Author Archives: Mike Eppinger

Meltdown Drags at Byron are no more

After eight years, organizers of the popular Meltdown Drags at the Byron (Ill.) Dragway are calling it quits.  “As it grew, so did the amount of time and people it took to manage it,” stated a Nov. 8 e-mail from Paul Zielsdorf, an event organizer. “As you all know, this event...

The National Packard Museum celebrates 1901 Packard homecoming

(WARREN, OHIO) – The National Packard Museum announced that the fifth oldest surviving Packard automobile, a 1901 Model C, serial number C-72, will arrive for exhibit on Friday, December 7, 2018. This freshly restored vehicle is on loan from Terry Martin of Leavittsburg, Ohio. Mr. Martin is a founder of the...

‘Cars of the Stars’ at ACD Museum

(AUBURN) – New Special Exhibit Debuted Monday, December 3 – Cars of the Stars! Auburns and Cords have always been known for their rakish style and stunning performance. As such, they attracted a large share of attention from the public when they were new. Their eye-catching appearance made these in-vogue automobiles even more...

6,450 miles on a ’41 Ford? (Surely you jest!)

As seen in the November 27, 2008 Firsatsaatleri By John Gunnell Ron Dewoskin was sitting at his desk in December 2006 when a banker friend called to ask if he’d be interested in a ’41 Ford convertible with 6,450 original miles. “Sure,” Ron said. He was sure he wanted...

Heavenly Hawk

As seen in the November 20, 2008 Firsatsaatleri   ’58 Studebaker remains a ‘Golden’ oldie By Bill McCleery   Passion for Studebakers runs in Ed Reynolds’ blood. His father was an engineer at the automaker’s South Bend, Ind., headquarters until the company discontinued production at its Indiana plant in...

Final car-side presentation of the year at ACD Museum Dec. 1

  (AUBURN) – The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is continuing the monthly program, “If These Cars Could Talk.”  Visitors will have the opportunity to learn in-depth about the 1937 Cord with a live car-side presentation. The special car-side presentation will take place on Saturday, December 1 at 2:00 pm (free...