July Features Cool Shows in Small Towns
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

Car shows, cruise nights, club outings, and national meets are in full swing during July, and there are enough events to fill your show calendar without traveling too far from home. One of my favorite events occurs the second weekend of July and is worth making a pilgrimage to central Wisconsin—the Iola Old Car Show and Swap Meet. The small town of Iola, Wisconsin, swells from a year-round population of 1,200 to more than 100,000 during the massive three-day event … Read the rest of the story…

1918 White – July/August 2016 cover story
Bob Tomaine

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The 1918 White Model 20 truck that appears on the cover of the July/August 2016 issue of Vintage Truck magazine served at Morris Machine Works in Baldwinsville, New York, at one point before it was bought and restored by Stan Edinger. What else is in this issue? Features 1960 Studebaker Transtar 4X4 1968 International 1000C Travelall 1953 Chevrolet 3100 1976 Chevrolet C-20 Silverado 1917 Gersix Model G Departments Chevy Talk – 1972 Chevrolet C-10 Super Cheyenne Delivery Designs – DeKalb Wagon Co. & the 1931 Step-Go Dodge Garage – 1978 Dodge D100 For … Read the rest of the story…

Vintage Vehicles Come First at Auto Express Inc.
Joe Sharretts

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The best salvage yards out there are not always the biggest or the most stocked. Sometimes the greatest ones are the ones where the owner and staff all love what they do. At Auto Express, Inc., the older inventory comes first. There are about 1,000 cars and trucks currently in the inventory, and only about 100 of those would be considered vintage. However, inventory is always growing, and the staff save all they can, especially if they think the vehicle … Read the rest of the story…

Try Something Old and Something New in May
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

In May, cruise nights kick off and the quantity of shows available to enthusiasts around the country more than doubles. From the sea of parked show cars and the DJs spinning early rock ‘n’ roll to the unmistakable exhaust fumes of vintage iron coming through the entrance gate, car show season is finally in full swing. While it’s tempting to stick with the events you always attend, the wide variety of events happening this May makes it an ideal time … Read the rest of the story…

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

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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…

Hammond’s Auto Exchange is Maryland’s Junkyard Gem
Joe Sharretts

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At one point, Hammond’s Auto Exchange of Williamsport Maryland, near Hagerstown, boasted over 700 vintage vehicles in their yard. Today, that number has significantly decreased as the older stuff has been crushed out for cash during the slow months. Owner George Hammond has considered many times closing up shop and crushing out everything. We, of course, hope this does not happen because this yard is a great source for vintage car and truck parts. When I paid George a visit … Read the rest of the story…

March Shows Not to Be Missed
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

Thanks to Punxsutawney Phil not seeing his shadow on Feb. 2, we are in for an early spring. And despite how much I enjoy swap meet season here in the northern climates, I’m perfectly willing to believe that the groundhog knows what he’s talking about. To get a slight head-start on spring, I spent some time in the garage this week and organized my car-care products. It’s a little early to break out the hose, of course, but I dug … Read the rest of the story…