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.

Marketing and our car psyche

When I started at Old Cars Weekly I was mainly a dyed-in-the-wool “muscle car” guy who lusted after good ol’ fashioned American horsepower. Since that day I have been exposed to more of a cosmopolitan palette of automobiles and my scope of what I see as cool has broadened. I find the uniqueness and...

Cars and memories go hand in hand….

By Yvette VanDerBrinkOne of the things that is so much fun for me is working with families and selling their collections. I hear a lot of stories about Gramma and Grampa, Mom or Dad and the cars. There are always stories about, “Dad got this car after he came home from the war. It...

Detroit art show highlights Corvette concepts

  DETROIT _ A new art exhibition called, “American Dreaming, Corvette: 7 Generations and Beyond,” will be hosted through Feb. 18 at The Scarab Club in Detroit to complement the 2017 Detroit International Auto Show. The artworks on display will consist of original design drawings and models created by General Motors stylists between 1952...

Kenny Buttolph, Old Cars Weekly icon, dies at 78

Kenneth “Kenny” Hower Buttolph, the face behind Old Cars Weekly’s “Kenny’s Klunkers” and the man behind the wheel of the publication’s 1954 Chevrolet panel truck, died Dec. 23 in Iola, Wis. He was 78.     A gear head in the every sense of the word, Kenny owned hundreds of collector cars: 526, to...

Can politics affect collector car values?

I think all of us can say that the election of 2016 was one that people will be talking about for years to come. I myself, was watching the election closely and what the outcome would be. Voters had strong opinions on both sides of the aisle with many opposing political views. But could the...

1-of-3 1956 Imperial convertible offered for sale

Remember that 1-of-3 1956 Imperial convertible that we discovered and featured in Old Cars Weekly during 2007? Well, it’s now for sale on Craigslist. The owner called us and asked if we knew anyone who would be interested in buying and restoring it. We called a couple folks we knew who would make good...

‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ to return with new episodes

CNBC’s “Jay Leno’s Garage” is back in high gear beginning Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 10 p.m. EST. Season two continues with six new episodes featuring celebrity appearances by Vice President Joe Biden, Jerry Seinfeld, Caitlyn and Kendall Jenner, Kelly Rowland, Patrick Dempsey, Brad Paisley, NASCAR driver Joey Logano and others. The show follows Leno...

Octane – the Magic Bullet

  There have been rumblings about automakers suggesting that the octane in the gasoline be raised at the pumps. They claim it is in response to the 2025 U.S. government’s tentative mandate of 54.5 mpg required across entire fleets. I must admit that this is a pretty daunting task to undertake seeing a road...

The McAvoy Collection Auction

By Yvette Vanderbrink One thing great about the country we live in is that America gives us the freedom to do anything that we want to do. Kerry McAvoy, is no exception. This southern gentleman started from humble beginnings in Wilks County, Georgia. His dad farmed and owned a sawmill where Kerry helped his...