Hobby News

Keep up with the latest hobby happenings in the world of collector cars. From new collectible model releases to new legislation impacting vintage vehicles, Old Cars Weekly has it covered. An informed hobby is a healthy hobby.

Vermont bill to provide single plate for pleasure cars introduced

Vermont legislation (H. 16) was introduced to provide that motor vehicles registered as pleasure cars may display only a single plate on the rear of the vehicle. Under Vermont law “pleasure cars” are defined as most all power propelled vehicles, except for many work vehicles including farm tractors, vehicles running only upon stationary rails...

2016 in Review – Trucks

Haulers getting their due on show circuit In 1998, the automotive world underwent an historic change. According to figures complied by Wards Auto, that was the year that the production of trucks in North America exceeded the production of passenger cars. It was the first time automobile factories built more trucks than cars and...

Rob Myers to receive Nicola Bulgari Award

TACOMA, Wash. – RM Group founder Rob Myers will be honored with the Nicola Bulgari Award from America’s Automotive Trust (AAT), which bestows its highest decoration to individuals within the automotive community for their efforts to preserve America’s motoring heritage. Myers, who began his career in a one-car garage more than 35 years ago,...

Chet Krause: 1923-2016

Old Cars Weekly founder was giant in publishing, hobbies, philanthropy  IOLA, Wis.- Chester L. “Chet” Krause, the founder of Old Cars Weekly and an iconic figure in the old car community and many other hobby circles, died June 25 at age 92 of natural causes. Krause built a hobby publishing empire, Krause Publications, that started...

Factory One to become research and archive center

GM and Kettering University have announced plans to transform the Flint, Mich., Durant-Dort Factory One into a research and archive center. The building, which houses rich automotive manufacturing history, has been chosen to relocate Kettering’s automotive collection of archives.

‘Papa John’s’ Camaro stolen, recovered

Three collector cars were stolen during this year’s annual Detroit-area Woodward Dream Cruise festivities, including the famed 1971 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 owned by John Schnatter of the Papa John’s pizza chain. The Camaro was later recovered.

Storm wrecks Minnesota V-8 Ford meet

The Central National Meet of the Early Ford V-8 Club Of America that was scheduled to be held at Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake in Brainerd, Minn., from July 12-16 was canceled when the resort closed due to a storm that blew through the area with little warning on Sunday, July 12.