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7/12/2024 Mark C. Bach
The Port of San Diego features an artwork by Dale Bolton that utilizes used car wheel rims and primary colors to make a statment about using recycled materials and natural energy.
7/11/2024 Mark C. Bach
The Park Central Mall and Center Avenue in Phoenix Arizona welcomed car enthusiasts to show off their rides like a 1951 Hudson, a flamed Mercury custom, and more sweet sets of wheels!
7/11/2024 Greg Zyla
Amazing custom vehicles like a 1976 Chevy C-10 and Futurliner display bus were on offer at Barrett-Jackson thanks to Gas Monkey Garage & Discovery Channel's Fast and Loud.
1966 Chevrolet C-10 Truck
7/11/2024 Mark C. Bach
Yancey Taylor held on to the 1966 Chevrolet C-10 he had in high school and has restored it to its old school glory piece by piece.
1937 Series 80 Diamond T Stake Bed Truck
7/11/2024 Mark C. Bach
A thirteen year resto was done on this gorgeous 1937 Series 80 Diamond T Stake Bed Truck makes it a stunning example of what was the last year for the Model 80 series.
 1956 GMC Truck Stepside Pickup Truck At Cruisin' Grand in Escondido, CA
7/11/2024 Mark C. Bach
Once used as a delivery truck, this 1956 GMC Truck Stepside Pickup Truck delivered on style at Cruisin' Grand in Escondido, CA.
1961 Chevy Apache 10
7/11/2024 Mark C. Bach
This 1961 Chevy Apache 10 has spent its life with its original owner who still has all the documents for this stunning two-tone Tampico Turquoise and Cameo White shortbed truck.
1951 Chevy 3100 Truck Excites At Cars & Coffee In Scottsdale, AZ
7/11/2024 Mark C. Bach
A gorgeous 1951 Chevy 3100 Truck was on show at a Cars & Coffee event in Scottsdale, AZ where attendees could check out cool features like the Thriftmaster engine and old school traffic light viewer
1956 Ford Truck Wins Big At Grand National Roadster Show & Goodguys
6/29/2024 Mark C. Bach
This Rootbeer Brown 1956 Ford truck snagged two awards at the Grand National Road Show in the "Full Pickup" and "Best Truck" categories before securing its place to compete as a finalist for Goodguys’ Rod and Custom "Late Model Truck of the Year."
Big & Medium-Size 1960s Muscle Cars
7/2/2024 Greg Zyla
In my opinion, the first full-size muscle car produced was the 1962 406 Galaxie, which started making big numbers at drag strips coast to coast. The 406 relied on a three-two-barrel carb setup and delivered 405 horses.
Cars of the 1950s &  1960s To The Cars Of Today
7/2/2024 Greg Zyla
Back in the 1950s and 1960s when the new car introductions took place starting in late October, I always felt they were exterior “beauty’s only skin deep” upgrades more so than notable technical and suspension improvements.
1966 Dodge Charger: “King of the Road”
7/1/2024 Greg Zyla
1966 Dodge Charger, one of Chrysler Corporations first really radical designs that generated much attention upon introduction in late 1965.
Remembering Andy Granantelli - A Look Back At His STP Sponsorship & Indy 500 Win
7/1/2024 Greg Zyla
Looking back on Granatelli’s career, he was the moving force behind Studebaker Racing in the late 1950s to mid-1960s, and was also involved with the McCulloch Supercharger Company that supplied super-chargers
Professional Motorsports In 2021
7/1/2024 Greg Zyla
The biggest negative affecting major league sports, regardless of sanctioning body or sport enterprise, has been little or no fans in the stands.
Plymouth: Gone But Not Forgotten
7/1/2024 Greg Zyla
As a past owner of both Plymouth and Dodge cars and Dodge trucks, I feel your pain. When you revisit Plymouth’s history, it was indeed a major player in the lower price family car offerings, much like Chevrolet and Ford.
Reader Recalls Father’s Hillman Husky
7/1/2024 Greg Zyla
Hillman was part of the large Rootes car manufacturing company, a well known British manufacturer operating near Coventry, England. Dating back to building its first cars in 1907.
Do Fiberglass C3 Corvettes Have Rust Problems?
7/1/2024 Greg Zyla
Even though a collector car might look 100-percent beautiful on the outside, and not just Corvettes mind you, underneath is where you’ll find major problems due to rust.
Fernando Soto’s 1961 Chevy Impala SS 409
7/1/2024 Greg Zyla
My dad was an advertising salesman for our local newspaper, The Vineland Times Journal, and lucky for me my dad bought his first ever brand new car from Yank, a 1961 Bel Air two-door with the inline-6.
The Innovative 1963-1964 Chrysler Turbine Car
7/1/2024 Greg Zyla
Decades ago, I’m thinking the summer of 1964, my friend and I both had dads that worked for Chrysler Corp in Detroit. One night her dad brought home a prototype car and gave my dad and me a ride.
Peugeot History & Detective Columbo's 1959 Peugeot 403
7/1/2024 Greg Zyla
In my opinion, that Peugeot 403 convertible was to France what the Karman Ghia was to Germany. European car enthusiasts had a few sporty cars to choose from that were actually in a price range that “normal” consumers could afford.
Which 1968 Chevy SS 396 Was Rarest, Most Collectable?
6/30/2024 Greg Zyla
According to my files, in 1968 a total of 428,585 Chevelles were built. Of them, 266,300 were Chevelle Malibus in numerous trims. As for the SS 396 models that are not counted in the Malibu number.
6/30/2024 Bob Deneen
Raceway Park was located at 127th and Western in Blue Island, IL. It was a 1/4 mile asphalt track, and the really dominant driver I remember was Bud Kohler in his Nash.
6/30/2024 Ken Anderson
The first time I went, we stood at the ticket booth. I heard the unholy roar of W.O.T. V8s all in unison and unmuffled, and it was very intriguing to me.
6/30/2024 Clarence Bryant
Back in 1962-63 when I was about 14 years old my dad took me to my very first race at a little track in Dover, NH. This track was maybe a 1/8th mile track.
The Old School Hotrodders of Virginia - Spring Cruise In Swap Meet
6/30/2024 Darrell Olgers
The Old School Hot Rodders of Virginia held their Spring Cruise-In and Swap Meet on Saturday May 1, 2021 in Sutherland, VA about 30 minutes south of Richmond.
1965 Chevy Corvette Coupe - An Unbelievable "Dry Garage Find"
6/30/2024 Darrell Olgers
The acquaintance also gave me a link to view many of the key items in the auction, and one really piqued my interest—an unrestored 1965 Corvette coupe.
1960 Chevy Corvette - A Long Gone Project Resurfaces
6/30/2024 Darrell Olgers
It’s funny how things come full circle. This story begins 30 years ago when I heard rumors of a 1960 Corvette, supposedly hidden for years behind a garage.
A 1959 CHEVY IMPALA WITH A 409? - An “Old Car” Guy Searches For A Dream But Finds a Legend
6/30/2024 Darrell Olgers
I loved hearing drag racing stories from guys who grew up in the 1960s and always asked them about any 1962 409s they might know about. One day a fellow told me about a 1959 Impala in the area.
1964 F-100 - New Truckers, Craig Grisolia Story Part 2
6/30/2024 Bob “Video Bob” and Jeannine Huff
When the stock F-100 long bed rolled off the assembly line in 1964 it had a 129" wheelbase. In order to keep the truck a long bed Craig had to add 14.25” of length to the police car chassis.
1964 F-100 - New Truckers, Craig Grisolia Story Part 1
6/30/2024 Bob “Video Bob” and Jeannine Huff
Craig Grisolia developed "motorhead-itis" at a very early age while playing around the cars that surrounded his father's Classic Auto Repair Shop in St Charles, IL.
1957 Chevy Apache - My First Hot Rod Truck
6/30/2024 Ron Smith
When I was a little boy, my grandfather that I call Pappy started having me wash his antique cars and trucks. Sometimes when I was working on his 1947 Dodge pickup, I would get inside and pretend like I was driving.
1969 Ford Ranger - A True Family Heirloom
6/30/2024 Bob “Video Bob” and Jeannine Huff
Randy Renfro can still remember the excitement he experienced when his father drove up in the yard with a new Ford Ranger pickup in 1969.
New Generation Truckers - Father/Son Project
6/30/2024 Bob “Video Bob” and Jeannine Huff
Back in his day Colton Davis' father was a "mud bogger" when he was in high school. Long before Colton ever became of driving age, he had visions of someday following in his father's footsteps with a "mud bog truck" like his dad had.
Trucks At Barrett-Jackson: 1956 Ford F-100 "Snakebit", Toyota Land Cruisers, FJ-40s & More!
6/30/2024 Mark C. Bach
Trucks grow more popular at Barrett-Jackson like Toyota Land Cruisers, FJ-40s, FJ-45s, and premium rides like the 1956 Ford F-100 owned by Gene Simmons.
Is the 1947 Kaiser Special Or 1949 Series Chrysler The First Post-WWII Car?
6/29/2024 Greg Zyla
Many argue the 1947 Kaiser Special was the first post-war car as the the upcycled styling of the 1949 Series Chrysler was not original enough to be considered the "true" first post-WWII vehicle.
Dean Jeffries, George Barris & The 1966 Pontiac GTO Monkeemobiles
6/29/2024 Greg Zyla
The two real 1966 Pontiac Monkeemobiles were made by Dean Jeffries. So why does everyone think they were built by George Barris?
Dukes Of Hazzards' 1969 Dodge Charger, Route 66's Corvettes & The Monkeemobile 1966 Pontiac GTO
6/30/2024 Greg Zyla
1950s-1980s TV shows boasted memorable cars like the Chevy Corvettes on Route 66, the Munsters's Drag-U-La & Munstermobile Koach, and Rat Patrol's modified Jeeps to name a few.
Smokey Yunick & 1963 Chevy 427 Mystery Motor Madness
6/30/2024 Greg Zyla
What motor did Smokey Yunick use in the 1963 Daytona 500? Chevy High Performance Team Engineer Bill Howell & the son of Louie Clements solve the mystery.
American Motor Company (AMC): The Beginning, The Demise & A Connection To Jeep
6/30/2024 Greg Zyla
American Motors Corporation (AMC) was born when Nash-Kelvinator and Hudson Motor Company merged to compete with Ford, General Motors and Chrysler, but their too-late involvement in racing led to an early end.
The Failed Packard 12 Luxury Sedan & More Packard Motor Car Company History
6/29/2024 Greg Zyla
The Packard Twelve prototype was designed to tempt investors into backing its release. Sadly, inadequate funding ultimately killed the luxury sedan.
Owner Of 1957 Fairlane 500 Wants To Know If 1957 Ford F-250 Is Worth Adding To Collection
6/29/2024 Greg Zyla
A 1957 Fairlane 500 owner asks if a 1957 Ford F-250 pickup project is a good investment, and author Greg Zyla details NADA estimates and what engine choice gets the best value.
Owner Of 1957 Fairlane 500 Wants To Know If 1957 Ford F-250 Is Worth Adding To Collection
6/29/2024 Greg Zyla
A 1957 Fairlane 500 owner asks if a 1957 Ford F-250 pickup project is a good investment, and author Greg Zyla details NADA estimates and what engine choice gets the best value.
A Reader Chronicles His Rare Series I 1949 Chrysler New Yorker Sport With Spitfire Engine
6/29/2024 Greg Zyla
The Series I 1949 Chrysler New Yorker Sport was known for quality with solid construction and stylish details. Even better is the Spitfire inline-8 powering this American classic.
Taxi TV Show & Checker Taxi Company
6/29/2024 Greg Zyla
Checker Taxi Company—known for supplying the cars in the TV show Taxi—built the “New York City” style taxi cabs from 1922 to 1959 exclusively, and beginning in late 1958, entered the consumer car business.
TV Star Cars: Kookie T-Bucket, Roy Rogers's Willy's Jeep, Checker Taxis & More!
6/29/2024 Greg Zyla
Great classic cars populated 1950s-80s TV screens like Knight Rider's 1982 Trans Am, Charlie's Angels' 1976 Mustang Cobra II & the Ferraris of Miami Vice & Magnum P.I. to name a few.
The Future Of Motor Sports & The Collector Car Hobby
6/29/2024 Greg Zyla
Groups like SEMA and Performance Racing Industry (PRI) help lobby for motor sport racing and the collector car hobby as "green movement" legislation and electric cars raise concerns.
What Is The Difference Between Clone Cars, Tributes & Fakes?
6/29/2024 Greg Zyla
Car enthusiasts need to know the nuances that differentiate fake, tribute, and clone cars from correct and numbers matching vehicles.
1950s & 1960s Nostalgia: Toy Trucks, Gas Stations, Chevy Cars & Happy Motoring!
6/29/2024 Greg Zyla
It's time to reminisce about Sears & Roebuck, the Good Humor ice cream truck, gas pump attendants, and many other great things about Baby Boomer era automotive culture.
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air, "The Hot Ones" & Other Chevy Engine Options
6/30/2024 Greg Zyla
Greg Zyla covers 1950s Chevy options like "Super Turbo Fire" & "The Hot Ones" and the difference between 3/4-cams and .098 cams.
Why Didn't AMC/Rambler Go High Performance Like GM, Ford & Chrysler?
6/29/2024 Greg Zyla
AMC/Rambler lost out with consumers by de-emphasizing performance. Eventually, they pivoted to promote their 1967 Rebel SST nitro funny car and even had a race win with a Hemi-powered 1965 AMC Marlin.
Paul Newman's Legacy Beyond Hollywood: Charity & Racing
6/29/2024 Greg Zyla
Paul Newman's humanitarian and racing achievements are revisited as his Hole In The Wall Gang Camp recovers from disaster.
Were Ford Shelby Cobras Built Using AC Ace Or AC Bristol Bodies?
6/29/2024 Greg Zyla
Carroll Shelby teamed up with Bristol Cars to create the legendary Ford Shelby Cobras, but the correct name and build details elude many enthusiasts.
1974-1976 Bricklin Gull-Wing SV-1 & Visionary Vehicles' Bricklin 3EV
6/29/2024 Greg Zyla
Only 3,000 of Malcolm Bricklin's distinctive 1974-1976 Bricklin gull-wing SV-1's were made, but today his company Visionary Vehicles is betting on the Bricklin 3EV.
Where Are The Corvette Grand Sports That Outpaced Carroll Shelby's AC Ford Cobras?
6/29/2024 Greg Zyla
In 1962-1963, Zora Arkus-Duntov designed five Corvette Grand Sports to smoke Carrol Shelby's Ford AC Cobras on the track. While all five are under private ownership, some can still be viewed by the public.
Failed 1954 Packard-Studebaker Merger; Creation of Golden Hawk & Silver Hawk
6/29/2024 Greg Zyla
Despite producing the distinctive Golden Hawk and Silver Hawk models, the 1954 Packard and Studebaker merger failed thanks to unpopular changes under the hoods of later Packards.
1970s AMC Cars: Ambassador Custom Brougham, Javelin, AMX & Gremlin
6/29/2024 Greg Zyla
Greg Zyla breaks down the value of a 1974 AMC Ambassador and details notable AMC models like the Pacer, Javelin, AMX, Matador, Spirit, and Concord plus the AMC cars that snagged wins at Trans-Am and NASCAR.
Oldsmobile And Racing: 1949 Olds Rocket 88, Daytona 500 Wins, NASCAR & Super Stock Drag Racing.
6/29/2024 Greg Zyla
Oldsmobile is credited with making the first ever American muscle car was the 1949 Olds Rocket 88 coupe, and the company had many wins over the years thanks to features like the Hydra-Matic, Ram Air, and more.
Celebs Sell Cars: Robert Downey Jr, Clint Eastwood, Snoop Dogg, Matthew McConaughey, Eminem & More
6/29/2024 Greg Zyla
Countless celebrities have endorsed cars over the years such as Eminem for Chrysler, Matthew McConaughey for Lincoln & Many More.
How "Foreign" Are Foreign Cars?
6/29/2024 Greg Zyla
Foreign Car Companies Are More Domestic Than You Think: Honda, Volkswagen, Lexus & More Are Partially Made In The USA.
Getting Started In Automotive Journalism: Car Magazines, Newspapers, Websites & Social Media
6/27/2024 Greg Zyla
Automotive Journalism: Car Magazines, Newspapers, Websites & Social Media
1949 Chevy 3100 Pickup - Mel's Story
6/28/2024 Bob “Video Bob” and Jeannine Huff
Back in the 70's Frank Swartz from Maderera, Pa was a die-hard motor head who never had 2nd thoughts about driving 2, 3 hundred miles to show his tricked out 1959 Chevy El Cameo.
New Generation Truckers -  Conner Cox Story
6/28/2024 Bob “Video Bob” and Jeannine Huff
When Connor wasn't getting in his dad’s way in the shop you could usually find him out back "banging gears" in his dad's old defunct parts runner truck.
Automotive Journalism: Car Magazines, Newspapers, Websites & Social Media
6/27/2024 Greg Zyla
Circle Track, Ford, Oldsmobile Rocket 88, 1955 Chevys, 1948 Buick Special, 1936 Chevy, 1994 GMC Jimmy 4x4, sprint car, racing, automotive journalism, car magazine, car website.
New Generation Truckers -  Lane's Story
6/28/2024 Bob “Video Bob” and Jeannine Huff
For the "oldsters" out there that may wonder what's going to happen to our truck hobby after your gone. Well wonder no more because from what I'm seeing there's a "new generation" of truckers on the horizon.
6/28/2024 Mike Union
Back in the late 1960s, I used to attend Sunday night dirt track races at Hesston Speedway in Huntington Co., PA. It was on a two-lane road out in a rural area and is still active.
Young Truckers
6/28/2024 Bob “Video Bob” and Jeannine Huff
After introducing himself and listening to what work the farmer needed done, he asked him about the truck and was told that it was a 1969 Ford F-100 that the farmer had bought from a neighbor lady about twenty-five years ago.
Movie Cars: Two Lane Blacktop & American Graffiti's 1955 Chevy; Christine's 1958 Plymouth Fury
6/27/2024 Greg Zyla
Movie Cars: Two Lane Blacktop's 1955 Chevy, American Graffiti's 1932 Ford Deuce, Christine's 1958 Plymouth Fury & More! - Auto Round-Up Publications
1905 REO
10/26/2019 Tad Burness
In October 1904. REO was a hit at the January 1905 New York Automobile Show, and production commenced at that point.
Chrysler's Post-War Woes, 1949 Chryslers & A Reader's 1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe
6/5/2024 Greg Zyla
Chrysler's Post-War Woes, 1949 Chryslers & A Reader's 1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe.
TV Cars: Looking Back On The Untouchables
6/5/2024 Greg Zyla
Superman's 1953 Nash-Healey & The Untouchables' 1929 Graham-Paige, 1931 Chrysler Six & 1931 Buick Series 50.
