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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.

Ricky and Jordan Taylor and Max Angelelli drove their No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Dallara-Corvette to an overall victory in the Tudor United Sportscar Championship season finale.

Petit LeMans win and driver’s title go to Corvettes

  Ricky and Jordan Taylor and Max Angelelli drove their No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Dallara-Corvette to an overall victory in the Tudor United Sportscar Championship season finale. During the 10-hour Petit Lemans venue they finished 400 laps of the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta racing course at an average speed of about 100 mph. The...

Members of the All American Oakland club (jumbodog54@sbcglobal.net) toured the Larry Smith car collection in Wichita, Kansas last summer.

Hobbyists Helping Hobbyists

  Most old car clubs are suffering these days. Some say it’s due to the “graying” of the hobby and young people not liking cars. I don’t know if that’s 100 percent true, but I do know that people in general aren’t “joiners” anymore. Whether it’s a snowmobile event I help out with or...

Last winter the red Firebird became the “Silver Streak” with a new paint job.

This Bird Has Flown

The Firebird you see in these pictures has flown to a speed of 193 mph over the salt flats at Bonneville, Utah. That was back in 2011, when the car was painted red and we took it to Bonneville Speedway with a student team from Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wis. Things have...

How about those funky old sun shades?

Shady Character

One of the “shadiest characters” at the 2014 Iola Old Car Show (www.iolaoldcarshow.com) was the 1930 Peerless Model A Standard Eight that Ed Fallon, of Arizona, was trying to sell in the swap meet. According to the sign on the big, black sedan, only 34 Peerless Eights are known to exist and only seven...

The De Dion-Bouton drew a crowd.

Friends on Both Sides of the Barricades

Almost every July we go to the vintage races at Elkhart Lake in July. One of the big attractions is the Street Car Concours on Saturday evening. About 25,000 people show up for this event. It’s a big street party. The concours takes place on the streets surrounding the famous Siebkens resort in Elkhart...

Automodello has just released this 1:24 model of Brooks Stevens' one-of-a-kind Cord L-29 roadster.

Automodello models Brooks Stevens’ L-29 Cord in 1:24 scale

Models larger than 1:43 scale of the Cord L-29 are exceedingly uncommon, and Automodello’s fresh-off-the-line 1:24 resin-cast model of the famous Brooks Stevens L-29 is a first. It all made Automodello’s work greatly anticipated, and the product was worth every wheel spoke worth of the wait. Breaking the trance from gazing upon this model...

Robby Unser and the Speedway Motors ’65 Nova.

Robby Unser will drive Speedway Motors ’65 Nova

Robby Unser makes his Goodguys AutoCross debut at the Goodguys Lone Star Nationals in Ft. Worth, Texas. Unser’s appearance represents Speedway Motors’ first foray into Goodguys AutoCross competition. Robby Unser will pilot the Speedway Motors G-Comp ’65 Nova outfitted with Speedway Motor’s new G-Comp Front Suspension Kit and a full complement of AFCO coil-over...

This vendor at the 2014 Iola Old Car Show (www.iolaoldcarshow.org) got lots of laughs with his googly eyed Chevy truck.

Vendor Laffs

When we first got involved in the old-car hobby in 1972, we tried being a flea market vendor. It was a lot of work to load and unload the merchandise we were trying to sell. For the most part, sitting in a field or parking lot hoping for a sale was boring. To top...

Our car building at home is getting really crowded.

Been Sick

Our last blog was posted in mid-August, but we’ve actually been sick since the last day in July. We made it through a month in the hospital and have a long recovery ahead. Things like this lead us to reflect on the direction our life was going in before reality caught up with us....