Les’s Auto Salvage Has Old Stuff
Joe Sharretts

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Six years ago, when I originally thought about calling Les Helm to write a story about his salvage yard in Cars & Parts magazine, a guy told me: “Don’t go there. He doesn’t have any old stuff.” I took him at his word and let it go. It wasn’t until a few years later, after I hearing of a major parts car auction held by a local collector, where hundreds of Lincoln, Mercury, and Edsel cars were put up for … Read the rest of the story…

Class of 1990 Trucks Become Classic
Rich Truesdell

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What defines a classic? In music, it’s a song that’s iconic, a song you still remember the first time you heard it, and sometimes, the person you were with at the time—especially if you find yourself still married to that same person. In the case of automobiles, it is when a model reaches its 25th birthday that in many states you can apply for classic or heritage license plates. By this standard, trucks, pickups, and SUVs from 1990 have reached … Read the rest of the story…

Fargo Sweptside – January/February 2015 Cover Story
Patrick Ertel

1957 Fargo Sweptside

The 1957 Fargo Sweptside that appears on the cover of the January/February 2015 issue of Vintage Truck magazine is one of two known to survive and is owned by Bill Armstrong of Ontario, Canada. The 1957 model was the first Fargo to have the “alligator” hood. It could be opened 45 degrees, or folded up to a full 90 degrees for unequaled access to the engine. And, be sure to check out the video interview with Bill Armstrong and his … Read the rest of the story…

13th Annual Vintage Truck Show
Erin McCarty

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Featured in the November/December 2014 issue of Vintage Truck magazine is the 13th Annual Vintage Truck Show, which took place on August 2 in the field across from Young’s Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Among the winners were Bill Ledsham of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, who took home the “Longest Distance Driven” award and Noel Carpenter of Union City, Indiana, who took the coveted “Ugly Truck” trophy. … Read the rest of the story…

1950s Pickups Take to the Big Stage
Al Rogers

Al Rogers, the Lensman

  2014 goes down as a breakout year for the classic pickup truck at the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s. My yearly car show/event coverage includes several concours d’elegance shows around the country. Usually things kick off with the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida in early March. This year was no exception. I made my way to the event with a plan to cover the show and focus on the 10 Packard dream cars from the Ralph Marano … Read the rest of the story…

Pontiac Station Wagon – Rare, Regal, & Red
Bill Holder

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The 1938 Pontiac Station Wagon that appears in the January/February 2015 issue of Vintage Truck magazine is owned by Joe Stout. Joe knew he had acquired something special, a notion that was affirmed upon discovering that the vehicle had previously been owned by Howard Earl Hoover of the Hoover Company. Today, Joe knows of only three 1938 Pontiac Station Wagons still in existence. … Read the rest of the story…

Chevrolet 3100 – Tearful Reunion
Patrick Ertel

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The 1954 Chevrolet 3100 that appears in the January/February 2015 issue of Vintage Truck magazine is owned by Bruce Barnes who received the truck by way of his grandfather, Raymond Anderson, who was a bulldozer operator in the town of Girard, Illinois. Bruce surprised his parents with the restoration by driving it in a homecoming parade, a stunt that brought tears to his adoring mother’s eyes. … Read the rest of the story…