Under the Hood

Under The Hood

Newport Car Museum to Open in Rhode Island on June 1

New museum to include interactive features  An article in the June 1 issue of Old Cars Weekly discusses the uphill battle automotive museums generally face, but also showed how some museums were getting innovative to keep the doors open. Given the obstacles car museums face today, we were thrilled to learn there is a...

Automodello plans limited ’71 Lincoln model run

This summer marks the 100th anniversary of Lincoln Motor Car Co. With approval by the Ford Motor Co. Automodello will release a 1:24-scale 1971 Continental Mark III Platinum Edition in Triple White — a very popular color combination for Lincoln models in this scale. Automodello will build just 100 Triple White resin models at $395.95....

Gilmore Showcase to include 1912 Sears

HICKORY CORNERS, Mich. _ In 1912, a car purchased out of a Sears catalog arrived by train in Waupaca County, Wis. In the 105 years since, the car is not believed to have ever left that county. The original family used it for decades and it eventually went to Chet Krause, founder...

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...