Welcome to Life in the Yard
Joe Sharretts

junkyard

Writing the first of any new series of articles always seems to be the tough one, so I am going to do my best to introduce all of you to the world of the vintage truck salvage yard. In this first blog post, I will simply go over where to find vintage vehicles, rules of etiquette while in salvage yards, what types of vehicles we find, and hopefully clear up a few myths in the business. Plus, I will throw … Read the rest of the story…

Pickups Prove the Affordable Auction Options
Rich Truesdell

nos

Back in August, after attending the events that comprise the Pebble Beach automotive week in Monterey, California, I was left with an important takeaway. While many would-be buyers focused on one-off Ferraris that went unsold at $23,000,000, there was a part of the collector car universe that was still affordable—classic pickup trucks. These trucks, to me anyway, fall into three distinct categories: prewar trucks that are restored to a high standard or are in original condition; postwar trucks in original … Read the rest of the story…

Prime Cuts from the Springfield Meet Market
Bill Holder

swap-meet

Every Labor Day weekend, the Cars & Part Springfield (Ohio) Swap Meet and Car Show, held at the Clark County Fairgrounds, addresses everything automotive—old and new, big and small. The event always brings a number of used, and ofttimes abused, vintage trucks. Owners gave a number of different explanations about why they were letting their vehicles go, such as “it’s too much work” or “too much money,” or “my wife’s mad because I bought it,” and many others. Whatever the reason, here are six … Read the rest of the story…

Fall Boasts Bounty of Truck Shows
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

Whether or not you own a vintage truck, getting out to a show is one of the best parts of this hobby because you’re sure to learn something new. Truck owners are quick to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with curious folks, as I learned a couple of weeks ago at the 42nd Annual Hoosier Old Wheels Car Show & Swap Meet in Plymouth, Indiana. The show featured antique cars, rods, customs, and trucks. It’s not every day that you … Read the rest of the story…

Marmon-Herrington Ford C5A – July/August 2014 Cover Story
Patrick Ertel

C5A

The 1937 Marmon-Herrington Ford C5A that appears on the cover of the July/August 2014 issue of Vintage Truck magazine is a replica of a prototype truck Marmon-Herrington built for the U.S. Army. It was assembled by Don Chew, a veteran truck enthusiast and renowned historian of four-wheel-drive trucks. What else is in this issue? Features 1936 Dodge Fire Truck 1967 Scout 800 Sport Top Pontiac Made a Truck? 1948 Chevrolet Thriftmaster Departments Delivery Designs – Gerstenslager Bookmobiles Triple Diamond Treatise … Read the rest of the story…