Welcome to Life in the Yard
Joe Sharretts

junkyard

Writing the first of any new series of articles always seems to be the tough one, so I am going to do my best to introduce all of you to the world of the vintage truck salvage yard. In this first blog post, I will simply go over where to find vintage vehicles, rules of etiquette while in salvage yards, what types of vehicles we find, and hopefully clear up a few myths in the business. Plus, I will throw … Read the rest of the story…

Focusing on Automotive Photography
Al Rogers

Al Rogers, the Lensman

My camera and lens work debuted in Vintage Truck magazine in the spring of 2014 with Chester Bradfield’s 1935 Studebaker Ace wrecker coloring the May/June 2014 issue with its bold red exterior. My work next appeared splashed across the front cover of the September/October 2014 issue with a brilliant white 1963 Chevrolet C-10 pickup, owned by Keith Bisson of Iowa, and a beautiful rustic old bridge in the background. Currently, the front cover of the November/December 2014 issue carries a … Read the rest of the story…

Pickups Prove the Affordable Auction Options
Rich Truesdell

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Back in August, after attending the events that comprise the Pebble Beach automotive week in Monterey, California, I was left with an important takeaway. While many would-be buyers focused on one-off Ferraris that went unsold at $23,000,000, there was a part of the collector car universe that was still affordable—classic pickup trucks. These trucks, to me anyway, fall into three distinct categories: prewar trucks that are restored to a high standard or are in original condition; postwar trucks in original … Read the rest of the story…

Prime Cuts from the Springfield Meet Market
Bill Holder

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Every Labor Day weekend, the Cars & Part Springfield (Ohio) Swap Meet and Car Show, held at the Clark County Fairgrounds, addresses everything automotive—old and new, big and small. The event always brings a number of used, and ofttimes abused, vintage trucks. Owners gave a number of different explanations about why they were letting their vehicles go, such as “it’s too much work” or “too much money,” or “my wife’s mad because I bought it,” and many others. Whatever the reason, here are six … Read the rest of the story…

Buick Model 2-A – November/December 2014 Cover Story
Al Rogers

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The 1910 Buick Model 2-A that appears on the cover of the November/December 2014 issue of Vintage Truck magazine currently resides in the Buick Automotive Gallery as part of the Alfred P. Sloan Museum in Flint, Michigan. The rare commercial vehicle was previously owned by Albert Koerts, a member of the Veteran Motor Car Club of America. What else is in this issue? Features 2014 National Drive Your Old Truck Day 13th Annual Vintage Truck Show 1967 International 1100B 1946 … Read the rest of the story…

Fall Boasts Bounty of Truck Shows
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

Whether or not you own a vintage truck, getting out to a show is one of the best parts of this hobby because you’re sure to learn something new. Truck owners are quick to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with curious folks, as I learned a couple of weeks ago at the 42nd Annual Hoosier Old Wheels Car Show & Swap Meet in Plymouth, Indiana. The show featured antique cars, rods, customs, and trucks. It’s not every day that you … Read the rest of the story…

1971 GMC 4X4 Owner Interview – 2014 Vintage Truck Show
Erin McCarty

Jim Lawson’s 1971 GMC 4X4

During the 13th Annual Vintage Truck Show on August 2, 2014, we interviewed several truck owners about their vintage vehicles. We learned a lot of neat information and heard many interesting stories. In this video, truck owner Jim Lawson of Marion, Indiana, tells us about his 1971 GMC 4X4. We have more videos to come, so keeping checking the website for the latest video from VT TV. If you missed this year’s truck show, be sure to bring your old truck … Read the rest of the story…