1971 Barracuda 340: 13 Year Old Boy Finds His Dream Car
5/31/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Peter’s oldest sister Teri got to drive a brand new 340 Barracuda to high school back in 1971 and this pony car was the stuff of dreams for a very young Peter Swainson.
Is The 1997 Toyota Paseo Worth Restoring?
5/31/2024 Greg Zyla
The question comes down to, do I try to sell a 1997 Toyota Paseo to someone who is interested in restoring it or junk the car?
1963 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible Barn Find
2/29/2024 Jerry Sutherland
This 1963 Oldsmobile Starfire convertible was literally found next door by Dino Chemello—the current owner. He was friendly with the original owners who bought the car brand new in 1963.
1969 Dodge Daytona - The Road Less Travelled With A Legendary MOPAR
2/29/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Bobby Urwin is the proud owner of this unrestored 1969 Daytona, and his only goal from day one of ownership was simple—have fun with the car.
1960 Ford Sunliner Shines On
2/29/2024 Jerry Sutherland
This incredible 1960 Ford Sunliner convertible is the net result of a “make work” project at a body shop.
This 1958 Plymouth Belvedere Escaped Christine's Clutches
2/29/2024 Jerry Sutherland
The movie Christine turned the ’58 Plymouth Fury into a movie legend overnight but it came with a steep price.
1962 Cadillac Series - When You Get Attached To A Donor Car
3/6/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Dan McNarry bought the car over twenty years ago solely for the 390 motor, but he made a big mistake—he drove it home.
"Ballistically Fast”–An Austin Healey/BMW Resto Mod
3/6/2024 Jerry Sutherland
The Austin Healey was a state-of-the-art sports car during its 1953-1967 production run; an era when it could be purchased in three separate models in the bigger Healey versions.
A Young Woman Finally Gets Her Dream Car: A 1961 Valiant V-200
3/6/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Katie Molnar is an unlikely owner of a 1961 Valiant V-200 because she is a young woman who has always loved her car.
A Very Rare 1929 Chevrolet Landau Is A Humpty Dumpty Car
3/6/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Al O’Coin is the happy owner of a 1929 Chevrolet Landau four-door sedan and believe it or not he is only the second owner of the ’29 Chevy.
"Second Chance" This 1972 Chevelle Has The Right Name
3/6/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Mark Strickland has owned his 1972 Chevelle since he was a young 23-year-old car guy.
1976 Dodge Coronet Station Wagon - The Rare Mopar Wagon
3/6/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Ryan Woolley is the proud owner of this rare Mopar wagon and he was very clear on why he wanted to own it
1978 AMC Concord Sport Fastback—The Best Trade-In Deal In History
3/6/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Doug Sinclair is the proud owner of this ’78 Concord because it turned out to be the exact opposite of the car he traded in for it back on November 11, 1978.
1966 Cadillac: The Cummins Under The Hood Wasn’t A Factory Option
3/6/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Chris Ireton is the proud owner of a massive ’66 Cadillac and he’s the opposite of a Caddy owner from the mid-60s because he’s young, enthusiastic and he isn’t afraid to mix things up a bit.
1953 Pontiac Laurentian Sport Coupe—The Past Is Defined And Refined With This Beauty
3/6/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Warren Williamson is definitely one of those guys because his first car was a 1953 Pontiac Pathfinder and he wanted to recapture that era back in 2005.
“Not Everything’s For Sale”-Including This 1970 Mustang Mach 1
3/6/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Robert was a young 17-year-old when he bought the Mach 1 in 1974. In fact, he was still in high school when he encountered the car for the first time.
1955 Mercury Montclair Convertible - It Was A Fistfight To Buy This Beauty
3/13/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Bob Egan is the proud new owner of this classic Merc and he explained how difficult it was to acquire it during Scottsdale’s famous Auction Week.
1975 Jensen Interceptor Mark III - This Is What An Unrestored British Super Car Looks Like
3/13/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Stephen Vandervelden didn’t think about a Jensen either—he wanted to find a big block Mopar because that’s where he leans in the car hobby.
A Retired Mountie Finally Gets His Road Runner
3/13/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Lawrence is also a car guy and he began his search for a first generation Plymouth Road Runner about 25 years ago.
1947 Monarch Convertible Is An Extremely Rare Ford In A Canada Model
3/13/2024 Jerry Sutherland
This brief automotive history lesson leads us to a 1947 Ford of Canada-built Monarch convertible that is owned by a car guy named Merill Meyer.
1954 Nash Metropolitan - This Met Packs A Surprise Under The Hood
3/13/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Ed Uhl is the proud owner of a 1954 Met convertible because he “wanted something different” but he also wanted something that could run a little harder than a stock Metropolitan.
1968 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible - Muscle Car Classic Built To Owners Own Specs
3/13/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Jim Barbour faced that challenge when he bought a 1968 Olds 442 convertible on November 3, 1997.
A 1962 Corvette Convertible Gets It's Car Girl Owner Into The Game
3/13/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Michelle Desaulniers was actually looking for a Camaro when she discovered her stylish 1962 Corvette convertible and was impressed with the car’s looks.
1947 Buick Super Series 50 - It's Still In A Transitional Phase
3/13/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Cam Bedford is the proud owner of this rare Buick thanks to his dad Doug who bought the car a few years ago from a buddy’s estate. Doug picked up the car because the previous owner started on it but ran out the clock before the car hit the road
A Father And Son Team Tackle A 1963 Plymouth Savoy Station Wagon
3/13/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Dave is a traditional more-power kind of guy who has brought out the best in many race engines over the years, but now he wanted a vintage Mopar station wagon and the 1963 Plymouth was the solution to his search two years ago.
1956 Buick Special - Yes, You Can Be 19 Again With The Right Car
3/13/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Frank Stewart was the proud owner of a 1956 Buick when he was 19 and in the prime time of his misspent youth.
1985 Chevy Monte Carlo: Sleeper Chevy Carries Pieces of A Father’s Legacy
3/13/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Chuck Powers was once the proud second owner of his dad’s 1984 Monte Carlo decades ago when he bought the car a year after his father sold it to him with only about 10,000 miles on the clock.
1931 McLaughlin Buick - This Celebrity Classic Was Worth The Wait
3/13/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Merv Pidherney is a veteran of the car hobby so, like a hunter, he’s learned that patience is a huge asset when you spot a classic piece of iron.
A Beautiful 1960 Chevy Impala Convertible Looks Like It Just Left The Factory
3/13/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Many decades have passed since the dawn of the 1960 Impala convertible and most of the cars have vanished from the road many years ago.
1951 Dodge Kingsway - The “She Goes To A Funeral - He Goes To An Auction” Car
3/13/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Dan McLelland was with his wife in a town because she had to go to a funeral so he went to an auction. Needless to say, Dan came home with the car.
1962 Ford Galaxie 500XL Sunliner Convertible - 40 Years Later The Relationship Is Still Solid
3/13/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Don Johnson is the proud owner of this rare Ford because he was smart enough to (a) buy it from an airline pilot in the late 1970s and (b) keep it for 40 years.
1963 Buick Riviera - She Thought A Riviera Would Be A Nice Place To Be After 11 Monte Carlos
3/13/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Ashley grew up in a strong car culture thanks to her car guy dad and they’ve worked on many projects over the years.
A Very Cool Custom 1954 Chevy Sedan Delivery Carries All The Right Goods
4/7/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Randall is an old school car guy who was able to purchase donor parts and vehicles to transform his Sedan Delivery into one of the coolest restomods in his area.
A 1974 Plymouth Duster Has All Of Mopar's Whistles And Buzzers From The “Me Decade”
4/7/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Darren Hilsendager has been a Mopar fan for a long time. In fact, his first car was a 1974 Charger that he owned when he was a 17-year-old.
1954 Chevrolet 210 Handyman Wagon - Called ‘Not So Fancy Nancy’
4/7/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Lara Acheson is the owner of this classic long roof and she couldn’t be happier with the relationship. She found the car and she had only one thought—“that’s my car”.
1969 Barracuda Formula S 340—Mo Got The Ball Rolling With A ’68 Road Runner
4/7/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Rick Steckmeister is only the second owner of this rare 1969 Barracuda Formula S 340, and he owes it all to his mother. Rick’s mom bought a brand new 1968 Road Runner, and she set the hook for his lifetime of allegiance to the world of Mopar muscle.
1969 Datsun 2000—It Started 53 Years Ago With That First Ride
4/7/2024 Jerry Sutherland
John Oikawa went for a ride in his buddy’s brand new Datsun sports car back in 1966, and that’s when he was hooked on these classics forever.
1937 Graham 116 Supercharger Sedan - This One Is Definitely Not A Museum Piece
4/7/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Tony Stinnissen is the proud owner of this unique car thanks to “car guy fate” back in 1985.
1963 Thunderbird Limited Edition Landau - The Princess Monaco T-Bird
4/7/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Phil Pollock is the proud owner of this rare 1963 Thunderbird. It was the last year of the Bullet Bird era (’61-63) and Phil is an expert on the history behind his T-bird.
A 1966 Apache Sand Shark Dune Buggy With A Touch Of Manx
4/7/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Bruce Meyers was a California car guy who recognized the potential to build an open air kit car specifically designed for any place where there was sand at a beach-or piled in a dune
 1970 Plymouth Road Runner 440 Six Barrel: It's A Family Thing
4/21/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Patrick Courtor is a proud young owner of a rare bird. His 1970 Plymouth Road Runner two-door hardtop is equipped with its factory 440 big block, along with its 6-barrel option.
1947 Ford Super Deluxe - The ‘40's Ford That Isn't A ‘40
4/21/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Ted French is a car guy who prefers the post-war Fords because he thinks they’re, “better than a ‘40” in terms of cabin space and other refinements.
1956 Jaguar D-Type - A Tribute To A Racing Legacy
4/21/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Tom Scully is the owner of this incredible tribute car. He’s a British car guy in the truest sense because he owns several vintage cars that began life in Great Britain but this D-Type tribute is the wildest car he owns.
A Very Rare Olympic Edition 1976 Malibu Classic Is A True Survivor Car
4/21/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Doug Ziebarth was the new (and only second) owner of a survivor 1976 Malibu Classic Olympic Edition when interviewed exactly one day after he bought the mid-sized Chevy.
1969 Morris Oxford - Grandma's Car Went To A Great Home
4/21/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Peter Tkachuk is the proud new owner of this British classic. He bought it when he moved his son to Vancouver Island, BC, Canada and saw the Morris at a neighbor’s place.
1972 Pontiac Le Mans - His Car Has A Very Complicated Family Tree
4/21/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Kyle Beach is the current owner of this 70s Poncho, but the original owner was his grandfather. He was a veterinarian and he wanted a car that had a little style and reliability, so this Le Mans was a great choice.
“The Sinister 70” A 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Has A Very Cool Name And A Franklin Mint Connection
4/21/2024 Jerry Sutherland
A lot of water has gone under the bridge since the Cuda was first purchased 50 years ago, and now the car is owned by Kevin and Carrie Kuypers after a long succession of owners over the years.
1949 Pontiac Silver Streak 8 - This Well-Optioned Poncho Is An Off-The-Charts Rarity
4/21/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Bob Egan is the current owner of this classic Poncho and it was definitely not an easy car to find.
A 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Goes Back To High School
4/21/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Kevin Emsley has always been a big fan of the Olds Cutlass design from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. His high school car was a 1970 Cutlass S convertible and the car was his primary driver during a very important phase of a young car guy’s life.
Mystery Solved With A Beautifully Restored 1971 Plymouth Sport Fury GT Brougham
4/21/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Derek Therrien has always been a fan of the big Plymouths, particularly the 1970 Plymouth Fury models.
1986 Plymouth Caravelle - An Award Winning Tribute To “Nana's” Memory
4/21/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Nana quit driving, and she put an offer on the table that Katelyn couldn’t refuse: “Do you want this car, or is it going to the crusher?”
1970 Chevelle SS 454 - A Second Chance At A Lost Car From The 70's
4/21/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Larry Demchuk wanted a 1970 Chevelle SS 454. That’s not a startling statement in itself because there are at least 10 million red—blooded guys with the same wants and desires.
1963 1/2 Ford Galaxie 500XL – 427 Cubic Inches of Nasty
4/21/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Ken is a guy who has a self-admitted malady. He admits that “he got the Blue Oval sickness early”, and since then Ken “has put his money where his mouth is” to borrow from an old cliché. Now he’s the proud owner of a few classic 1963 Fords.
1971 CUDA 340 - Imagine Seeing Your Dream Car When You Are Only 13
4/21/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Peter’s oldest sister Teri got to drive a brand new 340 Cuda to high school back in 1971 and this pony car was the stuff of dreams for a very young Peter Swainson.
A 1929 Ford Model A Takes Its New Owner On A Big Adventure
4/21/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Tom Reed’s adventure with his 1929 Model A began as soon as he decided to drive it back from its former home in the state of Washington to his home in Alberta, Canada.
1961 Chevy Apache with a Birthday Message
4/21/2024 Jerry Sutherland
It turned out Rose is owner John Hiebert’s wife and the stylish 1961 Chevy Apache was named in her honor when he bought the truck as a tribute to a milestone in her life.
A 1947 Mercury Finds The Middle Ground Between Ford And Lincoln
4/21/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Sandwiched in between the Ford and Lincoln was the Mercury, a car which occupied the middle ground for buyers. The Mercs were a comfortable choice for buyers with a little extra disposable income- just not enough to buy a Lincoln.
1958 GMC Pickup – Upgraded for the Long Haul
4/21/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Don Clark is the proud owner of this classic pickup and he explained why he upgraded the truck. He wanted his 1958 GMC to reflect the positive changes in auto technology over the years.
Classic Car Values And The Drive-In Movie Revival
5/2/2024 Greg Zyla
The collector car market is steady and growing while the Drive-In Movie industry is showing a major resurgence.
Top 5 Non Muscle Car Muscle Cars From The 1960s
5/2/2024 Greg Zyla
The top 5 muscle cars of the 1960s were the 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air 409, 1963 Chevrolet Z11 427, 1965 Chevelle 300 L79, 1966 Chevrolet Biscayne L72, and the 1966 Chevy II 327 L79.
1980s Pontiac Station Wagons
5/2/2024 Greg Zyla
In 1982, full-size Pontiacs were gone from the showrooms and replaced with front-drive compact and mid-size rear drive “G” platform wagons. Further, Olds, Buick and Chevy still offered its full size, V8, “B” platform rear drive counterparts.
1957 Dodge Hemi Police Cars
5/2/2024 Greg Zyla
The Missouri Highway Patrol was using Dodge D-500 and D-501 patrol cars on the highways. The D-500 was a regular Hemi while the D-501 was the big Hemi with two four barrels.
Jeep Funny Cars & The First Ever Consumer Jeep
4/30/2024 Greg Zyla
As for how Jeep ended up at Chrysler-Fiat, in 1953, Henry Kaiser, the noted shipbuilder, car manufacturer and founder of the first ever managed health care plan called Kaiser Permanente (still in existence) bought Jeep from Willys-Overland.
Chevrolet Corvair: On The Street And At The Race Track
4/30/2024 Greg Zyla
In my opinion there were two “extra special” and very fast Corvair funny car teams from 1966 to 1969. The “Seaton’s Shaker” nitro funny car Corvairs owned by GM-connected Pete Seaton was one of the most popular and successful teams.
Recalling The Wonderful Station Wagons Of Years Gone By
4/29/2024 Greg Zyla
The General Motors (GM) wagons from 1991 to 1996 were also a last hurrah as they were the final and fourth generation of the large, rear wheel drive offerings.
Corvette Lover Remembers 1963 Split Window & Has Mid-Engine 2020 Arriving Soon
4/29/2024 Greg Zyla
After many years of development, Chevrolet is now building its first ever mid-engine Corvette and I expect to take delivery of my 2020 next month.
When The Lincoln Continental Mark VII Came With A BMW Diesel Engine
4/29/2024 Greg Zyla
Leland brought Cadillac to market back in 1902 and then sold the marquee to William Durant’s growing General Motors Company in 1909.
The Very First “Tri-Power” Set-Up Dates Back To 1957
4/29/2024 Greg Zyla
The very first factory 3x2 Tri-Power setup became available on the 1957 Oldsmobile. It was called the W-code J2 option and topped off its powerful 371-cubic inch Rocket V8 with three Rochester two barrel carbs.
Top 10 Auto Racing Movies, 2020
4/26/2024 Greg Zyla
At the request of readers, we update our popular Top 10 Auto Racing movies of all-time as several new movies have made the cut.
Noted Mechanical Engineer Shares Muscle Cars, Horsepower Ratings, Family Car Memories
4/26/2024 Greg Zyla
My dad purchased three new special order Fords in the 1950s. He always bought the smallest and lightest models and specified every "heavy duty" option.
Lamborghini History: From Tractor To Ultra Sports Car
4/26/2024 Greg Zyla
The first ever Lamborghini sports car didn’t come about like one might think. Matter of fact, Lamborghini at the time was a respected tractor manufacturer and to this day there are still outstanding Lamborghini brand tractors available.
Gurney Cougar Updates & Mid-‘50s Mercury Memories
4/26/2024 Greg Zyla
XR7-G is the Mercury analog to the Shelby Mustang and there were 619 XR7-Gs built and they are extremely collectible.
The Day The 4-Speeds Have Way To The Automatics, Compliments Of The Ramchargers
4/26/2024 Greg Zyla
Back in the late 1950s and early 1960s, automatic transmissions were not the top choice of those who demanded the best in quarter-mile performance.
Nelson Creasy’s 1937 Hudson Terraplane Utility Coupe
4/26/2024 Greg Zyla
Nelson and his brother Larry were both at the recent Bloomsburg Nationals Car Show, in Bloomsburg, Pa., and I knew they would be there with their Hudsons.
Rare Mercury Cougar XR7-G And The Legend Of Dan Gurney
4/26/2024 Greg Zyla
Aligned with Ford for many years during his racing career, Dan Gurney’s direct ties to Mercury’s Cougar came about when Gurney was appointed to manage Mercury’s Cougar SCCA Trans Am race team in 1967.
Special Edition Corvettes And The New 2020 Mid-Engine C8
4/26/2024 Greg Zyla
This special edition history includes the likes of the 1967 L88, 1969 all-aluminum L88 ZL1, and the awesome 2015 Z06.
The Best Of The V8s From Ford, GM And Chrysler
4/26/2024 Greg Zyla
Of all the great engines Ford has developed over the years, the original Ford Flathead V8 that appeared in mass production in 1932 is in my opinion the granddaddy of the Blue Oval Ford V8 developments.
Televised Car Auctions Grow The Hobby, Attract New Enthusiasts And Create New Trends
4/26/2024 Greg Zyla
I’m going to say that both Mecum and Barrett-Jackson are doing fine and serve the great, growing collector car hobby/business.
