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Resto Rug Doctor: How to install carpet

By Rick Drewry, American Modern Replacing the carpet in a restoration can make a big difference when it comes to look of the car’s interior. Carpet easily wears out, gets dirty, shrinks, and can fade, but installing a new molded carpet is a great way to freshen up the interior. By...

Do-it-yourself patch panels

Even on the West Coast and in Texas, it’s getting more difficult to find a 30-year-old or older project car without a case of the tin worm. Chances are, a project car is going to require some metal replacement, and when that metal isn’t available from a reproduction part producer or...

Plate perfection: The art of license plate restoration

By ‘Rotten’ Rodney Bauman While I don’t necessarily recall the exact statistic, it’s been said that the average worker-bee changes career courses seven times in his or her lifetime. Although I could have been a doctor, a lawyer or a famous underwear model, I’ve made a career of straightening body parts...

Two-Wheeled Time Capsule: The Greenfield Honda Auction

  One of the best inventions that were ever invented was the wheel. Whether it was 2 or 4 wheels, the wheel is always being re-invented. Ivan and Clyde Frizell grew up on the farm outside Greenfield, Iowa. Clyde and Ivan worked together and helped out on the farm. Ivan went...

Electrifying

  Last Friday we had the opportunity to see a 1017 Milburn electric cart up close and personal. It was quite a stately and elegant machine. We didn’t get to see this particular car running, but we have seen other electric cars in action and they really have a unique character....

Volo Museum hoping to buy Bubba Watson’s General Lee

  The Volo Auto Museum in northern Illinois plans to keep displaying one of the Confederate flag-emblazoned cars used in the TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Brian Grams, museum director, says he’s gotten lots queries about whether the car will stay amid calls around the country for Confederate flags to...

Drew Brees ’69 Camaro SS at Vicari Auction

  NEW ORLEANS – The Vicari Auction Company is returning to the Big Easy for its 5th annual New Orleans Collector Car Auction on July 11. Up to 200 classics are expected to cross the auction block during the July auction held at Mardi Gras World on the New Orleans East...

Q&A with Kit Foster: July 9, 2015

Q. I own a 1941 Lincoln-Zephyr Club Coupe with push-button doors. Of all the pictures I can find on Google or Bing, or original advertising, I see no other Club Coupe with push button doors (like the Continental). I have a copy of the original build sheet, of all the options...

“TV Tommy” Turns ‘em Out

  TV Tommy Kujava ([email protected]) is kind of a legend in Green Bay, Wis., classic car circles. Tommy had a local-access TV show called “Wheels” that made him well-known to the car guys and car gals throughout the city. When that gig ended, he started something called “Garage Sessions.” A Garage...