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 a Good Ol’ South Dakota Winter

By Yvette VanDerBrink It never fails, if you are in the Midwest, you’ll hear people saying, “There aren’t winter’s like when I was a kid anymore.” Mother Nature had the last laugh this year and disagreed. She brought back one of those good ol’ fashioned blizzards last weekend crippling the entire...

Finding cars the easy way

  One of the remarkable things about our connected age is the way the Internet has revolutionized car auctions. We used to have to travel to physical sales, often many miles away, relying on the dated pre-sale info printed up in a newspaper days or weeks before. But that was then,...

Wildcat spotted in the wild

A rare Wisconsin winter sighting I brake for Buick Wildcats, especially ‘64s, even when it will make me late for work. Such as today.   The Wildcat that sent me into a quick right turn really gave me goose bumps, because it was the same body style and colors as the...

‘New Car’… or should I say, ‘Old Car’ smell

The Holidays are over, now starts another holiday of sorts; the “Big Auctions” kick off the car hobby world’s year. Arizona in January is known as the “barometer” of the upcoming automotive year. Reporters and hobbyists predict trends and the health of the collector car industry based on Arizona’s sales. A...

What’s in store for our automotive future?

Well another year is in the books and we made it to 2019. As we look forward it seems like we are at a crossroad in the auto industry. On one hand the push for electric and autonomous vehicles is being forced upon us much like the flavor of the day...

$20K for an ’80s Caprice? Mecum says ‘Maybe’

4 Low-Mile 1980s Caprices to Cross Mecum Kissimmee Auction Block I thought I was the king of ’80s Caprices; it turns out I am just the court jester, at best. Among the 3500 lots that Mecum Auctions will sell at its giant Kissimmee sale in January 2019 are four low-mileage 1980s...

Technology has changed the car hobby

With Technology changing almost every aspect of our lives, it’s no surprise that it has entered into the auction arena. Oh trust me, the days of searching garages, barns, and talking to the guys at the gas station aren’t gone, and never will be, but the facts are that technology has...