1970 Pontiac GTO Ram Air IV Owner Seeks Info On Ownership
4/26/2024 Greg Zyla
I own a 1970 Ram Air IV GTO that came from Boyertown Pontiac in Pennsylvania in May of 1970.
Looking Back At Riverside Raceway, NASCAR Events And Some Sad Times
4/26/2024 Greg Zyla
Opening in 1957, Riverside Raceway featured up to seven distinct track configurations and was known for some great sports car and NASCAR racing.
The Final, For Sure, 2019 Volkswagen Beetle (Well, Maybe)
4/26/2024 Greg Zyla
Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced last week that it will end production of the iconic Beetle in 2019.
History Of AMC Muscle Cars And Racing: Three Strikes You’re Out And Too Little Too Late
4/26/2024 Greg Zyla
Hudson and Nash-Kelvinator merged in 1954 to form American Motors. Back then, AMC featured cars that were small and affordable.
Tasca Ford, 427 Thunderbolts And Current Bob Tasca III Funny Car Racing
4/26/2024 Greg Zyla
Only one experimental (concept model) Ford Thunderbolt was ever built. It was back in 1963 as you note and the brainchild of the fine folks at Tasca Ford.
Racer, Businessman Hattori Reflects On 1957 Toyopet Crown, The Indy 500 And NASCAR Racing
4/26/2024 Greg Zyla
While touring the garage area during the NASCAR K&N Pro East road race at Watkins Glen International recently, a Toyota Camry race car with sponsor “Gunma Toyopet” lettered on the side caught my attention.
1954 Buick Landau Sedan - Send your kid to college and find a concept car!
4/25/2024 Joe Bortz
My son Marc had just graduated high school and was accepted to Emory University in Atlanta. I got a call from Marc and he said one of the fellow students who lived in Atlanta said that their neighbor had a General Motors Motorama car.
1956 Club DeMer - Harley Earl’s Grandson Gets A Traffic Ticket Driving a Concept Car In 1956
4/25/2024 Joe Bortz
An interesting piece of collecting history that became part of the Bortz Auto Collection is that in 1956 a famous Pontiac Dream Car was called the Club de Mer.
GM’s “Other Corvettes”
4/25/2024 Joe Bortz
Many General Motors concept cars in the Bortz Auto Collection were the source for many recognizable styling cues that were to come on GM production cars.
1956 Cadillac 60 Special Fleetwood - Everything But The Kitchen Sink
4/25/2024 Joe Bortz
After WWII, General Motors was the largest corporation in the world. The pipelines were just flowing with massive amounts of money and profits.
Kennedy Presidential Lincoln Clones
4/25/2024 Joe Bortz
Some of us old timers, we can remember just where we were the moment that President Kennedy had been assassinated. For all Americans, it was a national heart breaking experience that was never forgotten.
The Grumpy Old Man Mistake
4/25/2024 Joe Bortz
Back in the mid-‘60s one of my old favorite car magazines was just getting its start and at the time there were no pictures in it.
The AMC Am Van, the unknown concept car
4/25/2024 Joe Bortz
Few collectors would think that American Motors had anything to do with concept cars in the early decades after the war.
Leo Gephart: Historical icon and a founding father in the world of car collecting
4/21/2024 Joe Bortz
It seems impossible that a man who was been affiliated with so many large businesses is not a household name in the hobby.
Harley Earl’s Secret Weapon
4/21/2024 Joe Bortz
We have all heard the expression “behind every great man there is a great woman”…in the case of Harley Earl, there was a great person behind Harley Earl but it was not a woman but a gentleman named Carl Renner.
Futurliner - Chainsaw Confidentials
4/21/2024 Joe Bortz
It was in the later 80’s when my high school friend Al Gartzman said he was sure that he found a lead on a gentleman who owned one of the Futurliner busses.
1969 Ford Galaxie Convertible - Nearly 20 Years and Counting
2/29/2024 Jerry Sutherland
Craig Bostrom wasn’t in the market for a 1969 Ford Galaxie convertible back in 1999, but it did fall into his lap.
2021 Charleston Boulevard Rod Run & Doo Wop
9/23/2021 Staff
The 2021 Charleston Boulevard Rod Run & Doo Wop will be held on Oct. 7-9 in downtown Charleston, WV. The Doo Wop is a Top 5 Ranked Car Show in the United States and features many wonderful events for classic car enthusiasts and hotrodders.
The Larry and Dawn Menard Collection of Rare Classic Cars
9/30/2021 Yvette VanDerBrink
The Larry and Dawn Menard collection of rare classic cars, gas station signs, petroliana, vintage pickup trucks, vintage motorcycles, and over 300 pieces of automobile memorabilia and more will be auctioned October 2 in Chippewa Falls, WI.
Ford on the Range - The Krinke Collection Auction Story
8/19/2021 Yvette VanderBrink
Even though the collection is primarily Ford, there are Chevrolets and also some Mercury’s in the mix. The collection has a rare 1933 3 Window Coupe, a 1932 Ford 3 Window Coupe, and several rare 1932 Ford Victoria Sedans.
The 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne: A Super Star
7/13/2021 Joe Bortz
The 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne began life as a super star to showcase the new Chevy 265 cubic inch V-8 engine and was featured at the 1955 Motorama where it wowed the world with its futuristic design and styling cues.
1954 Plymouth Ghia Explorer Concept Car
7/13/2021 Joe Bortz
It was during the early 1980s when I was engrossed in collecting pre-war classic cars that I began to realize the 1950s dream cars/concept cars that had been written about in books and magazines as being destroyed after they met their show purposes.
Trilogy of Corvette Calamity
6/12/2021 Joe Bortz
When I was a boy in Chicago in 1956, my dad bought a used 1955 Corvette. He brought the car home, and was extremely proud of it.
George Barris: Memory Of An Icon
6/12/2021 Joe Bortz
Personally, I have found that one of the privileges getting old is that I have been around long enough to know and be friends with many of the pillars of the car collecting community.
5 Lessons In Owning a Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing
6/12/2021 Joe Bortz
In 1972, I purchased a 1955 black 300 SL Gullwing from the original owner in Los Angeles and paid the exorbitant price of $12,000.00.
General Motor's Ultimate Motorama Dream: 1953 Buick Wildcat I Concept Car
6/12/2021 Joe Bortz
My English 101 teacher said every good story needs a memorable beginning as well as a surprise ending, and we will begin this story just before World War II.
1970 Chevelle SS 454: A Second Chance At Love
6/11/2021 Jerry Sutherland
Larry Demchuk wanted a 1970 Chevelle SS 454. That’s not a startling statement in itself because there are at least 10 million red—blooded guys with the same wants and desires.
1963 1/2 Ford Galaxie: 427 Cubic Inches of Nasty
6/11/2021 Jerry Sutherland
The 1963 NASCAR stock car was much closer to the actual showroom car than the 21st century version of the “stock car”. That’s why aerodynamics specific to factory built cars were so important.
1961 Chevrolet Apache With A Special Birthday License Plate
6/11/2021 Jerry Sutherland
“61 Rose” was the name on the truck’s license plate and we wanted to learn more about the name.
1947 Mercury Find The Middle Ground Between For And Lincoln
6/11/2021 Jerry Sutherland
The Mercs were a comfortable choice for buyers with a little extra disposable income- just not enough to buy a Lincoln.
1929 Ford Model A Takes Its Owner On A Wild Ride
6/11/2021 Jerry Sutherland
Tom Reed’s adventure with his 1929 Model A began as soon as he decided to drive it back from its former home in the state of Washington to his home in Alberta, Canada.
1958 GMC Pickup Upgraded To Make The Long Haul
6/11/2021 Jerry Sutherland
The truck has a Turbo 400 in place of the old 4-speed farm truck gears because it made more sense to not top out at about 60 miles per hour.
Zyla's Pick-up Report: Readers' "Cherry" T-Bucket, Collector Interest And Hot-Rod Memories
6/11/2021 Greg Zyla
It has a 350 Chevy V8 small block, Competition Cams cam, Weiand blower, 350 Turbo automatic, 8-inch Ford rear, Centerline wheels all around, Corvair steering, Painless wiring, and front spindles from my grandfather’s 1954 Chevy sedan.
6/9/2021 Greg Zyla
When you test drive a vehicle that states on the dashboard “cruise control not operative in race mode,” you know you’re driving something special.
1967 Hemi GTX: Dad Leaves A Mopar Legacy For His Family
12/16/2020 Jerry Sutherland
The family dynamic is a key part of the car hobby. Most people in the hobby point to an influential family member as the sole reason he or she owns an old car or truck.
1975 Bricklin SV-1: A Canadian Comes Home
12/16/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Bricklins were an experiment in private and public funding that didn’t pay off, but it did produce an iconic car in a short history.
Story Of A Boy And His Childhood Car: 1976 Ford Elite Found A Loving Family
11/16/2020 Jerry Sutherland
The Ford Elite was a sporty addition to the Blue Oval family in the 1970s.
The 67-X: The Perfect Sesquicentennial Car
12/4/2020 Jerry Sutherland
There was Expo 67, the Centennial Train, The RCAF Golden Centennaires and the 67-X—one of the coolest custom rides ever built.
1967 Rebel SST Convertible: Legacy Car of the Year
12/4/2020 Jerry Sutherland
This 1967 Rebel SST convertible is at the top of the list of major family heritage stories.
A 1941 Ford Custom Coupe Built For Fun And Attention
12/4/2020 Jerry Sutherland
There were a few 1942 models built by Detroit but they were built in the fall of 1941 before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
1954 Buick Roadmaster Convertible: A Hand Went Up At The Right Time
12/4/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Car auctions can be a bigger gamble than a slot machine at Vegas. The risk is spread evenly between buyer and seller because you could be spending the cost of an average house on a car that’s a can of worms under the metal.
1966 427 4-Speed Corvette Roadster: A Mythical Barn Find
12/4/2020 Jerry Sutherland
There are more myths than facts in the car hobby but one of the biggest is the barn find. One in particular keeps surfacing—the story about the widow who had “an old Chevy” for sale.
1970 Plymouth Fury II 4-Door Sedan: More Than Just A Granny Car
11/24/2020 Jerry Sutherland
The car hobby puts the humble 4-door sedan on the lowest rung of the ladder. Four-door sedans have several less than flattering nicknames like more-door, granny car or the more ominous donor car.
A 1930 Hot Rod Hudson Joins Forces with A 1950 Chris Craft Boat
11/24/2020 Jerry Sutherland
The original Hudson flathead straight 8 engine had been replaced by a 454 Chevy big block with more than enough horses to drag around the ultra-cool wooden boat from a bygone era.
Styling In A 1960 Oldsmobile 98
11/24/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Oldsmobile was always one of GM’s premium brands. It was not quite a Cadillac but it was more than a Chevy. The 98 was the flagship of the Oldsmobile fleet and these models were large and in charge during their heyday.
1965 Mustang: Second Chances Do Not Come Along That Often
11/24/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Stan Norlander lived the mistake part but he found a solution to the painful memory part. He owned a nearly new 1965 Mustang in 1966 and lived with it for a few years until he was married in 1969.
1961 Pontiac Parisienne Convertible: Chasing A Princess For Ten Years
11/24/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Every car guy has that one classic they covet above all else. This coveted ride is usually a neighbor’s car, an uncle’s car—there’s a connection that transcends a typical reaction to an old piece of iron.
1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster: He Definitely Did It His Way
11/23/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Larry found his 1948 Chevy nine years ago and he described it accurately as a “field car”. Despite the shortcomings of outdoor storage Larry’s project only had “a little rust on the lower quarters” so he had a solid platform for his dream machine.
A 1947 Lincoln Continental Restoration Mod Rocks the Show
11/23/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Ford’s premier luxury liner has carried the Lincoln name for many decades and the post-war 1947 Lincoln Continental was a stylish flag ship for the Blue Oval boys.
1969 Charger Pro Touring: The Couple That Builds Mopars Together Stays Together
11/23/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Jason and Corrie Carnell are the proud owners of a pro touring 1969 Charger in 2016 but the seeds of the idea were planted long before they were even married.
1954 Pontiac Star Chief Custom Catalina: High Points Awarded For Originality
11/23/2020 Jerry Sutherland
The Pontiac Star Chief was the Poncho flag ship in 1954. The Star Chief had the extra bling that made chrome dreams a big part of the ‘50s automotive scene and the high end Poncho wore it well.
I’ll See Your Mercury and Raise You Two 1957 Chevrolets
11/23/2020 Jerry Sutherland
The barter system is alive and well in the old car hobby and the formula is simple.
The Story Behind a 1964 Studebaker Tribute Car: 'Dad Loved Them'
11/20/2020 Jerry Sutherland
The 1964 Studebaker compact was the third and last generation of the Lark models-and even the Lark name disappeared with this generation.
1970 Super Bee: Car Bear Steals The Honey On This Sweet Deal
11/20/2020 Jerry Sutherland
We all have the one car that really made an impression in our youth.
1973 Mercury Comet GT: The Era Of The Bumper Car Begins
11/20/2020 Jerry Sutherland
1973 was the first year for new government legislation that required North American cars to have impact-resistant front and rear bumpers.
1955 C-300 Chrysler: The Real Dawn Of The Muscle Car Era
11/20/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Pop culture likes to point out the 1964 GTO as the birth of the muscle car era but that’s a very short sighted view of automotive history.
Picking Up The Pieces Of A 1954 Oldsmobile Super 88
11/20/2020 Jerry Sutherland
One of the toughest builds in the car hobby is a Humpty Dumpty project: a car that has been torn apart without a game plan by the last guy.
1966 Corvette: More Go Then Show
11/20/2020 Jerry Sutherland
The 1963-1967 Corvette era is the blue chip era for these iconic cars.
Humpty Dumpty The 1958 Impala Was Put Back Together Again
11/20/2020 Jerry Sutherland
The Impala had a 348 with the aforementioned Tri-power carb set up. A Tri-power carburetor system is three two-barrel carbs working in harmony to provide extra punch to an engine.
1956 Ford Victoria: The 427 Cobra Completes The Deal For An Old Drag Racer
11/19/2020 Jerry Sutherland
The 1955-1956 Fords can match any 1950s ride for style because these were extremely clean-looking cars that really made the transition from modest post-war upgrades to welcome to the new age of the 1950s
1950 Nash Airflyte Resto Mod is Ready for Takeoff
11/19/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Nash was an independent automotive manufacturer in 1950 as part of the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation.
1955 Plymouth Savoy: This Classic Crosses So Many Generations It’s Part of the Family Tree
11/19/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Stan Simonin’s grandfather bought into the Forward Look in a big way when he walked into a dealer 61 years ago and bought a brand new Plymouth Savoy.
1957 Volkswagen Beetle Keeps Pace in a Car Family
11/19/2020 Jerry Sutherland
A Bug was a dependable car that could handle tight parking spots because of its compact size and deliver great gas mileage in the bargain.
1969 Dodge Charge RT: A Family Legacy
11/19/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Mopars like ‘Cudas and Road Runners were heavy hitters from Day 1 and that made them really popular on the street and at the track but the massive horsepower thinned the herd over the years.
A Storied 1947 Chevy Owned By A Storied Hotrodder
11/17/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Owner Jim Shaw carved out quite a reputation as a car guy and upholsterer since his first build at the age of 13.
1964 Oldsmobile F-85: A Family Heirloom That Crosses Three Generations
11/17/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Arlen Kublick knows the difference because he is the proud owner of his grandfather’s 1964 Olds F-85 four door sedan.
1934 Chevy Hot Rod: A Story Of Doing What You Can Afford
11/17/2020 Jerry Sutherland
One of the iconic hot rods in the car hobby over the years has always been the early 1930s Fords.
A 1955 Chevy Resto Mod Makes The Perfect Selfie Birthday Gift
11/17/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Gord Phillips had a pretty solid idea about the perfect gift for his own birthday: a 1955 Chevy two door post with a whole new attitude in life.
The Beat Goes On with An Original 1967 Chevy Impala
11/17/2020 Jerry Sutherland
The 1967 Impala 2-door hardtop was a great-looking car with a roof line that swept back to the rear of the car with plenty of influence from the fastback look of the late 1960s.
1965 Volvo 122 Celebrates 50 Years with one Family
11/16/2020 Jerry Sutherland
The car was built to survive harsh Swedish winters so any address in the Northern Hemisphere was not a problem for the 122.
Kicking it Old School with a 1935 Ford
11/16/2020 Jerry Sutherland
One of the beautiful relationships from the early days of the hot rod culture was the marriage of a pre-war car with a post-war V-8.
A Smoking-Hot 1956 Dodge Station Wagon
11/16/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Gordie took a 1957 Chrysler 392 Hemi and worked the motor into his master plan.
Enthusiast Enjoys His 1969 Chrysler Newport Convertible Thanks To His Astute Father
11/16/2020 Jerry Sutherland
George Andre knows exactly what it’s like to own a vintage ride for a great price without a time machine—thanks to his very astute father.
1934 Pontiac Convertible: Would A Poncho Guy Really Drive a Deuce Coupe?
11/14/2020 Jerry Sutherland
He’s a self-described Pontiac guy who has owned a couple of GTOs plus his grandfather owned a 1934 Pontiac.
The One That "Almost" Got Away: 1974 Gremlin X Levi Edition
11/14/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Glenn was sold on the spot so he made the deal for 500 bucks and the “car sat in the junkyard for quite some time”.
Enthusiast Still Driving His High School Ride The Classic 1968 Ford Thunderbird
11/14/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Despite the odds against it, Doug Grand still has his high school car. One of the reasons is the car itself because Doug’s first car was a 1968 Ford Thunderbird.
Fury Road: 1978 Plymouth Lives A Second Life As A Retro Police Car
11/14/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Most police cars were used up after a life of high-speed chases, hopping curbs at 70 miles per hour, idling for hours on end and the effects of too many different drivers behind the wheel.
1935 Plymouth: Total Mopar Build By A Proud Mopar Guy
11/14/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Cor Radder had a different game plan because he’s a self-described hardcore Mopar guy so there was only one option for the heart of his 1935 Plymouth and it would wear a Pentastar
1952 Nash-Healey: A Multinational Sports Car Rocks A Big Car Show
11/14/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Ron Brookes is the proud owner of a 1952 Nash-Healey so he knows how well that combination works in practice.
1949 Ford Business Coupe: The Ultimate In "ShoeBox" Cool
11/13/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Some call them “shoeboxes” but there’s little doubt these cars were instant classics with the custom guys because they were already cool.
1966 Polara 880 Convertible: The Perfect Grad Car
11/13/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Joe wanted a car in high school but he couldn’t see himself behind the wheel of typical rides when he graduated from high school so a 1966 Dodge Polara 880 convertible really appealed to him.
1967 Dodge Dart GTS: More Than Just A Rare Mopar
11/13/2020 Jerry Sutherland
John replaced his gone, but not forgotten car with a much more formidable 1967 GTS with a big block 383.
