1957 Fargo Sweptside Owner Interview – 2014 Vintage Truck Show
Erin McCarty

1957 Fargo Sweptside

Bill Armstrong and his wife Patricia Godschalk drove all the way from Ontario, Canada, with their 1957 Fargo Sweptside to attend the 13th Annual Vintage Truck Show on August 2, 2014. This beautiful Canadian truck is such a rare bird we couldn’t help but feature it on the cover of the January/February 2015 issue of Vintage Truck. Check out this video interview with Bill and Patricia taken at the show. We have more videos to come, so keeping checking the website for the … Read the rest of the story…

B&L Auto Salvage Has Got the Good, Old, and Odd
Joe Sharretts


For our first of many salvage yard profiles, I have decided to begin with B&L Auto Salvage located in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. This is not one of those yards that you will see all over the Internet, or advertising in every magazine. It is a very small yard located way off the beaten path known only by the locals, but there you will find a great collection of unusual pieces. B&L was started back in 1960. It is currently owned and … Read the rest of the story…

Shooting from the Corn Belt to the Ozarks
Al Rogers

Al Rogers, the Lensman

The majority of September and October was spent in the front seat of my Mustang driving from east to west for photo shoots in Vermont, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Michigan. I racked up more than 11,000 miles and photographed numerous vehicles for print in publications, including several for Vintage Truck and Antique Power magazines. During the trip I had an opportunity to spend time in LeClaire, Iowa, at Antique Archaeology—home of the TV … Read the rest of the story…

Mercury Trucks Dare to Be Different
Rich Truesdell


As you continue to read this blog and become more familiar with it, you will find that I’m always looking for the unusual. I’m currently digging deep into the history of short-lived pillar-less hardtop station wagons for another publication. Did you know they were only built from 1956 to 1964? Can you name the first? The last? Last year, when covering the 2013 Fabulous Fords Forever show, I encountered something that I had heard of but had never seen—a Mercury … Read the rest of the story…

Celebrate Trucksgiving This November
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

On October 12, I enjoyed a trip to the 28th Annual Lions Club Fall Classic Car Show in Morris, Illinois. This is the largest nonprofit show in the state of Illinois, and it featured nearly 1,200 show cars, 200 cars for sale in the car corral, and 650 swap spaces that could easily take the entire day to peruse. My dad’s buddies had been setting up in the swap area for years, and we all enjoyed a great day that … Read the rest of the story…

1935 International C-1 Owner Interview – 2014 Vintage Truck Show
Erin McCarty

1935 International C-1

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 Lloyd Boyer of Rockford, Ohio, tells us about his 1935 International C-1. 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 to the next … Read the rest of the story…

Welcome to Life in the Yard
Joe Sharretts


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…