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.

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...

Just in ‘Case’ you were wondering

Case is one of the best-known tractor makers yet is among the least-known automobile builders. It doesn’t help that there are few survivors to spread the story of Case automobiles, but we found an interesting straggler in an upcoming online auction. J.I. Case Threshing Machine Co. built cars in Racine, Wisconsin,...

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...