What Do You Do With Mom’s 1974 Buick Century Station Wagon? Turn It Into A Monster
11/13/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Lawrie McLeod had an option to purchase on a long-term family ride when his mother’s 1974 Buick Century station wagon came up for sale so he forked over the princely sum of a dollar for the classic 1970s wagon.
Grocery Hauler On Steroids: The Story Of A Converted 1965 Chevelle Station Wagon
11/13/2020 Jerry Sutherland
The Chevelle wagon was a genuine track car because this grocery hauler on steroids competed as a Super Stock car back in the late 1970s
A Replacement 1962 Chevy With More Muscle
11/13/2020 Jerry Sutherland
The replacement 1962 Chevy is a street monster and sports a 454 big block engine.
A 1984 Pontiac Fiero with an Indy 500 Heritage
11/13/2020 Jerry Sutherland
The Fieros were the first and only mid-engine sports cars ever produced by a major North American manufacturer when they debuted as a 1984 model.
The 1948 Ford: A Car That Imbodies The Reasons Why Car People Build Old Rides
11/13/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Nostalgia is the number one reason why the car hobby exists and the next most popular reason is a connection with a family member.
A Legend Driven By A Legend
11/13/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Duke’s pride and joy is a very cool little ’39 Ford. These cars have been the default position for customs ever since they hit the radar of hot rod guys and in Duke’s case, this one hit his radar back in 1951.
Conservative 1982 Cadillac De Ville Goes Beast Mode
11/13/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Giant cars with huge engines were headed in the same general direction as disco by 1982, but the holdouts were the loyal Caddy customers from a bygone era: older drivers who still loved a lot of car around them and did not care about mpg.
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air: It Called His Name Decades Ago
11/13/2020 Jerry Sutherland
If you own a 1957 Chevy Bel Air convertible you literally own an icon. These cars are so popular their numbers have actually increased in the last 20 years thanks to reproduction bodies. This one is the real deal so it’s 58 years old.
A 1965 Rambler: This One Is A Keeper For It's Owner
11/13/2020 Jerry Sutherland
One unusual car that really caught Herb’s eye at a young age was the 1965 Rambler Marlin. AMC was a company built around a cost-effective philosophy and rarely strayed out of its comfort zone of dependable but unremarkable cars.
1969 Camaros: What Happens When They Stay Factory
11/13/2020 Jerry Sutherland
The 1969 Camaro should be added to Mt. Rushmore because it’s that much of a cultural icon. Very few 1969 Camaros remain in stock form but the ones that do have a great story behind them.
Let's Haul
3/14/2020 Mark C. Bach
A review of some trucks that caught our eye at the Mecum Auction held in March, 2020 at Glendale,AZ. Check out these Fords and Chevys that carried their weight at the auction.
Ford Trucks Transformed
10/19/2020 Mark C. Bach
Gateway Bronco has made some amazing transformations with their resto-mods of the first gen Broncos. Now see what is in store from them on the 1967-1972 Ford F100 trucks
Combatting COVID
10/1/2020 Mark C. Bach
Read how automobile companies shifted gears to produce vital PPE gear to our front line workers. Confronting COVID-19 showed how companies, big and small, can produce necessary life saving equipment
Kissel Car
9/28/2020 Mark C. Bach
Kissel car? Yep you find all sorts of unique cars for sale at the car auctions in Arizona. The Kissel has an interesting history and this classic was a long term restoration project. After the sale find out where it ended up at.
Ford Escort With British Blood: Escort Has A Cousin From England
9/25/2020 Jerry Sutherland
The British Ford Escort was a less expensive version of the Ford Squire in 1959 and they were not common on North American roads.
Keeping It In The Family: Father Gifts Daughter 1968 Chevrolet Truck
9/25/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Don Dumkee steered us to his daughter Marilyn's 1968 Chevy pickup truck because he was well aware of its history and could tell the story from the day he bought it brand new back in 1968.
A true Road Warrior: The 1956 Oldsmobile Is the Ideal Of Comfort On The Road
9/25/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Ken Roberts is the proud owner of a 1956 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday Hardtop but he cannot clearly define the one thing that convinced him to own it.
The Durable, Endearing Ford Ranchero
9/25/2020 Jerry Sutherland
The Ford Ranchero entered the car-masqueraded-as-a-pickup-truck market in North America in 1957; a full two years before the Chevrolet El Camino.
Marmon Motor Company Roosevelt: A Historic Car Named After A Historic Man
9/25/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Roosevelts were only built for two years in 1929 and 1930 by the Marmon Motor Company and were named after President Teddy Roosevelt.
What's Under The Hood... Does It Really Matter?
9/25/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Newer Mustangs offered big block choices like the 390, 427 and 428 under the hood.
Reasons To Attend A Car Show
9/25/2020 Jerry Sutherland
The opportunity to soak up an atmosphere filled with nostalgia, coolness, fulfilled car dreams, and even race fuel exhaust particles is an irresistible sensor buffet of sight, sound and smell.
Modified Masterpiece: 1964 Corvette Mods Can Create A Brute Force Street Machine
9/25/2020 Jerry Sutherland
John Pyper is the proud owner of a 1964 Corvette but his car is light years away from the car that originally rolled out of the factory.
1927 "Monster" T: Cummins Diesel In A Model T...? Oh Yeah
9/25/2020 Jerry Sutherland
Brandon Hegedus is the proud owner of this 1927 T and this ride is clearly a departure from stock as he explained: "There was a lot of trial and error but eventually I went for a Cummins diesel.
Amped Up Trucks
9/24/2020 Mark C. Bach
Hennessey Performance Engineering takes some stock trucks and Jeeps and makes custom, amped up trucks out of them. Check out the three latest versions
Traffic Light Viewer
9/24/2020 Mark C. Bach
Why is that prism-like glass sitting on the dash of a 50's car? Check out this article to learn about life in the slow lane, back in the day.
Time to Get Up To Date
9/1/2020 Mark C. Bach
We update soem background on cars featured in previous issues of Classic car Round-Up. What happened after they were sold at auction or did they later sell at an auction. Find out now!
Truck Invasion
8/15/2020 Mark C. Bach
The Grand National Roadster Show (GNRS) at Pomona, California isn't just roadsters. Check out these trucks that roamed the fairgrounds amidst all the other classics.
Culture Crash
8/1/2020 Mark C. Bach
The Phoenix Art Museum featured "The Legends of Speed" earlier this year. They displayed twenty two cars from all ages of racing. Which were the top five that grabbed our eye? Cobra, Mercedes oh my!
Gas Station Games: Bill Goldmann's Station Games Website And The History Of The Sunoco Bucks
8/1/2020 Greg Zyla
I collect gas station game pieces and this is of great interest to me. Gas station games are my passion and I collect game pieces from all the games, especially the ‘instant winner’ game pieces that were not redeemed during the games.
Chevrolet Corvair: Lovable Collectors At A Reasonable Price
8/21/2020 Greg Zyla
Corvairs to this day are reasonably priced and an excellent entry vehicle into the spectacular world of car collecting and for attending your area car shows
Greg Zyla's List Of Top 10 Muscle Cars From The 1970's
8/21/2020 Greg Zyla
Here’s our list of the Top 10 Muscle Cars from the 1970 decade at the request of several readers.
Big Block 396 Chevy Engines And The Mystery Engine Confusion Finally Solved
8/21/2020 Greg Zyla
This Chevelle SS396/375 was a near duplicate of the 1965 Corvette 396 that produced 425 horsepower.
Where Are All The Station Wagons? Greg Answers Enthusiast Questions On Old Wagons
8/21/2020 Greg Zyla
Station wagons are becoming the favorites of many collectors these days, both amateur and professional.
Opinion: Why NASCAR Needs To Change Its Champion Points System; The Sooner The Better
8/21/2020 Greg Zyla
Let’s say that the “Final Four” Chase drivers included Chase Elliott, who even though he did not win a race the entire year, somehow got into the final four on points, which is possible under current rules
Extremely Nice 1987 GMC Caballero: Value And History From Greg Zyla
8/21/2020 Greg Zyla
The GMC Caballero is a sibling of the Chevy ElCamino, which was introduced to much fanfare in 1959 and 1960.
Chrysler Automobile History: New Yorker, Imperial and the War Years
7/25/2020 Greg Zyla
The New Yorker was Chrysler’s full-size, 126-inch wheelbase luxury model, joined by siblings albeit less luxurious Saratoga (also 126-inches) and entry level Windsor, which rode on a smaller 122 inch wheelbase.
President Of Kaiser Club Sets The Record Straight On Darrin Misinformation
8/8/2020 Greg Zyla
At one time 402 were accounted for in whatever condition they were with several never located. However, the number 435 has been documented and many owners did not want their name and address published but did provide data.
More On The Amphicar And A Reader's Homemade "AquaBuggy"
8/8/2020 Greg Zyla
Unfortunately, I discovered that I was a little late finding an affordable restorable project and really couldn’t justify or fund a road/sea worthy Amphicar either.
History Of The Amphicar And The Ever Alluring Flying Car
8/8/2020 Greg Zyla
Most of us baby boomers remember the Amphicar, which for seven years was the only consumer available, land and sea vehicle ever mass produced and imported for sale in the United States.
1955 Chevy 265-V8: Persistent Oil Problems
8/8/2020 Greg Zyla
When I drive my car 90-miles after an oil change of five quarts, I have a fine mist of oil coming out of the road draft (breathing) tube and then going under the car and ending up at the rear bumper
The Covid-19 virus and its affect on car dealerships
8/8/2020 Greg Zyla
Every auto dealership utilizes a bank or the manufacturer’s lending arm to underwrite its inventory, known as the “floor plan” in auto jargon.
Reader Recalls Days Of Muscle Cars, Corvettes & Lifetime Experiences
8/8/2020 Greg Zyla
After my discharge from the US Navy in 1962, I migrated to Saginaw, MI, to visit some old Navy pals. It was then I bought my first Corvette, a 1962 roadster finished in white with a red interior.
Past Memories Of The International Trucks & Checker Taxi Cabs
8/8/2020 Greg Zyla
The 4-door International pickup your grandfather had most likely was the heavy duty pickup called the Travelette
1904 Buffum: A First Generation 4-Cylinder Automobile Built In America
8/8/2020 Greg Zyla
For a man who made so few cars, Buffum achieved groundbreaking results: he produced the first American four-cylinder car, production or otherwise, the first cataloged production American race car and the world's first production V8 automobile.
Reader Disputes Greg Zyla's Opinion On 1958 Car Designs And 1950's Pontiac Interiors
8/8/2020 Greg Zyla
You said the 1958 cars were overrun with chrome and boy were you wrong! The chrome on these cars is beautiful.
Greg Zyla's 7 Tips For Finding And Buying Your First Collector Car
8/8/2020 Greg Zyla
Today there are many unscrupulous sellers in this business because there are so many people that want to get involved in the hobby.
1971 Pontiac GT-37: Is It Worthy Of Restoration? And How This Car "Fooled " The Insurance Companies
8/8/2020 Greg Zyla
In 1971, a Pontiac T-37 could be ordered with a 455 H.O. V8 engine, 4-speed M22 Muncie “rock crusher” and 4:33 rear gears
Vintage Race Car Market And C3 Corvettes
8/8/2020 Greg Zyla
There is a very active market for these cars, especially the drag racing cars from the 1960s and 1970s.
1955 Chevy 210 Station Wagon: memories From a Fan
8/8/2020 Greg Zyla
I always wanted a 1950's Ford, but the parts are too scarce. My family always had Ford station wagons, and I wanted one as an adult.
Kaiser Darrin Sports Cars: Rare, Valuable And Ahead Of It's Times
8/8/2020 Greg Zyla
The Kaiser Darrin was the brainchild of the late Howard “Dutch” Darrin, Kaiser's chief designer and personal friend of company founder Henry J. Kaiser.
Czechoslovakia cars? Greg Gives Us The Low Down On These Unique Rides
8/8/2020 Greg Zyla
Tatra cars firs appeared back in 1919 but due to the political atmosphere of socialist countries, very little worldwide marketing took place and the Tatra automobiles were utilized by socialist countries behind the Iron Curtain.
Collector cars as an investment? You may want to think twice
8/8/2020 Greg Zyla
The words “investing in collector cars” will surely include any and all risk and reward scenarios, much like investing in the stock market.
2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Full Throttle
8/5/2020 Staff
While most outdoor car shows and various automotive events have been cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19, the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is in full throttle and will take place in the Black Hills located in Sturgis, SD on Aug. 7-16.
1940 Pontiac by Rick Dore
8/2/2020 Mark C. Bach
Rick Dore's car creations have a unique style and helps to accentuate the natural curves of the classic car. Check out this 1940 Pontiac that sold at the 2020 Barrett-Jackson auction that Dore did his magic on.
Two "Lost" Pre-Production Ford Mustangs Reappear
8/1/2020 Mark C. Bach
At the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale AZ auction in January 2020 the folks unveiled two special Mustangs. Little Red and the Green Hornet came back from the dead with Craig Jackson restoring them to their Mustang glory
1971 Plymouth Hemi GTX Shocks Enthusiasts Sells For $235,000 At Mecum Auto Auction
8/1/2020 Greg Zyla
One recent car that deserves special note is a 1971 Plymouth GTX, complete with the” Elephant” 426 Hemi engine that sold for $253K at the recent Mecum Auction in Dallas, Texas.
A Look Back: Crosley Sub-Compact And World War Two Era Vehicles
8/1/2020 Greg Zyla
The Crosley cars actually preceded the VW Beetle (1949) and the early Nash Rambler (1951) that I gave credit to as first compacts, foreign and domestic, respectively.
Compact Cars: Which Were First Foreign Or Domestic?
8/1/2020 Greg Zyla
There are surely those who would agree that the Nash Rambler was the first American manufacturer to promote its new compact car models.
Earle MacPherson: The Strut Suspension And His Chevy Cadet Prototype
8/1/2020 Greg Zyla
Born in Highland Park, Illinois, in 1891, MacPherson graduated from the University of Illinois and served in WWI and earned the rank of Captain.
1929 Studebaker House Car: The Fist Motor Home?
8/1/2020 Greg Zyla
The House Car you speak of started life as one of the 2,225 stretched heavy duty commercial vehicle chassis that Studebaker began assembling in 1925
Big, Big Cadillacs: IMSA Cadillac Prototypes And The Biggest Cadillacs Ever
8/1/2020 Greg Zyla
Cadillac’s motorsports involvement, as their top flight Daytona Prototypes compete regularly on the IMSA WeatherTech Championship road racing series.
Greg Clears The Air On The 1965 Chevelle SS396 Z16 And The 396 Engine
8/1/2020 Greg Zyla
The new ’64 Chevelles were available in base 300, 300 Deluxe, Malibu and Malibu Super Sport trim.
Supercharging VS Turbocharging VS Nitrous Oxide: Greg Gives Us His Thoughts
8/1/2020 Greg Zyla
I’ve always leaned towards superchargers as the best way to add instant horsepower to any engine.
A Story About Greg's Buddy Ted Dauito And An Update On The 1967 Chevelle SS
8/1/2020 Greg Zyla
I received two letters from readers concerning a column I wrote on the history of the Chevelle SS. I noted that in 1967, the Chevelle SS did not offer the 396/375-horse engine option.
Zora Arkus-Duntov: The Man Who Imortalized The Corvette
8/1/2020 Greg Zyla
Known as the Godfather, Father or Immortalizer of the Corvette, Zora Arkus-Duntov was born in Belgium in 1909 to Russian-Jewish parents and then moved with them first to Berlin, Germany, and then Leningrad, Russia.
The Rebel Machine By AMC And A Rare 1971 Matador Go Machine
8/1/2020 Greg Zyla
By the time AMC released its pony and muscle car lineup during the latter part of the 1960s the company was way behind the performance youth movement that began in earnest with the 1964 GTO.
1967 Pontiacs: Greg Gives Us The History Behind This Iconic Car
8/1/2020 Greg Zyla
The 1967 Lemans was an important car for the overall financial success of Pontiac, especially the models from 1964 through 1967.
1927 Ford Model T owner recalls glory days of ownership
8/1/2020 Greg Zyla
The final Model T rolled off the assembly line on May 26, 1927. Like you said, Henry Ford shut down the plant to retool and it was Dec. 2, 1927, when the Model A was offered for sale after a $2-million advertising blitz.
Street Rods at Barrett-Jackson
7/30/2020 Mark C. Bach
Barrett-Jackson sells a wide variety of classic cars and trucks, but street rods is one of their featured line ups. These sleek, old school rides always grab the attention of the public and the wallets of the bidders.
Grand National F-100 Reunion Scheduled For August 13-15
7/29/2020 Staff
The Grand National F-100 Reunion show will be held at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN on August 13-15. The F-100 Reunion show will host 100s of Ford trucks on display, parts vendors, a swap meet and an awards ceremony.
Charleston Boulevard Rod Run & Doo Wop Cancels 2020 Show
7/29/2020 Staff
The Charleston Boulevard Rod Run & Doo Wop that was scheduled this fall for Sept. 30 through Oct. 4 in downtown Charleston, WV has been cancelled due to concerns of the pandemic.
History Of The "Topper" Car: The Truth Behind One Of Americas Most Iconic Hollywood Cars
7/28/2020 Greg Zyla
The Topper car was at the time the most famous movie car ever to hit the screen. It was initially designed on a 1936 Buick Series 60 chassis and then later underwent a Chrysler chassis and drivetrain update along with exterior styling changes.
History Of American Car Companies And Where The Industry Is Headed
7/28/2020 Greg Zyla
From the years 1900 to 1919, some 2,000 American companies were involved in some way with the construction of motor vehicles.
Rare Fords: Greg Gives Us Some History on The 1961 Starliner And 1968 Ford XL GT Cobra Jet Ragtop
7/28/2020 Greg Zyla
The Ford Starliner was the fastback version of the full-size Galaxie line and was only available for two years in ‘60 and ‘61.
Plymouth Roundrunner: The Evolution Of The Warner Bros. Themed Car
7/25/2020 Greg Zyla
The initial ’68 Roadrunners featured the famous “beep-beep” horn, rubber floor mats, a bench seat, non-roll down rear windows that flip opened sideways and a buyer’s choice of either a 727 Torqueflite automatic or a 4-speed manual
1967 GTX muscle car memories; Roadrunners, Super Bees and lots more
7/25/2020 Greg Zyla
As we both found out, it didn’t take much to make these cars run in the high 12-second range. I, too, added a set of headers, and then a Holley 4-Barrel instead of the Carter AFB setup on an Edelbrock intake.
1975 L-48 Corvette: Greg's Opinions On This Classic And A Look At Current And Future Value
7/25/2020 Greg Zyla
Unfortunately, the 1975 L-48 Corvette is the lowest horsepower C-3 generation ever built, producing just 165-horsepower from its overly muffled and smog controlled engine.
