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2019 bringing cars to the silver screen

As die-hard car junkies we tend to watch movies differently than the general populous. It is amazing how we can be taken away from the movie’s plot in an instant when we spot cool cars in the background. Or better yet, taking an integral role in the movie. We all know...

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...

What’s in store for our automotive future?

Well another year is in the books and we made it to 2019. As we look forward it seems like we are at a crossroad in the auto industry. On one hand the push for electric and autonomous vehicles is being forced upon us much like the flavor of the day...

Looking Forward

  You wouldn’t know it by listening to self-assured talking heads pushing for autonomous cars and essentially declaring that the traditional concept of an automobile is all but on its death bed. But as far as I can see the passion for the “traditional” internal combustion variant is alive and well....

Sedan obit?

  With Ford recently putting the proverbial last nail in their sedan offering coffin, I was taken aback by the realization that the sedan appears to be going the way of the dodo. But why? Speaking as a man who owns a sedan, albeit one that has been accused of being...

Where did it all begin?

Every week at OCW we put together stories about cars and the special relationships they have in people’s lives. Laying out a story about a son who found his dad’s Camaro after many years and owners [look to OCW’s February 22nd] it got me thinking about how cars have affected me....

Will the future be electric?

  There seems to be two trains of thought when it comes to cars. On one hand we love our classics and the ease and familiarity of the time-tested internal combustion engine. On the other hand, there are calls for lowering emissions and lessening our dependence on oil. Politics aside, it...

Just an observation

At OCW we write about cars, but in actuality, we focus on the story behind the car and how it has touched someone’s life. I periodically search online for interesting photos and videos to post on our Facebook page. While I am searching, one thing has become apparent: in the past,...

Come on really?

  For the most part the car community is a collection of kindred souls who look out for each other. Every once in awhile there is a bad apple who spoils it for all of us. Recently, I purchased some synthetic oil from a large chain store. I will not say...

The rights of summer

  It seemed like it took forever, but summer is finally here. The official “car season” is in full swing and all is right in the world of car junkies. If you are like me, your attention turns to the road and your keen eye for vintage iron is alert to...