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Meet the Industry: John Kraman of Mecum Auctions

Original article from Old Cars’ January 16, 2016 issue Kraman enjoys ringside seat This year, Mecum Auctions will have seen around 15,000+ vehicles cross its auction block over the course of 13 auctions across the country. With an average of more than 1,000 vehicles per auction, John Kraman, Mecum Auctions’ consignment...

Car of the Week: 1931 Ford Model A custom

Immersed in the hot rod hobby from age seven, Atascadero, Calif.’s Kristine Barbosa is no stranger to the garage. More recently as the wife of a busy builder, Kristine has witnessed the ground-up approach, so she fully understands the commitment required to see a build all the way through. With a...

Club Clips: June 6, 2019 Edition

Horseless Carriage publication soldiers on in good hands The Horseless Carriage Gazette from the Horseless Carriage Club of America has been a mainstay in the old car hobby since the late 1930s. Generous use of color photos on glossy paper stock make visuals practically jump off the page and into your...

Q&A: June 6, 2019 Edition

Q. I have two old Snap-On timing lights, Models MT-212 and 215. The last time I sent them off for repair, Snap-On said there are no parts available. Does anyone know where I can have these repaired? I know they are old.      — Johnny Hackney, New Bern, N.C. A....

Car of the Week: 1932 LaSalle Model 345-B

Story and photos By Angelo Van Bogart Although gone from the automotive landscape since 1940, LaSalle has lived on in popular culture, partially thanks to the lyrics of “Those Were the Days,” the theme song of the popular 1970s TV sitcom “All in the Family.” Every Sunday night, TV characters Archie...

Car of the Week: 1965 Mercury Comet Caliente

The Mercury Comet had a bit of an identity crisis right from the get-go. The Ford Falcon-based pseudo compacts were originally ticketed for the Edsel lineup. Before they ever appeared in public however, plans changed and the cars were sent to Lincoln-Mercury dealerships, even if a lot of customers there weren’t...