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.

Newport Car Museum to Open in Rhode Island on June 1

New museum to include interactive features  An article in the June 1 issue of Old Cars Weekly discusses the uphill battle automotive museums generally face, but also showed how some museums were getting innovative to keep the doors open. Given the obstacles car museums face today, we were thrilled to learn there is a...

Automodello plans limited ’71 Lincoln model run

This summer marks the 100th anniversary of Lincoln Motor Car Co. With approval by the Ford Motor Co. Automodello will release a 1:24-scale 1971 Continental Mark III Platinum Edition in Triple White — a very popular color combination for Lincoln models in this scale. Automodello will build just 100 Triple White resin models at $395.95....

Guilty as Charged!

  The other day I had a somewhat heated discussion with my brother-in-law over Harbor Freight tools. He is not a car guy, and to tell you the truth, he really does not do many things that would require much more than a hammer and a screwdriver. I never thought I...

Gilmore Showcase to include 1912 Sears

HICKORY CORNERS, Mich. _ In 1912, a car purchased out of a Sears catalog arrived by train in Waupaca County, Wis. In the 105 years since, the car is not believed to have ever left that county. The original family used it for decades and it eventually went to Chet Krause, founder...

A new beginning for an old legend

By Yvette VanDerBrink When the Lambrecht Auction was taking place the dealership was a major landmark. The building had been built by the Lambrecht family and was frequented by many in the Midwest for their Chevrolet car, pickup, and truck needs. This building also held secrets. Why did Mr. Lambrecht keep all his...

First Cars

  My daughter is on the cusp of getting behind the wheel for the first time. It occurred to me that another car would make all of our lives much easier with all the logistics we face on a daily basis. I kicked around the idea of letting my kids drive...

Because of a 1966 Chevrolet Impala

By Yvette VanDerBrink Today was a sad day for my husband and me. We buried a young, fellow collector. The guy that everyone loved, who cooked for everyone, and most of all, a great friend. When my husband and I were dating an act of fate landed us a new friend....

The Happy Days Dream Cars “Grand Closing Auction”

Selling cars and memories… and making friends in the process By Yvette VanDerBrink When people buy cars, quite often they aren’t just buying a vintage car. Cars of a particular make and model hold fond memories to the buyer. John and Helen Meyer have been selling classic cars and memories for...