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.

Holiday Gift Idea: 1:24-scale 1965 Buick Riviera GS by Automodello

The first-generation Buick Riviera is considered Bill Mitchell’s masterpiece. Now it’s Automodello’s scale masterpiece. For its latest 1:24 scale resin model, the model maker has selected the final Riviera from the initial 1963-’65 run for its subject. Many Riviera aficionados consider the ’65 Riv to be the pinnacle original example with...

Holiday Gift Idea: New ‘Miss Lotta Miles’ Porcelain Sign

Vintage Concepts “Signs,” LLC offers many hand-made, limited-edition reproduction signs built just like the originals using a fired-on porcelain process. The latest from among the company’s bright and durable signs is this circa-1930s Kelly tire sign featuring Miss “Lotta Miles” in blue, red, white and black. An original would be priced...

Musclecar fans converge at Chicago’s MCACN ‘17

  It was the ninth annual presentation of the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (www.mcacn.com) at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. on November 18-19th and there was no letdown in the historical significance and entertainment value of this event, which features the best of the best year after year....

Will the future be electric?

  There seems to be two trains of thought when it comes to cars. On one hand we love our classics and the ease and familiarity of the time-tested internal combustion engine. On the other hand, there are calls for lowering emissions and lessening our dependence on oil. Politics aside, it...

41 projects in W. Yoder Auction sale of Jack Slattery collection

1953 Buick Skylark, 1940 Packard and 1941 Cadillac convertible sedans, and other luxury convertibles headline Nov. 4 sale There aren’t many good, complete project cars out there if you’re looking to build a fairly rare car, such as a 1940 Lincoln Continental convertible, 1941 Cadillac convertible sedan, 1953 Buick Skylark convertible...

Tales from the Yellowstone Trail – Day 6

Trail of Smoke   Friday started at the Comfort Inn in Oshkosh under cloudy skies. For the rest of the day, we would cloud the air a little bit more with white or black or blue exhaust smoke. Dave Sarna said, “That’s patriotic,” but there was no red smoke ever! The...

Yellowstone Trail Tour day 5

Dave & Bob Get the Oakland Rolling (and yes, she is old enough to smoke) Dave Sarna and I wanted to get to Gunner’s Great Garage by 8:30 so he could work on the Oakland engine. Bob Hansen (sen) starts work at that ungodly hour and would be there to help...