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, and Salvage Yard Ron with Ron Kowalke.

All Dressed Up

We went to out first old car show around 1959 at a very old-fashioned drive-in restaurant on Staten Island, N.Y. called Al Deppe’s. Actually, the show was across the street at the Kiwanis Club. This was so long ago, that … More »

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Wisconsin Auto Museum

  The Wisconsin Automotive Museum ( is a great place to stop when traveling to or from the Iola Old Car Show ( The museum located near downtown Hartford, Wis., provides a rare opportunity to see the largest assembled group … More »

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AM VAN AMC concept heads to Kenosha County for AMO meet

Bortz Auto Collection loans the ‘CONCEPT 80’ AMC AM VAN to the Kenosha County Historical Society for display throughout Kenosha Homecoming The Kenosha County Historical Society will be displaying the 1977 AMC AM VAN prototype from this July to September … More »

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The Carl Davis Collection


Carl Davis to sell his collection of cars and trucks along with 50-plus old tractors at VanDerBrink’s Aug. 16 auction. More »

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Airflow meet in Springfield to feature Art Deco Chrysler, De Soto and Dodge truck models

The Airflow cheated the wind like the super streamliner trains of the Art Deco era.

Only a few hundred Airflow automobiles are believed to still exist and this week, fans of the wind-cheating Airflow models from Chrysler, De Soto and Dodge’s truck line can examine some of the survivors up close and personal during the … More »

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Get Your Home Garage Organized like a Pro Shop

Sturdy rack holds tires.

  Many classic car hobbyists only have a standard home garage. So how can you turn a regular two-car garage into a mini man cave” Jody Schmeisser of Pit Pal Products ( brought his Get Organized Garage to the Performance … More »

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Ringbrothers’ Mustang

This Ringbrothers Mustang project sports new blue paint.

The award-winning Mustangs built by Ringbrothers in Spring Green. Wis., took Golden Builder Awards at the Hot Rod & Restoration Show. Mike and Jim Ring are known for making dream machines. While Ford “pony cars” aren’t the only type they … More »

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Flower Power

Hippie horsepower.

The ’69 Plymouth Barracuda Mod Top model summed up the flower child movement of the ‘60s, but it also had “flower power” with a 340-cid V-8. Only 1,021 Mod-Top Barracuda or ‘Cudas were made and few had 340s. According to … More »

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This is going to be a budget restoration project.

My son Jesse spent his first week of Studebaker ownership pulling the standard transmission, electric overdrive unit and “Big Six” engine out of his ’49 Commander Starlight Coupe. That engine had been “stuck” for 30 years and while we’re sure … More »

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Details of a 283 powered 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan with 2 miles

The dusty 283-cid V-8 in the 2-mile 1959 Bel Air, before Smith began cleaning the car. Note the overspray of Chevy orange paint on the exhaust manifold.

Myron Smith and his father each bought new 1959 Chevrolets — 55 years apart. The elder Smith bought a new El Camino, and Myron bought one of the five unsold 1959 Chevrolet four-doors from the Lambrecht Collection auction on Sept. … More »

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