Under the Hood

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The 1954 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight convertible in 1976 after Terry Boyce drove it from Pennsylvania to his home in Wisconsin. It hit 30,000 miles on the drive home. (Terry Boyce photo)

Familiar 1954 Olds Starfire 98 convertible re-surfaces

1954 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight convertible was familiar to pages of Old Cars, Hemmings Kenny Buttolph, the former Old Cars Weekly research editor who recently passed away, owned hundreds of collector cars in his lifetime — maybe more. Retired OCW Publisher John Gunnell likes to tell people that Kenny once began writing down a list of...

This Donald Trump edition limo is said to have been previously owned by the current president himself is now for sale.

President Trump 1988 Cadillac limo now offered for sale

One-of-two “Trump Cadillac” limousine now offered by UK seller A 1988 Cadillac stretch limousine formerly owned by President Donald Trump is now offered for sale on the Exchange and Mart website, according to British media service Newspress. “This is a unique vehicle that offers a rare opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts to buy a...

The National Impala Association was formed the year this 1981 Impala coupe was built, but the club never recognized the cars until now.

New buyer expands National Impala Association

Keefe Media International Purchases The National Impala Association Keefe Media International, which publishes Poncho Perfection for Pontiac enthusiasts, recently announced that it has purchased the National Impala Association. “We are happy and proud to be stepping up our involvement with the NIA,” said Don Keefe, president of Keefe Media. “We previously provided creative services...

Charles Flinchbaugh will offer insight into coachbuilder Willoughby of Utica, New York, in a lecture at the Saratoga Automobile Museum on Feb. 4.

Willoughby to be featured topic at Saratoga Automobile Museum lecture

Charles Flinchbaugh to present background on coachbuilder Willoughby On Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, Charles Flinchbaugh will offer a presentation at the Saratoga Automobile Museum in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Classic-era coachbuilder Willoughby Co. from 1-2:30 p.m. The presentation is free with regular museum admission. The Willoughby Company of Utica, N.Y., specialized in handcrafting chauffeur-driven...

Kenny Buttolph with the Old Cars Weekly 1954 Chevrolet panel truck nicknamed "Buck" for its Buckskin color. Chet told Kenny to paint the truck white, like every other company vehicle, but Kenny knew it would look horrible in that color, so he picked this off-white color. He saved his job, and the appearance of the truck, even if Chet ended up cussing him out over the color choice.

Kenny Buttolph, Old Cars Weekly icon, dies at 78

Kenneth “Kenny” Hower Buttolph, the face behind Old Cars Weekly’s “Kenny’s Klunkers” and the man behind the wheel of the publication’s 1954 Chevrolet panel truck, died Dec. 23 in Iola, Wis. He was 78.     A gear head in the every sense of the word, Kenny owned hundreds of collector cars: 526, to...

The 1956 imperial begin moved from its longtime place of outdoor storage.

1-of-3 1956 Imperial convertible offered for sale

Remember that 1-of-3 1956 Imperial convertible that we discovered and featured in Old Cars Weekly during 2007? Well, it’s now for sale on Craigslist. The owner called us and asked if we knew anyone who would be interested in buying and restoring it. We called a couple folks we knew who would make good...

The next episode of Jay Leno’s Garage will feature a Biden vs. Powell show down drag race.

‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ to return with new episodes

CNBC’s “Jay Leno’s Garage” is back in high gear beginning Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 10 p.m. EST. Season two continues with six new episodes featuring celebrity appearances by Vice President Joe Biden, Jerry Seinfeld, Caitlyn and Kendall Jenner, Kelly Rowland, Patrick Dempsey, Brad Paisley, NASCAR driver Joey Logano and others. The show follows Leno...