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A ca.-1990 rear view of the 1953 Buick Skylark hardtop after James Ashworth restored it.

The 1953 Buick Skylark hardtop prototype revisited

Captured Lark The prototype 1953 Buick Skylark hardtop If you liked the one-off GM hardtop based on a sporty ’50s convertible design featured on last week’s blog, here’s another: The unique 1953 Buick Skylark Riviera hardtop. Buick began developing the idea for the special Skylark convertible in 1952. Unlike production Buick converts of the...

Extensive work has been completed to make the "PsyClone"

C5 Corvette “PsyClone” for a good cause

After laboring for nearly two years the “PsyClone” is complete. The project consisted of turning an extremely low milage C5 Corvette into a very roadworthy copy of Harley Earl’s dream car swan song – the 1959 Cadillac Cyclone. The new car has been dubbed “PsyClone.” The owner, Charles Keller, wanted it to represent the first version...

Celebrate 2014 Collector Car Appreciation Day with us at Iola

This Friday — July 11, 2014 — marks the fifth time that Collector Car Appreciation Day is recognized nationally. Why not honor the collector car hobby at the Iola Old Car Show with your friends from Old Cars Weekly? New under the Old Cars Tent this year will be hobby speakers Yvette VanDerBrink, Joe...


Iola ’14 to feature 3 concept cars

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.

A rear view of the Minichamps 1:18 model if the 1953 Buick Wildcat I.

Unveiled: 1953 Buick Wildcat pre-production model in 1:18 scale

Just in time for Joe Bortz‘s birthday today, Minichamps sent the famous concept car collector this pre-production 1:18 mockup of his 1953 Buick Wildcat dream car. Bortz received this mockup of the forthcoming model so that it could be edited to correct any inaccuracies in the design or features of the original, which rests...

The 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham Town Car concept at Warhoops with Harry Warholak Sr. (left) and Harry Warholak Jr. (right) in 1988.

Warhoops salvage yard sold by founding family

On the 25th anniversary year of Joe Bortz’s rescue of four Motorama concept cars rescued from Warhoops Used Auto & Truck Parts in Sterling Heights, Mich., the legendary salvage yard is marking another milestone in 2013: its sale by the Warholak family, founders of the yard. “I am almost 70 and it was time,”...