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 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.

We just never stop playing with toys!

by Yvette VanDerBrink I was a tomboy growing up in South Dakota. We would play out in the grove where Dad had his ‘57 Chevys and other cars. Suzie and I would pretend that we were driving those cars, and when the neighbors came over we would pretend to play race cars or police....

A Deal is a Deal…

Yvette VanDerBrink When I have some down time, and I am not fishing, I enjoy watching TV and movies. It seems that there has been an explosion of programs on TV that feature restoring cars, collecting cars, and picking. They‘re great at getting people interested in collecting and retaining our automotive history. I enjoy...

It sold for how much?

Recently, I received an email from a reader from across the pond in the UK. The email touched on the sky-high values of collector cars owned by celebrities. With Jerry Seinfeld selling off a few of his prized Porsches at the recent Amelia Island auction for a good chunk of change, I started to...

65 chevelle 427 4 speed - A lot of fun! I'm in white.

What are you driving? Is it you?

By Yvette VanDerBrink   For a lot of people, a vehicle is just a form of transportation. Something to get from A to B. A big bulk of iron, that’s just an expense with a payment they hate to pay every month. But for us car people, our vehicles are an extension of our personalities, a...

It’s in the Movies…. “Cars are the Stars”

Since their invention movies have always fascinated and entertained people. I grew up on a farm in South Dakota and one thing that our family did was go to movies. My Dad and Mom loved going to movies. Mom said that she got my name from the actress Yvette Minmew from the credits of...

When is too much not enough?

When is too much power a bad thing? I love power! How much power is enough when it comes to our cars? The adrenaline-fueled, muscle car-headed answer would be that there is “never enough power.” After the come down from such Red Bull-infused delusions you are faced with the reality that there comes a...

Bring it on…the auction season has started!

It’s January and time for the biggest kick off to the auction season. Car guys and gals flock to the Desert Southwest and Florida for some of the biggest auctions of the year. For those that don’t, or can’t go, it’s almost like watching the Super Bowl on TV. I myself was one of...

1958 Fuelie

Our Fave Fab ’50s Car Emblems

’50s Car Emblems were a sign of the times Driving down a modern road in the 1950s must have been like driving down Fremont Street in Las Vegas today. Between bright neon signs, business marquees with futuristic Atomic Age shapes and the glass and chrome of mid-century buildings, the ’50s were flashy and wild....

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Another Indy 500 Centennial arrives this year

The year 2016 will bring us the 100th Indy 500 race on May 29, 2016. We have only been to the 500 once, in 1984. It was something that was on our “bucket list” for a long time. In 1984, we went on the Great American Race (now called Great Race). That year the...

As you can see, Challenger I still exists. It was at the 2013 SEMA Show along with a Mickey Thompson Mustang.

Mickey Movie

    As most car enthusiast know, the 100-year history of racing at the Bonneville Salt Flats has been temporarily suspended for the past year or so and it’s likely there won’t be any racing there in 2016. Potash mining has eroded the surface of the Bonneville Speedway. The salt that was 18 inches...