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…

Maryland’s Mopar Specialist—B&B Auto Salvage, Ltd.
Joe Sharretts


The yard we are going to spotlight today is B&B Auto Salvage, Ltd. of Upper Marlboro, Maryland. B&B has the reputation of being the best salvage yard in Maryland for obtaining vintage Mopar parts. While over half of the inventory in the yard is Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, and Desoto, there are also many vintage Chevrolet and Ford parts cars and trucks, as well as a few foreign gems. The years for vehicles range from 1946 to later, and during my … Read the rest of the story…

1918 White – July/August 2016 cover story
Bob Tomaine


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…

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


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…

April Shows Accept More Than Cars and Trucks
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

Now that spring is officially here, it’s time to plan ahead and find some shows to attend. If you’ve never attended an all-truck show, maybe this is the year to try one. Or, maybe you’re looking for shows that offer a wide variety of vehicles. I’ve noticed that a lot of shows around the country are welcoming vintage motorcycles and not just classifying them in a general “Special Interest” class. This month, I found a number of shows that are … 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…

Bonner Thunderbolt and Jet Age Trucks Take to The “Big Stage”
Al Rogers

Al Rogers, the Lensman

In January 2015, I shared the story of the Bonner Thunderbolt barn find in Cumming, Georgia, with readers of “The Lensman” blog on the Vintage Truck magazine website. Some might recall that the car was stowed away for over 20 years in a barn and that a 1960 Ford F-100 pickup truck stood guard outside the boarded-up entrance. For the new readers to this blog and Vintage Truck magazine, here’s a recap. On Jan. 16, 2015, a real 1964 Thunderbolt … Read the rest of the story…