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.

Over 150 Triumphs made it to the VTR Meet.

Triumphant

By John Gunnell The Vintage Triumph Register filled Lake Geneva, Wis., with Triumphs last week. I almost said “Triumph sports car,” but that would not have been accurate because there were such rides as a Herald convertible, a Super Six convertible and a very rare Triumph Italia that looked like a Ferrari. Of course,...

Traditional tractors and traditional hot rod.

Fun, Fun, Fun

By John Gunnell The 2015 Symco Shakedown shook of two inches of rain on Friday to become a fun-fun-fun show with Betty Boop look-alike pin-up girls, outrageous bands and a gigantic swap meet. It was year seven this traditional hot rod show. “Traditional” hot rods are those built with only equipment that was available...

Vintage Works new facility has signage outside advertising it’s services.

The “Furniture Store”

By John Gunnell To me it looks like a furniture store, but Vintage Works (www.vintageworks.com) new facility north of Green Bay, Wis. is a fabulous showroom and shop set up to help old-car enthusiasts get projects done. Vintage Works has been gaining a lot of traction with restorers and car builders around Green Bay....

1930 Model A For five-window coupe.

Who Knew?

By John Gunnell Who knew that in a barn less than five miles from Old Cars Weekly headquarters a pair of nice and very collectible 1930s cars were residing in a non-descript shed just waiting to come out into the light of day again? Before the owner of these cars passed away, he gave...

A 1955 Buick and Packard face off in the second Youth Safety Run in California.

1955 Buick, Packard face off in California Youth Safety Run

Regular Old Cars Weekly readers know I love to hunt down black-and-white photos to share on the pages of OCW and www.oldcarsweekly.com. Here’s one I forgot was in my collection. It shows the Second Annual Youth Safety Run in Downey, California. To be honest, I don’t know much about this event except each car in...

A scene from the Manawa Mustang Round Up.

Mustang Magic

By John Gunnell The debate has always been whether the first Mustang was a 1964-1/2 or a 1965 model. We all know the “pony car” was introduced at the New York World’s Fair on April 1, 1964, but the cars all had 1965 VINs. So, if all the first run Mustangs were ’65 models,...

This unrestored, 64,000-mile 1960 Chevrolet Impala packs the 335-hp 348, a four-speed and Positraction. It was never professionally raced, so it was never altered. But you can bet it was street-raced.

Found: 1960 Impala with all of the Chevy go-fast goodies

Unmolested ’60 Impala packs the 335hp 348 with a four-speed, Posi Long before the terms “pickers” and “flippers” were added to the American lexicon, there was Larry Fisette. For 63 years, the 75-year-old De Pere, Wis., gear head has bought and sold more than 1,000 vintage vehicles, the most famous being the highly publicized...