Car Blogs

Firsatsaatleri’s car blogs provide an insider’s look at collecting and maintaining classic cars. Get involved with the classic car enthusiast communities surrounding these car blogs: Tire Tracks featuring new blogger and editor Mike Eppinger, Under the Hood with Angelo Van Bogart, Gunner’s Garage with John Gunnell, A Note from the Li’l Nordstrom’s Gal with Yvette VanDerBrink, and Salvage Yard Ron with Ron Kowalke.

Everything is bigger in Texas: The Jackson Collection

By Yvette VanDerBrink The only thing bigger than Texas, is your dreams. For Mr. Jackson, growing up as a sandy land farm boy from Wheeler, Texas, in his mind, there wasn’t anything that he couldn’t do. He appreciated the lessons learned, value of hard work, faith in God, and a “can...

1956 GMC Bluegrass Runabout from GM Motorama re-discovered

Uncovering artifacts from the 1956 GMC ‘Bluegrass Runabout’ pickup truck show vehicle  There aren’t many concepts cars and show cars left to rediscover. Most were well-photographed and documented in newspaper articles of the day, and then in books and magazines of today. Yet we found one more. While cruising old GM...

Inside the Olds Rocket Circle fraternity

The Oldsmobile Rocket Circle customer appreciation program Those “Rocket Circle” ornaments on the dashboards of ‘50s Oldsmobiles are more than just another chrome trinket on a flashy ‘50s machine. General Motors’ Oldsmobile division formed the “Oldsmobile Rocket Circle” for the 1956 model year as a type of customer appreciation program. Included...

“Cars, Cigars & Shirley”

The Doan Collection Auction- AKA “Crooked Herman Pedal Cars” Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, since the age of three, Mr. Doan dreamed of the freedom a car would bring him. Doan could name all the cars, their features, and dreamed of the day that he would have his own. Uncle Sam called...

Looking Forward

  You wouldn’t know it by listening to self-assured talking heads pushing for autonomous cars and essentially declaring that the traditional concept of an automobile is all but on its death bed. But as far as I can see the passion for the “traditional” internal combustion variant is alive and well....

What’s in that Barn? They are still out there!

By Yvette VanDerBrink When I was a kid, my dad collected 1957 Chevrolets. Us kids could spot tail fins peeking out of the grove of trees at 60mph. We’d yell with delight, “Dad! Tailfins! 57 Chevrolet!” He would spin the car around and next thing we knew, Dad would be buying...

The Automobile Gallery opens new Truck Building

From a rare Depression era 1934 Ford pickup with a flathead V-8 to a 2000 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning pickup, The Automobile Gallery (www.TheAutomobileGallery.org) of Green Bay, Wisconsin, has amassed a super collection of trucks. Now, this unique “automotive art gallery” has opened a new space where only trucks will be...