Old Cars Weekly

Old Cars Weekly March 1, 2021

For the collectible automobile enthusiast, Old Cars Weekly is your #1 source for restoration advice, classifieds, historical features, antique car prices, show calendars and more. Covers the field of collectible automobiles-classic touring cars/roadsters of the early 1900s to muscle cars of the '60s and '70s. Contains news on collector cars, restoration tips, auction results, and car shows. Classified marketplace puts sellers of collectible automobiles and hard-to-find parts in touch with car enthusiasts. Also contains thoroughly researched price checks, so you know what vehicle values are on the rise

United States
Active Interest Media
24 期号


how to help our ailing museums

The last 12 months have been hard on museums of all types, including automotive museums. Many museums were temporarily closed during the widespread lockdowns aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 during 2020, and some museums have yet to reopen. A few, such as Treworgy’s Muscle Car City Museum, have since permanently closed. In a business where the admission from every head through the door counts, the loss of visitor revenue was devastating. Even the famed and well-established Metropolitan Museum of the Art (aka The Met) in New York City has experienced hardship from the pandemic and is considering selling some of its treasures. There’s no question that automotive museums are important to representing, sustaining and even growing the hobby. We here at Old Cars are about solutions, so here are…

sound your horn

Appreciating ample garage space I get a lot of car magazines and work my way down through the pile at random. It was because of this that I just read Angelo Van Bogart’s editorial about garage space and specifications in the Dec. 10 edition of Old Cars. I am fortunate to have been able to build a 32 x 26-ft. garage on the lot behind our house, and then to later extend it to 52 x 26 ft. At the time we built the garage, my collection consisted of a 1958 Triumph TR3A and a 1974 Triumph TR6, having been an employee of The Roadster Factory in Armagh, Pa. Other cars were added and having a lot of garage space was appreciated. The goal always was to be able to keep all…

the scoop

Microcar buffs launch new car club CHICAGO _ Long-time microcar enthusiasts Larry Clay-pool (Chicago) and Jeff Lane (Nashville) recently announced the creation of the MicroMini Car Club. The club’s mission statement is to “preserve the interest, use, repair and collecting of diminutive vehicles.” Club members will be sharing their love of micro cars (less than 500cc) and mini cars (501cc to 1000cc) at regional and national microcar shows across the country. Many of these cars will attend the Micro/Mini Car World Meet at The Gilmore Museum in Hickory Corners, Mich., from June 18-19. Road cleared for replica vehicles After years or wrangling and discussion, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has approved a resolution that will allow tribute vehicles to be built and legally driven on U.S. roads. For collector car hobbyists, that means…

porsche, fiero clubs print up winners

Amajor benefit of car club publications is providing ideas and tips. Here are two examples. Porsche Panorama Issue 765 (Rob Sass, editor) carried the feature “Picture Perfect” by Randy Wells about a photo shoot of the Emory AWD 356. Wells carried his camera through the restoration process of this first all-wheel-drive Porsche 356. His camera was active for more than a year and a half. The article covered more than a dozen pages in color and included more than 20 images. Of supreme interest to the general reader were two pages with 10 points each of photo do’s and don’ts. To condense: don’t use equipment that is unfamiliar, don’t shoot at noon outdoors, don’t polarize, don’t use a tripod, be certain your camera has an image stabilizer, and follow several steps to…

vintage ad of the week

Robert Young was a well-liked star of motion pictures, radio and television. One of his better-known characters, Jim Anderson, was on the sitcom “Father Knows Best” which debuted on radio in 1949 and TV in 1954. As “head” of household, Young portrayed a nurturing, sometimes exasperated, but always loving parent to Betty, Bud and Kathy. Simultaneously, he became a positive father figure to millions of children and teenagers who followed along with the weekly adventures. Making the most of this esteem, Young volunteered to work with the Inter-Industry Highway Safety Committee to promote safe driving among youth through Robert Young’s Good Drivers Club. This program was promoted at a Chicago Auto Trade Association stand, as illustrated here.…


Q. I would like to see an article about who decides what options are put on a car as it is being assembled. I’m talking about cars that were made in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s that were not ordered by a customer. For example, I had a 1977 Pontiac Bonneville two-door that was a highly optioned vehicle, except it did not have power door locks. I thought that was completely odd and I traded the vehicle after eight months of ownership. I have had other cars that were optioned oddly. — Rodney Fletcher, Abilene, Tex. A. I have wondered about this, too, so I consulted a friend who has experience both as a product planner at Buick and as a small-town Chevy-Olds dealer in the Midwest. I’ve edited his comments slightly…