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

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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

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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…

1951 Ford F-1 Owner Interview – 2014 Vintage Truck Show
Patrick Ertel

1951 Ford F-1

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 Kyle Wren of Fairfield, Ohio, tells us about his 1951 Ford F-1 truck. 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 preregister … Read the rest of the story…

The 800 Or So Trucks of Williams
Joe Sharretts

junkyard

This month, I highlight a New Jersey salvage yard that, to date for me, has been the mother lode of salvaged vintage trucks. Most yards that I visit have a handful of trucks mixed in with the vintage cars, but this yard is the exact opposite. Williams Auto & Truck Parts of Pitts Grove, New Jersey, has the vintage cars beat four to one. In all honesty, I originally paid a visit to see the 200 or so vintage cars, which … Read the rest of the story…