Old Cars Weekly

Old Cars Weekly June 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


let’s go ‘back to the 50’s’

In honor of the Minnesota Street Rod Association’s annual Back to the 50’s event at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, this issue celebrates the show and the cars that you’ll find there. This year’s event will be held June 18-20 and, like every year since my youth, I plan to be there. MSRA’s Back to the 50’s is special to me. As a car-crazed kid in the early 1980s, the show was the first time I had a chance to truly experience “old cars” up close, not just from passing glances as they drove down the street or in pictures or from glimpses in neighbor’s garages or behind their fences. For the first time, I had a chance to study old cars while they were parked and to see the details that…

sound your horn

Ford truck identity The May 1 edition of Old Cars was, as always, a great issue, but I have a couple of corrections. On page 14, the “Weathered Wheels” subject is either a 1935 or 1936 Ford truck. The curvature of the front fenders, the headlamp buckets and the door handle lead me to that conclusion. And, on page 17, the “Vintage Ad of the Week” shows the very early rendition of the 1955 Ford Thunderbird with the Fairlane trim down the side. When production started with “job one,” this trim was deleted. Bruce Nelson, Roseville, Minn. A future restorer in the ranks Having had some recent vacation days where I was able to catch up on reading March and April issues, I noticed that other readers were still sending letters related to the topic…

the scoop

Rothermel to emcee Hilton Head HILTON HEAD, S.C. _ Old Cars contributor Bill Rothermel will serve as emcee at the Hilton Head Island Concourse d’Elegance on Nov. 7. Rothermel is an automotive historian and avid collector of miniature automobiles and automobilia, and is a member of the boards of directors of the AACA Museum and The Elegance, both in Hershey, Pa. In addition to his role at the Hilton Head Island Concours, he has served as the color commentator and master of ceremonies at many noteworthy events, including the Saratoga Motorcar Auction, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, the Concours at Copshaholm, the Concours of America, the Radnor Concours d’Elegance, the St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance, the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, the Palm Beach Concours and will, for the…

join us for our new old cars podcast

As part of our ongoing celebration of 50 years in publishing, Old Cars has launched a new podcast “Rollin’With Old Cars.” Editors Brian Earnest, Angelo VanBogart and Mike Eppinger — with more than 40 years at Old Cars between them — invite car lovers to hop aboard for bimonthly episodes exploring the latest news and trends in the collector car hobby, and visits with various luminaries from the old car universe. Guests will include our staff, feature writers, auctioneers, restorers, collector car dealers, museum directors, show organizers and car club officials who will join the guys on a lively drive through the hobby. Users can subscribe and download or listen online through their computer, tablet or mobile device, or they can pick and choose single episodes. Listeners can find Rollin’With Old Cars…

air cooled news a treat for franklin fans

A“freshened” 1908 Franklin undercarriage commands the eye-catching cover of issue No. 201 of Air Cooled News, publication of the H.H. Franklin Club. It is a fitting cover for the meaty contents inside. The magazine’s co-editors are Alex Huppe and Jeryl Schriever. The 36-page magazine is graced by a splash of color, significant doses of facts, a multitude of technical tips, club news and more. For brevity, we’ll focus on two articles. Chris Figge offers his five-page treatise “Freshening a 1908 Franklin,” a car sold new in Salt Lake City before spending later years in South Carolina. During that span it had been correctly restored in the 1950s. The condition was good albeit age-worn, but not neglected or abused. Figge obtained the car in 2018 and set out on a three-year project. Fourteen color…

vintage ad of the week

How much was it to get yourself into a new Locomobile back in 1904? According to this print ad from that year, a new Locomobile — one of the early luxury brands in the motoring world — definitely wasn’t going to be a cheap date. Well-healed customers were going to have shell out “from $2,000 upwards” for a machine from the Connecticut-based automaker. That translates into more than $59,000 in today’s dollars. For that kind of lettuce, buyers were guaranteed to own one of the best cars on American roads — or the dirt paths that passed for roads. They would be riding in style with a “Front-Vertical type of Gasoline Motor used exclusively [in] Two Cylinder and Four Cylinder Models. Easily the best driving car in America.”…