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…

1972 Chevrolet C-20 Owner Interview – 2014 Vintage Truck Show
Erin McCarty

1972 Chevrolet C-20

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 Al Hardy of Lebanon, Ohio, tells us about his 1972 Chevrolet C-20 truck. If you missed this year’s truck show, be sure to bring your old truck to the next show on August 1, 2015, across from Young’s Dairy in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Be sure to preregister … Read the rest of the story…

Struck By Lightning: Ford’s Muscle Truck
Al Rogers

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…

1953 Chevrolet 3600 Owner Interview – 2014 Vintage Truck Show
Erin McCarty

1953-chevy-3600

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 Larry & Shirley Wiley of Union City, Indiana, tell us about their John Deere-themed 1953 Chevrolet 3600 truck. We have more videos to come, so keeping checking the website for the latest video from VT TV. If you missed this year’s truck show, be sure to bring your … Read the rest of the story…

Finding El Caminos at Sundell Auto Specialties
Joe Sharretts

junkyard

We already know that the El Camino made its debut in 1959 as Chevrolet’s answer to the Ford Ranchero, which arrived in 1957. Finding an early Ranchero in a salvage yard is actually a pretty rare thing. In my 14 years of writing about salvage yards, I have only stumbled across a handful of Rancheros. About a dozen of them were from the 1960s, but only two were very early ones—a ’57 and a ’58. The ’57 is gone. It … 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…