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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.

National Hudson Motor Car Company Museum becomes reality

The National Hudson Motor Car Company Museum will open this September in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Ypsilanti will host new Hudson car museum The Hudson Essex Terraplane Historical Society announced an agreement with the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum to establish the National Hudson Motor Car Company Museum in the old Miller Motors Dealership.  Miller Motors was … More »

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What will be next?

A 1957 Chrysler Airport Limo owned by Yvette VanDerBrink.

  This last issue of Old Cars Weekly showed a scene that is more too common. Pieces of our American History being cubed up and shipped out to be repurposed as bulk iron to become cars, buildings, and more industrial … More »

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Ramblin’ Man

Chet Krause’s little Rambler.

  I feel like a Ramblin’ Man lately. I’ve been driving or flying all over the country and it seems like every time I turn around, there is a Rambler within sight. It started late in April (when you’re traveling … More »

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Austie Clark 1911 Mercer Raceabout will cross Monterey auction block

The Henry Austin "Austie" Clark Jr 1911 Mercer Raceabout.

Austie Clark’s 1911 Mercer Raceabout to be auctioned in Monterey August 15-16 A special 1911 Mercer Raceabout once owned by Henry Austin “Austie” Clark Jr., who literally wrote the book with Beverly Rae Kimes on Mercer and more than 5,000 … More »

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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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