Vintage Vehicles Come First at Auto Express Inc.
Joe Sharretts

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The best salvage yards out there are not always the biggest or the most stocked. Sometimes the greatest ones are the ones where the owner and staff all love what they do. At Auto Express, Inc., the older inventory comes first. There are about 1,000 cars and trucks currently in the inventory, and only about 100 of those would be considered vintage. However, inventory is always growing, and the staff save all they can, especially if they think the vehicle … Read the rest of the story…

Try Something Old and Something New in May
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

In May, cruise nights kick off and the quantity of shows available to enthusiasts around the country more than doubles. From the sea of parked show cars and the DJs spinning early rock ‘n’ roll to the unmistakable exhaust fumes of vintage iron coming through the entrance gate, car show season is finally in full swing. While it’s tempting to stick with the events you always attend, the wide variety of events happening this May makes it an ideal time … Read the rest of the story…

Dodge D100 Town Wagon & Town Panel – May/June 2016 cover story
Al Rogers

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The 1964 Dodge D100 Town Panel that appears on the cover of the May/June 2016 issue of Vintage Truck magazine joins a 1964 D100 Town Wagon in Michael Bilello’s collection. The panel is a “true survivor” and has not received a frame-up restoration like the Town Wagon did. What else is in this issue? Features 1929 International Six Speed Special 1948 Ford F-1 1959 Chevrolet El Camino 1948 Dodge B-1-B-108 Woodie Departments Chevy Talk – 1963 Chevrolet C-10 Delivery Designs – Boyertown Merchantvans For Ford Fans – 1936 Ford 1½-ton Granny Gear – 35 … Read the rest of the story…

April Shows Accept More Than Cars and Trucks
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

Now that spring is officially here, it’s time to plan ahead and find some shows to attend. If you’ve never attended an all-truck show, maybe this is the year to try one. Or, maybe you’re looking for shows that offer a wide variety of vehicles. I’ve noticed that a lot of shows around the country are welcoming vintage motorcycles and not just classifying them in a general “Special Interest” class. This month, I found a number of shows that are … Read the rest of the story…

Hammond’s Auto Exchange is Maryland’s Junkyard Gem
Joe Sharretts

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At one point, Hammond’s Auto Exchange of Williamsport Maryland, near Hagerstown, boasted over 700 vintage vehicles in their yard. Today, that number has significantly decreased as the older stuff has been crushed out for cash during the slow months. Owner George Hammond has considered many times closing up shop and crushing out everything. We, of course, hope this does not happen because this yard is a great source for vintage car and truck parts. When I paid George a visit … Read the rest of the story…

March Shows Not to Be Missed
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

Thanks to Punxsutawney Phil not seeing his shadow on Feb. 2, we are in for an early spring. And despite how much I enjoy swap meet season here in the northern climates, I’m perfectly willing to believe that the groundhog knows what he’s talking about. To get a slight head-start on spring, I spent some time in the garage this week and organized my car-care products. It’s a little early to break out the hose, of course, but I dug … Read the rest of the story…

A Blog in Review & A Recap of 12 Salvage Yards
Joe Sharretts

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Not too often, but from time to time, I get questions and comments from readers. The questions usually start out as: “Where can I find parts for my… (fill in the blank)?” These inquiring readers may not know that this salvage yard blog is on its 17th post. (Some yards were reviewed in two parts). For this reason, I thought I would refresh everyone’s memory and review the 12 yards I have written about thus far. Yes, I will bring new … Read the rest of the story…