50′s Cars

1950s cars: Cars and trucks of the 1950s began turning necks and stopping traffic the minute they landed on the showroom floor, and they continue to give chiropractors a fair share of business. Even today, the brilliant chrome, whitewall tires and bright colors coating wildly stamped body panels remain a sight to make child and adult alike stop and stare. Stroll through news and features stories on the toothy, tailfinned dream machines of the 1950s and relive the period when Elvis was king and salesmen still sold new Studebakers.

Confessions of a Rocket Man and his 1955 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday coupe

Talking ’50s Oldsmobiles with an owner and former employee
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Don Kizziar collection to sell at no reserve

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The Elegance At Hershey offers rarities

Show feature ssome of the world’s rarest and seldom seen cars More »

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Car of the Week: 1954 Hudson Hornet

Whenever Jack Stewart decides to take off for a weekend car show, or a weekday gather of old car nuts — and he does that a lot! — he has a decision to make: take his 1935 Hudson Eight, or hop in his smooth-cruising 1954 Hornet sedan. And as much as he adores his ’35, Steward, a resident of Janesville, Wis., often has a pretty tough time leaving the Hornet at home. For a guy like Stewart who loves Hudsons and is a connoisseur of comfortable, long-distance road trips, it’s hard to beat his big four-door land yacht.

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A father-son barn find

Mike and Blake Yager uncover hidden 1957  Corvette… and leave it untouched! More »

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Car of the Week: 1953 Studebaker convertible

The most often-heard remark Steve Hudson hears from serious Studebaker people about his unusual convertible is that it’s "the car Studebaker should have made." More »

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Rip Van Winkle Buick Awakens Collector Interest Walter Zemple of Manawa, Wis., was a careful, frugal man who lived in a home without modern utilities. However, Mr. Zemple took exceptionally good care of a 1951 Buick he owned. When he … More »

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Car of the Week: 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible

John Romppainen grew up during the “Happy Days” era of the 1950s. And there may not be a car anywhere that better represents that golden decade than Romppanien’s lovely 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible.

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Cadillac Eldorado Brougham to be offered during Amelia Island

Anybody who regularly visits this blog knows I dig anything with the Cadillac crest, especially when it hovers above the classic “V” as it did on 1930-’60s models. One of the most impressive Cadillacs to come from that period, and … More »

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Car of the Week: 1950 Chrysler New Yorker

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