Old Cars Weekly

Old Cars Weekly June 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

United States
Active Interest Media
24 期号


why the hobby is hopping

If you’ve been watching the auction scene through your computer, television and the pages of Old Cars, you’ve probably noticed that the hobby is hopping right now. In fact, it was strong through the pandemic as we gear heads nestled into our garages with a wrench in one hand and a charge card in the other, ordering and installing parts on our vehicles. We were driving our cars solo and on small cruises and even buying more old cars and trucks as we mastered the art of social distancing. Now that the world is opening up again, we’re seeing some residual effects of the passion that continued to burn through the hobby during 2020 — strong demand and high prices for collector cars and trucks. At least two collector car dealerships…

sound your horn

Charger correction I am a new subscriber and enjoying your magazine. On page 59 of Vol. 50, No. 7 there was a short story on the 1968 Charger R/T. I noticed a minor error stating that the rallye-style parking lamps were hidden in the bumper. Actually, they are not hidden at all; they are prominently displayed below the bumper and are rather obvious. I am very fond of the early Chargers. — John Gless, Suffield, Ohio Fellow ’55 Ford fan After reading the article on John Katerba’s 1955 Ford Customline barn find in the April 1 issue, I had to comment. I have been a fan of 1955 Fords all my life, since a new one came into our family in December 1954. Not counting that Customline and my brother’s Sunliner convertible, I have…

reader wheels

This beautiful 1955 Pl ymouth Belevedere hardtop has been in Steve Graves’ garage in Corona, Calif., since 2013. “The car is equipped with factory air that is operational and located in the trunk. I also put in a Hemi engine. The three-speed overdrive makes it freeway friendly. Since getting the car oper ational, we have driven it through 15 states... The car has received awards at the Grand National Roads ter Show in Pomona and the Str eet Rodder Car Show in Bakersfield, which resulted in an invitation to participate in Str eet Rodders National Car Sho w at Louisville, K.Y.” For extra oomph, Graves also added dual f our-barrel carbs.…

weathered wheels

William Lasses shared these photos of “an interesting old [circa early 1940s] Chevrolet school bus I happened upon last summer on an RV trip through North Carolina. I spotted it outside an antique store/building/reclamation shop near Marion. I love the grille and the two windows in the rear. You can still make out ‘Patterson School’ on the side, which made me curious. A Google search revealed these tidbits: “The Patterson School was a private, non-profit, co-educational, non-denominational, multi-cultural boarding and day school for grades seven through 12, and one year of post-secondary study, located in Lenoir, N.C. The school opened in 1909 under the auspices of Samuel L. Patterson, the school’s namesake and the first elected agricultural commissioner for the state of North Carolina. The school closed its doors in 2009. “From…

the scoop

Speedway Museum, Starbird HoF merge LINCOLN, Neb. _ Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed and Darryl Starbird’s National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame recently announced their merger at Darryl Starbird’s National Rod & Custom Show in Tulsa, Okla. “Darryl Starbird is one of the most prolific custom car builders and an artist who was consistently [been] able to gain national recognition for his creations,” said Tim Matthews, curator at Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed. “His customs have been showcased in all of the popular car magazines for decades. This would have been difficult for any builder, but it was even harder to achieve for someone located in the Midwest. His car creations feature a space-age futuristic style that people find exciting and memorable... Custom car fans now have two…

reader photo

Charles Duffy’s father stands proudly with his 1932 Oldsmobile in this photo taken in 1934 “prior to him leaving for work... He is wearing his bus driver’s uniform that included the hat, necktie and boots. He drove bus for Blue Ridge Lines out of the Pittsburgh terminal. Blue Ridge Lines served western Pennsylvania and West Virginia from Pittsburgh. It later became part of Greyhound Lines. He had recently purchased the Oldsmobile to replace his 1928 Ford roadster. I think that was a good-looking car.”…