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

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

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 … More »

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Warhoops salvage yard sold by founding family

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

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 … More »

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Forgotten Dreams: Lesser-known 1950s concept cars

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The 1950s cars of tomorrow featured ideas with the promise of progress during the jet age. Check out these lesser-known concept cars. More »

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Amelia Island hosts world’s largest gathering of Cadillac Dream Cars

Production 1959 Cadillacs are already wild, but the 1959 Cadillac Cyclone show car outdid them all.

Bill Warner and the team at the Amelia Island Concours took a page from Cadillac history at this year’s event by featuring a class of Cadillac concept cars never before assembled. More »

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Dream Cars: When imagination soars – and some cars do, too

2009 The Transition Roadable Aircraft (Photo courtesy of Terrafugia)

Heritage Museums & Gardens opens for the season April 13 with its 2013 special exhibit – “Driving Our Dreams: Imagination in Motion” – which will pay homage to the great car concepts and designers who pushed the boundaries of automobile design and technology. More »

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’50s concept cars to become tools for future automotive design

The trio looks on the 1953 Buick Wildcat concept car owned by Joe Bortz. The fiberglass-bodied car uses a shortened version of the chassis used by production 1953 Buicks.

Story and photos by Angelo Van Bogart In the 1950s, General Motors, Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Corp. concept cars predicted the future of the production cars Americans would be seeing at their local new-car dealership. Some of those same … More »

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1955 Flajole Forerunner joins AACA Museum in time for Hershey

Mark Hyman of Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars recently donated the one-of-a-kind 1955 Flajole Forerunner to the AACA Museum.

Just in time for Fall Hershey, the one-of-a-kind 1955 Flajole Forerunner will be on display at the AACA Museum Collection. More »

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1978 Pontiac show car found on Duluth street

The 1978 Pontiac Sunbird Special, a styling exercise displayed at the 1978 Chicago Auto Show, as recently discovered on a Duluth, Minn., street.

Old Cars Weekly reader Steve Isola was minding his own business, walking through Duluth, Minn., Aug. 10 when he stumbled upon this little silver Pontiac. Most people would have just assumed it was a regular ol’ Sunbird with the fancy … More »

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