Old Car News

Firsatsaatleri’s news stories give you the latest information on collecting classic cars. Yes, even old cars have something new to talk about. Whether it’s a barn find or interesting court case, see what has the classic car community buzzing.

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...

First a fire, now a tornado for Country Classic Cars

By Brian Earnest (contributed photos) STAUNTON, Ill. _ Russ and Anita Noel have vowed to pick up the pieces and rebuild. Again. For the second time in 18 months, the owners of Country Classic Cars, one of the nation’s largest and most well-known collector car dealerships, are dealing with a disaster...

NASCAR legend David Pearson talks Mercury

This interview with NASCAR legend David Pearson was originally completed during 2002 in conjunction with the International Mercury Owner’s Association. It is reprinted here in memory of Mr. Pearson. Cale Yarborough had one. So did Dan Gurney. But David Pearson never had a Mercury model named after him, although he was...

‘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...

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...

The California Automobile Museum is looking for Microcars

The California Automobile Museum is preparing for an upcoming special exhibit on MICROCARS and we are looking for more cars to display! The exhibit will run from March 15, 2019, through August 5, 2019. Below is a wish list of vehicles for this microcar display. They will feature vehicles from the...