Al Rogers

About Al Rogers

Al Rogers has photographed hundreds of classic cars for automotive magazines. Lately, he's been pointing his Nikons at trucks for Vintage Truck.

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

Bonner Thunderbolt and Jet Age Trucks Take to The “Big Stage”
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Al Rogers, the Lensman

In January 2015, I shared the story of the Bonner Thunderbolt barn find in Cumming, Georgia, with readers of “The Lensman” blog on the Vintage Truck magazine website. Some might recall that the car was stowed away for over 20 years in a barn and that a 1960 Ford F-100 pickup truck stood guard outside the boarded-up entrance. For the new readers to this blog and Vintage Truck magazine, here’s a recap. On Jan. 16, 2015, a real 1964 Thunderbolt … Read the rest of the story…

Chevrolet Sedan Delivery – January/February 2016 cover story
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The 1955 Chevrolet sedan delivery that appears on the cover of the January/February 2016 issue of Vintage Truck magazine was saved by Gordon Watson from being crushed by a junkyard in North Dakota. Accompanying Watson in each of his house moves, it has become part of the family. He hopes to interest his grandchildren in the old Chevy and the car and truck hobby. What else is in this issue? Features 1964 International C-900 1955 Jeep CJ5 Schramm Conversion 1948 Dodge B-1-B 1929 Ford Model A Departments Chevy Talk – 1953 … Read the rest of the story…

Ford Model A – November/December 2015 cover story
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The 1931 Ford Model A ice cream van that appears on the cover of the November/December 2015 issue of Vintage Truck magazine was in pieces when Joseph Hornacek discovered it in a barn near Port Huron, Michigan. Since restoring it, Joseph has taken it to several shows where he dresses in a Good Humor Man uniform to the delight of those looking for an authentic effect. What else is in this issue? Features 2015 National Drive Your Old Truck Day … Read the rest of the story…

Struck By Lightning: Ford’s Muscle Truck
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Al Rogers, the Lensman

As I make my way along U.S. and Canadian roadways, stopping at locations to pull the trigger on my Nikons for Vintage Truck, I’m usually asked about my past, the first question often being, “Do you own a classic car or truck?” For nearly 30 years, I worked as a manager at one of the manufacturing assembly plants in Michigan. During my career with the company, I had grown fond of many products the Ford Motor Company produced. My years … Read the rest of the story…

Thunderbolt & Droopy—The Barn Find Continuation
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Al Rogers, the Lensman

Back in the February 2015, I wrote “20 Years a Watchdog” for my monthly blog post. At the time, due to the significance of the “muscle car barn find” and privacy concerns, I could not disclose or go into great detail about the prized muscle car behind door number one. You might recall parked in front of the particleboard panels was a weathered 1960 Ford F-100 pickup. It had been standing guard for nearly two decades. During the past two … Read the rest of the story…

Scouting in the Tennessee Backcountry
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Al Rogers, the Lensman

An unplanned trip to the Great Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, led to a handful of rare and unique automobile discoveries. In my prior blog installment, “20 Years a Watchdog,” I shared the story of a 1960 Ford F-100 standing guard over its “Little Brother,” a prized muscle car from the 1960s. The Ford pickup had been purposely parked there for nearly 20 years. Life changed this past January when the muscle car was sold and pulled from the pole … Read the rest of the story…