently sold for $165,000!

Electrifying

  Last Friday we had the opportunity to see a 1017 Milburn electric cart up close and personal. It was quite a stately and elegant machine. We didn’t get to see this particular car running, but we have seen other electric cars in action and they really have a unique character. It is fun...

The LaSalle II features a white body with metallic blue accents.

Gee, the Old LaSalle Ran Great. Not!

  Last week at the Cadillac LaSalle Club’s (www.cadillaclasalleclub.org) national meet in the Milwaukee area we got to sit in the 1955 LaSalle II dream car. It would be nice if we could reprise Archie Bunker’s famous line about the LaSalle running great, but the classic show car really didn’t have an engine. It...

Here’s a bunch of the cars that participated in a recent Garage Session.

“TV Tommy” Turns ‘em Out

  TV Tommy Kujava (tomkujava@gmail.com) is kind of a legend in Green Bay, Wis., classic car circles. Tommy had a local-access TV show called “Wheels” that made him well-known to the car guys and car gals throughout the city. When that gig ended, he started something called “Garage Sessions.” A Garage Session is a...

This is where Diamond Dave works his magic.

Putting a Shine On

  Despite all the moaning and groaning you hear about “lazy” young people these days, there are plenty of youthful entrepreneurs who work very hard to start, run and grow successful businesses. Dave Collard, of Green Bay, Wis., is one of them. His Diamond Detailing (www.diamonddavesdetailing.com) shop has been doing so well that he...

About 250 Cadillacs that came to town for a national Cadillac LaSalle Club meet filled the parking lot of the Milwaukee Sheraton.

Talking Cadillacs

  This former Old Cars Weekly editor joined current Old Cars Weekly editor Angelo Van Bogart at the Cadillac LaSalle Club Grand National meet in Milwaukee last week. Whenever Angelo and myself get together, we have a lot of mutual respect for what we did during our editorial tenures, but there’s also an age...