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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...