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Sweet scenes from Fall Hershey

There was plenty to see — and swap — at festive Hershey 2012 By Angelo Van Bogart The Antique Automobile Club of America’s (AACA) annual Eastern Division National Fall Meet in Hershey, Pa. (a.k.a. Hershey) contains the largest flea market known to man, and one of the most prestigious show fields along the East...

Jack Buck of Greenville, Pa., brought his custom-built “El Poncho,” a 1960 Pontiac converted into an El Camino-style pickup.

1,100 people, 901 Ponchos at 40th POCI show

Activity in the Pontiac Oakland Club International has been up and down over the past 40 years, but the end of the club’s fourth decade brought back a pattern of growth following the demise of the Pontiac brand. That was quite evident at the recent POCI meet. Check out the highlights.

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Flint gears up for Back to the Bricks

Thousands of classic cars are already cruising the streets of downtown Flint, Mich., this week as Back to the Bricks week gets under way. More than 500,000 people expected for the eighth annual event, which already boasts 50,000 cars registered this year. Activities for the Aug. 14-18 “street party” include a car corral, swap...

This Model A Ford truck is more typical of what lines the tree-shaded roads around Back to the 50’s in June. This red hauler is particularly sharp.

Twin Cities turns back the clock for another great Back to the 50’s

Despite its name, the Minnesota Street Rod Association’s annual Back to the 50’s event isn’t directly about the 1950s as it is about the 1973 cult classic “American Graffiti,” which takes place in 1962. That film reminded Minnesota gear heads about their own automotive heritage of cruising the loop around St. Paul in cool...

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Nomads wend their way to convention

Luke and Kathy Miller never have a problem deciding where to go for vacation, or how to get there. They just go wherever the Chevrolet Nomad Association annual convention is held. This year they are heading to Sacramento, Calif., for the week of July 8-13. As far as getting there, the Millers will drive...

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T-Birds to flock to international meet

The International Thunderbird Club’s 19th Annual International Convention will be held July 8-15 in Claymont (Wilmington), Del. This Convention is open to all Thunderbird owners and enthusiasts from 1955-2005 — trailered or driven Thunderbirds, concours to original Thunderbirds, stock to modified Thunderbirds, judged to non-judged and many levels in between. The convention will be...

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Old Cars announces 2011 Golden Quill winners

Drum roll, please... Meet the winners of the 2011 Golden Quill Awards, which spotlight balanced, well-done publications that meet the needs of their car club while advancing general knowledge of collector cars and their history. We received thousands of entries. See who finished on top.

The 1954 Bonneville Special was one of the two Pontiacs shown at the 1954 Motorama. It is in completely original condition and has about 400 miles on the odometer.

Joe Bortz to display 4 historic concept cars at POCI Convention

Four Pontiac concept cars from the legendary Bortz Dream Car Collection will be featured in a special display at the 2012 Pontiac-Oakland Club International (POCI) Convention, which will be held in St. Charles, Ill., from July 17-21. “No matter where these cars are displayed, they always set attendance records,” said Joe Bortz. “The public’s...

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Rare Cobras to be a part of first Ford-Cobra-Shelby Reunion

POMONA, Calif. – Guest curator Lynn “Mr. Cobra” Park announced today a short list of the extraordinary Cobras to be included in the “Speed Merchants of Venice” 50th Anniversary Cobra Exhibit as part of the Ford-Cobra-Shelby Reunion scheduled for April 21 at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by Automobile Club of Southern...

The author is dressed for the occasion as she checks out a 1910 Duro at the Murphy Museum in Oxnard, Calif.

Horseless Carriage Club of America cranks off 75th anniversary

By Helen V. Hutchings; photos by John C. Meyer III, HCCA It is not unusual to read about a car club celebrating its anniversary. As a matter of record, our own editor Angelo Van Bogart told of two recently on his blog; the Classic Car Club of America observing the 60th anniversary of its...