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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.

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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Maxwell Smarts

John Kelsey and his wife Jan in the 1914 Stutz Bearcat at the Milwaukee Masterpiece ( in 1912.

Paul Kelsey bought his first old car in 1928. He lived in Peterson, Iowa, at the time and attended a car auction in the town square. “I made a bid for this old Maxwell and darned if it wasn’t knocked … More »

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Educational experience

Even if you read all of the books inside the library at the Pontiac Oakland Automobile Museum, you still wouldn’t know it all when it comes to old cars.

What you are looking at in the accompanying photo is the library at the Pontiac Oakland Automobile Museum ( in Pontiac, Ill. In fact, it is only about half of the library kept there. And Pontiac, of course, was just … More »

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Lundberg Collection features woodie treasures


VanDerBrink Auctions will auction off the Lowell Lundberg Collection of woodie treasures on June 14 in Fargo, North Dakota. More »

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Kelsey Tire open house: The trip was a “trip”

Rambler wagon had its eye punched out.

  During the first weekend in May we took a short 1,300+ mile jaunt down to the Lake of the Ozarks area to attend an open house at Kelsey Tire Co. ( We’ll tell you more about John Kelsey’s 70th … More »

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