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.

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...

TIME CAPSULE CAR

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 passed away last year, the black Buick Special Deluxe two-door Riviera hardtop was found...