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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...

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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,”...

The preliminary model of the 1955 LaSalle roadster concept car under construction by Minichamps.

Sneak peek at Minichamps’ 1955 LaSalle concept car model

Dream car collector Joe Bortz shared this preview of a new 1:18 model of his recently restored 1955 LaSalle II Roadster concept car. The LaSalle II roadster, along with the 1955 Biscayne, LaSalle II Sedan and 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham Town Car were among those concepts Bortz famously rescued from Warhoops salvage in 1989...