Stewart Criswell & Sons Inc.—Pennsylvania’s vintage truck mother lode, Part 2
Joe Sharretts

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In my blog post last month, I highlighted one of the first salvage yard I ever covered— Stewart Criswell & Sons Inc. Simply put, Criswell has every style, make, and model truck you can think of, from heavy-duty trucks to light pickups. I saw all brands on my visit, including some fairly uncommon makes like Studebaker, Diamond Rio, Corvair, GMC, and so on. I also noticed an overwhelming presence of 1950s delivery vans. There had to have been at least … Read the rest of the story…

International Travelall – September/October 2015 cover story
Patrick Ertel

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The 1956 International S-120 Travelall that appears on the cover of the September/October 2015 issue of Vintage Truck magazine is owned by avid IH collector Paul Hammond. The Travelall once worked at a hunting lodge and had the bullet holes in the roof to prove it. What else is in this issue? Features 2015 ATHS National Convention & Antique Truck Show 1957 Jeep FC-150 1974 Ford Bronco 1949 Chevrolet 3100 1959 Ford Ranchero 1973 Mohs SafariKar Departments Chevy Talk – 1957 GMC 150 NAPCO … 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…

Struck By Lightning: Ford’s Muscle Truck
Al Rogers

Al Rogers, the Lensman

As I make my way along U.S. and Canadian roadways, stopping at locations to pull the trigger on my Nikons for Vintage Truck, I’m usually asked about my past, the first question often being, “Do you own a classic car or truck?” For nearly 30 years, I worked as a manager at one of the manufacturing assembly plants in Michigan. During my career with the company, I had grown fond of many products the Ford Motor Company produced. My years … Read the rest of the story…

Finding El Caminos at Sundell Auto Specialties
Joe Sharretts

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We already know that the El Camino made its debut in 1959 as Chevrolet’s answer to the Ford Ranchero, which arrived in 1957. Finding an early Ranchero in a salvage yard is actually a pretty rare thing. In my 14 years of writing about salvage yards, I have only stumbled across a handful of Rancheros. About a dozen of them were from the 1960s, but only two were very early ones—a ’57 and a ’58. The ’57 is gone. It … Read the rest of the story…

Future Collectibles, 1969-1972 Chevrolet K5 Blazer & GMC Jimmy
Rich Truesdell

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The cover of the April 1969 issue of Motor Trend heralded the introduction of an entirely new automotive category—the two-door sport utility vehicle based on a shortened full-size pickup truck. The vehicle was the Chevrolet Blazer and, from its introduction in 1969 until its successor, the two-door Chevrolet Tahoe was discontinued in 1999, it was often the best-selling vehicle in its class. It took Jeep (Cherokee) and Dodge (Ramcharger) until 1974 to respond with two-door models of their own, and … Read the rest of the story…