Features

First school bus gets second life

Old Cars Weekly archive – June 26, 2008 issue Blue Bird bus company began with experimental Model A By Meredyth Albright School may be out for the summer, but for those wanting to relive their school days, or more specifically the bus ride to school, a trip to the Henry Ford Museum will offer...

Hot Rodding – The Glory Years

Old Cars Weekly archive – June 12, 2008 issue Story by Chuck Klein Cresting the hill, almost side by side and at a little over 100 mph, the powerful Marchal headlamps illuminated the reflective decals on the side of a city police car waiting for the light at Langdon Road. I could see by the...

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...