Car of the Week

Car of the Week: 1955 Chevrolet Corvette

Motorsports history was made in the middle of November 1954 when the first appearance of a Corvette in an international race took place during the fifth Carrera Panamericana, aka Mexican Road Race. The Corvette wore race No. 12 and was owned by Chicago speed shop owner and hot rodder Bill von...

Car of the Week: 1940 Ford De Luxe

About 30 years ago, Paul Zielsdorf’s dad helped him build his first project, a 1975 Chevy pickup that Zielsdorf bought when he was 15 years old. Recently, it was Zielsdorf’s turn to help his dad, Jim, this time building the 1940 Ford De Luxe coupe of his dad’s dreams.

Car of the Week: 1968 Excalibur Series I

Industrial designer Brooks Stevens, who was associated with Studebaker during its last years at South Bend, Ind., conceived the idea of building a modern car in the image of a sports classic of the past. The result was the Excalibur.

Car of the Week: 1949 Packard Eight

Ken Ruminer had watched the huge, black 1949 Packard slowly decaying for years. The stately machine slowly sank into the earth, and even though he wasn’t a “car guy” involved in the collector vehicle hobby, seeing the Packard being so neglected broke his heart.

Car of the Week: 1978 Pontiac Trans Am

Gary Miller decided to give himself a do-over when it came to buying a new Trans Am. And for the past 40 years, the Manitowoc, Wis., resident has been trying to make amends with himself for his first foray into T/A. ownership.

Car of the Week: 1947-49 Playboy

Lou Horowitz’s grandson David Kaplan is certainly doing his part to make sure his grandfather’s vision and efforts are not forgotten, however. He has become an expert on the history of Playboy cars and owns five of them.