A letter from ‘Railroad’ Ray Laverty of Mount Joy, Pa.: A Look At The Good Ole Days
7/25/2020 Greg Zyla
For starters, let’s get to when you returned from the Army with your Austin Healy Bugeye Sprite. I dug up some great photos of SCCA club racing action from 1961 at my then hometown Vineland Speedway road course in south Jersey.
Nostalgia Marketing: Mercury Endurance, Mobilgas Economy, Chitwood Thrill Show
7/25/2020 Greg Zyla
The Mercury Comet 100,000-mile endurance effort you correctly remember was indeed a big deal that year and I found a nice print ad that appeared in 1962-1963 in both newspapers and magazines
Greg and Reader Reminisce Over The 1965 Plymouth Barracuda
7/25/2020 Greg Zyla
When Chrysler decided to drop the 383 big-block V8 into the second generation 1967 Barracuda, it kicked off a frenzy of MOPAR performance that ended up with the ultra rare 426 Hemi 1968 Barracudas.
1962 Muscle: Memories Of A Pivotal Year In Muscle Car History
7/25/2020 Greg Zyla
Although 1962 is the pivotal factory performance year, many of these cars were developed in 1961 and some, like the 409 Chevy, were available late year at the dealership.
Chevelle SS history: The Z16 and 1968 specifics
7/25/2020 Greg Zyla
The new Chevelles were available in base 300, more amenities Malibu and the performance Malibu Super Sport (SS), the latter which would take on a persona of its own during the muscle car era.
Corvettes, Corvettes and more Corvettes: Greg's Top Corvette Pick From The Classic Years
7/25/2020 Greg Zyla
Well John, that’s one way to get me going. So, if I had to pick just one Corvette from the classics, it would have to be a 1967 L88 Corvette, of which only 20 were ever built that year.
Triumph sports cars: The History On And Off The Race Track
7/25/2020 Greg Zyla
To the disappointment of many Triumph enthusiasts, however, the last U.S. models were hampered by government intervention that resulted in lower compression engines because of the mandated use of lower octane unleaded gasoline.
Shipping A Collector Car? Greg's Tips And Recommendations On Getting Your Dream Car Home
7/25/2020 Greg Zyla
First, your auto transport process should start before you buy the car, Matev begins. “Get a quote for shipping so you can factor it into how much you are willing to pay for the car and especially so that you aren’t blindsided after the purchase.
Mercury Comet: Some Racing, Some History, And A Very Rare 1974
7/25/2020 Greg Zyla
Overall, Comets were produced from 1960 to 1969 and again in 1971 to 1977. Through its run, Comets were always first cousins to the sibling Falcon, and then grew up alongside the mid-size Ford Fairlane and finally back to the smaller Ford Maverick.
Edsel Flop Leads To The Mercury Comet? The Real Story Behind The Ford Failure
7/25/2020 Greg Zyla
As for the Edsel, it was nothing more than gadgets, gimmicks, slick advertising, and new sheet metal on a Ford-Mercury chassis.
Pontiac’s forgotten T37 muscle car from 1970-1971
7/25/2020 Greg Zyla
The vehicle I saw at the car show is not a 100% original GT37. Although powered by a correct 400 Ram Air engine, it is a convertible.
1966 Full Size Pontiacs: What's the difference? Bonneville, Catalina and Grand Prix
7/8/2020 Greg Zyla
The bodies were heavier than the prior generation and the Catalina was still the entry-level Pontiac that year and for years to come. The engines available were the 389 and 421 V8s.
Mr. Rambler Questions Original Carb Setup of 1957 Dodge D-500 and Asks Greg About Borgward Isabella
7/25/2020 Greg Zyla
There were two versions of the 325 Hemi available that year, a D-500 standard 285 horse single 4-barrel version or, if you wanted more horsepower, a Super D-500-1 option, which added two for-barrels and a more radical camshaft.
Gas Station Memories And Advertising Gimmicks
7/25/2020 Greg Zyla
Unlike today’s gas station stores that are mostly eateries, the old-time gas station was a real service center offering specialized auto repair, tires, oil, batteries and more.
1981-83 Chrysler Imperials And The 1949 Dodge Coronet: Greg's Opinions And Their Current Values
7/8/2020 Greg Zyla
Today, an Imperial from 1981-83 in good condition is valued at $5,100 by Hagerty Insurance Value Tool. Currently, your 1949 Coronet is listed at $9,400 by Hagerty Insurance, which is a decent price for the entry model that year.
Lincoln Memories Past, Present, and Future
7/9/2020 Greg Zyla
Lincoln and Cadillac were designed by the same person, namely Henry Leland. Leland brought Cadillac to market back in 1902 and then sold the marquee to William Durant’s growing General Motors Company in 1909.
NASCAR : The Fanshield 500
7/15/2020 Mark C. Bach
Check out some behind the scene action from NASCAR's last fan attended race, the Fanshield 500 from Avondale, AZ. Was your favorite driver included? And what country singer showed up as a special guest? Plus check out the famed NASCAR haulers.
1953 Kaiser Dragon
10/18/2019 Tad Burness
For 1953 only, a glamorous top-of-the-line model, the Dragon (also called the Golden Dragon), was available for nearly $4,000, putting it into the Cadillac price range.
Dino's Git Down
7/15/2020 Mark C. Bach
Check out these classic C-10 Chevy trucks that were at Dino's Git Down in Glendale, AZ last November. Jacked up or slammed down, patina to restored they had it all
When Did The 426 Hemi Come Out?
7/8/2020 Greg Zyla
The 426 Hemi arrived on dealer showrooms in 1966, available in several models in the Dodge and Plymouth full-size lines.
The Packard: Studebaker Merger Doomed From The Start
7/8/2020 Greg Zyla
In the 1950's Packard started to lose market share in the luxury car sales race. This reality led to what has to be one of the worst mergers in car history when Packard joined forces with Studebaker in 1954.
Re-Visit: A Look Into The Rambler Rebel Engine Defect And Oil Consumption Issue
7/8/2020 Greg Zyla
The extreme oil use was caused by a perforation of the diaphragm in the vacuum booster pump that ran the windshield wipers.
Was GM's Anniversary Gold Paint Used on Any Vehicles Other Than The 1963 Chevrolet Impala?
7/1/2020 Greg Zyla
The 50-millionth GM vehicle produced, a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe, came down the line both painted and plated in gold (and inspired a limited run of code 689 gold-painted four-door sedans)...
Which Cadillac Was The Largest In History?
6/30/2020 Greg Zyla
As for Cadillac engines, the largest Cadillac engine ever was a 500-cubic inch V8 that debuted in 1970 in the Eldorado. The other Cadillacs utilized 472-inch V8s available in the DeVille models and Fleetwoods from 1968 through 1974.
NHRA Classics
6/15/2020 Mark C. Bach
The last NHRA race in 2020 was held at the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix, AZ. While the professionals garner most of the crowds and attention, there are plenty of classic iron racing in their classes. Take a look at some favorites
Carlisle Events Spring Swap Meet Show Reaches Settlement
6/19/2020 Staff
The Pennsylvania Health Department filed a lawsuit against Carlisle Events in response to a large event that is about to take place in Carlisle, PA.
Meet Thor
6/15/2020 Mark C. Bach
Thor is a wild custom Peterbuilt tractor built by Mike Harrah and sold in 2019 for twelve million dollars setting world records in several categories. Powered by twin V-12 Detroit diesels this baby is a rocket ship.
C-10 Built Right
2/15/2020 Mark C. Bach
Chevrolet C-10 trucks are hot and this 1966 Chevy truck was featured at the 2019 SEMA Show and built by Johny G and Metalox in Arizona
How Many Bucks For These Classic Trucks?
5/15/2020 Mark C. Bach
Check out these classic trucks that were offered up for sale at the January 2020 Arizona auctions from Barrett-Jackson, Worldwide Auctioneers and RM Sotheby's. Can you guess the prices?
These Jeeps Aren't Just Classics - They're VETERANS
4/15/2020 Mark C. Bach
Check out these two restored military vehicles- 1950 CJ 3A M38 V35U, a Marine Corps Radio Jeep and a 1943 Willys MB. They were on display at IMS Raceway's Fall 2019 NASCAR race.
1966 Boosted Bronco Retruns
1/14/2020 Mark C. Bach
Broncos are hot and this 1966 was sponsored by WD-40 at the 2017 SEMA Show and then came back in 2019 at SEMA with a new reveal before auctioning off for charity
Let's Go Trucking!
3/15/2020 Mark C. Bach
Two trucks earned prestigious "trucks of the year" awards with Goodguys Rod and Custom Association and were part of the Top Twelve picks at their Fall National car show in Scottsdale, AZ. check out a 1958 Ford F-100 and a 1970 Chevy El Camino
A 1965 Chevy Chevelle That "Outshines" Them All
4/15/2020 Mark C. Bach
1965 Chevelle won the 2019 Mother's Shine Award at SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. Take a close look because Chevrolet didn't make it this way!
1969 Dodge Charger For Sale
5/29/2020 Staff
Top 1969 Dodge Chargers for sale at Auto Round-Up. The 1969 Dodge Charger model year brought few modifications. Exterior changes included a new grille with a center divider and new longitudinal taillights, both designed by Harvey J. Winn.
1965 Ford Mustang For Sale
5/29/2020 Staff
Search Auto Round-Up for the Best Deals on 1965 Ford Mustangs For Sale. The earliest Mustangs are widely referred to as the 1964½ model by enthusiasts.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
5/29/2020 Staff
The top 1969 Chevrolet Camaro cars for sale. View the nation's top collector car deals including the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro. The 1969 Chevy Camaro is an icon of the muscle car era.
1972 Mercury Cougar With Original Green Paint
5/29/2020 Greg Zyla
My 1972 Mercury Cougar was re-painted its original green color some 25 years ago. Should I repaint my Mercury Cougar the original color or a different color?
Ringbrothers' Built 1969 Chevy Camaro
4/15/2020 Mark C. Bach
1969 Chevy Camaro, already an iconic muscle car, gets the award winning Ringbrothers treatment and shows up at the 2019 SEMA Show where it won the Battle of the Builders award for Jim and Mike Ring
Up for Bid: Arizona Auctions
5/1/2020 Mark C. Bach
The January,2020 auctions from Arizona are just a dream now, but here are a few favorite classic cars that were at the various auction sites and their final selling prices. Can you guess what they sold for?
Ringbrothers Cry UNKL
3/1/2020 Mark C. Bach
Ringbrothers rolled out this 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 "UNKL" for the 2019 SEMA Show. The blue bomb features a race car motif and while this was not the car that earned them the "Battle of the Builders" award from SEMA, it is a beauty.
Top Ten Dazzles
4/1/2020 Mark C. Bach
Here is a collection of the 2019 Top Ten picks from Goodguys Rod and Custom. After a nationwide season of their car shows here are the winning picks in several categories.
Novato Nostalgia Days Never
2/1/2020 Mark C. Bach
Once a year the city of Novato, CA sponsors a two day car show/cruise. Check out some awesome rides from Marin County.
Top 10 Cars and Trucks from Goodguys 2017
4/10/2018 Mark C. Bach
Throughout the year at various venues, Goodguys select 12 cars and trucks as vehicles "of the year." Then at Scottsdale, they try and get all twelve to show up. Here are the winners.
Record Breaking Bike Dragster
1/1/2020 Mark C. Bach
Denise Mueller-Korenek used this Top Fuel dragster to help set a worlds record for the fastest bicycle at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats. Find out what the top speed was.
Top 10 Muscle Cars From The 1960s
3/4/2020 Greg Zyla
Top 10 Muscle Cars from the 1960s are 1962 Chevy Bel Air, 1964 Pontiac GTO, 1964 Shelby Cobra, 1965 Plymouth Belvedere 426 Hemi, 1967 Plymouth GTX, 1968 Mustang Cobra Jet, 1969 Hurst Olds 442, 1969 Dodge Super Bee, 1969 Corvette, 1970 Chevelle SS.
Did GMC Or Chevrolet Ever Make A 4 Door Or Extended Cab Truck In The 1960s?
11/15/2019 Greg Zyla
My question is when did the very first four-door truck appear for purchase and also did GMC or Chevrolet ever make a four-door truck in the 1960 decade?
Stand Strong Together
12/13/2019 Shaun Smith
The collector car hobby world was shocked with the news of TEN (The Enthusiast Network) Publishing’s plans to fold 19 of its 22 print magazine titles.
1955 Chevy 265-V8
12/8/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Greg, back in the 1960s I purchased a 1955 Bel Air Sport Coupe, and a guy who was driving it blew it up during a drag race. It had the new 265-inch V8 and ran really well.
2017 Mazda Miata MX-5
12/8/2019 Greg Zyla
This week, we drive the 2017 Mazda Miata MX-5, a rear-drive sports roadster that starts at just $24,915 for a soft top two-seat roadster.
What's New With The Lamborghini Racing Series?
12/8/2019 Greg Zyla
What’s the latest when it comes to Lamborghini and can you give us any updates on the racing series?
Is There A Place For A New, Four Cylinder Camaro?
12/8/2019 Greg Zyla
I recently spent a week behind the wheel of the 50th Anniversary, sixth generation Chevrolet Camaro, delivered in RS trim with a turbocharged four-cylinder for power.
How Do The New Cadillacs Compare To The Old Ones?
12/8/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Hello Greg and I’d like to know your opinion of the new Cadillacs? I have owned several in my lifetime, starting with a 1952 Cadillac I bought used in 1958.
SCCA Autocross Champ Recalls Ford High-Performance Engines, Carburetors And More
12/8/2019 Greg Zyla
Specifically, Bud has won many SCCA events and also been named “Best Autocrosser of the Year” six times over his four decades competing in the Ozark division. Congrats to you, Bud.
1952 Crosley Station Wagon
12/8/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Hi Greg, I enjoyed your article on the Crosley cars so I want to share with your readers how a green 1952 Crosley Station wagon (see photo) was undoubtedly an unusual introduction to what would be a lifetime of VW Beetle ownership.
How Can I Find Out When My LS7 Big Block Was Manufactured?
12/8/2019 Greg Zyla
I bought a 69 Camaro from a guy in Texas with an old Chevy crate engine in it called an LS7 Big Block. He installed the LS7 in the car in the late 1980's and the number stamped on the block is TL02XCH09488093.
What Is The History Of Leonard Oil Company?
12/6/2019 John Pizzo
At a time when production in the state amounted to about 37,000 barrels of oil a day, Leonard’s Durban #1 discovery well daily produced an astounding daily figure of 3,594 barrels of oil. J. Walter Leonard suddenly had more oil than he could sell.
History Of The White And Bagley Oil Co.
12/6/2019 John Pizzo
Well, it's the start of a new year and this month I thought I would do a history report on my favorite oil company in the hobby, the White and Bagley Oil Co., or better known as Oilzum.
Tanker Truck History
12/6/2019 John Pizzo
Tank trucks began to appear in the United States in 1910. Standard Oil companies including Conoco were foremost among the early users, but other refiners were soon persuaded to purchase their own fleets.
How Rare Is The 1966 Pontiac Grand Prix?
12/1/2019 Greg Zyla
Is the 1966 Pontiac Grand Prix a rare car? I see a lot of the full-size Bonnevilles, Star Chief Executives, and Catalinas including the Catalina 2+2, and many smaller Lemans and GTOs.
1964 Canadian Built Meteor Custom Convertible
12/1/2019 Greg Zyla
It’s a Canadian-built 1964 Meteor Custom Convertible with a Mercury body and Ford Galaxie interior. The engine is the 352-inch V8 that originally came with a 2-barrel carburetor but has been replaced with a 4-barrel.
Department Stores And Gas Stations Of The Past
12/1/2019 Greg Zyla
It's really a shame that these stores are closing. You said you worked in the paint department at Sears in Vineland. I too worked at both S.S. Kreske's (a forerunner of Kmart) and at the Kmart in Burlington, NJ.
How Can I Tell If I Have An Official 1962 Thunderbird Sports Roadster?
12/1/2019 Greg Zyla
My father is quite sure it's original, but a lot of them apparently were put together from regular Thunderbird convertibles.
How Does The Corvair Compare To The Edsel?
12/1/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Greg, I really liked the Corvair articles you’ve written through the years, and am wondering how you feel about the Edsel?
History Of The Two Passenger Crosley
12/1/2019 Greg Zyla
Your column on the first small and compact American cars brings back my memories of the two-passenger Crosley, which was very small and came with a two-cylinder engine.
How Durable Is A 195.6 Inch Rambler American Six Cylinder Flathead?
12/1/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Hi Greg, I really enjoyed your article about the little 195.6-inch Rambler American six-cylinder flathead that I also have in my car, a 1959 Rambler American.
Dublin Gas Show
12/1/2019 John Pizzo
Hello and welcome to another great show for the collector. This year’s show, held in Dublin, OH, was the third time I went and “oh boy,” was it a good show.
History Of The Gas Pump
12/1/2019 John Pizzo
Here is the second installment of the gas pumps article I hope it was informative and gave some insight to the development of the gas pump and its origin.
History Of The Gas Pump
12/1/2019 John Pizzo
For this month I will shed some light on the gas pump and its history. The gas pump has been around for decades. Its creator was a man named Sylvanus F. Bowser.
Cities Service History
12/1/2019 John Pizzo
Henry Latham Doherty formed the Cities Service Company on September 2, 1910. A New York based holding company, it derived income from dividends generated by stock held in subsidiary corporations.
The History Of Texaco
12/1/2019 John Pizzo
Texaco’s history is often confused with that of the Indian Refining Company, which The Texas Company bought in 1931.
Michigan Gas Show
12/1/2019 John Pizzo
Another great season of gas shows is underway and I'm kicking mine off with a local gas show in Ottawa Lake, MI. This is a great show where everyone can find something.
How Much Is A 1970 King Midget Car Worth?
12/1/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Greg, my sister and I have a 1970 King Midget car and we would like to know if you could tell us about it and how much it might be worth?
Top 10 Pony Cars Through 1970
12/1/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Greg, I enjoyed your column on the larger muscle cars from last week. How about your list of the best all around Pony Cars up to 1970 and I hope the Boss 302 is on there.
Do You Remember The 1960s Amphicar?
11/25/2019 Greg Zyla
Back in the 1960's, there was a car that I thought was real cool called the Amphicar. Do you remember them? It didn't last very long and was gone by the time I could afford a car.
1947 T-600 Tatraplan
11/25/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Greg, I’m working on a T-600 Tatraplan automobile, and I know many people have ever never seen or heard of one of these.
What Is The History And Value Of The 1973 Triumph GT6 MK3?
11/24/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Greg, I enjoy your columns in Auto Roundup Magazine very much, and I would appreciate if you could help me find information on my 1973 Triumph GT6 MK3.
How Did The Corvette Racing Team Start?
11/24/2019 Greg Zyla
This week, we do things a little different as we present a one-on-one interview with Doug Fehan, the Corvette Racing Program Manager responsible for the overall running of the Corvette professional GT road racing team.
