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.

An appointment of trust

By Yvette VanDerBrink One of the biggest honors that I have gotten in my auction career is to have been appointed to handle an estate in a will. Yup that’s right, that that customer that said, “I’ll call you later” unfortunately does not make that call until it’s too late. Sadly,...

Not on the radar…. Auctions and COVID-19

By: Yvette VanDerBrink Weather is something that an auctioneer pays attention to when conducting Live/Online auctions. Growing up on a farm in South Dakota, you learn to watch the weather. We used to step outside and watch the clouds, but now we can just watch the radar on your phone to...

How the COVID-19 virus is affecting the car hobby

  On Feb. 28 the promoters of the early March Geneva International Motor Show were forced to cancel the event due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. More recently, RM Sotheby’s has postponed its Essen Auction at Techno-Classica, and the 2020 New York International Auto Show has been rescheduled due to the virus....

NEW Motorama plans a one-year hiatus   

On Feb. 8, Rick Paulick of the NEW Motorama car show in Green Bay, Wis., announced that the popular event will not be held in 2020, but that plans are being made for a bigger and better 2021 edition. “This year we will not be having our annual indoor show,” said...

Right place, right time…

By Yvette VanDerBrink   SOLD! It’s the end of the January kickoff auctions. Most experts believe these January sales will tell the trends in the collector car hobby for the rest of the year. I also wonder what the trends will be.  Mecum Auctions started the auction season with their Kissimmee,...

Kookie has died

Actor Edd Byrnes, who became a Hollywood icon in the late-1950s, died at his home in Santa Monica, Calif., on Jan. 8, 2020 at age 87. Byrnes played the “Kookie” character in the “77 Sunset Strip” TV show an ABC TV detective drama starring Efrem Zimbalist Jr. as a hip L.A....

Wisconsin’s New Alliance

Wisconsin Speciality Vehicle Alliance to represent hobby BY John Gunnell Bob Doremire of the Wisconsin Specialty Vehicle Alliance (WSVA) spoke to approximately 150 car hobbyists during a presentation at Greg’s Speed Shop in Waupaca, Wis., on Oct. 17. Doremire said that the WSVA is a new 501(c)4 organization formed to represent...

1974 rocket car seeks land speed record on ice

By John Gunnell Kurt Anderson, a 60-year-old Orono, Minn. man, hopes to set a new World’s Speed Record on ice with his 1974 Arctic Arrow rocket-powered racing car during the 2020 Manawa Snodeo in Manawa, Wis. on February 15-16, 2020. Anderson’s attempt to break the current record of 247.93 mph will...