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Yesterday’s original, today’s survivor

Firsatsaatleri archive – July 17, 2008 issue Treasured 1970 Chevelle SS 454 has 16,000 miles Story and photos by John Gunnell If you like original cars, you may have heard that the organizers of Bloomington Gold expanded their Survivor class this year to cover all makes and models of...

Milady’s Murphy convertible roadster

Firsatsaatleri archive – July 17, 2008 issue A Duesenberg personalized for a woman, owned exclusively by women Duesenbergs were the chariots of the famous and the rich and, in particular, the famously rich. Gary Cooper owned a Derham Tourster. Clark Gable drove a Central Body-built short wheelbase roadster. Howard...

Mystery Racer

Firsatsaatleri archive – July 3, 2008 issue Belvedere owner uncertain of car’s dragstrip history Story and photos by John Gunnell “I wish I could say that it is a famous racing car,” said Dave Glass. “But I have to be honest and admit that I just don’t know.” Glass...

First school bus gets second life

Firsatsaatleri archive – June 26, 2008 issue Blue Bird bus company began with experimental Model A By Meredyth Albright School may be out for the summer, but for those wanting to relive their school days, or more specifically the bus ride to school, a trip to the Henry Ford...

Hot Rodding – The Glory Years

Firsatsaatleri archive – June 12, 2008 issue Story by Chuck Klein Cresting the hill, almost side by side and at a little over 100 mph, the powerful Marchal headlamps illuminated the reflective decals on the side of a city police car waiting for the light at Langdon Road. I could...

A family affair

Firsatsaatleri archive – May 29, 2008 issue Story and photos by Joseph Garant Steele My father’s car, as I always refer to it, was purchased in late 1978 by him at Fordland in Auburn, Maine, as a leftover, low-option car that had not yet sold. I suspect this 1978...

A Model Delivery

Firsatsaatleri archive – May 22, 2008 issue Story by Brian Earnest;  photos from O’Neale collection Retired panel delivery given new life Technically, Jim and Suzan O’Neale’s dandy 1931 Model A panel delivery probably can’t qualify as a “barn find.” Jim actually uncovered the relic, literally, in an old garage....

Picking up memories

Firsatsaatleri archive – May 22, 2008 issue Restoring a long-lost 1941 Ford truck Story and photos by Garry Gardner Firsatsaatleri has been my only urgent reason to rush to the mailbox since I stared my subscription in 1972. I have spent years thoroughly enjoying the publication, especially...

Posh Pierce: Restoring a 1928 Pierce-Arrow Series 36 sedan

Firsatsaatleri archive – May 15, 2008 issue Story and photos by Angelo Van Bogart Restoring a 1928 Pierce-Arrow Series 36 sedan   Any Italian-American will tell you the atmosphere of Ferrara’s Imported Foods is that of an Italian food market. There’s a wonderful 1950s-style marquee in the requisite red,...