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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.

You Can’t Take That away From Him

A ’40 Merc that Willie G. Davidson took to the show was our favorite car.

  Somehow, when you pick your favorite classic or hot rod at a car show, you want it to belong to a person who works nights sweeping sawdust off the floor and who built the car on his or her … More »

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Johnny Parsons Jr. will be @ BRW

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Johnny Parsons won the 1950 Indy 500. As you can see from the accompanying photo, his son Johnny Parsons Jr. was winning trophies in midget car races as early as 1957. He went on to carve out a successful career … More »

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Snow May Have Saved Nomad from Sinkhole

Zane Zander with his Nomad replica from a flyer he made up about the project.

  Zane Zander of Brillion, Wis., feels lucky. Zander owns an accurate replica of the 1954 Corvette Nomad—the Corvette wagon dream car that was shown at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York during the Motorama Show 60 years ago. Zander … More »

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Gearheads on Ice

When you’re racing a motorcycle on ice there’s not much of a friction zone.

  We’re having a record rough winter up here in Iola, so what’s a gearhead to do? This past weekend we spent three long, cold days at the Snodeo (www.manawasnodeo.com) an ice racing venue held at Bear Lake Campgrounds (www.bearlakecampground.com) … More »

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Stroker McGurh cartoonist Tom Medley passes away

Tom Medley enjoyed driving to hot rod events in his ‘40 Ford coupe.

Cartoonist, photographer and magazine publishing veteran Tom Medley, 93, passed away on the morning of March 3. More »

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A New Toy Called The Uni-Dolly

We were careful to make sure the frame cleared the Uni-Dolly units.

  Last week I got a new toy called the Uni-Dolly. Before you go thinking I bought a plastic blow up lady, take a look at the Website (www.uni-dolly.com) -or at least the accompanying photo. I had seen the Uni-Dolly … More »

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Prewar car and truck barn find collection in Enid, Okla., to be offered by VanDerBrink Auctions

A row of coupes at the Oliver Jordon Collection in Enid, Okla., to be offered by VanDerBrink Auctions, LLC.

Beginning in 1945, Oliver Jordan stashed old iron. Now his collection of cars and trucks from the 1910s-’50s will be sold by VanDerBrink Auctions. More »

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The Automotive Circle of life

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I just came off the road from a week of driving around and looking at fabulous antique tractors and cars. I just love that thrill of driving over a hill and seeing a sea of gleaming chrome and stainless all … More »

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Will new Mustang be as “fun” as the old ones?

The 2015 Mustang retains the traditional style grille and a hint of sculptured body side coves.

  Ford Motor Co. President of the Americas Joe Hinrichs addressed more than 600 Economic Club of Chicago members, guests and journalists to kickoff the 2014 Chicago Auto Show (www.chicagoautoshow.com) on Feb. 6, 2014. The open-to-the-public new-car event showcased some … More »

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Dodge got the girls right but where’s Mr. Norm?

Here’s Mr Norm with one of the original Dodge Girls back in the ‘60s or ‘70s.

  Around 1967 or so, dealers who sold Dodges were known as “The Dodge Boys.” It’s an image that would be politically incorrect today, but it sold cars back then. There were even “Dodge Girls” to sort of put smiles … More »

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