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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...

In memoriam: James T. Lenzke, 1941-2016

It is with great sadness that the Old Cars Weekly staff reports the passing of one of its own. On May 26, retired editor James T. Lenzke of Iola, Wis., died after a fall in his home. Lenzke joined the Old Cars Weekly staff of Krause Publications on Oct. 22, 1984, as a sales...

Hagerty insurance co-founder Frank Hagerty passes away at 79

Frank Hagerty impacted the classic wooden boat, car hobbies TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (March 19, 2014) – Hagerty announced today that co-founder Frank Hagerty passed away yesterday at age 79 at his home after a battle with cancer. Frank’s belief that vintage wooden boats were much more than just “floating pieces of firewood filled with...

Beloved Cars & Parts editor Bob Stevens dies

By John Gunnell Former Cars & Parts magazine editor Robert J. Stevens, 68, passed away Jan. 1, 2014, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney, Ohio. Best known as Bob Stevens to thousands of old car hobbyists, he was a resident of Sidney. He was born on July 25, 1945, in Detroit, Mich., and burial...