Under the Hood

An ‘Old Cars’ license plate topper: If you want it, we will build it!

A mock up of the proposed porcelainized license plate topper.

Deck out your old car with  OLD CARS  The staff of Old Cars Weekly is gauging interest in producing a vintage-style license plate topper for your vintage car or truck. The high-quality toppers would be made of heavy 18-gage steel … More »

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Snake and Mongoose go from drag strip to silver screen

Anyone who grew up playing with redline Hot Wheels or watched drag racing in the late 1960s and early 1970s thinks cars — not animals — upon hearing the phrase “Snake and Mongoose.”  The famous Barracuda of Don “Snake” Prudhomme … More »

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Iola ’13: Ford versus Chevy

The Iola Old Car Show pitted Ford versus Chevy, and the winners were those who came to see the cars from each make in the Theme Area, Blue Ribbon Concours, Swap Meet, Car Corral, Postwar show field and Prewar show … More »

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Three donated Tucker automobiles headed to AACA Museum

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The world’s largest Tucker collection is headed to its new permanent home at the AACA Museum in Hershey, Pa., from the David Cammack Collection in Virginia. More »

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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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