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.

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…

20 Years A Watchdog
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Al Rogers, the Lensman

Some people rely on an old four-legged guard dog. However, a clever muscle car owner in Georgia relies on his weathered four-wheeled pickup truck to protect access to his prized possession. In early January of this year, I received a phone call from a good friend, Jason Thompson. He’s a car and truck enthusiast from Tennessee. Our friend Floyd Garrett, owner of Floyd Garrett’s Muscle Car Museum in Sevierville, Tennessee, had a lead on a significant muscle car barn find. … Read the rest of the story…

1950s Pickups Take to the Big Stage
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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…