Old Cars Weekly August 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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hop in looking back on iola 2021

It was good to be back at the Iola Car Show for 2021 with “Buck,” the Old Cars 1954 Chevy panel truck. As always, the show allowed the Old Cars staff to catch up with old friends and make new ones from the Iola Car Show Tower and in the fields. With the amount of visitors to the show, many of whom are Old Cars readers, it’s challenging to catch up with everyone and I am sorry to have missed a few who stopped by while I was wandering the showgrounds. The radiator of “Buck” is still cooling after the show, but watch for more follow-up stories from the Iola Car Show in a future issue, including numbers on the crowd (it was good) and the numbers of cars (they were…

sound your horn

Yesterday’s vs. Today’s Shocks I am writing in regard to the comment “what a harsh ride it is” by Terry Richard describing his 1970 Duster on page 39 of the July 1 issue. I have come to realize that the gas-charged shock absorbers we are being sold today are not suitable for our older cars and trucks. Years ago, OEM shocks were hydraulic and the fluid-dampening offered a softer ride. I just searched on the web for hydraulic shocks and very few companies offer them. I have regretted installing new gas-charged shocks on my older vehicles and plan on replacing them when I can locate hydraulic-type shocks. Could your parts advertisers let us readers know who sells genuine OEM-type hydraulic shock absorbers? I would suggest to Terry Richards that he makes…

weathered wheels

There’s still gold in them thar hills! While Mark Buttles was buying an old pickup truck in western South Dakota, the truck’s seller said his brother lived nearby and had a 1934 Ford three-window coupe. Although skeptical, Buttles followed up on the lead and discovered this 1934 Ford three-window coupe tucked deep on the brother’s ranch. The coupe’s owner said the car was on his property when he bought it more than 50 years ago, and he had turned down numerous offers to buy it by hunters who stumbled upon it. Buttles was more persuasive than the others and bought the solid old car — complete with a snake in the gas tank — for north of $10,000.…

the scoop

Got news for us? Email us at oldcars@aimmedia.com Lawsuit targets ‘limp mode’ Shelbys MIAMI _ A federal judge certified a class of Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang owners in a class-action lawsuit accusing the automaker of knowingly selling models that, while marketed as “track-ready,” cannot actually be operated safely on a racetrack due to a defective powertrain, according to Hagens Berman and Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, co-counsel law firms representing the plaintiffs. “Through product placement in James Bond movies and racing partnerships with figures like Carroll Shelby, Ford has spent half a century cultivating an aura of performance and adventure. But these Plaintiffs allege, to Lee Iacocca’s chagrin, that their cars are more like Pintos than Mustangs,” said Judge Federico A. Moreno. The order goes on to state, “In reality, Plaintiffs say, the Base and…

fwd seagrave museum expands archive

CLINTONVILLE, Wis. _ The FWD Seagrave Museum (www.fwdseagravemuseum.org) of Clintonville has a new home for its corporate archives and general automotive historical materials. Mark Thomas, president of the foundation that operates the museum, said that a 8,000-sq.-ft. former supermarket on the north end of Clintonville will include photos and literature pertaining to FWD cars and trucks and Seagrave fire apparatus, as well as historical literature, artifacts and magazines about all types of motorized vehicles. The museum consists of the Zachow-Besserdich Machine Shop and Historic Museum at 40 East 11th St. in Clintonville and the FWD Seagrave Museum & Vehicle Collection at 325 East 15th St., in Clintonville. The machine shop is the building in which America’s first four-wheel-drive system was envisioned, patented, built and sold. The 15th St. facility is an…

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, Michael Garland of Carlisle Events talks about what’s cooking in Carlisle this summer and fall, and looks back on a challenging 2020. 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/rollinwith-old-cars-podcast.…