Under the Hood

Warhoops salvage yard sold by founding family

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

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 … More »

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Ferrari and Packard are big winners at Pebble Beach weekend in Monterey

The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance proclaimed this 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich-bodied convertible victoria owned by Judge Joseph Cassini III and his wife Margie as Best of Show at the 2013 event.

In August, buzz in the collector car world shifts to California’s Monterey Peninsula, and inevitably, the two main questions that come from the weekend are: What car won “Best of Show” at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and what vehicle … More »

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Jay Leno to provide commentary during Auctions America’s California sale

Jay Leno will provide color commentary for the live television coverage of Auctions America‘s California Auction on Aug. 3, which will air during the NBC Sports Network’s broadcast of the auction, which will run from Aug. 1-3. The live coverage will … More »

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Henry Ford’s 150th birthday celebrated around the world

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

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 … More »

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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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