The Enjoyable Local Truck Shows of August
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

The soggy summer across the Midwest led to a number of show cancelations, but those adhering to a “rain or shine” philosophy offered plenty of fun for their die-hard patrons. One of my favorite summer events is the antique tractor and farm show hosted by the South Lake County Agricultural Historical Society, which held its 31st annual event at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point, Indiana, from July 10–12, 2015. The fairgrounds were already soaked from the near-daily rains … Read the rest of the story…

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


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…

July Promises A Busy Summer of Shows
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

Everyone has a few don’t-miss events on the calendar. If you live in the Chicago area, the Tri-Chevy Association’s Annual Swap Meet and Car Display is certainly one of those events. My dad and I have attended the show since I was a little kid, and the club was proud to offer its 43rd annual event on Sunday, June 14 at the Will County Fairgrounds in Peotone, Illinois. With 1,200 swap spaces available and an impressive list of vendors who … Read the rest of the story…

1959 Ford F-100 Owner Interview – 2014 Vintage Truck Show
Patrick Ertel

1959 Ford F-100

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 Sam Murphy of Indianapolis, Indiana, tells us about his 1959 Ford F-100 pickup. 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 … Read the rest of the story…

The Fabulous Ford Broncos of 1966-1977
Rich Truesdell


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…

One Stunning June Weekend of Shows
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

On a recent trip through southern Illinois, I passed through the small town of Tamaroa and noticed an old truck in the parking lot at Collins Truck Parts. It’s not surprising to find old trucks in that part of the state, and many of them are still hard at work every day. I was driving by at 55 mph and couldn’t figure out what make it was. Curiosity got the better of me, so I turned around and headed back … Read the rest of the story…

1961 Ford F-100 Styleside – Failure to Integrate
Rich Truesdell


The 1961 Ford F-100 Styleside that appears in the May/June 2015 issue of Vintage Truck magazine is owned by Jack Brown who bought the truck from its original owner in 2001. The Styleside represents Ford’s attempt to reduce costs while producing a fresh and contemporary truck. While the load-bearing failures of the integrated cab and bed design ultimately led to Ford produce a Styleside model with a separate cab and bed, this truck still turns heads and garners Jack many … Read the rest of the story…