Old Car News

Old Cars Weekly’s news stories give you the latest information on collecting classic cars. Yes, even old cars have something new to talk about. Whether it’s a barn find or interesting court case, see what has the classic car community buzzing.

‘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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National Hudson Motor Car Company Museum becomes reality

The National Hudson Motor Car Company Museum will open this September in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Ypsilanti will host new Hudson car museum The Hudson Essex Terraplane Historical Society announced an agreement with the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum to establish the National Hudson Motor Car Company Museum in the old Miller Motors Dealership.  Miller Motors was … More »

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1914 Packard refurbished, ready for The Elegance at Hershey

1914 Packard – Post-Refurbishment

A refurbished 1914 Packard will debut at The Elegance at Hershey. More »

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1964 4-4-2 in the spotlight for Oldsmobile Homecoming

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The 2014 Oldsmobile Homecoming Car Show & Swap Meet, hosted by the R.E. Olds Chapter, will be held June 14. More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: June 12, 2014

Q. A friend has a 1965 Thunderbird convertible with an interesting problem. This car has power windows with original motors and switches, according to him. When he operates the switch for the right side rear window, his garage door goes … More »

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Austie Clark 1911 Mercer Raceabout will cross Monterey auction block

The Henry Austin "Austie" Clark Jr 1911 Mercer Raceabout.

Austie Clark’s 1911 Mercer Raceabout to be auctioned in Monterey August 15-16 A special 1911 Mercer Raceabout once owned by Henry Austin “Austie” Clark Jr., who literally wrote the book with Beverly Rae Kimes on Mercer and more than 5,000 … More »

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“Speedy” Bill Smith crosses the Finish Line

"Speedy" Bill Smith

“Speedy” Bill Smith, founder and owner of Speedway Motors, died May 30 at his home in Lincoln, Neb., just weeks before his 85th birthday. More »

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Mustangs and movie cars lead Leake’s Tulsa auction

Lot #470: 1968 Ford Mustang Stryker Coupe. One-of-a-kind built by Sanderson's Customs & Conversions with design contributions by George Barris. Designed as tribute to the US Armed Forces.

  TULSA, Okla. — Leake Auction Company is preparing for their annual collector car auction in Tulsa, June 6- 8, in the River Spirit Expo at Expo Square. The three-day event will feature 750 collector vehicles including trucks, classics, muscle … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: June 5, 2014

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Q. Referring to the question about special washers used on electrical connectors (April 24), I believe these limit the rotation of round crimp-on connectors (or loose wires, twisted around the terminal screw) with the left-pictured washer, and spade type (“Y” … More »

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Iola ’14 to feature 3 concept cars

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Three of the most valuable postwar four-doors will be coming to the 2014 Iola Old Car Show in Iola, Wis. — the 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne concept car, the 1955 LaSalle II sedan concept car and the 1966 Duesenberg prototype. More »

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