Will The Value Of A 1988 Pontiac Fiero Increase In The Years To Come?
11/24/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Hello Greg and I want you to know I look forward to your column every issue. I would like your opinion on the Pontiac Fiero, mainly the 1988 model.
1968 Shelby GT500 Mustang Convertible
11/24/2019 Greg Zyla
Now for $650.00, I wasn’t expecting much. But as I drove up I saw a Highland Green with white convertible top 1968 Shelby GT 500 that needed a left front fender, bumper, grill nose surround and a good paint job.
What Happened To The Company That Built The Checker Cars?
11/24/2019 Greg Zyla
As for your question about the taxi cabs, the Checker Motor Company was a very busy manufacturer at one time with a long history of building everything from complete taxis to frames and body stampings for the major auto companies.
Who Really Won The First Daytona 500 In 1959?
11/24/2019 Greg Zyla
You’ve written about it before, but I’m still wondering about this race and why it took so long for Bill France to reverse his decision and give Petty the win over Beauchamp.
What's The Current Value Of A 1974 Chevy Malibu Laguna Type S-3?
11/24/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Hi Greg and first I want to tell you I enjoy your articles on the older cars and your auto experiences. I still have my 1974 Chevy Malibu Laguna Type S-3 that I bought brand new from the Ferrario Chevrolet dealership in Wysox, PA, back in 1974.
What Is The History Of The Bonneville Salt Flats?
11/24/2019 Greg Zyla
As for history, performance fanatics acknowledge that Bonneville, neat Salt Lake City in Utah and Muroc and El Mirage dry beds out your way were directly responsible for the birth of the high performance industry.
What Motor, Transmission, And Suspension Did The 1995 Chevy Impala SS Come With?
11/24/2019 Greg Zyla
I would like to know about the 1995 Chevy Impala SS, and what motors, transmissions and suspensions they came with.
Why Don't Designers Incorporate Distinguishing Features Of Past Popular Models Into The New Design?
11/24/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Dear Greg, I have long been upset at the people who design the new model cars. All the autos look very much alike, and as a former Lincoln Continental owner, I note the new Lincoln.
Was The International Harvester Scout Ahead Of Its Time?
11/24/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Greg, I enjoy your column and want to know about the International Harvester Scout. I feel the IH Scout was ahead of its time and was a popular Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) back in the 1960s.
What Is The History Of The First Jeep?
11/24/2019 Greg Zyla
Also, can you give me the story of the first Jeep? There is much information online that is misleading. Finally, if you could give some info on the new Jeep pickup it would be appreciated as it’s been a while since the last Jeep pickup.
Were The 1941 Hudson And The 1957 Dodge Sweptline Car-Like Pickup Trucks?
11/24/2019 Greg Zyla
When I wrote about the 1957 Ranchero in a different column five years ago, some readers asked if the 1957 Dodge Sweptline was a car-truck model and should be recognized as such. I’ll deal with this situation, too.
2019 RAM 1500 REBEL QUAD CAB 4X4
11/24/2019 Greg Zyla
This month, we got a chance to drive the all-new 2019 RAM 1500 pickup for Truck Round-Up, delivered in Rebel Quad-Cab 4x4 trim and packing a powerful Hemi V8 under the hood.
Midsize Chevy Colorado Bigger Than Full Size Trucks Of The Past
11/24/2019 Greg Zyla
As most of my readers know, I also do Test Drive articles every week for many newspapers. And, while driving the second generation Chevy Colorado with the Z71 suspension recently, I realized just how big today’s midsize trucks have become.
10 Pickups Making A Difference
11/24/2019 Greg Zyla
So, with due respect to the past and present class of pickups, here’s my personal “Top 10” list of pickups that made an impact on me along the way.
The Little Red Wagon Wheelstander Pickup
11/24/2019 Greg Zyla
I remember the Dodge D-100-A compact pickup with its 90-inch wheelbase as it toured the country back then on drag strips everywhere. I also remember the Hemi Under Glass and LA Dart Hemis, too.
Ford Ranchero History
11/24/2019 Greg Zyla
As for the Ford Ranchero, it made its debut way back in 1957 and was a popular vehicle with those consumers who I indeed said, “wanted a car but needed a truck" or, vice versa, “wanted a truck but needed a car.”
What's The History of USPS Trucks?
11/24/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Greg, I enjoy your articles on nostalgia trucks and wondered if you could tell me some history of the mail delivery trucks?
Volkswagen Transporter 4WD Pickups
11/24/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Greg can you tell me a bit of the history of Volkswagen pickup trucks, specifically the Transporter 4WD units?
How Much Would A 1965 Chevy C20 With A Slide In Camper Be Worth Today?
11/9/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Greg I’m wondering if you can give me some information on a truck and camper my friend used to own but sold eight years ago.
Should Cadillac Receive Credit For Today's Variable Firing Cylinder Engines?
11/14/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Greg, I am a big fan of the Cadillac and want to know about their engines and overall sizes.
How Can I Sell My 1956 Plymouth Savoy?
11/14/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Greg, I have a '56 Plymouth Savoy 4-door with a flathead 6-cylinder and just 84,081 miles.
How Much Is A 1959 Ford Galaxie Skyliner Convertible With A Retractable Hardtop Worth?
11/14/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Greg, I have a '59 Ford Galaxie Skyliner 2-door retractable hardtop convertible.
How Rare Is A 1968 Chevelle Malibu 4-door Station Wagon?
11/14/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Hi Greg. I just picked up a 1968 Chevelle Malibu 4-door Station Wagon that I found between Ohio and Indiana.
What Tires Should I use On My 1966 Plymouth Fury That Will Allow Me To Use The Original Hubcaps?
11/14/2019 Greg Zyla
I have a '66 Plymouth Fury III convertible with 17,000 miles on it. When I bought it in 1994, the previous owner had put P255/75R-14 steel belted tires on it.
Where Can I Find A 3 Speed Transmission For A 1972 GTO?
11/14/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Greg, could you please tell me if the M13 Trans listed on my 1972 GTO build sheet (enclosed) is indeed the 3-speed manual that you talked of in a recent Auto Roundup Car Collector Corner column?
11/14/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Greg, I've seen so many TV ads for oil additives it is starting to drive me crazy. There's a new one out now with Carroll Shelby telling people "it works and he puts his name on it" and it's called zMAX.
11/14/2019 Greg Zyla
Q:Greg, I really enjoy your columns on collector cars. I have a 1958 Chevy Delray, and it drips oil on my garage floor.
11/14/2019 Greg Zyla
I’ve read Jim Wangers’ “Glory Days” and it really is a fine book on the state of Detroit and high performance back “in the days.” Gary P., Pennsylvania.
Was Leland The Inventor Of The Cadillac Car?
11/14/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Greg, I read with interest your article on Henry Leland, who was trained as a toolmaker at the Springfield Armory around the beginning of the Civil War.
When And Where Was The LaSalle Manufactured And By Whom?
11/14/2019 Greg Zyla
I'd like to know about the LaSalle automobile. My dad had a 1936 (I believe it was) 4-door sedan, purchased in 1943 and traded in for new 1950 Pontiac.
Were There Any Aftermarket Racing Parts Made For The 1949 to 1954 Pontiac 8 Cylinder Engine?
11/10/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Greg, I enjoy your Auto Roundup “Collector Car Corner” articles and would like to know if there were any aftermarket high performance or racing parts made for the 1949 to 1954 Pontiac inline flathead 8-cylinder engine?
Buy Quality Tires At All Times
11/10/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Greg, I read your answer to a person who had a muscle car or pony car that "tire hopped" under acceleration in the winter, but not in the summer. You said his problem was due to the coldness of the rubber and roads in the wintertime.
Katech's Solid Adjustable Belt Tensioner
11/10/2019 Greg Zyla
I have a 2000 Pontiac Firebird Formula with an LS1 engine that I put headers on and did a few other modifications, including an intake manifold, Hypertech chip, and throttle body.
Kaiser Darrin With A Willys Knight Six Cylinder Engine
11/10/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Greg, I enjoyed your article on the Kaiser Darrin recently in Auto Round-Up, and want to let you know there was a Darrin in Mount Carmel, Pa., when I 12 back in 1958.
Should I Run A Manual Or An Automatic In My Rebuilt 1993 Camaro LT1?
11/10/2019 Greg Zyla
Should I run a manual or an automatic in my now being rebuilt 1993 Camaro LT1? It has a manual, but I'll need a new one as it has over 125,000 miles on it and I had some problems anyway.
Lack Of Car Production In 1942
11/10/2019 Greg Zyla
One point you made I'd like to embellish a little. You are correct that there was no car production from '43 to '45 but there was not much during 1942 either which is why there aren't many '42 model cars around today.
Where Can I Find Vent Window Gaskets For A 1948 Nash Ambassador 4 Door Sedan?
11/10/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Greg, I own a 1948 Nash Ambassador 4-door sedan and am trying to locate vent window gaskets for both the front and rear.
How Much Is A 1961 Pontiac Catalina 2 Door Hardtop Worth And Where Do I Find One?
11/10/2019 Greg Zyla
Greg, I purchased a 1961 Pontiac Catalina 2 door Hardtop new in that year. It was the coolest car that I ever owned. I want to obtain another "61" Catalina in good condition for restoration.
What Does Mopar Stand For?
11/10/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Greg, I know Chrysler-Dodge-Plymouth is Mopar, but what does Mopar really stand for, if anything?
 3 Speed Manual Equipped Pontiac GTO
11/10/2019 Greg Zyla
Q:Greg, I am writing mainly to compliment you on your answer to "M.M" and his 3-speed manual equipped Pontiac GTO in a recent “Car Collector Corner” column in "Auto Roundup,” Vol. 7, Number 694 on page 35.
Popular Car Music And Groups
11/10/2019 Greg Zyla
Greg, you once printed your most popular car songs. I remember your top pick was thought not to be a car song, right? Do you still have your old albums?
How Many Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertibles Were Built In 1956?
11/10/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Greg, I am in the process of restoring a 1956 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible. I will be using all original parts for the restoration.
What Would It Cost To Restore A 1968 Mercury Montego MX Convertible?
11/10/2019 Greg Zyla
I own a 1968 Mercury Montego MX Convertible, the car is in decent shape, considering its age, but pretty much needs a top to bottom refurbishing.
How Many Body Styles Were Available Of The 1966 Pontiac GTO?
11/10/2019 Greg Zyla
How many body styles were available, and I am told the 3-speed manual in my car was made by Ford Motor Company and used at the end of the model run because GM ran out of 4-speeds. Is this true?
11/10/2019 Greg Zyla
Greg, I have a 1956 Ford F350 V8 pickup Custom Cab Dually. It has the 8-foot bed and I want to restore it. Where do I find bumpers, glass, fenders and other pieces?
11/10/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: I'm From South Dakota and am presently in Topeka, Kansas, looking around for early Hemi parts.
1984 Lincoln Mark VII Diesel
11/10/2019 Greg Zyla
I have a 1984 Lincoln Mark VII with a 2.4-liter Diesel engine that I believe was made by BMW. It came from the factory like this and I have enclosed the documentation.
How Many Thunderbirds Did Ford Produce In 1955?
11/10/2019 Greg Zyla
How many Thunderbirds did Ford produce in the car’s first year in 1955, and what engine came with it? Connie K., Wisconsin.
Rare 1996 Chevrolet S10 SS Compact Pickup
11/10/2019 Greg Zyla
A: Bryan, you indeed have a very rare Chevy S10 on your hands. Even though compact pickup trucks haven’t appreciated much in the collector car and truck hobby, that SS pickup badge makes it very special.
2017 Toyota Highlander SE
11/10/2019 Greg Zyla
Our review this week centers on the Toyota Highlander SE AWD, powered by a new V6 engine with all-wheel-drive (AWD) underpinnings.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
11/10/2019 Greg Zyla
This week, we’re driving the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, delivered in new Trailhawk 4x4 dress and the most off-road ready of the Grand Cherokees.
1953 Chevy Bel Air Sedan
11/10/2019 Greg Zyla
Hi Greg, I just read your column “The Cars of my Early Childhood” in my local paper and it brought back many fond memories.
Who Had The First AMC Funny Car?
11/10/2019 Greg Zyla
Most people still think Rambler and AMC cars were just for the family, but they put together many a fast muscle car. My question is, do you remember those AMC Funny Cars? Who had the first one?
1987 GMC Caballero Amarillo
11/10/2019 Greg Zyla
I have found that GMC only produced the Caballero vehicles from 1978 through 1987. Is there anything you can tell me about this vehicle and its approximate value?
2017 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab
11/9/2019 Greg Zyla
This week, we’re driving the second generation 2017 Nissan Titan, the company’s flagship full-size pickup that comes in rear drive or 4x4 in both single cab or crew cab designs.
2017 Dodge Ram 2500 Power Wagon 4x4
11/9/2019 Greg Zyla
At last year's Tioga Downs Casino auto and truck show, held at the casino located off Rte.17 and 86 at Nichols, N.Y., we took along a brand new 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Crew Cab 4x4 to display at the Auto Round-Up tent.
When Did Jeep Stop Making A Pickup Truck?
11/9/2019 Greg Zyla
My question is when did Jeep stop making a pickup truck? I remember so many Jeep pickups on the road, but then they disappeared.
GMC Powered Missile Transporter Truck Memories
10/27/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Greg, your Truck Roundup “Pickup Report” brought back great memories of my time in the Air Force when I worked as a missile tech on the Minuteman Missile transporter (WS133 also known as the TE or TEL).
Different Types of Collectible Grease Cans
10/31/2019 John Pizzo
Grease cans are great for entry level collectors. They’re plentiful, small, and relatively inexpensive.
A Glimpse Into My Garage
10/31/2019 John Pizzo
Hello everyone. This month’s article is a glimpse into my shop and my garage.
Kalamazoo Swap Meet
10/31/2019 John Pizzo
In February, Scooter and I went to the Kalamazoo Fairgrounds for the KAARC auto parts and memorabilia swap meet.
Car Companies And Automotive Fluids
10/31/2019 John Pizzo
Hello once again readers. This month I'm going to talk about the specific fluids that car companies made for their cars.
Chicagoland Petroleum And Advertising Show
10/30/2019 John Pizzo
So on October 19 I went to Peotone, IL for the fall Chicagoland Petroleum and Advertising Show.
Check The Oil Gas Show
10/30/2019 John Pizzo
I've gone to yet another great gas bash and loaded up some amazing finds at "The Big Friendly" gas show presented by Check The Oil (CTO) magazine.
Wheelstanding Pickups And The Dodge Lil’ Red Truck D-150
10/27/2019 Greg Zyla
A: Michael thanks so much for your letter as it is letters like yours that keeps me going! I’ll get to the Little Red Wagon and the iconic Little Red Express pickups, but first I’ve got to tell you my bicycle memories, too.
10/27/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Greg, I know you race Chevy cars and also own a nice MOPAR, too. But I feel you will be 100-percent fair when I ask if you feel the Ford Ranchero had it all over the Chevy El Camino?
GMC Truck Engines And Differences Between The 348 And The 409
10/27/2019 Greg Zyla
Q: Greg, I was reading your column about the 409 Chevy engine where you said that the 348 and the 409 were identical from the outside as both had the "W" cylinder head design.
Service Attendants
10/26/2019 John Pizzo
The service attendant, was not only a welcoming smile and a friendly face but he was also that one person that you could trust to tell you what would be the best thing for your car and your pocketbook.
1969 Monteverdi
10/26/2019 Tad Burness
Monteverdi introduced his attractive Chrysler-powered GT coupe, with Frua bodywork, at the 1967 Frankfurt Automobile Show in Germany.
1938 Triumph Dolomite
10/26/2019 Tad Burness
This Dolomite series convertible of 1938 was a beauty, though some reviewers at the time didn't like its Hudson/ Terraplaneish grille, which they derided as having the look of a "fencer's mask."
1933 Beacon By Continental
10/26/2019 Tad Burness
As a low-priced four-cylinder, the 1933 Beacon was in direct competition with Willys' new "77" model, a bizarrely styled little car of which some 20,000 were sold in 1933.
1938 Horch Convertible
10/26/2019 Tad Burness
A 1938 Horch convertible was awarded "Best of Show" top prize at the August 2004 Concours d'Elegance classic and antique car show at Pebble Beach, CA.
1928 Hudson Essex
10/26/2019 Tad Burness
Hudson Motor Car Company (founded 1909) was doing well with its big Super-Six Hudsons of the mid-'teen years, and so it was decided to launch an additional companion brand in 1919: the four-cylinder Essex.
1917 Ben-Hur Six
10/26/2019 Tad Burness
The second Ben-Hur (1917-1918) was somewhat more successful, with better financing. L.L. Allen announced in February 1918 that between 30 and 40 cars had already been completed and shipped.
1981 Ford Mustang
10/26/2019 Tad Burness
As the 1981 catalog exclaimed, Mustang had a "fun to drive" attitude. "Exhilarating like the rush of the downhill (on skis). Sleek with clean lines that slice through the wind."
1914 F.A.L. Greyhound
10/25/2019 Tad Burness
The F.A.L. was first introduced as "The Car Without a Name." Shortly afterward, the three founders of the company realized that an anonymous automobile could not succeed.
1948 Porsche
10/25/2019 Tad Burness
The 1948 Porsche was the first of the famous Type 356 models. It marked a new beginning for the famous Dr. Ferdinand Porsche and his son, Ferry.
1915 Oakland
10/25/2019 Tad Burness
The first Oakland automobile was built in 1907, and two years later, Oakland joined Billy Durant's up-and-coming General Motors Corporation, which was to become the world's largest auto manufacturer once Henry Ford's Model T had run its course.
1989 Buick Reatta
10/25/2019 Tad Burness
Because Buick seldom built anything resembling a sports car (save for the Skylark convertibles of the mid-1950s or the 1963-1973 Rivieras), it was a surprise when Buick introduced its sizzling compact Reatta sports coupe in 1988.
1938 Najjar
10/25/2019 Tad Burness
Visually examining this design, one would certainly think it was from the early 1950s. The styling is too modern for the 1940s, and utterly unheard of before that!
1942 Wood-Burning Volkswagen
10/25/2019 Tad Burness
Probably, you never heard of steam-powered Volkswagens, but they did exist in 1942. These cars were modified by installing a Porsche-designed boiler and steam engine.
1974 Ford Pinto Wagon
10/25/2019 Tad Burness
First released during 1970 for the 1971 season, Ford's subcompact Pinto enjoyed a 10-year run, eventually being replaced by the 1981 Escort (which also replaced the 1978 to 1980 Fiesta in the United States).
1987 Plymouth Sundance
10/25/2019 Tad Burness
The first Plymouth Sundance was the 1987 model, and the same year, Dodge introduced the Dodge Shadow.
