Car Blogs

Firsatsaatleri’s car blogs provide an insider’s look at collecting and maintaining classic cars. Get involved with the classic car enthusiast communities surrounding these car blogs: Tire Tracks featuring new blogger and editor Mike Eppinger, Under the Hood with Angelo Van Bogart, Gunner’s Garage with John Gunnell, A Note from the Li’l Nordstrom’s Gal with Yvette VanDerBrink, and Salvage Yard Ron with Ron Kowalke.

Let the Freak Flag Fly

Photos by John Gunnell   In the April 25th issue of Old Cars there was a story about the Kammback Corvette. I immediately did a double take as I was putting an eyeball on the final layout before it left for press. Was that a sorcerer flanked by airbrushed demons on...

For the Love of Old Fords and History

By Yvette VanDerBrink I have to admit; this GM gal has a dirty little secret. I love the 1930s Fords. Yep, I even have a pink V8 tattooed on my left ankle. I grew up with Chevrolets, and I never really saw or was around any of the old Fords. Though,...

‘Down on the Farm’ The James Graham Collection

James Graham Collection – August 9-10, Beardsley, MN By Yvette VanDerBrink   James grew more than wheat, corn and soybeans on his farm in Traverse County, Minnesota. He also grew a bumper crop of GM convertibles, Ford, Mercury, and of course, Graham trucks after his namesake. James Graham grew up on a...

Just a Good Ol’ South Dakota Winter

By Yvette VanDerBrink It never fails, if you are in the Midwest, you’ll hear people saying, “There aren’t winter’s like when I was a kid anymore.” Mother Nature had the last laugh this year and disagreed. She brought back one of those good ol’ fashioned blizzards last weekend crippling the entire...

Finding cars the easy way

  One of the remarkable things about our connected age is the way the Internet has revolutionized car auctions. We used to have to travel to physical sales, often many miles away, relying on the dated pre-sale info printed up in a newspaper days or weeks before. But that was then,...

Wildcat spotted in the wild

A rare Wisconsin winter sighting I brake for Buick Wildcats, especially ‘64s, even when it will make me late for work. Such as today.   The Wildcat that sent me into a quick right turn really gave me goose bumps, because it was the same body style and colors as the...