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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.

The Colemans Commeth

  In 1916, Harleigh Holmes patented his designs for front-wheel and four-wheel drive systems and founded Holmes Motor Co. in Littleton, Colo., to build four-wheel-drive trucks. In April 1921, following a heavy snowstorm, Holmes rescued a man from Creek Canyon … More »

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Nash-ional News: Save the Car in the Woods

This is the Nash chassis and running gear at the Wisconsin Automobile Museum.

  Every time I go to the “Kissel Museum” in Hartford, Wis., the place gets better and seems to have something new added to its name. It’s called the Wisconsin Automobile Museum ( It was also known as Hartford Heritage. … More »

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Six-wheel six with four doors

This 1923 Hispano Suiza has four doors and four rear wheels. It is part of Denver’s Forney Museum of Transportation.

  Here’s a four-door car that would cause quite a stir if it came to Iola 2014 ( as a part of this year’s “Four for All in ‘14” theme exhibit. This 1923 Hispano Suiza H5A Victoria Town car has … More »

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Denver Mint

The Forneys began the car collection in 1956 with the acquisition of this 1921 Kissel Sport Touring car, which is now the focus of a drive to raise funds to restore the car.

A mint is a place where they make treasure. The Forney Museum of Transportation ( in Denver, Colo., is a treasure trove of transportation history. It started as an antique car museum, but today you will find an amazing collection … More »

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WSAH joins “Wheels” to video Gene Grengs

Proof that automotive history can be fun is the big smiles on everyone attending the WSAH annual meeting at the Wisconsin Automobile Museum.

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind for us. It started with a visit to the Wisconsin Automobile Museum in Hartford, Wis., where we dropped in on the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Society of Automotive Historians. The big … More »

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3,500 Crushed: Large Montana salvage yard closes

The cubed remains of the former inventory of Freman Auto Wrecking in Whitehall, Mont. The yard was closed in early May, and the estimated 3,500 vintage vehicles that comprised the yard’s inventory were crushed.

Collector vehicle hobbyists lost a large supplier of donor-quality parts with the recent closing of Freman’s Auto Wrecking, one of the northwest’s largest salvage yards. More »

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1964 Olds Starfire: Just like his father’s Oldsmobile

The nose of the 1964 Oldsmobile Starfire.

Memories of dad’s Olds inspire 1964 Starfire restoration By Angelo Van Bogart When it comes to great cars in your past, you can go back, and sometimes the car is even better the second time around. In 1969, Bryan Hunter’s … More »

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Lincoln Mark exhibit open at Forney Museum


  The Forney Transportation Museum ( is a one-of-a-kind collection with over 500 artifacts and vehicles related to transportation history. The museum began with antique cars, but expanded to include transport of all kinds. Some of these are familiar, while … More »

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Painting a car

Mr. Thomas of New York painting his car with a brush in 1920.

Painting a car has always been an important part of automobile manufacturing. Once the industry learned how to mass-produce vehicles, factories could crank them out by the thousands. It got to the point where it took less time to make … More »

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‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ 1919 Dodge touring to cross auction block May 24

The 1919 Dodge Brothers Touring as it appears today.

‘It’s a Wonderful Dodge’ to be auctioned by VanDerBrink Auctions at Murdo in May sale One of the most beloved Christmastime films of all is probably “It’s a Wonderful Life” from 1946. The Internet Movie Database summarizes the film by … More »

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