1981 Eagle Kammback DL
10/25/2019 Tad Burness
American Motors introduced its Eagle series in the 1980 season, and it was unique at the time, offering four-wheel drive in an ordinary family-type car.
1920 Ford Model T
10/24/2019 Tad Burness
For a generation, Ford's humble Model T was the world's most popular car, with more than 15 million sold between late 1908 and 1927!
1930 Durant 614
10/24/2019 Tad Burness
Billy Durant put millions of his own dollars into his company to keep it afloat after the late 1920s.
Was There Ever A GMC V12 Truck Engine In 1960?
10/24/2019 Greg Zyla
I absolutely remember a GMC V-12 cylinder engine that was available in 1960 in big trucks. Can you please tell us about this engine, and that there definitely was a V-12 available?
Ad Glass For Pump Restorations
10/24/2019 John Pizzo
So for this month let’s talk about ad glass. The ad glass is the glass insert on top of the pump. The insert should not be confused with the globe.
1982 Mustang
10/22/2019 Tad Burness
The 1982 Mustang, especially the V-8, was a choice of some police departments that wanted a nimble, powerful pursuit car without a premium price.
1962 1/2 Taunus - Ex Cardinal
10/22/2019 Tad Burness
The Ford Motor Company planned to introduce its all-new front-wheel-drive, V-4-powered Cardinal in the United States in 1962.
Porcelain Pump Plates
10/22/2019 John Pizzo
Hello. For this month’s article, I have chosen to write about the porcelain pump plates. These used to show the brand of fuel the customer was buying.
1987 Cadillac Fleetwood 75
10/21/2019 Tad Burness
This 1987 model was Cadillac's final Fleetwood 75, the last of a proud line that began with the introduction of the first Fleetwood 75 in 1936.
1974 Cadillac Eldorado
10/20/2019 Tad Burness
Cadillac's first Eldorado model was a luxury convertible of 1953, featuring a new panoramic wraparound windshield that all GM cars adopted by 1955.
1967 Ferrari V12
10/20/2019 Tad Burness
Steve McQueen starred in the original 1968 version of "The Thomas Crown Affair," and he drove this 1967 Ferrari in the movie.
1972 Chrysler Imperial
10/20/2019 Tad Burness
Way back in August 1971, the Chrysler Corporation sent out an information packet on the then-upcoming 1972 Imperial, which came in handy for this issue of Auto Album.
1929 Du Pont Speedster
10/20/2019 Tad Burness
From 1919 to 1932, Du Pont built high-quality automobiles for those who could afford them. Before 1928, Du Pont's products were comparatively unassuming in appearance, with little changes from year to year.
1954 De Soto
10/18/2019 Tad Burness
Though De Soto had semi-automatic Fluid Drive transmissions since the 1940s, Powerflite automatic transmissions were new for De Soto in the 1954 models, a $189 option.
1951 Meteor V8
10/18/2019 Tad Burness
If you're a longtime reader of Auto Album, you might already know about the rare Meteor and Monarch cars Ford Motor Company built in Canada, for Canadians only!
AMC Replacing Old Brand Names With New
10/18/2019 Tad Burness
AMC had a policy of periodically replacing old brand names with new. Remember Rambler's Classic? The Rebel? The Marlin? How about the AMC Hornet?
1916 Cadillac Victoria
10/18/2019 Tad Burness
This so-called Victoria replaced the more window-full Landaulet coupe of 1915, and was one of Cadillac's best-looking cars for the 1916 season.
Jeepster History and Fun Facts
10/18/2019 Greg Zyla
James, thanks for the photo you sent along with your letter. Your ’67 Jeepster looks great following the restoration.
How Many 1993 Cadillac Allantes With The Northstar Engine Were Produced?
10/17/2019 Greg Zyla
The Cadillac Allante is indeed a rare piece, as you don’t see many around. Cadillac produced the Allante to much fanfare from 1987 through 1993, and only 21,300 cars were built during the model run
Greg Zyla's Collector Car Market Update
10/17/2019 Greg Zyla
Today, the popularity of the collector cars, older pickup trucks and muscle cars have expanded to include not only the baby boomer generation, it’s spreading to much younger groups who are finding the excitement of the hobby serves them well.
10/17/2019 Greg Zyla
If you put larger overall tires on your 1973 Chrysler Newport, it could affect the accuracy of your speedometer and you’ll be going faster than the speedometer says.
How Can A 1938 Plymouth Change To A 1937 And Back Again!
10/17/2019 Tad Burness
In the film, High Sierra, Bogart's car is a 1938 Plymouth coupe (as illustrated), but in many scenes, it suddenly becomes a 1937 Plymouth!
The Style Of The 1941-1947 Chevy Pickup
10/17/2019 Tad Burness
This style of Chevy pickup (1941 to mid-1947) is a favorite of many collectors today, as well as of the millions of people who owned or rode in one during the past six and a half decades.
1942 Ford Jeep - A Carbon Copy Of The Better-Known Willys Version
10/17/2019 Tad Burness
The Ford Jeeps were created in the exact image of the Willys model, so that all parts were interchangeable between the two brands.
What Does A 1951 Pontiac Straight-8 Engine Look Like?
10/17/2019 Tad Burness
Even though my files contain many views of the 1951 Pontiacs, I was never able, until 2005, to find any good, clear pictures of 1951 Pontiac engines.
1950 Keller 4 - A Car Ahead Of Its Time
10/17/2019 Tad Burness
The Keller was the successor to the Bobbi-Kar, a similar little mite conceived in 1945 in Southern California.
Kaiser Darrin Fiberglass Body Sport Cars
10/11/2019 Greg Zyla
the 1954 Kaiser Darrin was the brainchild of the late Howard Darrin, Kaiser's chief designer and personal friend of Henry J. Kaiser. Darrin created a clay model in 1952 with full backing from Kaiser, and worked with his son in California on the car.
In Memory Of Andy Granatelli
10/10/2019 Greg Zyla
Andy Granatelli, who is best known for his wins at the Indy 500 and his beloved STP brand of oil treatment, became the principal at Studebaker Racing in the early 1960s.
Am I Wasting Money On Synthetic Motor Oil?
10/9/2019 Greg Zyla
Am I wasting money on synthetic motor oil? I like to feel I'm doing the best I can for the cars. If they were yours, what specific oil and brand would you use?
How Much Is My 1967 Ford Mustang 6-Cylinder Worth?
10/8/2019 Greg Zyla
I have a 1967 Mustang with a 6-cylinder engine. It needs some work but looks good from 10-feet. I want to sell this car and have no idea on how much it is worth. How much is my 1967 Ford Mustang 6-cylinder worth?
Model Car Companies Of The 1950s
10/3/2019 Greg Zyla
I am a model car lover and remember all the great model car companies of the 1950s through today. I was wondering if you know of the heritage of these companies, including Jo-Han, AMT, Monogram and the others.
When Did The First Independent Car Manufacturer Come Out With A V8?
10/2/2019 Greg Zyla
When did the first independent car manufacturer come out with a V8? Studebaker receives the nod for producing the first overhead valve (not flathead or inline) V8 thanks to its 1951 232.6-inch, 120 horsepower overhead valve V8.
Jaguar Repros And The Larz Anderson Museum
10/1/2019 Greg Zyla
I read your column about the D-Type Jags and it reminded me of my trip to Larz Anderson Museum in Brookline, MA. Larz is a great place with acres of lawns. About every Sunday they have a car day.
Was The 1971 Vega The Worst Car Ever?
10/1/2019 Greg Zyla
Back in 1971 we owned a ‘71 Vega and it was the worst car we ever purchased. At 20,000 miles the tires were bald; the aluminum block had steam coming out the sides; the body had begun to rust; and it would just stop running at times!
Kaiser, Chrysler And Packard Memories
9/26/2019 Greg Zyla
Your recent articles were special for me on the Kaiser-Frazer. My grandpa's brother opened a Kaiser-Frazer dealership in the little town of Harrington, WA. It was in that 1947 Frazer that I learned to drive on the highway.
What was the biggest Ford engine ever put into a Ford Thunderbird?
9/25/2019 Greg Zyla
The first “big” engine to appear in the Thunderbird came in 1958 thanks to Ford’s involvement in NASCAR racing. Ford teamed up with Holman-Moody of NASCAR fame to produce a 430-inch racing V8.
Frazer Automobile History
9/24/2019 Greg Zyla
As for those Frazer cars, the company came into existence thanks to Joseph Washington Frazer, a noted descendent of the original “Washington” family from Virginia (yes, President George was related!)
What Years Did Car Manufacturers Not Build Cars During the World War II Era?
9/23/2019 Greg Zyla
To be specific about the WWII effort, car manufacturers did not build cars for three years: 1943, 1944 and 1945. When the war came to an end, the 1946 models were “unveiled,” but were the same as the 1942 vehicles.
Which American Car Manufacturer Sold the Most Cars in the 1950s?
9/20/2019 Greg Zyla
I enjoy most the articles on cars from the 1950s, so can you tell me which American car manufacturer sold the most cars during the great decade of 1950? I think I know it is the Chevy, and then Ford. But how about after that?
The Rare 1958 Mercury Super Marauder 430 V8 & 1956 Golden Hawk 374 V8
9/19/2019 Greg Zyla
That 1958 Mercury Super Marauder was a very rare option, and did appear on the option list. The 1956 Golden Hawk model was available with either a 352 Packard V8 or the rare but available 374 as an option.
The Best Classic Car Songs
9/17/2019 Greg Zyla
Many years ago you wrote an article about car songs and the Beach Boys and Jan & Dean that I saw in a recent issue. The article covered the best classic car songs, and I’d love if you could touch on some of these great classic car songs again.
1940-1942 Willys Coupes Are Very Popular Today
9/16/2019 Greg Zyla
Those 1940-1942 Willys Coupes are very popular today, and several companies produce complete fiberglass bodies for use on the street or strip.
The Very Rare 1971 Corvette LS6 454 Cubic Inch V8 With 425 Horsepower
9/13/2019 Greg Zyla
The very rare 1971 Corvette LS6 454 cubic inch V8 with 425 horsepower was similar to the LS7 engine that could be ordered from the factory as a crate motor (I bought one for my race car in 1979 for $1,448), and came with a solid lifter camshaft.
What Happened to the Lincolns From Back in the 1950s?
9/12/2019 Greg Zyla
I'd like to know about what happened to the Lincolns from back in the 1950s. Up until 1958, I thought the styling was quite nice for a luxury car. Then in 1958, Lincoln came out with a massive piece of monstrosity.
Is There a One Mile Dragstrip in the East That Officially Sanctions Races?
9/11/2019 Greg Zyla
Is it true that there is a one mile dragstrip in the East that officially sanctions races? Yes and no. The track you are talking about is a 9,000 foot long private airport used mostly by DHL business delivery airplanes.
How Many Shelby AC Cobras Did Ford Build?
9/10/2019 Greg Zyla
Overall, only 654 small blocks and 350 or so big block AC style Cobras were ever built in those seven years of availability, and many were indeed for street use.
Diana Motor Company Automobile History
9/9/2019 Greg Zyla
The Diana Motor Company built cars from 1925 through 1928, so it sounds like your dad bought his Diana in its last year of production.
The DKW German Steam-Powered Automobile
9/6/2019 Greg Zyla
The DKW was a German built car from 1928 through 1966. The word means "Dampf-Kraft-Wagen," or, translated into English the "steam powered vehicle."
Is My 1968 Mercury Worth Restoring?
9/5/2019 Greg Zyla
Your car is currently listed under NAPA Old Car prices somewhere in the neighborhood of $1,620 to $2,948, mainly because of the six-cylinder engine which is a 10-percent deduction in value.
How Long Were the Muntz Jet Cars Available on the Market?
8/29/2019 Greg Zyla
Muntz said 394 Jets were built, and it is estimated that today some 49 survive. Movie starts, of which he was friend with many, usually bought them, but from the beginning Muntz was losing money on every sale as production costs were very high.
Who Marketed the First Front Wheel Drive Car?
8/28/2019 Greg Zyla
The first consumer available front wheel drive, mass marketed car came from the DKW F1 company from Germany in 1931. Other German car producers, of which there were many back then, followed as Stoewer later in 1931 offered a front drive.
Studebaker Golden Hawk Transmission Types
8/27/2019 Greg Zyla
Specifically, two transmissions were available for the 1956 Studebaker Goldenhawk, including the manual Borg Warner T85 three-speed with overdrive or Packard's "Twin Ultramatic" automatic transmission.
Why Did General Motors Drop Oldsmobile?
8/23/2019 Greg Zyla
General Motors dropped the Olds because of declining sales numbers. That's pretty much the same reason Pontiac fell by the wayside, too. Olds was first to go in 2004 following several years of trying to prop up the brand with new marketing.
Brief History of the Graham Cars
8/22/2019 Greg Zyla
I was wondering if you could give any information on the history of the Graham cars? The first Graham car was dubbed a “Graham Paige,” released in 1928, and the Graham cars continued along through 1941.
5 Things You Need To Know About the Collector Car Market
8/21/2019 Greg Zyla
Collector car journalist and racing legend Greg Zyla presents five things you need to know about the collector car market including values of classic cars, restoration tips and where to find the most resourceful collector car news.
The 1954 Ford Skyliner - The Grandfather of Moonroofs
8/20/2019 Greg Zyla
I own a 1954 Ford Skyliner and enjoy your column very much. I have read somewhere that Ford tested two Skyliners in 1954, one with the plexiglass top and one with a steel top in Arizona with all of the windows up.
Which Production Car Had the First Moonroof?
8/19/2019 Greg Zyla
Which production car had the first moonroof? I was really taken in by Ford’s new 1954 Skyliner, which was a Crestline Victoria that featured a green, transparent, Plexiglas window roof right above the driver’s seat.
How Many Panteras Were Built?
8/14/2019 Greg Zyla
To give you the scoop on the Pantera, the mid-engined beauty was sculpted by noted designer Tom Tjaarda and manufactured by the Italian car company DeTomaso.Overall, a total of about 7,500 Panteras were built, with most sold by Ford/Lincoln/Mercury.
More Volkswagen Beetle History
8/12/2019 Greg Zyla
The evolution of the Volkswagen Beetle model is very interesting. From the sporty Karmann Ghia to the VW Camper and Bus line, Volkswagens were the mode of transportation for so many of my friends during the 1960s and 1970s.
Is My Numbers Matching 1967 Chevelle Worth More as an Original Car?
8/9/2019 Greg Zyla
I have a 1967 Chevelle 2-door that has a 283 with a two barrel carb. I would like to do an engine upgrade to a new muscle car crate motor and put some SS badges on it, but some of my friends say it is worth as an original.
Hudson Cars of the 1930s
8/8/2019 Greg Zyla
Model 73 Hudson Custom vs. Model 74 Hudson Deluxe with all the specs: weight, horsepower, prices, and even the option of a 3-way hot water heater and defroster unit for $21.65, plus 65-cents tax, totaling $22.30. Now, how great is that?
Was the Studebaker Golden Hawk Considered a Muscle Car?
8/7/2019 Greg Zyla
The Studebaker Golden Hawk was powered by a 374 cubic inch Packard twin four barrel engine that produced 310 horsepower and 400 pound foot of torque, so I think it should be classified as a muscle car.
When Did Buick Begin Their Car Manufacturing Operations?
8/6/2019 Greg Zyla
Buick actually began producing a horseless carriage in 1903 utilizing a chain driven twin-power engine. The inventor was David Buick, a Scottish industrialist. All Buicks used inline six cylinder engines until 1931.
The Fabulous Hudson Hornets
8/5/2019 Greg Zyla
The most famous of the performance Hudsons was the 308-inch 6–cylinder “racing” versions that allowed race drivers like Marshall Teague to win 12 of 13 scheduled AAA stock car races in 1952 in a Hornet.
How Rare is the 1968 Mercury Cougar 427?
8/4/2019 Greg Zyla
As for the 1968 427 Mercury Cougar, only 357 were ever built, making it the rarest of the rare Cougars because of the 427 “W” Code side oiler engine. (I guess I’d probably opt for the 427 based on numbers only).
Did the Hemi Engine Come Out Before 1965?
8/2/2019 Greg Zyla
Those famous 426 Hemi engines came out way before 1965, but in smaller dimensions. My dad had a 1953 Dodge with a Hemi in it. The 1953 Dodge Hemi came with a scaled down version of the already introduced in 1951 Chrysler 331 Hemi V8.
Can a 440 Wedge Block Accept Hemi Heads?
7/31/2019 Greg Zyla
I was going to buy a new 1965 Plymouth Belvedere. The salesman told me he could get me a 426 Hemi for it. Was the salesman telling the truth about being able to buy the 426 Hemi for the Belvedere? Is there a kit to make my 440 into a Hemi?
Did the 1968 Camaro RS SS 396 Engine Have Aluminum Heads?
7/30/2019 Greg Zyla
Back in the 1960s, it was a great time to own a performance car, and I owned a 1968 Camaro RS SS. Did the 1968 Camaro RS SS 396 engine have aluminum heads?
Bill Bratko's 1965 Chevy Nova Survivor Car
7/29/2019 Greg Zyla
I still have my 1965 Chevrolet Nova that was bought brand new in 1965 and I consider it a true survivor collector car. It has a 355 cubic inch V8, 12.5 to 1 compression, dual quad carburetors, 4-speed transmission and a 4.88 posi rear end.
Rare COPO 427 Chevys
7/28/2019 Greg Zyla
Chevy allowed two specific "COPO" allotments, numbered 9560 and 9561 for the 1969 model year. COPO 9561 included the L72 427-425 horse big block and was by far the most popular of the two.
Are the Interior Parts the Same in the 1959 Ford and the 1959 Edsel?
7/27/2019 Greg Zyla
The 1959 Ford had similar mechanical parts as the 1959 Edsel Ranger, including engines, rears and transmissions, but are any of the interior parts the same?
Building Model Cars in the 1950s and 1960s
7/26/2019 Greg Zyla
I want to dedicate this column to model cars and model car builders. Building models was and still is an enjoyable endeavor of my "car loving" life. Just about every car lover goes through the model building days.
Eastern Museum of Motor Racing
7/25/2019 Greg Zyla
The Eastern Museum Of Motor Racing (EMMR) is located in York Springs, PA and was purchased in 1982 by EMMR, a 501-c nonprofit organization is home to the EMMR museum that houses an extensive collection of historic race cars.
1957 Ford Fairlane Model Car Kit
7/24/2019 Greg Zyla
A few years ago I found a 1957 Ford model car kit. I think it was a Revell. My car was light green and white, and the photo of the Revell model was the same color, so that's what color I was going to paint it.
Did the Chrysler Newport and Dodge 880 Receive the Same Sheet Metal in 1962?
7/23/2019 Greg Zyla
Chrysler had regularly used the Newport logo in the 1940s and 1950s, but it wasn’t until 1961 that the Newport became a standalone model.
