Bill Holder

About Bill Holder

Bill Holder is a longtime freelance writer who has authored around 80 books and hundreds of articles about aerospace and the racing and automotive industry. He is a retired aerospace engineer who worked for the Boeing Co., U.S. Army, and U.S. Air Force Intelligence.

1960 Ford Ranchero – A Very Special Ford Ranchero
Bill Holder


The 1960 Ford Ranchero that appears in the March/April 2015 issue of Vintage Truck magazine was awarded to Daytonian and legendary drag racer “Ohio” George Montgomery for winning the Little Eliminator Class at the 1960 NHRA Nationals in Detroit, Michigan. George added chrome to some engine parts and body trim, but other than that, it’s still very original. “About all I’ve had to do is replace the battery a couple times,” George said. “It never let me down through all … Read the rest of the story…

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


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…

Prime Cuts from the Springfield Meet Market
Bill Holder


Every Labor Day weekend, the Cars & Part Springfield (Ohio) Swap Meet and Car Show, held at the Clark County Fairgrounds, addresses everything automotive—old and new, big and small. The event always brings a number of used, and ofttimes abused, vintage trucks. Owners gave a number of different explanations about why they were letting their vehicles go, such as “it’s too much work” or “too much money,” or “my wife’s mad because I bought it,” and many others. Whatever the reason, here are six … Read the rest of the story…