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The 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham Town Car concept at Warhoops with Harry Warholak Sr. (left) and Harry Warholak Jr. (right) in 1988.

Warhoops salvage yard sold by founding family

On the 25th anniversary year of Joe Bortz’s rescue of four Motorama concept cars rescued from Warhoops Used Auto & Truck Parts in Sterling Heights, Mich., the legendary salvage yard is marking another milestone in 2013: its sale by the Warholak family, founders of the yard. “I am almost 70 and it was time,”...

Henry Ford with the car that made him a household name, the Model T.

Henry Ford’s 150th birthday celebrated around the world

150th Anniversary of Henry Ford’s Birth Celebrated Around the World Today, July 30, marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford, whose innovative ideas revolutionized transportation and brought mobility to the masses. Henry Ford’s enduring impact is being recognized through events and declarations across the United States and around the world. Celebrations...

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 and Duster of Tom “Mongoose” McEwen exhibition raced on drag strips across the country...

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 field. Droves of bow-ties and blue ovals trekked to the tiny hamlet of Iola,...

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Historic vehicles drive anti-ethanol message to Congress

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 engines and the dangers of consumer misfueling.  Hosted by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA)...