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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.

Blowin’ in the Wind

This stately looking classic British saloon didn’t seem to turn a young Dylan’s head. I guess he likes modern, “Establishment” looking Chryslers better.

Did anyone else have some problems with the Chrysler commercial Bob Dylan did for the Super Bowl? First of all, I never knew that Mr. Anti-Establishment Dylan had such a commercial streak in him. I also have a hard job … More »

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Josh Malks’ 1936 Cord 810 donated to Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

Cord 810 and owner Josh Malks known for their worldwide travels Betty Malks has donated the late Josh B. Malks’ 1936 Cord 810 Westchester sedan to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn, Ind. Malks was recognized around the … More »

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Resto Strip Down: The Skyscraper Approach

Sturdy wire shelves that roll on wheels, like this one, hold many parts.

  Almost every book we’ve ever read about auto restoration tells you that you need a minimum of three vehicle spaces to accommodate a restoration project: You need a space the size of a car to store the car in. … More »

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Corky Coker stars in new TV show ‘Backroad Gold’ on Travel Channel

Promotional poster for "Backroad Gold" featuring Corky Coker.

Corky Coker and family will hunt hidden treasures in ‘Backroad Gold’ show For decades, Corky Coker and his family have been putting collectors on the road with the authentic tires they make. Now, collectors and the world at large can … More »

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Beauty of Steering Wheel is a ‘Turn On’

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Some of the earliest automobiles had tiller type steering like a wagon, but that didn’t last very long. Automakers switched to a steering wheel early on in automotive history and have pretty much used them ever since (except for a … More »

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New Jersey bill would expand use of historic vehicles

New Jersey Reintroduces Bill to Expand Use of Historic Vehicles SEMA Action Network legislative update: Legislation (A.B. 2199) that would amend the state’s current law governing historic motor vehicles to permit their use for pleasure driving one day per week … More »

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Jay Loves Cars

Leno’s Piss’d Off Pete hot rod put in an appearance at the Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Big Rig Show last August. Wonder if we can get the owner back to the Badger State for the Iola Old Car Show? (www.iolaoldcarshow.com)

  With comedian Jay Leno planning his last Tonight Show for Feb. 6, the question has been raised about what he is going to do in the future. On one of my two visits to Leno’s collection back in the … More »

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Popemobile to become Saintmobile

This 1982 Range Rover Popemobile was one of two built for a trip to England.

  On Jan. 8, the current pope, Pope Francis, picked up a hitchhiker while his Popemobile was crossing St. Peters Square and made headlines and news broadcasts all over the world. Then, a few days later, there were international news … More »

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Cadillac Launched First Production V-8 100 Years Ago

Cadillac’s first V-8.

  In September 1914, Cadillac introduced the first V-8 engine in a series produced, mass-market automobile. The 314.5-cid V-8 had a 3-1/8 x 5-1/8 in. bore and stroke. It was a 90-degree L-head with non-detachable heads and two cast iron … More »

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Super Bowl of Collector Cars Weekend

A restoration shop brought this ’36 Chevy touring sedan to Race & Performance Expo last year.

  If you live in the Midwest or if you are into racing or high-performance and willing to travel to the Chicago in February for a do-not-miss event, mark the dates Feb. 22 and 23 on your calendar. That’s when … More »

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