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.

Just an observation

At OCW we write about cars, but in actuality, we focus on the story behind the car and how it has touched someone’s life. I periodically search online for interesting photos and videos to post on our Facebook page. While I am searching, one thing has become apparent: in the past,...

The John Lewis Collection Auction

  Amazing & Rare Pre-War Trucks & Cars Collection Oklahomans are a determined, tough bunch, and John Lewis was no exception. Growing up during the 1930s John saw first-hand how it took determination and shear will to survive. His Momma worked hard and saved what she could while raising John and...

10 ‘hot lots’ at Auctions America’s Auburn Auction

One of our favorite weekends of the year is in Auburn, Indiana, over Labor Day weekend. There’s the huge number of museums in the area, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club Reunion and ACD Festival and the giant Auctions America Auburn Fall Auction that is held annually at the auction park there. This sale...

Come on really?

  For the most part the car community is a collection of kindred souls who look out for each other. Every once in awhile there is a bad apple who spoils it for all of us. Recently, I purchased some synthetic oil from a large chain store. I will not say...

Trucks are truckin’ this summer

We just got back from a visit to the Volo Auto Museum (www.volocars.com) in Volo, Ill. While we were there, we sat down with President of Sales Jay Grams and discovered that many of the 1,000 vehicles Volo sells annually are pickup trucks, panel trucks, stake bed trucks and sedan deliveries....

Insane “Lois Lane” Nash nets $25,000

It was just a short list of auction prices realized in the June 22, 2017 issue of Firsatsaatleri. It gave the results of the bidding action on the 16 cars sold at VanDerBrink Auctions’ Second Alan Egelseer Collection auction, which took place on May 6. Now, 16 old-car sales...

Oregon’s Radiator Supply House does it all

  Mitch Garrett of Radiator Supply House (www.radiatorsupplyhouse.com) in Sweet Home, Ore., can restore a radiator for a compact car or a semi truck. “I’ve been doing radiators since 1976.” Barrett said during the American Truck Historical Society’s (www.aths.org) 2017 convention in Des Moines, Iowa. He owned a heavy equipment industrial...

Toronado revived front-wheel drive in the USA

  The’66 Toronado was an innovative car that reintroduced front-wheel drive to America. Cars like the Ruxton and Cord had offered front-wheel drive in the ‘20s and ‘30s. It had last been seen in this country on the 1937 Cord. Some European cars also used this drive system, but no automaker...