Bel Air

Everything is bigger in Texas: The Jackson Collection

By Yvette VanDerBrink The only thing bigger than Texas, is your dreams. For Mr. Jackson, growing up as a sandy land farm boy from Wheeler, Texas, in his mind, there wasn’t anything that he couldn’t do. He appreciated the lessons learned, value of hard work, faith in God, and a “can...

All new for ’57

By John Gunnell   Chevy’s new-for-1957 models were in tune with their times. They had a hipper, more youthful, tail-finned look that was “radical” for America’s bread-and-butter “family” car. “’57 Chevrolet! Sweet, smooth and sassy,” said one ad. “Chevy goes ‘em all one better for ’57 with a daring new departure...

Found: 1960 Impala with all of the Chevy go-fast goodies

Unmolested ’60 Impala packs the 335hp 348 with a four-speed, Posi Long before the terms “pickers” and “flippers” were added to the American lexicon, there was Larry Fisette. For 63 years, the 75-year-old De Pere, Wis., gear head has bought and sold more than 1,000 vintage vehicles, the most famous being...

Police seek help finding Chevys stolen from Monterey auctions

Authorities in California are seeking help locating three vintage Chevrolets stolen from auction sites during the annual Monterey classic car week. Stolen were a white 1961 Impala convertible and a 1957 cream-colored Bel Air from the Mecum Auctions site, and a red 1961 Chevrolet Impala convertible from Russo and Steele.

Michigan Introduces Bill to Expand Use of Historic Vehicles

SEMA ACTION NETWORK UPDATE Michigan Introduces Bill to Expand Use of Historic Vehicles Michigan, the birthplace to many of the collector cars we cherish, has introduced legislation (S.B. 1146) that would amend the state’s current law governing historic motor vehicles to permit their unlimited use as “exhibition” vehicles the entire month...

Symco Shakedown rumbles into town Aug. 10-11

The Iola Old Car Show and the Vintage Military Show aren’t the only hip automotive events to hit the greater Iola, Wis., area. The Symco Shakedown rumbles the tiny town of Symco, Wis., with throaty pipes, chirping cheater slicks and the twang of guitars every August. This year’s event will be...

Car of the Week: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air racer

Todd Newton had never had to worry about making one of his restoration projects TOO good before. But then again, he had never tried to authentically resurrect a genuine, family heirloom, grassroots race car, either.

Such was the challenge Newton’s Auto Restoration — the shop in Spring Green, Wis., that...

Car of the Week: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

The 1957 Chevy Bel Airs were in tune with the times. They were “ Sweet, smooth and sassy,” according to one ad. And they are just as popular today, more than 50 years after their debut, as they've ever been.

Car thief plays rough with ’57 Bel Air

Des Moines, Iowa, police made quick work of a search for a stolen collector car, but not before the thief banged up a 1957 Chevy Bel Air and damaged the collector car dealership where it had been for sale.