The 800 Or So Trucks of Williams
Joe Sharretts

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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…

1960 International B-100 – It’s A Family Thing
Patrick Ertel

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The 1960 International B-100 that appears in the May/June 2015 issue of Vintage Truck magazine is owned by Shelby Kirkham who comes from a family of International truck devotees. Shelby and her father began the restoration in April 2010 and finished in less than a year. The work included disassembling the truck down to the frame, cutting away and patching rust spots in the original sheetmetal, powder-coating the springs, and having the gas tank acid-dipped and sealed. … Read the rest of the story…

1956 International S-112 Owner Interview – 2014 Vintage Truck Show
Patrick Ertel

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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 Ralph Pamer of Springfield, Ohio, tells us about his 1956 International S-112 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 … Read the rest of the story…

May Shows Promise Variety
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

Now that show season is in full swing, it’s time to break out your calendar and make travel plans. Many truck-friendly shows are happening across the nation that promote the hobby, support the local community, and help out some great causes. And when you go to your local shows, take the time to stop and talk to the car/truck owners, they are a wealth of information about this hobby and most are more than willing to share their stories and … Read the rest of the story…

International A-100 Golden Jubilee – Providence of a Pickup
Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin

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The 1957 International A-100 Golden Jubilee that appears in the March/April 2015 issue of Vintage Truck magazine was restored to pristine condition by Gene Young and his son Rob of Auburn, Alabama. By some providence, the only show Gene went to with his Golden Jubilee before he passed happened to be one attended by Betsy Blume, granddaughter of IH designer Ted Ornas. Betsy sold Gene a photo she had with her of the prototype her grandfather had designed and signed … Read the rest of the story…

Scouting in the Tennessee Backcountry
Al Rogers

Al Rogers, the Lensman

An unplanned trip to the Great Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, led to a handful of rare and unique automobile discoveries. In my prior blog installment, “20 Years a Watchdog,” I shared the story of a 1960 Ford F-100 standing guard over its “Little Brother,” a prized muscle car from the 1960s. The Ford pickup had been purposely parked there for nearly 20 years. Life changed this past January when the muscle car was sold and pulled from the pole … Read the rest of the story…

1950s Pickups Take to the Big Stage
Al Rogers

Al Rogers, the Lensman

  2014 goes down as a breakout year for the classic pickup truck at the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s. My yearly car show/event coverage includes several concours d’elegance shows around the country. Usually things kick off with the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida in early March. This year was no exception. I made my way to the event with a plan to cover the show and focus on the 10 Packard dream cars from the Ralph Marano … Read the rest of the story…