Car Blogs

Old Cars Weekly’s car blogs provide an insider’s look at collecting and maintaining classic cars. Get involved with the classic car enthusiast communities surrounding these car blogs: Tire Tracks featuring new blogger and editor Mike Eppinger, Under the Hood with Angelo Van Bogart, Gunner’s Garage with John Gunnell, A Note from the Li’l Nordstrom’s Gal with Yvette VanDerBrink, and Salvage Yard Ron with Ron Kowalke.

Crazy prices for virgin ’60s Cadillacs?

A few weeks ago, we highlighted a few spectacular unrestored, low-mileage 1960s Cadillacs that were going up for auction at the 2019 Fall Auburn sale at the Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Ind. We kept our eyes on the bidding and discussed these cars with fellow Cadillac fans, some of whom...

Symco’s hotrods and kustoms pack Unionville again

By John Gunnell   Thousands of “traditional” hot rod enthusiasts traveled to Symco, Wis., to participate in the Symco Hotrod & Kustom Weekender on Aug. 9-10. Those who like the ‘50s and ‘60s lifestyle enjoy this event because it features attractions such as a large vintage camper section, pinup girl clothing...

All in the Hunt

By Yvette VanDerBrink Growing up on the prairies of Kansas, Joan McPherson was used to small town life. The country gal headed off to college and was instantly smitten with Wayne McPherson. He was from Lincoln, NE and drove a “Hot Rod” that was a constructed from a collection of parts....

Three low-mile Cadillac cream puffs at Auburn

1960s Cadillac lovers will be able to experience time travel, if they’re in the right place at the right time. The right place is the Auburn (Indiana) Auction Park. The right time is RM Auctions’ 2019 Fall Auburn sale, scheduled for August 29 thru September 1. RM Auctions has been heavily...

Finding old car gold at Golden Sands Salvage

Future for recently closed yard remains uncertain Story and Photos by Ron Kowalke   Golden Sands Salvage, a long-standing and popular vintage vehicle and parts source in Boscobel, Wis., closed on July 27. Keith Swenson, who has operated the southwestern Wisconsin salvage yard for approximately 30 years, is seeking a buyer...

Huge MN Barn Find Going to Auction!

The James Graham Collection – August 9-10, 2019 Everyone dreams of finding a collector car “barn find”. VanDerBrink Auctions, LLC got a phone call to check out a huge MN “collector car barn find” this past winter. With a referral from the undertaker, the executors called me to come and take...

More than chemistry – a love affair of gas & steam

Bob Smith Collection – August 2-3 Miles, IA By Yvette VanDerBrink There are elements of chemistry that are involved with the operation of tractors, gas engines and collector cars. The correct gas ratios, conditions that cause condensation and vapor locking, and even correct temps are all factors in creating power in ...

‘Down on the Farm’ The James Graham Collection

James Graham Collection – August 9-10, Beardsley, MN By Yvette VanDerBrink   James grew more than wheat, corn and soybeans on his farm in Traverse County, Minnesota. He also grew a bumper crop of GM convertibles, Ford, Mercury, and of course, Graham trucks after his namesake. James Graham grew up on a...