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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 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.

Yellowstone Trail Tour – Day 4

When we woke up it looked like it was going to rain. My 1917 Oakland has no side curtains (as well as no spare tire). So, we prayed for no rain as we continued on to Marshfield. Car collector Guy Carpenter, of Marshfield, called to tell us that he had arranged...

Yellowstone Adventure Day 3 – “That’s OK Day!”

  We started the day at the Cobblestone Inn in Chippewa Falls, Wis. We had stayed there instead of in Eau Claire, because Cadillac collector Rick Payton (owner of the ‘50s style Classic Garage restaurant) invited us to keep the 1917 Oakland Model 34 touring car in his shop overnight, in...

Miracle in Hudson

We made it to the arch in Hudson for the start of the Yellowstone Trail tour. Members of both the Lion’s Club and the Yellowstone Trail Association showed up. There were around 20 people, plus a hot rod and a Chevy Advanced-Design pickup truck of the early ’50s. Donuts, coffee and...

Oakland Raider

1917 Oakland to cross the Yellowstone Trail in Wisconsin We’ve been cranking to get my 1917 Oakland touring ready for a trip across Wisconsin. It’s part of a plan to celebrate the car’s 100th birthday. Dave Sarna, a Lions International member and former auto technology instructor at Fox Valley Technical College...

Just an observation

At OCW we write about cars, but in actuality, we focus on the story behind the car and how it has touched someone’s life. I periodically search online for interesting photos and videos to post on our Facebook page. While I am searching, one thing has become apparent: in the past,...

The John Lewis Collection Auction

  Amazing & Rare Pre-War Trucks & Cars Collection Oklahomans are a determined, tough bunch, and John Lewis was no exception. Growing up during the 1930s John saw first-hand how it took determination and shear will to survive. His Momma worked hard and saved what she could while raising John and...

10 ‘hot lots’ at Auctions America’s Auburn Auction

One of our favorite weekends of the year is in Auburn, Indiana, over Labor Day weekend. There’s the huge number of museums in the area, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club Reunion and ACD Festival and the giant Auctions America Auburn Fall Auction that is held annually at the auction park there. This sale...

Come on really?

  For the most part the car community is a collection of kindred souls who look out for each other. Every once in awhile there is a bad apple who spoils it for all of us. Recently, I purchased some synthetic oil from a large chain store. I will not say...