Under the Hood

Under The Hood
Best of Show at the 2016 Concours d'Elegance of America at The Inn at St. John's in Plymouth, Mich., went to this duo, a 1934 Packard convertible victoria by Dietrich with one-off pontoon-type fenders and the 1937 Talbot-Lago 150 CSS with "teardrop coupe" coachwork by Figoni et Falaschi.

2016 Concours d’Elegance of America at the U.S. car capital

1934 Packard Dietrich & 1937 Talbot-Lago teardrop coupe share ‘Best of Show’ honors Seeing as Detroit is America’s automotive hub, and America is responsible for building a giant percentage of the world’s automobiles, it only makes sense that the Motor City would host a premier show of automobiles. After all, some of the world’s...

A line of 1959 Edsel automobiles.

Edsel club in Wisconsin for 48th annual IEC Rally

Edsel faithful convene in Wisconsin for 48th annual International Edsel Club Rally While you’ve been working all week, the International Edsel Club has been horsing around Portage, Wis., since July 20 during its 48th annual International Edsel Club Rally, a convention of owners and their rides. Club members have enjoyed tours, a swap meet,...

Wisconsin State Patrol Q&A to address Trans 305

According to Curt Rymkus of the Wisconsin Specialty Vehicle Council, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is reviewing Administrative Code ch. Trans. 305 for the Standards for Vehicle Equipment. (The “standards for vehicle equipment” define what the state of Wisconsin determines to be the minimum legal vehicular equipment.) Before changes are made, the Wisconsin State...

A 1996 staff photo of James T. Lenzke.

In memoriam: James T. Lenzke, 1941-2016

It is with great sadness that the Old Cars Weekly staff reports the passing of one of its own. On May 26, retired editor James T. Lenzke of Iola, Wis., died after a fall in his home. Lenzke joined the Old Cars Weekly staff of Krause Publications on Oct. 22, 1984, as a sales...

The victim's 1955 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan.

A sobering reminder from the past to avoid drunk driving

Mike Petersen of Raleigh, N.C., submitted this sobering reminder to avoid drinking and driving. Although the accident happened nearly 60 years ago, the message is just as relevant today. He writes: “Attached are pictures from a car wreck in the late afternoon of September 26, 1957. It occurred on Day Road in rural northern...