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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, and Salvage Yard Ron with Ron Kowalke.

We saw this photo of a car restored in the ‘40s or ‘50s when we visited Pollock Restorations in Pennsylvania. Back then, restoration was a less expensive hobby because “nice-but-not-perfect” cars got lots of recognition.

How About “Old School” Restorations?

  While classic car auction prices seem to be constantly on the rise, we also hear a lot of hobbyists complaining about the high cost of collecting old cars today and especially the high cost of a restoration. The same complaint was afflicting the hot rod niche not too long ago and then the...

Most, but not all of the cars are inside four huge steel buildings.

Noel, Noel

The other day we heard Christmas carols being played in a Big Box store and when the words “Noel, Noel” rang out we thought of meeting Russ and Anita Noel just about a year ago. We were on our way back from a road trip to the National Funeral History Museum in Houston, Texas....

Concours ceased at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

STAN HYWET HALL & GARDENS WILL NOT CONTINUE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE IN 2015 Akron, Ohio — Following a comprehensive assessment of the inaugural Concours d’Elegance at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens held in September, Linda Conrad, President and Executive Director, announced its decision to forgo an encore in 2015. “The 2014 Concours made a wonderful...

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Vehicles are more than “Just Cars”

  When I was growing up, cars were such a crucial part of my life on the Nordstrom farm. Races, demo derbies, enduros, the list goes on. Dad always had Chevrolets everywhere. 1957 Chevrolets and Impalas was his addiction. I remember one time we went to the Chitwood Stunt Show at the fair in...

Bolting the new fuel tank into the car seemed like it was impossible until we thought about why the bolts weren’t grabbing.

Fuel For Thought

  It was frustrating. A day earlier we had the brand new Triumph Spitfire gas tank all bolted on place, when we realized that there wasn’t enough room to install the “plumbing.” So, we had to remove the tank again, install the plumbing and then get the tank back into position. Easier said than...

2015 Old Cars Weekly Reader Rides calendar.

Plan your 2015 show season with an Old Cars Reader Rides calendar

Enjoy timeless automobiles year-round and plan next year’s show season with the popular 2015 Old Cars Weekly Reader Rides Calendar. This 12-month wall calendar features a variety of fabulous machines that are owned by OCW readers and has become an institution for thousands of old car lovers. The calendar shows all major holidays as...