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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.

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Shady Character

One of the “shadiest characters” at the 2014 Iola Old Car Show (www.iolaoldcarshow.com) was the 1930 Peerless Model A Standard Eight that Ed Fallon, of Arizona, was trying to sell in the swap meet. According to the sign on the big, black sedan, only 34 Peerless Eights are known to exist and only seven...

The De Dion-Bouton drew a crowd.

Friends on Both Sides of the Barricades

Almost every July we go to the vintage races at Elkhart Lake in July. One of the big attractions is the Street Car Concours on Saturday evening. About 25,000 people show up for this event. It’s a big street party. The concours takes place on the streets surrounding the famous Siebkens resort in Elkhart...

Automodello has just released this 1:24 model of Brooks Stevens' one-of-a-kind Cord L-29 roadster.

Automodello models Brooks Stevens’ L-29 Cord in 1:24 scale

Models larger than 1:43 scale of the Cord L-29 are exceedingly uncommon, and Automodello’s fresh-off-the-line 1:24 resin-cast model of the famous Brooks Stevens L-29 is a first. It all made Automodello’s work greatly anticipated, and the product was worth every wheel spoke worth of the wait. Breaking the trance from gazing upon this model...

Robby Unser and the Speedway Motors ’65 Nova.

Robby Unser will drive Speedway Motors ’65 Nova

Robby Unser makes his Goodguys AutoCross debut at the Goodguys Lone Star Nationals in Ft. Worth, Texas. Unser’s appearance represents Speedway Motors’ first foray into Goodguys AutoCross competition. Robby Unser will pilot the Speedway Motors G-Comp ’65 Nova outfitted with Speedway Motor’s new G-Comp Front Suspension Kit and a full complement of AFCO coil-over...

This vendor at the 2014 Iola Old Car Show (www.iolaoldcarshow.org) got lots of laughs with his googly eyed Chevy truck.

Vendor Laffs

When we first got involved in the old-car hobby in 1972, we tried being a flea market vendor. It was a lot of work to load and unload the merchandise we were trying to sell. For the most part, sitting in a field or parking lot hoping for a sale was boring. To top...

Our car building at home is getting really crowded.

Been Sick

Our last blog was posted in mid-August, but we’ve actually been sick since the last day in July. We made it through a month in the hospital and have a long recovery ahead. Things like this lead us to reflect on the direction our life was going in before reality caught up with us....

Ray and Mildred Lambrecht

Remembering Ray Lambrecht and his collection upon his death

Ray Lambrecht’s death comes almost exactly one year after auction of his Chevrolet collection By Yvette VanDerBrink, VanDerBrink Auctions Nearly one year to the date of the sale I conducted of Ray Lambrecht‘s amazing Chevrolet collection, I learned Ray passed away at 96 in his hometown of Pierce, Neb. I was thinking about that...

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Big John’s Ford collection reflects work ethic, business savvy

When you hear the song “Big John,” you’d think that this song was written about John Saathaff, owner of Big John’s Ford in Minden, Nebraska. This tall Nebraskan is the picture of perseverance, dedication and business savvy. For John, lessons in business and survival were learned at an early age. John’s determination was not...