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Jay Leno’s 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8, Estimate: $50,000-$80,000
(Image copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company. Photo by Brian Henniker)

Jay Leno to auction 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 in support of USO

  SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Gooding & Company has announced that USO CEO & President J.D. Crouch II, 36th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, and USO Board Member General George Casey, along with Hollywood’s champion of car collecting and long-time USO supporter Jay Leno, will present the comedian’s 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8...

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Q&A with Kit Foster: January 15, 2015

  Q. I bought this old steering wheel 20 years ago at a rummage sale. It is 17 inches outside diameter with a 3/4-inch hole, two key slots and has a 2-1/4 inch rise. I know there were many such wheels made in the past, but I thought it would be a good challenge...

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Q&A with Kit Foster: January 8, 2015

  Q. I am currently restoring a 1953 Ford F100 pickup. I am having trouble finding a vinyl strip to protect my running boards. They are mounted on an aluminum strip. Sacramento Vintage Ford Parts and Dennis Carpenter have discontinued them. They look like these I recently photographed at Hot August Nights in Reno....

As shown by this Styleline DeLuxe Sport Sedan, the Chevrolet grille lost teeth for 1950.

1949-’52 Chevys are gaining in collectibility, but they’re still bargains

The Affordable Chevrolet As is true with many immediate postwar cars, the 1949-’52 Chevrolet Stylelines and Fleetlines are following their slightly younger postwar counterparts to the peak of popularity. Tri-Five Chevys have been a hobby sensation since the mid-’70s. Shortly thereafter, the gull-wing 1958 and ’59 Chevys caught the fancy of many collectors. Then,...

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Lost Dreams: Mysteries of the missing GM Motorama cars

By David W. Temple; photos from author’s collection and GM Media Archives The tales related to the disappearances of the dream cars of the General Motors Motorama are not too unlike stories of mysterious disappearances within the Bermuda Triangle and of crashed flying saucers stashed at Area 51. The whereabouts of many of GM’s...

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Q&A with Kit Foster: January 1, 2015

Q. Do you know what make, year, and model this mirrored clock was used for? It is a Phinney-Walker Electric Auto Watch, catalog number 217EM. Thank you. — Al DeAmicis, MPIA A. The Phinney-Walker Co. was founded in New York circa 1903. Into the 1920s, it manufactured automobile clocks, and its rim-wind “Embassy” clock...

Old Cars wishes you a super ‘Yooper’ Christmas

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… down da road I go… sliding all da way… Click here to...

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Lights on at new Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum

By Jim Hinckley U.S. 66, known throughout the world as Route 66, officially ceased to exist almost 30 years ago. Still, this simple highway has morphed into something special. It became America’s longest attraction and a living, breathing time capsule that preserves a century of American societal evolution, with just a thin overlay of...

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Q&A with Kit Foster: December 18, 2014

Q. In the June 12 “Q&A” I read Don Rudolph’s question about an old car frame. I also have a frame from a Badger car with the same spring set-up. A “Badger — Milwaukee” emblem is in the center of both front and rear bumpers. If anyone could use this frame, or parts, please...