Features

A family affair

Old Cars Weekly archive – May 29, 2008 issue Story and photos by Joseph Garant Steele My father’s car, as I always refer to it, was purchased in late 1978 by him at Fordland in Auburn, Maine, as a leftover, low-option car that had not yet sold. I suspect this 1978 Ford LTD II...

A Model Delivery

Old Cars Weekly archive – May 22, 2008 issue Story by Brian Earnest;  photos from O’Neale collection Retired panel delivery given new life Technically, Jim and Suzan O’Neale’s dandy 1931 Model A panel delivery probably can’t qualify as a “barn find.” Jim actually uncovered the relic, literally, in an old garage. In reality, the...

Picking up memories

Old Cars Weekly archive – May 22, 2008 issue Restoring a long-lost 1941 Ford truck Story and photos by Garry Gardner Old Cars Weekly has been my only urgent reason to rush to the mailbox since I stared my subscription in 1972. I have spent years thoroughly enjoying the publication, especially the “Q&A” column...

Posh Pierce: Restoring a 1928 Pierce-Arrow Series 36 sedan

Old Cars Weekly archive – May 15, 2008 issue Story and photos by Angelo Van Bogart Restoring a 1928 Pierce-Arrow Series 36 sedan   Any Italian-American will tell you the atmosphere of Ferrara’s Imported Foods is that of an Italian food market. There’s a wonderful 1950s-style marquee in the requisite red, white and green...

Full steam ahead

Old Cars Weekly archive – May 15, 2008 issue Whites turn into satisfying restoration projects for Illinois man Story by Brian Earnest; photos from George Kaforski’s collection   George Kaforski doesn’t try to sugar coat anything when he talks about what it’s like to own a White steamer. The cars are obscure, a little...

Dressed to Thrill

Old Cars Weekly archive – May 8, 2008 issue Colorful SC/Rambler a rare prize today Story by Brian Earnest Frank Indriso knows there is a more than a little irony involved when it comes to his little 1969 SC/Rambler. The Hurst SC/Rambler was AMC’s best attempt at rolling out a low-budget, low-frills, affordable muscle...

True Blue Mustang Fan

Old Cars Weekly archive – May 8, 2008 issue Maryland car buff finds ‘73 Mach 1 worth waiting for By Brian Earnest George Hatcher figures he’ll probably never be able to replace his beloved 1972 Pewter Metallic Mach 1 Mustang. Heaven knows he’s tried. But after years of searching, traveling, hope, anguish and disappointment, he...

Fish Out of Water

Old Cars Weekly archive – May 8, 2008 issue Unearthing a Hemi ’Cuda sealed for 26 years Story & photos by Geoff Stunkard In collector-car circles, the word “Hemi” has become one that connotes rarity and value. The old Chrysler Corp. was not the only auto manufacturer to design hemispherical combustion chambers in its...

Tee-rific…The Jerry McKenzie T

Old Cars Weekly archive – April 24, 2008 issue By Ken Gross Jerry McKenzie’s pert little ’27 T won first place in the hot rod class at the fifth annual Indianapolis Custom Auto Show in June 1954. That same year, it was featured on the September cover of Rod & Custom. In those days,...

A Sense of ‘Humor’

Old Cars Weekly archive – April 24, 2008 issue A 1967 Ford F250 ice cream truck still puts smiles on its owners’ and show-goers’ faces Story and photos by Bob Tomaine Maya Curto’s Ford isn’t perfect, but it still attracts attention. “I was driving home one day,” she recalled, “and someone was waving me...