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 all three car blogs: Under the Hood with Angelo Van Bogart, Gunner’s Garage with John Gunnell, and Salvage Yard Ron with Ron Kowalke.

Gearheads on Ice

When you’re racing a motorcycle on ice there’s not much of a friction zone.

  We’re having a record rough winter up here in Iola, so what’s a gearhead to do? This past weekend we spent three long, cold days at the Snodeo (www.manawasnodeo.com) an ice racing venue held at Bear Lake Campgrounds (www.bearlakecampground.com) … More »

Categories: Gunner's Garage | Leave a comment

Stroker McGurh cartoonist Tom Medley passes away

Tom Medley enjoyed driving to hot rod events in his ‘40 Ford coupe.

Cartoonist, photographer and magazine publishing veteran Tom Medley, 93, passed away on the morning of March 3. More »

Categories: Gunner's Garage, Hobby News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A New Toy Called The Uni-Dolly

We were careful to make sure the frame cleared the Uni-Dolly units.

  Last week I got a new toy called the Uni-Dolly. Before you go thinking I bought a plastic blow up lady, take a look at the Website (www.uni-dolly.com) -or at least the accompanying photo. I had seen the Uni-Dolly … More »

Categories: Gunner's Garage | Leave a comment

Prewar car and truck barn find collection in Enid, Okla., to be offered by VanDerBrink Auctions

A row of coupes at the Oliver Jordon Collection in Enid, Okla., to be offered by VanDerBrink Auctions, LLC.

Beginning in 1945, Oliver Jordan stashed old iron. Now his collection of cars and trucks from the 1910s-’50s will be sold by VanDerBrink Auctions. More »

Categories: A Note from the Lil' Nordstrom's Gal, Auction News, Features, Hobby News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Automotive Circle of life

220-3

I just came off the road from a week of driving around and looking at fabulous antique tractors and cars. I just love that thrill of driving over a hill and seeing a sea of gleaming chrome and stainless all … More »

Categories: A Note from the Lil' Nordstrom's Gal | Leave a comment

Will new Mustang be as “fun” as the old ones?

The 2015 Mustang retains the traditional style grille and a hint of sculptured body side coves.

  Ford Motor Co. President of the Americas Joe Hinrichs addressed more than 600 Economic Club of Chicago members, guests and journalists to kickoff the 2014 Chicago Auto Show (www.chicagoautoshow.com) on Feb. 6, 2014. The open-to-the-public new-car event showcased some … More »

Categories: Gunner's Garage | Leave a comment

Dodge got the girls right but where’s Mr. Norm?

Here’s Mr Norm with one of the original Dodge Girls back in the ‘60s or ‘70s.

  Around 1967 or so, dealers who sold Dodges were known as “The Dodge Boys.” It’s an image that would be politically incorrect today, but it sold cars back then. There were even “Dodge Girls” to sort of put smiles … More »

Categories: Gunner's Garage | Leave a comment

Florida car club to rally around new ethanol-free gas station

Past readers of this blog know that I am not a fan of the EPA’s push to add increasing amounts of ethanol to gasoline. Noting the harmful effects of ethanol on small engines and vintage vehicles, thousands of fuel stations … More »

Categories: Under the Hood | Leave a comment

First Mustang buyer beat the clock

  The first person to ever make a retail purchase of a Mustang played beat the clock. To generate excitement, the Mustang was unveiled at the New York World’s Fair on April Fool’s Day, but it’s official introductory date was … More »

Categories: Gunner's Garage | Leave a comment

Illinois Institute of Technology goes racing

Alex Carlson put in long days last weekend hauling the electric racecar to the auto show and manning the booth there to tell the public about the program.

  People complain that the young people of today don’t like cars the way we did years ago. Alex Carson proves that isn’t always true. We met Alex at the Chicago Auto Show on Feb. 6. He was there with … More »

Categories: Gunner's Garage | Leave a comment