GMC NAPCO – September/October 2016 cover story
Candace Brown


The 1957 GMC 4X4 truck that appears on the cover of the September/October 2016 issue of Vintage Truck magazine is a former Washington State Department of Game service vehicle. The NAPCO-equipped GMC is now owned by Curt and Jennifer Ivie. What else is in this issue? Features 1936 International C-1 1968 International 1200C Campermobile 1953 Ford Woodie 1934 Dodge KC 1946 Chevrolet 3600 1957 Jeep FC-150 1934 Ford “Model B” Departments Delivery Designs – A “Dyed-in-the-Wool” Postman’s Truck Dodge Garage – 1965 Dodge D300 Northern Exposure – 1957 Meteor Ranchero Tech Tips – Re-Arching … Read the rest of the story…

White 1½-ton – 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…

Vintage Vehicles Come First at Auto Express Inc.
Joe Sharretts


The best salvage yards out there are not always the biggest or the most stocked. Sometimes the greatest ones are the ones where the owner and staff all love what they do. At Auto Express, Inc., the older inventory comes first. There are about 1,000 cars and trucks currently in the inventory, and only about 100 of those would be considered vintage. However, inventory is always growing, and the staff save all they can, especially if they think the vehicle … 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…

Parts Aplenty at Columbia Too Auto Wreckers
Joe Sharretts


In 1968, Nadie and Paul Hill purchased the existing Columbia Auto Wreckers in the town of Port Murray, New Jersey. They decided instead of renaming the new yard, they would simply add the word “too” between “Columbia” and “Auto,” so the existing name would carry on. The name still exists to this day. The focus of the yard is and always has been Cadillac as this brand makes up well over half of the inventory. The Cadillacs sit in two … Read the rest of the story…

International Harvester Ambulances: An Unfinished Story
Rich Truesdell


One of the great things about producing this blog is that I get to write about nearly anything I want so long as it has some connection to vintage trucks. Those of you who follow me here know I am attracted to the strange, unusual, and in most instances, rare. Some blogs generate a large number of comments, such as the one on the Canadian Mercury trucks, and others don’t. It’s really a toss-up. When I sit down at my … Read the rest of the story…

The Petersen Automotive Museum Reopens with a New Face
Rich Truesdell


While this is my least vintage truck-centric blog I’ve posted since commencing News on the Street, it is nevertheless, the most newsworthy. The Petersen Automotive Museum, founded in 1994 by the late publishing magnate Robert E. Petersen (Hot Rod, Motor Trend, Car Craft, and dozens of other magazine titles), has just emerged from a two-year, $90-million makeover. The results are, in a word, stunning. Situated at the intersection of Wilshire and Fairfax on Museum Row in Los Angeles, in what … Read the rest of the story…