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.

Watching The Fords Go By: ‘A’ ghost story

Zeke and Molly Hill owned a 1930 Model A roadster similar to this one. This original Model A was photographed in 1955.

Are you intrigued by anecdotal stories about old Fords and the people connected to them? Check out this ghost story… if you dare… More »

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Babe Ruth’s ride hits a home run with owner

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Texas man buys 1948 Lincoln Continental that was the last car Babe Ruth ever owned, and very likely the last car he drove. More »

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Star Cars: Touring around Tinseltown

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Much like today, yesterday’s stars drove some of the finest machinery available to them. Often, Hollywood’s heroes and heroines were photographed with their new purchases, which ranged from the uncommon to the opulent, and sometimes both. Take a ride around Tinseltown… More »

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Have a super Yooper Christmas

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Season’s Greetings from the staff at Old Cars Weekly!! We at Old Cars couldn’t think of more appropriate holiday greeting than our favorite Old Cars Carol, otherwise known as “Rusty Chevrolet” by Da Yoopers. Dashing through da snow… in my rusty Chevrolet… More »

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Champion barn find: Long-lost ’32 Ford was drag-racing star

This 1932 Ford was built for the first World Series of Drag Racing, and after that 1954 race, it was parked and never run again.

A barn find with history: 1932 Ford Deluxe three-window coupe was a winner at first World Series of Drag Racing. More »

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SEMA 2012: Annual Vegas bash reflects changing old-car hobby

Corky Coker’s Mercer roadster was built to look unrestored according to one source we spoke to at this year’s SEMA Show. If so, it was sure hard to believe is wasn’t a barn find.

The 2012 SEMA Show championed the theme “Innovations of Generations.” Despite the snags that arose for East Coast travelers due to Hurricane Sandy, the SEMA Show drew a massive crowd and packed the Las Vegas Convention Center. More »

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Top 10 tips for collector insurance

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Brought to you by Hagerty… You have just purchased the classic car of your dreams and you want to make sure nothing happens to it. You need to protect it with the best insurance policy possible, but don’t want to … More »

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Salt Shakers: How to race your muscle car at Bonneville

Muscle cars of all vintages and classes were back on the Bonneville Salt Flats in September to push the envelope. Above, a pristine ’69 Camaro coupe seemed to be running pure stock.

Muscle cars of the ’60s and ’70s sprinkle the Bonneville Salt Flats during the Utah Sale Flats Racing Association’s “World of Speed” each September in Wendover, Utah. The 2012 entries included pristine ’69 Camaros; a hot but not-so-pristine AMX; a Cobra-Jet Torino; a GTO; a Formula Firebird; and an El Camino raced by Utah Valley University students. More »

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Suggest a new diecast model… and WIN one from Automodello

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To win a 1/43 model of your choice, just suggest Automodello’s next model! Suggest a car they haven’t yet modeled and one that is available in restored or original condition for measurements. Yours could be next! More »

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Buick find: Gear head buys his ‘first love’

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Almost every collector remembers the first car they drove, or the first car that brought them into the hobby as a kid. Very few of those collectors have the chance to own one of those special cars from their past, but count Leonard Anderson among the lucky few who owns the car that was both to him. More »

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