Gunner’s Garage

Restoration Representation

Mark Kennison of D&D Classic Automobile Restoration (www.ddclassic.com) brought this boattailed Isotta-Fraschini to the show.

  For the last five years or so we have been regular attendees to the Hot Rod & Restoration trade show (www.hotrodshow.com) held annually in late March in Indianapolis. The show is aimed at introducing professional car builders to new … More »

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Meet Mark Geske

Mark Geske (left) started working at 3Gs in January and in March he pais a visit to Midwest Remanufacturing (www.mwreman.com) to meet Ken Walsh (right).

  We wanted to introduce everyone in the old-car community to Mark Geske, who started working at Gunner’s Great Garage (www.gunnersgreatgarage.com) a while ago. Things have been so busy since Mark came on board that we just never got a … More »

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’37 Chevy ‘machined’ for the quarter mile

The car is built to 1969 NHRA Supercharged Gas rules and runs a Mooneyham 6:71 Blower with twin Quick-Fuel 850cfm alky carbs on a 427 Chevy/Dart block.

Louie Longhi is the Program Director and Lead Instructor for the Mechanic’s Local No. 701 Education & Training Program. Local 701 is a branch of the International Assoc. of Mechinists & Aerospace Workers. The local is based in Carol Stream, … More »

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Auto artist wants to ‘go places’

Top Fuel fashion statement.

We ran into auto artist Mary Watt Yeadon (www.marywattyeadon.com) at the Buick-Olds-Pontiac-Cadillac Swap Meet in St. Charles, Ill., a few weeks ago.  Yeadon started painting pictures of cars instead of wall murals around 2007. She has developed a technique of … More »

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We’re heading for ‘Little SEMA’

The Hot Rod & Restoration Show (www.hotrodshow.com) and the SEMA Show (www.SEMAShow.com) are organized by different folks, but we just can’t help thinking of the Hot Rod & Restoration Show as “Little SEMA.” And as everyone in the old car … More »

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‘Four-on-the-Door’ Mustang

The car has around 69,000 miles on the odometer.

You’ve heard of Mustangs with four-on-the-floor. They made a lot of those. But what about a Mustang with four-on-the-door?  Everyone said they had never heard of one, but Old Cars Weekly editor Angelo Van Bogart tracked one down. In fact, … More »

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Young Gun

With 600+ ponies those “extra” two doors will just be a blur.

  Project LS Late Model Throttle, LLC is an idea that youthful owner Jeff Smith had in his brain that just had to get out. We ran into LMT at the Milwaukee World of Wheels a few weeks ago. Then … More »

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4-Doors For Iola: How about a Transcontinental?

The 1957 Pontiac Custom Star Chief Safari Transcontinental station wagon has a long name and an equally long list of people who would love to see one show up at the 2014 Iola Old Car Show.

  The Midwest’s largest old car show held will again be held in Iola — the headquarters of Old Cars Weekly — on the second weekend in July. This year’s theme “Four for all in ‘14” will spotlight four-door vehicles. … More »

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Steve — I want to borrow the George Follmer car

The Follmer Edition Mustang Club of America tribute car was my favorite. I judge with Follmer’s nephew at Elkhart Lake each July.

  Not being a fervent racing fan back then, it wasn’t until I hired Brad Bowling to edit Old Cars Weekly that I heard the name Steve Saleen. Brad had worked for him and, according to Brad, even did his … More »

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Ligenfelter winds way to Windy City

The Pacific Blue Karl Kustom Corvettes 67 Coupe in Chicago featured Ligenfelter’s 660-hp Z06 Corvette engine package.

Ken Ligenfelter stuffed a 660-hp engine package under the hood of the Karl Kustom Corvettes 67 Coupe (www.karlchevrolet.com) he had at the Chicago Auto Show. At first glance, the Pacific Blue car looked like a big-block ’67 Corvette, but there … More »

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