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The petite grille on Jerry’s T was a genuine Miller, reportedly purchased for a mere $8. Its scale is perfect for this car. A Farm-All tractor radiator fits snugly under the hand-formed track nose. The neat hood and the louvered side panels were hand-formed from 16-gauge steel.

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,...

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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...

The 1964 Comet Caliente after its thorough restoration. It’s now in better shape than when we bought it in 1970 as a daily driver.

Overhauled Comet

Old Cars Weekly archive – April 24, 2008 issue Restored ’64 Mercury Comet becomes 40th birthday surprise Story and photos by Morris and Sandy James This 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente four-door sedan was the first car my wife and I purchased after we were married in 1970. The Comet was purchased from a dealer...

The Italian Zust, as it appeared during the original around-the-world, New York-to-Paris Great Race in 1908.

1906 Zust revamped for Great Race 100th anniversary

Old Cars Weekly archive – April 24, 2008 issue Story and photos by Brennan Clarke For more than a quarter century, Harry Blackstaff kept one of the rarest antiques in automotive history hidden away in his cluttered workshop just outside the Vancouver Island town of Ladysmith. But when he heard about the planned re-enactment of...

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Two out of three ain’t bad

Old Cars Weekly archive – April 17, 2008 issue Retired auto body shop owner Bill Truka, of Des Plaines, Ill., likes prewar Chrysler cars. In fact, at one time he owned 30 of them. But, his latest project is just a bit out of the ordinary for Bill. It’s a prewar model and a...

Horizontal ribbing in the grille and the creasing on the lower body panels were also among the things that helped make the Impala SS appear larger and wider than it really was.

A Super Sport Standard-Bearer

Old Cars Weekly archive – April 10, 2008 issue Story and photos by Geoff Stunkard Carl and Bessie Nichols bought this 1963 Impala SS new It is the first new car they owned, and they still have it Though the muscle car era has been defined in many ways, the truth is that the...

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The Saga of the ‘Hungry Merc’

Old Cars Weekly archive – April 3, 2008 issue Adventures around Chicago with a nearly new 1956 Mercury By Roger King I recently found my long-lost color slides from 50 years ago, and it prompted me to write a story about the subject of those slides with Old Cars Weekly readers. In the fall...

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Snakebitten

Old Cars Weekly archive – April 3, 2008 issue Story and photos by Geoff Stunkard A Torino to take the song out of the birds, the bees and the judges   Cobra. The name itself was for the Asiatic serpent noted for its fast speed and quick-acting venom. When performance Fords come to mind,...

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Corvette collector’s persistence pays off

Old Cars Weekly archive – March 27, 2008 issue Story and photos by John Gunnell One car showcased in Bloomington Gold’s “Special Collection XXIII” last June was Darrell Davis’ gorgeous 1957 Corvette “fuelie” out of Winter Park, Fla. Davis was following the restoration of the Cascade Green sports car and, since he knew the restorer’s...

Eric Parsons’ restored 1951 Tempo Matador beer delivery truck, as displayed in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The no-bull Matador

Old Cars Weekly archive – March 20, 2008 issue Tempo truck restored to perfection Story and photos by Ron Kowalke Part of my excitement of traveling to Scottsdale, Ariz., every January has nothing to do with attending the high-profile auctions that take place there. In fact, getting away from the auction scene for a...