Old Cars Weekly

Old Cars Weekly May 15, 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

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a cutlass kind of lady

As car people, we all seem to have at least one elder relative, neighbor or friend who’s a real gear head, and their taste in vehicles tends to influence our own. I’ve been lucky enough to have a few relatives, one of whom was my Aunt Jackie, and the 1973 Cutlass Salon in this week’s “Malaise Machines” column sent me thinking about her. Jackie was my mother’s slightly younger sister and my “cool aunt.” She was always joking, laughing and driving a cool car. The earliest car I remember her driving was a silver 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme coupe with a rich maroon velour interior that she loved to refer to as “bordello red.” Jackie also had a brief fling with a lavender AMC Gremlin, but then it was back to…

sound your horn

Pinto fun — twice! Phil Skinner’s excellent column “50 Years of the Pinto” in the April 1 issue brought back some great memories. I owned two ’71 Ford Pintos. The first was a 1.6-liter English Ford-engined two-door that I bought new. It was a good little car, just way underpowered. With its rack-and-pinion steering and four-speed, it was fun to drive around town, but it had trouble getting above 70 mph on the highway. As a second car for our family, it was adequate at best. A couple of years later, I bought a used ’71 with the 2.0-liter German-built, overhead-cam engine. What a difference! That little car was a ton of fun to drive. I was in graduate school at the time and had a 25-mile one-way commute between Boonville and Columbia,…

reader wheels

“The Ford Maverick was also known as the poor man’s Mustang,” says reader Johnnie Richmond,” who owns this beautiful 1973 Maverick. “Many Mustang front suspension components are interchangeable. I have installed new front and rear springs, KGB shocks and upper and lower control arms. The 302 V-8 engine and three-speed automatic are original to car with minor performance upgrades. I went with the Day 2 look on the RWL tires and the 15-inch AR wheels. It’s not a show car, but it is a nice cruiser.”…

the scoop

K.C. home for new trucking hall KANSAS CITY _ The American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) has plans to establish a new American Trucking and Industry Leader Hall of Fame (ATIL Hall of Fame). The new shrine will be a “home for existing Industry Achievement Awards programs and a place to recognize industry leaders and icons.” ATHS, which is celebrating its 50th year, is the world’s largest non-profit society dedicated to preserving the history of trucks, the trucking industry and its pioneers. “There are various awards programs out there,” Chairman Tom Mullen said. “We want those awards programs, their winners and industry leaders to be known forever, easily found and honored all in one trucking industry center.” For additional information, visit www.ATHS.org. Amphicar Swim-In to return in July CELINA, Ohio _ The annual Celina Swim-In for…

weathered wheels

“Stu Mattonen of Esko, Minn., spotted this 1962 Studebaker Lark two-door hardtop emerging from the snows of winter,” reports Steve Isola. “Looks like a family of rabbits might have used it as their winter home. The Lark appears to have all its trim, bumpers, grille and glass intact. The body looks to be pretty straight, but the paint is obviously peeling and fading. No telling what the condition of the undercarriage is, but a Studebaker enthusiast would surely be tempted to resurrect this one.”…

gilmore goes corvette crazy

The Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Mich., recently unveiled a new Corvette exhibit in its Main Gallery. “The Greatest Generation” presents Corvettes from each generation. Among the cars on display is the 26th Corvette ever produced on the Flint assembly line in 1953. Also on hand are two GM Motorama 1954 concept Corvette replicas; a rare 1969 Corvette L-88 Stingray coupe with high-performance 427 V-8; a Joie Chitwood Auto Thrill Show 1958 Corvette; and a top secret Alpha Build C5 Corvette test car. If you have a cool photo to share, e-mail oldcars@aimmedia.com or send us a note to Old Cars at 5225 Joerns Dr. Suite 2, Stevens Point, WI 54481.…