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The 1954 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight convertible in 1976 after Terry Boyce drove it from Pennsylvania to his home in Wisconsin. It hit 30,000 miles on the drive home. (Terry Boyce photo)

Familiar 1954 Olds Starfire 98 convertible re-surfaces

1954 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight convertible was familiar to pages of Old Cars, Hemmings Kenny Buttolph, the former Old Cars Weekly research editor who recently passed away, owned hundreds of collector cars in his lifetime — maybe more. Retired OCW Publisher John Gunnell likes to tell people that Kenny once began writing down a list of...

Kenny Buttolph with the Old Cars Weekly 1954 Chevrolet panel truck nicknamed "Buck" for its Buckskin color. Chet told Kenny to paint the truck white, like every other company vehicle, but Kenny knew it would look horrible in that color, so he picked this off-white color. He saved his job, and the appearance of the truck, even if Chet ended up cussing him out over the color choice.

Kenny Buttolph, Old Cars Weekly icon, dies at 78

Kenneth “Kenny” Hower Buttolph, the face behind Old Cars Weekly’s “Kenny’s Klunkers” and the man behind the wheel of the publication’s 1954 Chevrolet panel truck, died Dec. 23 in Iola, Wis. He was 78.     A gear head in the every sense of the word, Kenny owned hundreds of collector cars: 526, to...


Backroads with Kenny: Chasing Chryslers

For years, people have been requesting documentation of retired Old Cars Weekly Research Editor Kenny Buttolph’s knowledge and adventures. This is the first installment in what we expect to be a series.