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.

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...

The Hot Wheels Edition Camaro package was available for coupes and convertibles.

Hot Wheels Camaro is a Men-and-Their-Toys Car

  In 2012 we went to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas and saw lots of hot rods and custom cars that shops built specifically to exhibit at SEMA. The big automakers also had customized cars in their booths and one headliner was a current-generation Camaro tricked out to look like a Hot Wheels...

The beginning phase of our MG Magnette teardown. This was in 2006 and the car is still in pieces today.

It Could’ve Been Me—It Could’ve Been You

  We admit to being lazy. A few years ago we purchased an unusual car at the Iola Old Car Show. It was a 1957 MG Magnette ZB Varitone Saloon. How’s that for a long name that drives my spell checker absolutely wild? The MG Magnette bowed in 1954 at a big new-car show...

The 1949 VW cutaway chassis.

People Collect the Darnedest Things

  What you see here is not a Lunar Lander or a Florida Swamp Buggy with wheels or a piece of agricultural equipment. It is a 1949 Volkswagen cutaway chassis. Now, think about that. When is the last time you saw a 1949 Volkswagen. Or did you ever see a ’49 Volkswagen? Probably not....