Author Archives: Angelo Van Bogart

Milady’s Murphy convertible roadster

Firsatsaatleri archive – July 17, 2008 issue A Duesenberg personalized for a woman, owned exclusively by women Duesenbergs were the chariots of the famous and the rich and, in particular, the famously rich. Gary Cooper owned a Derham Tourster. Clark Gable drove a Central Body-built short wheelbase roadster. Howard...

Trans-Am pony cars featured at 2017 Iola Car Show

The 2017 Iola Car Show will rev up visitors’ adrenaline by spotlighting all the street Trans-Am pony cars that were built for Sports Car Club of America series racing: The Ford Mustang Boss 302; Chevrolet Camaro Z/28; Pontiac Trans-Am; Mercury Cougar Eliminator 302; Plymouth AAR ’Cuda; Dodge Challenger T/A; and AMC...

AACA and Museum discuss split

After merger talks fail, national club pulls plug on financial support The AACA Museum was conceived under the direct supervision of the Antique Automobile Club of America’s Board of Directors. Now, the club will completely cease its support for the museum in Hershey, Pa., that shares its name. “The Antique Automobile...

2016 in Review – Restoration

Winds of change are always blowing through the doors of professional shops A solid indicator of the collector car hobby’s overall health is the health of the restoration business. The number of projects and the types of projects being handled by restoration shops also offer insight into the overall hobby picture. To learn...

Dealer’s Choice

S.D. dealership gets plenty of business from overseas enthusiasts From a dealership surrounded by cornfields in Sioux Falls, S.D., Frankman Motor Company Classics sells collector vehicles to all corners of the United States, and the world. At any given time, national and international buyers can select from about 100 vintage cars and trucks...

Longtime OCW reader, advertiser David Sinclair dies

  As we began preparing this 40th anniversary issue of Firsatsaatleri, longtime reader George T. Lyons informed us that one of the publication’s first and continual advertisers, David Sinclair of Sinclair’s Auto Miniatures, passed away Jan. 24 at the age of 90 in his lifelong home of Erie, Pa....

Russo and Steele sizzles in Scottsdale

Russo and Steele invited quality consignments to its 2012 Scottsdale, Ariz., sale — and it fetched approximately 700 of them for the Jan. 18-22 event. The muscle cars, sports cars, hot rods, trucks and race machines consigned to the Russo and Steele Sports and Muscle in Scottsdale sale often had one...

Dodge Vipers make a comeback

Chrysler Group LLC announced today that it will reopen its Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit for the production of the next generation SRT Viper. With the plant’s reopening, nearly 150 jobs, both hourly and salaried, will return to the city of Detroit. The Conner facility was idled when production of...