More Plymouth Collector Car History
7/22/2019 Greg Zyla
I’ve been reading your columns recently and liked the GTX column last month. I still like the old Plymouths, and ask if you think Chrysler should have kept the name instead of Dodge.
1957 Ford Police Interceptor
7/16/2019 Greg Zyla
My dad said the 1957 Ford business coupe had a 270 Police Interceptor engine in it with two 4-barrel carbs and a 3 speed transmission on the column.
How Many 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 312 V8 Superchargers Were Made?
7/1/2019 Greg Zyla
I had a 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 with the optional 300-horsepower supercharged 312 V8. It was quite a fast car back then, and I'm wondering if you know how many of these 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 312 V8 Superchargers were made?
Why Did Checker Motor Company Go Out of Business?
7/1/2019 Greg Zyla
I really miss those old Checker Taxi cabs. Whatever happened to the Checker Taxi cabs and why did Checker Motor Company go out of business?
The Tatraplan T-600
6/24/2019 Greg Zyla
I want to know about a vehicle called the Tatraplan T-600. My friend once had one and it would be interesting to see what info you have on the Tatraplan company? My friend told me they also built a V8, too. Is this correct?
The Rod Spalding Car Collection
6/20/2019 Greg Zyla
It's Rod Spalding here. I want to tell you about my three collectible cars. I have a 1948 Willys Jeep CJ-2A with only 19,396 actual miles, a 1961 Corvair 300 two-door with automatic transmission and a 1969 Chevy C-10 short box with a 350-V8.
1956 DeSoto Fireflite–Finding This Car Was A Million to One Shot
6/20/2019 Jerry Sutherland
Roy Patriquin grew up with a 1956 DeSoto Fireflite 4-door sedan. His dad bought it used from a City Police Commissioner and it became an all-purpose vehicle. Roy remembered the car and he asked his dad, “Whatever happened to your DeSoto?”
How Much Is An Original 1947 Pontiac Silver Streak Worth?
6/19/2019 Greg Zyla
I have a 1947 Silver Streak Pontiac with only 24,000 miles showing on the speedometer and it has the Straight-8 with a 3-speed manual that runs great. Could you please tell me what a fair price would be for this car?
When Was the Last Official Packard Built?
6/17/2019 Greg Zyla
In 1958, even less Packards were sold, and the Packard-Studebaker board announced it would end all Packard production midway that year.
What is the Definition of a Muscle Car?
6/17/2019 Greg Zyla
The term muscle car is any American-produced vehicle with a high horsepower engine built specifically for performance. The years 1956-1957 were loaded with fine examples of Detroit muscle.
Should I restore my 1963 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon or Should I Part It Out?
6/14/2019 Greg Zyla
I have a 1963 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon that has been in a shed for 35 years. It needs a total restoration, but the car is all there. It has a 352 V8 with two barrel carb, automatic, p/s, p/b, and all the glass is there.
This 1967 Nova gets 27 Miles Per Gallon and does a 12.5 Second Quarter Mile
6/13/2019 Jerry Sutherland
This 1967 Nova gets 27 Miles Per Gallon and does a 12.5 Second Quarter Mile. Norm Johnston bought this 1967 Chevy Nova back in 2008 and it was a standard small-block Chevy (383 stroker) in a light car combination.
1956 Plymouth Fury – A Great Example of Early Mopar Muscle
6/13/2019 Jerry Sutherland
Larry Gammon is a Mopar guy’s Mopar guy because he lives and breathes Mopar plus he’s the President of the Northern Mopars Auto Club and his trademark car is his 1956 Plymouth Fury.
Charleston Boulevard Rod Run & Doo Wop History
6/13/2019 Submitted Article
The Charleston Boulevard Rod Run & Doo Wop is one of the country's top car shows and is hosted in downtown Charleston, WV. The event brings in nearly 2,000 classic cars and trucks and over 100,000 spectators annually.
How Much Is My 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 XL 2-Door Hardtop Worth?
6/11/2019 Greg Zyla
How much is my 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 XL 2-door hardtop worth? Our Galaxie has an AM/FM radio, 390 V8 engine, 4-speed transmission and only 69,000 original miles.
What Was the Best Year for Collector Cars of the 1950s?
6/11/2019 Greg Zyla
What was the best year for collector cars of the 1950s? If you had to choose one year from the decade of the 1950s as the best overall for cars, what year would it be?
1957 Dodge Coronet Lancer
6/11/2019 Greg Zyla
The 1957 Dodge Coronet Lancer was one of Dodge's most popular all-new cars of the era, featuring a 325 V8 engine producing 245 horses, 3-speed push button Torqueflite transmission, lots of chrome and beautiful interior.
The Legendary 1969 Dodge Charger 500 And 1969 Dodge Daytona
6/10/2019 Greg Zyla
Can you please tell me about the legendary 1969 Dodge Charger 500 and how it grew into the Dodge Daytona with the big wing on back and aero front end?
The Mystery 427 Chevy Engine Used at the 1963 Daytona 500
6/10/2019 Greg Zyla
The engine in your photo is actually the 427 mystery engine my dad, Louie Clements, built for Rex White to run the 1963 Daytona 500. That engine pulled 540 horsepower on the dyno a couple nights before the race.
NASCAR's T-Bird 430 V8 and Olds 88
6/6/2019 Greg Zyla
Thunderbird raced the 430 V8 engine in 1959, and it was available in both a street version and the (Holman-Moody) NASCAR racing version strictly for racing. The 1958 Thunderbirds had four coil springs, which was a poor setup for the NASCAR race cars.
Is It True That a Monkey Used To Ride With One of the NASCAR Drivers Back in the 1950s?
6/5/2019 Greg Zyla
Is It True That a Monkey Used To Ride With One of the NASCAR Drivers Back in the 1950s? The driver who took a monkey with him in the NASCAR races was the legendary Tim Flock.
Al Capone's 1931 Dodge
6/4/2019 Greg Zyla
I bought a 1931 Dodge in Burlington, IA, in 1997 and I thought the owner was kidding when she told me it was once owned by Al Capone who bought the car for his bookkeeper in 1931 before he went to prison.
1950s Saabs That Sounded Like Bumblebees
5/31/2019 Greg Zyla
Do you remember those great Saabs of the late 1950s that sounded like bumblebees? I sure do. I, too, was a Saab fan, especially of those “bumble bee” sounding 1956-1959 models with a four speed on the column and a three cylinder, two stroke engine.
The 1963 Ford Galaxie Rum Runner Moves to Harrison. . .
5/30/2019 Mark Reynolds
In February 1963 a legend was born, the popular 1963 Ford Galaxie was re-designed with new sheet metal and a rather interesting engine. The venerable and legendary 427.
Collector Car Insurance Options
5/29/2019 Greg Zyla
I am planning on buying a Lincoln or Cadillac from the late 1950s or early 1960s and want to know about collector car insurance. How do you insure your collector cars?
The 1962 Biscayne Was One of the Baddest Muscle Cars of the 1960s
5/22/2019 Greg Zyla
The 1962 Chevrolet Biscayne 409 is also a very rare collector car today, making your ride a valuable piece of automobile history. The 1962 Biscayne 409 is one of the top muscle cars ever.
When Did the Chevy Powerglide Two-Speed Automatic First Come Out?
5/16/2019 Greg Zyla
The first-ever Chevy Powerglide transmission arrived in 1950 as a $159 option on the Chevrolet. It was a very popular transmission right on through the 1960s, and today many drag racing cars utilize Powerglide race units.
Who Won the Very First Indy 500 in 1911?
5/13/2019 Greg Zyla
A Bosch-powered Marmon Wasp driven by Ray Harroun did indeed win the very first Indy 500 in 1911, so Bosch’s roots in motorsports goes back a long, long way.
What Changes Have to be Made to Put Overhead Valves on a Fathead Engine?
5/9/2019 Greg Zyla
What Changes Have to be Made to Put Overhead Valves on a Fathead Engine? Flathead Fords have really caught on again with hotrodders as the nostalgia car market continues to boom.
10 Best Race Cars of All-Time
5/9/2019 Greg Zyla
What are the 10 best race cars of all-time? Find out Greg Zyla's top 10 picks of the most famous race cars in history including Richard Petty's No. 43 1966-1967 Hemi Plymouth.
How Many Different Engines Were Available in the 1965 Dodge Coronet?
5/8/2019 Greg Zyla
The powerful 426 Hemi engine was available in 1965 in the Dodge, and five other V8 engines including the 273, 318, 361, 383 and 413 power plants. Additionally, two Slant-6 engines were available.
Did a Nash Car Ever Pace in the Indy 500?
5/7/2019 Greg Zyla
Nash was the official pace car of the Indy 500 in 1947 and was driven by George W. Mason, president of Nash-Kelvinator. Mason was a marketing genius who utilized Nash automobiles in the Superman TV series, too.
1929 Pontiac: Built and Driven–It’s a Car Guy Thing AND a Family Thing
5/3/2019 Jerry Sutherland
Ken Andres lives by both those rules because he builds his rides and he definitely drives them. His 1929 Pontiac street rod is extremely rare and he wanted to build a ride he could literally use as a daily driver and build the old fashioned way.
1971 Dodge Monaco Two-Door Hardtop—His Uncle’s Car Didn’t Quite Make the High School Prom
5/2/2019 Jerry Sutherland
This 1971 Dodge Monaco is a fairly well-optioned car because it came with AC and a power trunk in addition to the usual array of power options like p/s and p/b.
How Can a Car Collector Tell if a 1968 Mr. Norm Grand Spaulding 440 Dart is Real?
4/23/2019 Greg Zyla
How Can a Car Collector Tell if a 1968 Mr. Norm Grand Spaulding 440 Dart is Real?
426 Hemi Engine Historical Facts
4/22/2019 Greg Zyla
I read your article on the 426 Hemi engine and would like to add more historical facts. The 426 hemi engine roared to life in Chrysler’s dyno rooms in December of 1963 and was coded the A-864 engine.
Ever Heard of a 1971 Pontiac GT-37?
3/5/2019 Jerry Sutherland
The 1971 Pontiac GT-37 was based on the Tempest model in 1970 and the LeMans in 1971. It was built for the budget-minded muscle car buyer and had a low sticker price.
Brae's 1963 Buick Skylark Cruises Up and Down LA Coast
2/19/2019 Pennan Brae
I purchased this 1963 Buick Skylark Convertible in Portland, OR last April after seeing the car for sale in Auto Round-Up. I'm a musician and I'd created a story for a music video for my song, 'On The Highway', which called for a classic car.
Small Things in Petroliana
2/13/2019 John Pizzo
Back in the old days, most of the gas and oil companies gave out many different kinds of freebies or promotional items to a lot of their customers, kind of like an incentive to ensure that they would return.
Holy Cow, Batman
2/6/2019 Mark C. Bach
The winter of 2013, you might have seen on television the original Batmobile auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Car Auction for $4.2 million dollars. Well here is more background on the car and the sale.
Muscle Car Madness
1/2/2019 Greg Zyla
I love the muscle car era and want to know what started the muscle car popularity? In other words, what is the definition of muscle car?
What is a Fair Price for a 1960 Chevy Impala 2-door Hardtop with a 348 Tri-Power V8?
12/18/2018 Greg Zyla
What do you feel is a fair price for a 1960 Chevy Impala 2-door hardtop with a 348 Tri-Power V8? I am thinking of buying one and want your opinion on what a real nice one will cost.
Great Old Packards
12/18/2018 Greg Zyla
I want to ask about your feelings on the Packard automobile that was built up through 1958. Also, do you know what the “Thee “P”s were in luxury cars?
Gulf Oil Company
11/21/2018 John Pizzo
Gulf Oil Company started in 1909 and are still around today, many of you may see them and go to their stations but around here I only know of one gulf oil change place.
1967 Dodge GTS - Rare Version of a Rare Mopar
11/15/2018 Jerry Sutherland
The Dodge Dart was always known for its reputation as a sedate, reliable car and it deserved the title because it was sedate and reliable.
The Cayman Motor Museum
10/26/2018 Shaun Smith & Rachel Smith
The Cayman Motor Museum is home to one of the greatest car collections in the world. Located in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, one would not expect to stumble upon such a magnificent jewel in the middle of the ocean.
The Bandy Collection
10/23/2018 Shaun Smith
The Bandy Collection is a spectacular selection of some of the world’s finest foreign automobiles under one roof.
Elegant Two-toned 1936 Auburn Boattail Speedster Replicar
10/18/2018 Staff
When Auburn sold in the 30’s and manufacturing stopped it was not quite the end of an era for the iconic Auburns thanks to Glenn Pray, President of Auburn Cord Duesenberg Company in Broken Arrow, OK.
The Rarity of a True 1966 Ford Bronco
10/17/2018 Jeff Leslie & Janet Werner
Most people don't know the rarity of a true Bronco Roadster. A true Roadster (VIN U13) model was only made the first three years (1966-1968) of the ‘66-‘77 first generation Early Broncos.
Model AA and Model BB Ford Difference
6/5/2018 Greg Zyla
Ford replaced all of its Model A cars and model AA Trucks, which debuted in 1927, with the new B and BB models from 1932 to 1934s. The big trucks, meanwhile, always used the double letter nomenclature as opposed to the cars with the single letter.
The Super Rare 1950 Fitzpatrick
5/8/2018 Joe Bortz
When I first saw the 1950 Fitzpatrick custom in the early 1980s, it was in a parking lot at a Pennsylvania shopping center, I was absolutely stunned. I searched for the owner, but could not find him.
1955 Packard 400
4/24/2018 Owner
This is an untouched 1955 Packard 400 Hardtop Coupe. Car has 47,000 miles and is all original. It even has an original 1950's car telephone installed.
Earl Madman Muntz and his Muntz Jet
4/24/2018 Greg Zyla
Another car manufacturer that I remember from the 1950 era was a man called “Madman Muntz” and his Muntz Jet. I’m sure you remember him and would appreciate if you could give us some information on him and his car?
1964 Buick Riviera with a 425 Cubic Inch Buick 465 V-8
4/24/2018 Jerry Sutherland
This was a 1964 Riviera because Malcolm preferred the Turbo 400 over what he called “the slush-bucket Dynaflow 2-speed” found in the 1963 Buick Rivieras.
Growing Up with Cars, Model Kits, and Drag Races
4/10/2018 Greg Zyla
I remember the wheelstander drag vehicles you mention like it was yesterday, and I, too, built a model of the “Little Red Wagon” just like you did.
Car Shopping in the 1960s
4/10/2018 Greg Zyla
Buying a car back in the 1960s was a lot different than it is today and the marketing was so much fun with the new model year dealership “new car celebrations”.
1957 Monarch Lucerne Convertible – Rarest of the Rare
4/10/2018 Jerry Sutherland
The 1957 Monarch Lucerne convertible is one of the rarest cars in the world.
Modern-Day Trucks, Collector Trucks and “Backyard Mechanic” Necessities
4/10/2018 Greg Zyla
To summarize this column, today’s manufacturers really don’t want you doing your own mechanical work on your truck, especially with the extended warranties they offer.
1980 Ford Thunderbird
4/10/2018 Owner
This is my 1980 Ford Thunderbird. It is powered by a V8.
Somebody Up There Likes Me!
4/10/2018 Joe Bortz
They were of course the: (all part of the Bortz Auto Collection) 1954 Bonneville Special, 1955 LaSalle Roadster and the 1964 DeLorean Pontiac XP-833 Banshee.
Finding Parts for a 1972 Ford LTD and a 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1
4/10/2018 Greg Zyla
I am having trouble finding parts for my 1972 Ford LTD and a 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1. Where can I find auto parts for these vehicles?
1965 Corvette Stingray & 1970 Chevelle SS 396
3/27/2018 Owner
My two classic babies are a 1970 Chevelle SS 396 and a 1965 Corvette Stingray convertible.
1956 Plymouth Fury – A Great Example of Early Mopar Muscle
3/27/2018 Jerry Sutherland
The debate has raged for decades about the first muscle car. Many take the easy way out and assign the title to the 1964 Pontiac GTO but in reality, the Poncho was one of the first affordable muscle cars.
Tioga Downs Casino Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show
3/13/2018 Greg Zyla
This past September, a huge turnout showed up at the Tioga Downs Casino car, truck and motorcycle show.
The Light Bulb Story
3/13/2018 Joe Bortz
I started to realize that that light bulb was extremely unusual, as I had never seen another one like it anywhere. So one day I decided to find a ladder and replace it with a frosted light bulb.
Classic Car and Truck Restoration Tips
3/13/2018 Greg Zyla
We’ll use this week’s column to answer many similar questions I receive about collector car and truck restorations, and whether a vehicle is worthy to proceed with major repairs and/or a restoration.
2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Arizona
3/13/2018 Mark C. Bach
Well, the Arizona auctions just ended as I am writing this. In just one week, seven different auction houses sold nearly 2,700 vehicles for a total of almost $250 million.
Gas Pump Nozzle History
2/13/2018 John Pizzo
So we all know the way that a nozzle works and the design isn’t much different then when they were first designed. There are a few different styles however.
Phoenix Says Adios to Champion Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2/13/2018 Mark C. Bach
Dale Earnhardt Junior finished tenth at this fall race, which was his fifteenth top ten finish here at PIR. So Phoenix will be special for Dale Earnhardt Junior, and he will always be special to the fans here in Phoenix.
Why NASCAR Needs to Change Its Champion Points System
2/13/2018 Greg Zyla
NASCAR’s current championship format is loaded with rules that can ruin fan interest and excitement as opposed to what NASCAR thinks is best for generating interest. Here’s why NASCAR’s current system of crowning a champion is flawed.
The Difference Between GTO Tributes and Clones
1/16/2018 Greg Zyla
Let’s start with tribute, clone and fake. All three of these terms have been used by car collectors, but clone is now not as popular in the collector dictionary and many times replaced by tribute.
Check The Oil Gas Show 2017
9/5/2017 John Pizzo
Check The Oil Magazine is under new ownership and this year’s show located at Dublin, OH on June 23, 2017 was another great show even with the rain. I thought the new crew did a fantastic job and look forward to next year.
Michigan Gas Show 2017
8/1/2017 John Pizzo
The Michigan Gas Show was held on May 14, 2017 at Ottawa Lake, MI. This year there was a good amount of different things, mostly signs but lots of other stuff as well.
History of Pure Oil Company
6/6/2017 John Pizzo
Three companies operating in the United States have used the Pure Oil name. The first began as a group of independent oil refiners, producers, and pipeline operators, in Fall 1895 in Butler, PA.
Vintage Service Awards from Gas Companies
5/9/2017 John Pizzo
We all like to be recognized for our hard work and get some kind of physical item to show that hard work off. A lot of different industries did this, not just gas companies.
The 8th Annual Charleston Boulevard Rod Run & Doo Wop
11/22/2013 John Shapiro
It's a combination of a downtown event, swap meet, oldies concert, show 'n shine and several cruise-ins that make the Charleston Rod Run & Doo Wop an "absolute must-do event."