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Garage Time

It happens every so often when the earth, moon and stars align. It is one of the most cherished things any car junkie could ask for. A whole weekend to yourself, out in the garage unencumbered, is like your own personal holiday. I was fortunate enough to have one such weekend recently, and I...

Left to right: Mark Gessler, President, HVA and Vice President FIVA; co-owner Stewart Laidlaw; co-owner Kirk Bewley; and Hagerty CEO, McKeel Hagerty. Photo courtesy of Historic Vehicle Association

FIVA Preservation awards at Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach, CA – The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) awarded two Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) preservation trophies at the 66th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, August 21, 2016.  The FIVA Pre-War Preservation Trophy was awarded to the 1902 Thomas, Model No. 17, owned by Kirk Bewley of Sacramento, California and Stewart...

E-Type Roadster Chassis No 850092 (left) and E-Type Coupe Chassis No 860005 (right) left Jaguar's factory in 1961, reunited today at CMC

Jaguars reunited after 55 years

Two Jaguar E-types that were both built on Aug. 21, 1961 on the production line at Browns Lane in Coventry have been reunited at Classic Motor Cars (CMC) of Bridgnorth in Shropshire, United Kingdom, to celebrate their 55th birthdays. One E-Type was the first production inside bonnet lock right-hand-drive fixed head coupe; the other...

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Could it Happen Again?

  The saying goes, “we learn from our past.” History repeats itself. But could it? I was talking with a Good Ol’ Boy from Georgia last month and we discussed the political state of affairs in America today. This man in his 80s was full of wisdom as we talked about old times. I...

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Chet Krause: 1923-2016

Old Cars Weekly founder was giant in publishing, hobbies, philanthropy  IOLA, Wis.- Chester L. “Chet” Krause, the founder of Old Cars Weekly and an iconic figure in the old car community and many other hobby circles, died June 25 at age 92 of natural causes. Krause built a hobby publishing empire, Krause Publications, that started...

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TV star Ryan Evans is spending time in Wisconsin

Last week at the NEW Motorama show in Green Bay, Old Cars Weekly ran into Ryan Evans from Counts Kustoms in Las Vegas. Evans is going to return to Wisconsin in July for the Iola Old Car Show, where he’ll be appearing in the Vintage Works (www.vintageworks.com) exhibit at the show. Ryan came to...

Factory photo of the 1955 Eldorado  two-door hardtop. Although it was clearly the prototype for the 1956 Eldorado Seville, no "Seville" scripts appear on this car. (GM Media Archives image)

Found: 1955 Cadillac Eldorado ‘Seville’ prototype

A unique 1955 Eldorado built for the chief engineer of Cadillac By Angelo Van Bogart/copyright Old Cars Weekly Just when I thought all of the one-offs and prototypes were discovered, one popped up in the July 2015 The Self-Starter, publication of the Cadillac & LaSalle Club. Tucked in the classified section at the back...

The 1940 Ford Pilot Model GP-No. 1 Pygmy, features a low silhouette, a flat-hood and a slat-grille incorporating the headlights within the body for protection. GP-No. 1 remains almost entirely unrestored. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum/John Omenski)

1940 Ford Pilot Model GP-No. 1 Pygmy receives distinction

PRNewswire – The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) announced today the 1940 Ford Pilot Model GP-No. 1 Pygmy as the eighth vehicle to be recorded under the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Heritage Documentation. The documentation will be part of the HVA’s National Historic Vehicle Register and the Historic American Engineering Record that is permanently...