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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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Sling Shot Shuffle

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Going back about 3-1/2 years,  we penned an article called “Dragsters Get ‘Back in the Race’ as Collectibles” for which we interviewed 10 people on the topic of collecting vintage dragsters. In general, the people who owned dragsters said they … More »

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Straight Axle Straight Shooter

The Rebel Rouser ’55 is sure to rouse some passions when finished.

  It’s almost time for the Fondy Vintage Auto Club’s “Auto Parts Swap Meet,” which is one of the first collector car events in central Wisconsin each year. It is set for March 16 at the Fond du Lac County … More »

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Not Your Father’s Oldsmobile

Alex Brown’s Olds reminded us that now is the time to invest in ‘70s cars.

Alex Brown of Milwaukee had his 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Brougham in the foyer at the 52nd annual Milwaukee World of Wheels. If you stopped to think about it, the amazing thing is that the show was more than twice as … More »

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You Can’t Take That away From Him

A ’40 Merc that Willie G. Davidson took to the show was our favorite car.

  Somehow, when you pick your favorite classic or hot rod at a car show, you want it to belong to a person who works nights sweeping sawdust off the floor and who built the car on his or her … More »

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Johnny Parsons Jr. will be @ BRW

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Johnny Parsons won the 1950 Indy 500. As you can see from the accompanying photo, his son Johnny Parsons Jr. was winning trophies in midget car races as early as 1957. He went on to carve out a successful career … More »

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Snow May Have Saved Nomad from Sinkhole

Zane Zander with his Nomad replica from a flyer he made up about the project.

  Zane Zander of Brillion, Wis., feels lucky. Zander owns an accurate replica of the 1954 Corvette Nomad—the Corvette wagon dream car that was shown at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York during the Motorama Show 60 years ago. Zander … More »

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Gearheads on Ice

When you’re racing a motorcycle on ice there’s not much of a friction zone.

  We’re having a record rough winter up here in Iola, so what’s a gearhead to do? This past weekend we spent three long, cold days at the Snodeo (www.manawasnodeo.com) an ice racing venue held at Bear Lake Campgrounds (www.bearlakecampground.com) … More »

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Stroker McGurh cartoonist Tom Medley passes away

Tom Medley enjoyed driving to hot rod events in his ‘40 Ford coupe.

Cartoonist, photographer and magazine publishing veteran Tom Medley, 93, passed away on the morning of March 3. More »

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A New Toy Called The Uni-Dolly

We were careful to make sure the frame cleared the Uni-Dolly units.

  Last week I got a new toy called the Uni-Dolly. Before you go thinking I bought a plastic blow up lady, take a look at the Website (www.uni-dolly.com) -or at least the accompanying photo. I had seen the Uni-Dolly … More »

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