Author Archives: bearnest

Car of the Week: 1969 Holman-Moody Torino GT Cobra

In 1969, David Pearson and Holman & Moody carried on their winning formula from the previous season and became NASCAR Grand National Champions for the second year in a row with Pearson driving the No. 17 Ford Torino race car. Not long after the 1969 NASCAR racing season ended, Holman &...

Car of the Week: 1966 Chevrolet Corvair

Clearly, one of the most distinctive automobiles of the 1960s is Chevrolet’s Corvair, a compact model with four-wheel independent suspension and a rear-mounted, horizontally opposed, air-cooled six-cylinder engine for power.

Car of the Week: 1955 Chevrolet Corvette

Motorsports history was made in the middle of November 1954 when the first appearance of a Corvette in an international race took place during the fifth Carrera Panamericana, aka Mexican Road Race. The Corvette wore race No. 12 and was owned by Chicago speed shop owner and hot rodder Bill von...

Car of the Week: 1940 Ford De Luxe

About 30 years ago, Paul Zielsdorf’s dad helped him build his first project, a 1975 Chevy pickup that Zielsdorf bought when he was 15 years old. Recently, it was Zielsdorf’s turn to help his dad, Jim, this time building the 1940 Ford De Luxe coupe of his dad’s dreams.

Car of the Week: 1968 Excalibur Series I

Industrial designer Brooks Stevens, who was associated with Studebaker during its last years at South Bend, Ind., conceived the idea of building a modern car in the image of a sports classic of the past. The result was the Excalibur.

Car of the Week: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

I purchased this 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air two-door hardtop new at Gene Jantzen Chevrolet in St. Louis, Mo., and it’s one of few — perhaps 12 — built specifically in the General Motors St. Louis plant for demonstration at dealers in the St. Louis area.

Car of the Week: 1949 Packard Eight

Ken Ruminer had watched the huge, black 1949 Packard slowly decaying for years. The stately machine slowly sank into the earth, and even though he wasn’t a “car guy” involved in the collector vehicle hobby, seeing the Packard being so neglected broke his heart.