Stewart Criswell & Sons Inc—Pennsylvania’s vintage truck mother lode, Part 1
Joe Sharretts

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Way back in 2001, when I first got the idea in my head to write about salvage yards, Stewart Criswell & Sons Inc. was the very first yard I ever covered. It was my local yard, where I pulled what I needed to put my 1965 Chevelle back together. Nothing has changed since then, except for maybe a few more parts are missing off of the 2,500 or so vintage vehicles in the yard. The yard is still run by … Read the rest of the story…

The Fabulous Ford Broncos of 1966-1977
Rich Truesdell

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Of the 50-plus car shows and Concours d’Elegances I attend every year, one of my favorites is the Fabulous Fords Forever! Car Show (FFF), held each April at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. While it seems that more than half of the 1,700-plus cars on display are Mustangs of every vintage, there are still enough other Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles to satisfy Ford enthusiasts. My favorites are the rare models (especially the classic Lincoln Continentals), vintage Ford … Read the rest of the story…

The 800 Or So Trucks of Williams
Joe Sharretts

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This month, I highlight a New Jersey salvage yard that, to date for me, has been the mother lode of salvaged vintage trucks. Most yards that I visit have a handful of trucks mixed in with the vintage cars, but this yard is the exact opposite. Williams Auto & Truck Parts of Pitts Grove, New Jersey, has the vintage cars beat four to one. In all honesty, I originally paid a visit to see the 200 or so vintage cars, which … Read the rest of the story…

1955 Dodge Power Wagon Owner Interview – 2014 Vintage Truck Show
Erin McCarty

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During the 13th Annual Vintage Truck Show on August 2, 2014, we interviewed several truck owners about their vintage vehicles. We learned a lot of neat information and heard many interesting stories. In this video, truck owner Bob Whiteford of Bellwood, Pennsylvania, tells us about his 1955 Dodge Power Wagon, which also won the People’s Choice award at the show. We have more videos to come, so keeping checking the website for the latest video from VT TV. If you missed … Read the rest of the story…

LeMay Ford F-Series Exhibit & Interview with Scot Keller
Candace Brown

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An exhibit called “Ford F-Series: The Truck That Grew Up With America” opened on January 10, 2015, at LeMay—America’s Car Museum (ACM), in Tacoma, Washington, and the size of the crowd predicted its popularity. As the largest automotive museum in North America, the city’s four-level, 165,000-square-foot gem is always a choice destination, but the level of attendance that day proved how much Americans love the trucks that have dominated the marketplace for nearly four decades. Photos by Lobban Photography, courtesy … Read the rest of the story…

Future Collectibles, 1969-1972 Chevrolet K5 Blazer & GMC Jimmy
Rich Truesdell

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The cover of the April 1969 issue of Motor Trend heralded the introduction of an entirely new automotive category—the two-door sport utility vehicle based on a shortened full-size pickup truck. The vehicle was the Chevrolet Blazer and, from its introduction in 1969 until its successor, the two-door Chevrolet Tahoe was discontinued in 1999, it was often the best-selling vehicle in its class. It took Jeep (Cherokee) and Dodge (Ramcharger) until 1974 to respond with two-door models of their own, and … Read the rest of the story…

Future Collectible? 1986-1991 Jeep Comanches
Rich Truesdell

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Over the course of its long and storied history, Jeep has manufactured a number of unique pickup trucks. These include the Forward Control series (1956-1965), the long-lived J-Trucks (1962-1988), based on the original Wagoneer (both already collectible to a degree), a pickup version of the Kaiser Jeep and American Motors Corporation (AMC) Commando (1966-1973), and the CJ-7-based Scrambler (1976-1986) that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles continues to make noise about bringing back. But one stood out as quite possibly having the greatest … Read the rest of the story…