1936 Ford 2-Ton Owner Interview – 2014 Vintage Truck Show
Patrick Ertel

1936 Ford 2-Ton

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 Lee Davis of Fairborn, Ohio, tells us about his 1936 Ford two-ton 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 old truck … Read the rest of the story…

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

Ford F-Series LeMay ACM

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…

Thunderbolt & Droopy—The Barn Find Continuation
Al Rogers

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…

Salvage Yard Stories Gone Bad
Joe Sharretts

junkyard

People tell me all the time that being paid to visit salvage yards must be the greatest job ever. I have a great time doing what I do, and most of the time it has been pretty great. But, with every high point in a job, there must be some lows, so I’ve decided to use this month’s blog to tell you all about those times where it isn’t so much fun to be me. In my writing career, I … Read the rest of the story…

Ford Ranchero – A Very Special Ford Ranchero
Bill Holder

60_ranchero

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…

Slipped Under the Radar… Until Now
Joe Sharretts

junkyard

It’s amazing how if you don’t call every single salvage yard within 200 miles of your home, the one you missed is almost certainly the one you are looking for. Years ago, I undertook such a project, and, after several yards told me that there was nothing in the area at all anywhere, I gave up on the Pottstown area of Pennsylvania. Also, Pottstown is only about an hour from where I lived, so I figured that if there were … Read the rest of the story…

20 Years A Watchdog
Al Rogers

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…