Editor’s Picks

Old Cars Weekly editors don’t usually play favorites… but we will here! Sometimes it’s a unique car, other times it’s the owner or story behind it that catch our attention. Our Editor’s Picks reflect some of the must-read stories on unique classic cars you won’t want to miss.

Old Cars Weekly editor warns of subscription scam

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Some of you have recently reported suspicious offers in the mail to renew your subscription to Old Cars Weekly magazine. Your uneasiness may be justified. More »

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SS-100-X Lincoln became part of history with JFK tragedy

Secret Service agents accompanied JFK inside the SS-100-X, shown here with the protective bubble in place.

It’s been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was killed by an assassin’s bullet in Dallas while riding in a specially built presidential parade car. That car may be one off the most valuable historic vehicles in the world today. More »

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Backroads with Kenny: Chasing Chryslers

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For years, people have been requesting documentation of retired Old Cars Weekly Research Editor Kenny Buttolph’s knowledge and adventures. This is the first installment in what we expect to be a series. More »

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Frenzy in the field: Firsthand report from Lambrecht sale

Indoor storage kept this striking 396-cid V-8 1965 Chevrolet Impala in top shape; the 12-mile car fetched $72,500.

The hearty Nebraska wind that blew across the 507 cars collected by Ray Lambrecht of the defunct Lambrecht Chevrolet Co. in Pierce finally carried the cars across the world following the auction of the collection on Sept. 28-29. More »

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Tips to ensure your old car has a safe, trouble-free winter nap

Keeping an open car in protective storage for several months is a little trickier than storing a closed car. Extra “coverage” is needed for the interior.

Classic car owners should pay particular attention when considering storage during inclement months when rain and snow can take their toll on a good original or nicely restored car. More »

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Custom Crosley: Reader’s mystery car leaves unanswered questions

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Last winter, Old Cars Weekly subscriber Brad Yoho of Stillwater, Minn., completed the restoration of an unusual 1948 Crosley that was customized several decades ago. The Crosley began as a factory-produced convertible, although the convertible Crosleys at this time had more of a sliding roof than a true complete folding top. Yoho believes the Crosley was customized in the mid 1950s, but he has been unable to find out much history of the vehicle to this point. More »

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Ready to roll? Follow this checklist for fall touring

If you’re planning some spirited touring like Lou Natenshon and Rex Barrett are doing in Lou’s ’31 Invicta, you’ll want to do a complete safety check.

If you’re planning some spirited touring, you’ll want to do a complete safety check. More »

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Going Green: Colorful Miller 8 bucked racing superstitions

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William Miller of Frankfort, Ind., took to the track in his green, vintage Indy racer during the Harry A. Miller Club’s “Millers at Milwaukee” meet on July 12-13 in Milwaukee, Wis. More »

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Video offers first sneak peek at rare Lambrecht Collection

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VanDerBrink Auctions, LLC will be conducting the amazing Lambrecht Chevrolet Company Auction Sept. 28-29 2013 in Pierce, Neb. This is an amazing collection of NEW Chevrolets from the 1960s and more – along with hundreds of survivor cars. Watch video … More »

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Forgotten Dreams: Lesser-known 1950s concept cars

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The 1950s cars of tomorrow featured ideas with the promise of progress during the jet age. Check out these lesser-known concept cars. More »

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