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Texas auto dealer arrested during his auction

Old Cars Weekly reporter Greg Riley was on the scene of a car auction-turned-crime bust on Saturday, June 27. Texas authorities arrested three and impounded 56 cars. Note that charges have been filed but no one has been convicted. The case is under investigation. Read Riley’s firsthand account of the event… By Greg Riley...

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2015 Collector Car Appreciation Day is July 10

Join us at the Iola Old Car Show for Collector Car Appreciation Day! The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 196 (S. Res. 196) designating July 10, 2015, as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” The Resolution was requested by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry...

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Rare cars at the Quam Car Collection Auction

VanDerBrink to auction unique collection Sept. 26, 2015   Grant Quam used to say, “You finally reach a point in life, when you can afford to buy the things that only the young can enjoy.” There’s a lot of wisdom in those words. He seemed to have sayings like this, for almost every occasion....

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10 things to see and do at 2015 Iola Old Car Show

Annual Wisconsin shindig is a feast for old car junkies The 2015 Iola Old Car Show will be held July 9-11 on the event’s dedicated showgrounds and around the Old Cars Weekly office in Iola, Wis. For this year’s event, show organizers have assembled a slate of great displays and new activities to keep...

Q&A with Kit Foster: June 25, 2015

Q. I just read about the shocking horn button in the 1947 Ford (May 21). This has nothing to do with battery voltage, as 6 or 12 volts DC will not shock anybody, but has to do with inductive magnetic field collapse of the horn’s actuation coil [in the horn relay]. When the battery...

U.S. Congress introduces bill to reform ethanol mandate

Legislation (HR 704) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to prohibit the sale of E15 (gasoline that is 15% ethanol) and eliminate the federal Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) mandate that 15 billion gallons of corn-based ethanol be blended into the U.S. fuel supply each year.  The EPA has turned to sales...

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Q&A with Kit Foster: June 18, 2015

Q. This is my grandfather’s car, in a picture from 1914. I can’t find what it is. Can you? — Richard T. Meyer, Auburn, N.Y. A. The radiator shape and outline looks just like a Model F Buick. This was a popular two-cylinder car built from 1906 to 1910. I think the photo shows...

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Ryan Evans from Count’s Kustoms to visit Iola Old Car Show

  Vintage Works will have the opportunity to be a sponsor of the Iola Old Car Show this year, and is excited to bring a special guest to Iola. Mark your calendars, because Ryan Evans from Count’s Kustoms in Las Vegas will be with Vintage Works for two days at Iola at the Teamed...

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Q&A with Kit Foster: June 11, 2015

  Q. I was contacted by a person who had bought a 1966 Barracuda from California. The VIN BP29D65157724 decodes as follows: Plymouth Barracuda; Premium price class; 2-door sports hardtop; 273-cid V8 2-barrel (LA motor); 1966; Los Angeles assembly plant; sequence number 157724. The back is a 1966 Barracuda, of course, but the front...