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Chevrolet vehicles with low mileage unearthed by VanDerBrink

If your oil pressure rises for unrestored-originals like mine does, you’re in a very special time right now, especially if you like low-mileage Chevrolet cars and trucks. In more than 30 years of reading car publications old and new, I … More »

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Historic vehicles drive anti-ethanol message to Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Joined by Congressional leaders and industry experts, members of the SEMA Action Network (SAN) participated in the “Fuel for Thought” Rally on Capitol Hill. The event raised awareness of the corrosive effects of ethanol-blended gasoline on automobile … More »

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VanDerBrink Auctions offers glimpse at Lambrecht low-mileage Chevrolet collection

A 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car with less than 5 miles will be part of the Lambrecht Collection sale.

With excitement growing for the dispersal of the Ray and Mildred Lambrecht Collection of low-mileage Chevrolets, Yvette VanDerBrink has offered us this preview of the nearly 500 cars and trucks that will go up for bids Sept. 28 in Pierce, … More »

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Bill to Provide for Single License Plate Introduced in Wisconsin

Bill to Provide for Single License Plate Introduced in Wisconsin Visitors to this blog know I’ve been arguing for year-of-manufacture license plate in Wisconsin for what seems like years; actually, it has been years. For now, I guess I will … More »

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French Lake Auto Parts: ’50s Finds Galore

Last Friday, I went to one of my top five favorite places: French Lake Auto Parts (FLAP) in Annandale, Minn. This 100-acre salvage yard always has a great selection of early iron that ranges in the thousands of cars, and … More »

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New Model A Ford Museum to be world’s largest

The new Ford Model A Museum at campus of the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Mich.

A new Model A Ford Museum — touted as the world’s largest public museum dedicated to the 1928 through 1931 Ford Model A — will have its grand opening ceremony on May 18 in Hickory Corners, Mich., from 9 a.m. … More »

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Happy Birthday, Sir Henry Royce of Rolls-Royce

Sir Frederick Henry Royce, OBE, would have been 150 years old on this day.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars today celebrates 150 years since the birth of one of the company’s founders, Sir Frederick Henry Royce, OBE. A modest genius that referred to himself simply as a ‘mechanic’, Royce had a simple engineering philosophy – the … More »

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Last Saab automobiles head to auction

The auction includes two examples of the 9-3 Cabriolet Independence Edition, the special model made in 2011 to celebrate Saab's first year as an independent car manufacturer. The intention was to produce 366 cars, but production was stopped due to the bankruptcy and today there are only 38 examples to be found in the world.

Last Saabs up for Auction GOTHENBURG, Sweden: The last unique Saabs are now going to auction at KVD’s marketplace  http://www.kvd.se . Among the lots are cars that were built in very limited numbers, and a number of car models that … More »

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1971 Dodge Charger ‘Last Hemi’ to debut at Food Lion AutoFair

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Last original Hemi — a ’71 Charger R/T — to make its first post-restoration debut The last documented car to leave any Chrysler plant with a factory-installed 426 HEMI engine will make its first public appearance after restoration during the … More »

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1966 Mustang owner’s quandary: Restore it or drive it?

A restored 1966 Ford Mustang is a thing of beauty. Check out this coupe restored by Jeff Lilly Restorations in Texas.

Readers sometimes give us more credit than we deserve. We don’t have a crystal ball or an understanding of Nostradamus’ writings, and we can’t predict the future.  However, we can sometimes offer solid advice as in the case of this … More »

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