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.

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One man’s junk is another man’s treasure

  By Yvette VanDerBrink We’ve all heard the saying, “one man’s junk, is another man’s treasure.” That saying is never more relevant than in the collector car hobby. There used to be a junkyard in every town, but now with expanding cities and changes of attitudes in some generations, these old junkyards are seen...

Is the future electric?

I arrived at work this morning and went through my morning routine of checking emails and glancing over the daily automotive news when a headline stood out to me. The story was about the huge number of people plunking down $1,000 to secure an order for the upcoming Tesla Model 3 electric car. What...

You won’t ever catch me dead in…

by Yvette VanDerBrink I’ve been asked, “Yvette, is there any vehicle that you don’t like?” Yes, yes there is. I don’t like minivans. These Mom-Mobiles, Family Trucksters, just don’t do it for me. I grew up loving to go fast. There is just no way to go fast and look cool in a minivan....

Factory photo of the 1955 Eldorado  two-door hardtop. Although it was clearly the prototype for the 1956 Eldorado Seville, no "Seville" scripts appear on this car. (GM Media Archives image)

Found: 1955 Cadillac Eldorado ‘Seville’ prototype

A unique 1955 Eldorado built for the chief engineer of Cadillac By Angelo Van Bogart/copyright Old Cars Weekly Just when I thought all of the one-offs and prototypes were discovered, one popped up in the July 2015 The Self-Starter, publication of the Cadillac & LaSalle Club. Tucked in the classified section at the back...

We just never stop playing with toys!

by Yvette VanDerBrink I was a tomboy growing up in South Dakota. We would play out in the grove where Dad had his ‘57 Chevys and other cars. Suzie and I would pretend that we were driving those cars, and when the neighbors came over we would pretend to play race cars or police....

A Deal is a Deal…

Yvette VanDerBrink When I have some down time, and I am not fishing, I enjoy watching TV and movies. It seems that there has been an explosion of programs on TV that feature restoring cars, collecting cars, and picking. They‘re great at getting people interested in collecting and retaining our automotive history. I enjoy...

It sold for how much?

Recently, I received an email from a reader from across the pond in the UK. The email touched on the sky-high values of collector cars owned by celebrities. With Jerry Seinfeld selling off a few of his prized Porsches at the recent Amelia Island auction for a good chunk of change, I started to...

65 chevelle 427 4 speed - A lot of fun! I'm in white.

What are you driving? Is it you?

By Yvette VanDerBrink   For a lot of people, a vehicle is just a form of transportation. Something to get from A to B. A big bulk of iron, that’s just an expense with a payment they hate to pay every month. But for us car people, our vehicles are an extension of our personalities, a...

It’s in the Movies…. “Cars are the Stars”

Since their invention movies have always fascinated and entertained people. I grew up on a farm in South Dakota and one thing that our family did was go to movies. My Dad and Mom loved going to movies. Mom said that she got my name from the actress Yvette Minmew from the credits of...

When is too much not enough?

When is too much power a bad thing? I love power! How much power is enough when it comes to our cars? The adrenaline-fueled, muscle car-headed answer would be that there is “never enough power.” After the come down from such Red Bull-infused delusions you are faced with the reality that there comes a...