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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.

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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Eagle Limited Wagon has 4 doors and 4 x 4

If the ’83 Eagle Limited wagon returns to Iola, it will fit right into the four-door car theme. We hope to see it and other “quart-port” cars there in July.

  At first I had my doubts when the Wisconsin Society of Automotive Historians selected the theme for the 2014 Iola Old Car Show ( They picked “Four for all in ‘14” to honor four-door vehicles. It was the 50th … More »

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Car of the Week: 1916 Jeffery Touring


Steve Jansen doesn’t know if his 1916 Jeffery is the only one left in the world, “but it sure sounds like it.” More »

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First and Second Firebird Pontiacs built restored and ready for Texas concours

This red convertible was the first Firebird built: a 1967 model with the 326-cid V-8. It is believd to have appeared at the Chicago Auto Show.

Pontiac Firebird No. 1 and No. 2 have been restored by Gas Monkey Garage of Fast ‘N’ Loud fame and will be displayed at the Concours d’Elegance of Texas. More »

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