Old Cars Weekly July 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

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’70s spotting at iola 2021

The Iola Car Show is one of many traditions among old car and truck hobby enthusiasts in the hobby-rich state of Wisconsin. If you’ve been reading Old Cars for any length of time during the publication’s 50 years, you are familiar with the Iola Car Show since it was founded by Chet Krause, Old Cars’ founder, and a lot of ink for the show has appeared on page after page of this publication. That’s partially because at the show’s beginning and for decades after, Old Cars staff members ran the show. Today, the Iola Car Show remains a special tradition for current and past staff alike. At this year’s show, Old Cars will again be stationed at the famous Tower, so be sure to stop by and meet us. I’ll warn…

sound your horn

Adventures in a junkyard Kaiser The June 1 issue of Old Cars hit home with me on two fronts: The Kaiser feature and the Q&A column on rodents. Growing up with older brothers who only drove orphan cars (mostly Studebakers), I told my Dad I wanted a Kaiser — even before I received my driver’s license in 1973. He somehow found one in a junk yard about 50 miles from home and we towed it home displaying a “Race Car In Tow” decal I had picked up at the drag races. My dad spent evenings and Saturdays working on the car, welding in new floorboards made from the sides of a discarded clothes dryer, rebuilding the very well-worn engine and even painting the car in a makeshift paint booth under the carport.…

weathered wheels

“On a rural highway in Douglas County, Wis., I happened upon this seldom-seen 1965 Rambler Marlin,” reports “Weathered Wheels” super spotter Steve Isola. “The owner said he rescued it from the crusher a number of years back. He just felt it was too unique to let it be destroyed. That said, he really has no plans to restore it and would rather find it a new home. This V-8-powered ‘fish’ is in pretty rough shape, but for a Marlin guy, it has lots of parts that it could donate. In 1966, even though it was basically the same car with a slightly redesigned grille, American Motors dropped the ‘Rambler’ moniker and just badged it as a Marlin. These two years the car was based on the Rambler Classic model, but…

the scoop

Iola Show to return with ’70s flair IOLA, Wis. _ After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a small town in Wisconsin will once again play host to a very large old car celebration with the 2021 edition of the Iola Car Show. Iola remains one of the nation’s largest collector car shows and swap meets, with hundreds of cars and more than 4,000 vendor spaces. Celebrity guests this year include drag racing legend Don Garlits; famed customizer Gene Winfield; “Miss Hurst Golden Shifter” Linda Vaughn; Jo Coddington; Barry Williams; and others. This year’s special theme will be “The ’70s Show – Rerun” featuring a groovy collection of memorable, period-correct vehicles. As always, the show will feature a Pre-War Display of vehicles built prior to 1942; a Post-War Display of presentable…

join us for our 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 Van Bogart 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. In our latest show, Old Cars editor Angelo Van Bogart weighs in on the importance of appraisals for collector cars of all types, and why they are so valuable to car owners. Listeners can find “Rollin’ With Old Cars” on all the major podcast outlets, including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, IHeart, Google, Stitcher and Pandora, or by visiting www.oldcarsweekly.com/features/rollin-with-old-cars-podcast. q If…

‘the hub cap’ delivers for full classic fans

It’s called The Hub Cap, but it is much more than the title implies. In reviewing Issue 53, No. 2, the Wisconsin Region of the Classic Car Club of America pulled out all the stops to make this issue a real gem. Jim Nicholson is editor. What gives a car club publication its “oomph?” It’s a simple formula that includes elements that entice members to read: grand visuals, news, creative features and club information plus depth of knowledge and experience. All of these traits were present in that particular issue. Don Birschel prepared the article “Where Are They Now” about 10 once-local cars and their past/present owners. The cars ranged from a custom Lincoln Continental to a Hudson Speedster, Pierce-Arrow coupe, Chrysler Imperial phaeton, unique Cadillac V-12 coupe, Packard LeBaron dual-cowl and…