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. What else is in this issue? Features 1938 Pontiac Station Wagon Late 1950s Willys … Read the rest of the story…

Winter Is Warm With Collective Generosity
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

Living in the Midwest, I’m used to the notion that car cruises, shows, and swap meets generally come to an end for the season shortly after Halloween. But there are parts of the country where cars and trucks aren’t put up for the winter and show activity continues. I found a few December events that will be the envy of Midwesterners, and if you’re lucky enough to live in these warm areas, get out and enjoy them. We wish we … Read the rest of the story…

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

junkyard

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

nos

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…