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Q&A with Kit Foster: July 10, 2014

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Q. A few issues ago, you identified some items I had purchased, saying they are horn buttons (March 13). In the same box was this item. Do you know what it is? — Herb Stuesse, Sheboygan Falls, Wis. A. As … More »

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Travelin’ Two-Ten: A trek from Washington to Iola ’14

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1956 Chevy Two-Ten will make another trek to Iola from Washington this summer. More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: July 3, 2014

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Q. The May 15 Q&A showed a pair of side lamps which I am sure came installed on certain models of early-1920s Studebakers. However, customizing was not limited to any particular period of automotive history. Many individuals or perhaps specialty … More »

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See 10 great four-doors lined up for Iola ’14

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For its July 10-13 event, the Iola Old Car Show has prepared a line-up of four-doors that will appeal to everyone. More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: June 26, 2014

Q. Regarding prewar cars with power windows, I believe that the 1942 Lincoln Continental had them, and I believe that they were vacuum-operated. The Sam Pack museum has a 1942 Continental Convertible and they list power windows on it. — … More »

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Hot rodders unite with limited-edition postage stamp

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U.S. Postal Service celebrates the fast, powerful cars thrill-seeking enthusiasts have been modifying for nearly a century by dedicating the limited-edition Hot Rods Forever Stamps. More »

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1971 Hemi ’Cuda convertible sets record with $3.5M bid

1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda Convertible (Lot S95)
Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions

Mecum’s inaugural Seattle auction last weekend carved out its place in the history books with the record-setting sale of a 1971 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda Convertible (Lot S95). More »

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Daughter of Preston Tucker dies

June 19, 1947: A cover of TUCKER TOPICS, the Tucker Corporation newsletter showcasing Marilyn Lee christening the Tucker “Tin Goose” before a crowd of 5,000 at Tucker’s Chicago factory on Cicero Ave.

Marilyn Lee Tucker McAndrew, daughter of famed automotive manufacturer Preston T. Tucker and Vera A. Tucker, passed away on June 5, 2014 in Carlsbad CA, at the age of 87. More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: June 19, 2014

Q. I have had a number of antique cars over the years, and with the oldest I usually continued to drive on bias-ply tires. An exception was a ’67 Cadillac convertible. It had modern radials when purchased, and I adhered … More »

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‘Black Plate’ license plates returning to California

Californians have placed enough orders to reinstate black plates for collector cars.

BLACK LICENSE PLATES RETURNING TO CALIFORNIA CARS Legacy License Plate Program Created by Assemblyman Mike Gatto Crosses DMV Order Threshold; Will Be Pressed Sacramento, CA – In 2012, when Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced AB 1658 and created the … More »

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