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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...

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....

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...