Old Cars Flashback

A family affair

Old Cars Weekly archive – May 29, 2008 issue Story and photos by Joseph Garant Steele My father’s car, as I always refer to it, was purchased in late 1978 by him at Fordland in Auburn, Maine, as a leftover, low-option car that had not yet sold. I suspect this 1978...

A Model Delivery

Old Cars Weekly archive – May 22, 2008 issue Story by Brian Earnest;  photos from O’Neale collection Retired panel delivery given new life Technically, Jim and Suzan O’Neale’s dandy 1931 Model A panel delivery probably can’t qualify as a “barn find.” Jim actually uncovered the relic, literally, in an old garage....

Picking up memories

Old Cars Weekly archive – May 22, 2008 issue Restoring a long-lost 1941 Ford truck Story and photos by Garry Gardner Old Cars Weekly has been my only urgent reason to rush to the mailbox since I stared my subscription in 1972. I have spent years thoroughly enjoying the publication, especially...

Overhauled Comet

Old Cars Weekly archive – April 24, 2008 issue Restored ’64 Mercury Comet becomes 40th birthday surprise Story and photos by Morris and Sandy James This 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente four-door sedan was the first car my wife and I purchased after we were married in 1970. The Comet was purchased...

1906 Zust revamped for Great Race 100th anniversary

Old Cars Weekly archive – April 24, 2008 issue Story and photos by Brennan Clarke For more than a quarter century, Harry Blackstaff kept one of the rarest antiques in automotive history hidden away in his cluttered workshop just outside the Vancouver Island town of Ladysmith. But when he heard about the...