Old Cars Weekly July 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


keeping it between the telephone poles

Driving solo last week from east-central Wisconsin to St. Paul, Minn., for the Minnesota Street Rod Association’s annual Back to the 50’s car show gave me a lot of time to think. Since I was behind the wheel of “Buck,” our Old Cars 1954 Chevrolet panel truck, some of that time was spent thinking about that old truck — partially out of necessity. When driving Buck, one finds himself spending a lot of time simply thinking about keeping the truck on the road. Part of that time behind the wheel was also spent thinking about how much Buck means and has meant to our staff. Shortly after I started working at Old Cars in early 2001, Research Editor Kenny Buttolph took me out for my first ride in Buck and then…

sound your horn

Digging on a Duster I really enjoyed the July 1 article on the 1970 Plymouth Duster 340. I owned a 1971 Plymouth Duster that I kept until 1982. My car had an automatic transmission and the 318-cid V-8, I believe. I loved this car. The only problem was it was not a good car for Midwest winters. It needed snow tires and had no rear window defroster. Other than that, I really enjoyed driving it. Attached is a faded photo of the car and myself from 1975. Betty Schneider, via email Another Mustang weak point? I am writing in reply to Chris Mendola’s question in the June 1 “Sound Your Horn” about 1966 Mustangs having weak shifter bushings and synchros. I am not sure about transmissions, but Ford small-blocks and six-cylinders kept us busy…

reader wheels

Joe Wolske says he spent many y ears “scouring” the mark et for his unicorn car: a 1970 Chevelle Malibu like the one he owned 40 years ago before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. “My search came to an end in 2015 when I stumbled upon a number s-matching, fully documented, one-o wner survivor. In a cruel twist of fate, two days after purchasing the Chevelle, it was involved in an accident that ripped open the entir e passenger side of the car. It was time to not onl y repair the damage but also to perf orm a full frame-off restoration. I opted to split the w ork between three shops, each taking on c ertain aspects of the restoration that they specialized in... It brings me back…

the scoop

Hot August Nights returns July 30 RENO, Nev. _ Hot August Nights, the week-long celebration dedicated to classic cars and classic music, returns for its 34th year starting July 30. Since 1986, thousands of classic cars and car lovers from near and far descend annually on the Reno-Tahoe region to participate in one of the largest collector car events in the world. The event kicks off Friday in Virginia City as the main street is lined with registered cars for a Classic Car Shown-Shine, followed by a late-afternoon cruise and an awards presentation on Saturday, July 31. The main 2021 event in Reno-Sparks starts Tuesday, Aug. 3, and continues through Aug. 8 with the final cruise in downtown Reno, known as the grand finale parade, beginning at 10 a.m. For information, visit www.HotAugustNights.net. Stutz…

wreck of the week

“Until seeing [this] news-released photo, I never would have believed that a mid-1960s Plymouth Valiant was a perfectly balanced automobile,” reports Mitch Frumkin. “Proving the point for posterity was Barbara A. Thoren of Guiford, Conn. On Feb. 1, 1970, she managed to hop, skip and jump her 1965 Valiant two-door sedan and land it dead center on the highway divider near Exit 73 of the Connecticut Turnpike in East Lyme, Conn. The uninjured driver simply stepped out of her slightly mangled compact car and waited by the roadside until the police and tow truck arrived.”…

join us for our old cars podcast

As part of our ongoing celebration of 50 years in publishing, Old Cars has launched the 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, Iola Car Show Executive Director Joe Opperman talks about planning for this year’s show — it looks like it’s going to be huge! — and looks back on a challenging past 12 months. Listeners can find “Rollin’ With Old Cars” on all the major podcast outlets including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, IHeart, Google, Stitcher and Pandora,…