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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...

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,...

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...

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...

Coast-to-coast car thief traveled 22 states

Old Cars Weekly archive – March 13, 2008 issue Story by John Gunnell Auto theft is certainly nothing new. In March 1940 alone, 1,330 motor vehicles were stolen in California. Both individual thieves and auto-theft rings were in existence back then, but dedicated law-enforcement professionals, like Capt. Earl W. Personius, worked hard to thwart...

The Canadian Connection

Old Cars Weekly archive – January 10, 2008 issue Story and photos by Geoff Stunkard GM of Canada’s hottest muscle car was the Beaumont SD-396 General Motors has had a presence in Canada since its earliest days. Because Chevrolet was, by far, the largest vehicle line the corporation offered, those models became the cars...

Half-a-million miles: Pinto still kicking

Old Cars Weekly archive – Original print date – March 6, 2008 Story by Tom Collins California Pinto hits the mark A half-million-mile vehicle sounds like something that might be claimed by a famed truck company and a prized over-the-road tractor. When the vehicle under the microscope is not a mighty Kenworth or Peterbuilt,...

Remembering the Mustang II King Cobra

By Brad Bowling The 1974-78 Mustang II series is arguably the most controversial generation in the Mustang’s 50-year history, but most enthusiasts are willing to concede a model or two with a spark of excitement. In hindsight, the downsized II platform did one thing very well; it kept the Mustang name alive at a...