Car Blogs

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

Looking Forward

  You wouldn’t know it by listening to self-assured talking heads pushing for autonomous cars and essentially declaring that the traditional concept of an automobile is all but on its death bed. But as far as I can see the passion for the “traditional” internal combustion variant is alive and well....

What’s in that Barn? They are still out there!

By Yvette VanDerBrink When I was a kid, my dad collected 1957 Chevrolets. Us kids could spot tail fins peeking out of the grove of trees at 60mph. We’d yell with delight, “Dad! Tailfins! 57 Chevrolet!” He would spin the car around and next thing we knew, Dad would be buying...

The Automobile Gallery opens new Truck Building

From a rare Depression era 1934 Ford pickup with a flathead V-8 to a 2000 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning pickup, The Automobile Gallery (www.TheAutomobileGallery.org) of Green Bay, Wisconsin, has amassed a super collection of trucks. Now, this unique “automotive art gallery” has opened a new space where only trucks will be...

The Rush Ford Collection July 21st

By Yvette VanDerBrink For many guys, their first car made a big impression on them and often solidifies their favorite automotive brand. Howard Rush was no exception. He grew up on the family farm and couldn’t wait for the day to get his own car. A 1949 Shoebox Ford ended up...

Sedan obit?

  With Ford recently putting the proverbial last nail in their sedan offering coffin, I was taken aback by the realization that the sedan appears to be going the way of the dodo. But why? Speaking as a man who owns a sedan, albeit one that has been accused of being...

When the “kids” are in the middle

Just like in a divorce case, quite often the “cars” and the “collection” can get caught in the middle of a firestorm. Just like in a divorce, it can get “hot” between the family and parents. I have worked with some estates like this. As an auctioneer, we are the stabilizing...

  Need for Speed – Ron Clemens Auction June 16

By Yvette VanDerBrink Healthy competition builds character and success. Everyone remembers the first time that they experienced speed. For some it’s a scary experience and for others it becomes their drug of choice. Speed gets the hair on the back of your neck to stand up when the adrenaline and RPM...

You can’t take it with you… but Tubby tried!

The Richard “Tubby” Houston Collection By: Yvette VanDerBrink You hear the saying all the time, “You can’t take it with you!” But for Richard “Tubby” Houston, he sure tried. Tubby was born in Oklahoma and was always a car guy. His first car was a ‘38 Chevrolet Coupe. That set of...