New Jersey’s Friendship Used Auto Parts is Your Truck Destination, Part 1
Joe Sharretts


In the past 10 years, New Jersey has been hit pretty hard by vintage salvage yards clearing out their stock. Most of these possible gems were lost prior to my discovery. The good news is that as long as I’m at work, I’ll keep searching, and every once in a while, I strike gold and find a new supply that was previously only known by the locals. Friendship Used Auto Parts in Tabernacle, New Jersey, has become better known than … Read the rest of the story…

October Filled with Car and Truck Show Treats
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

Shows that have been around for a while thrive because the people behind them are running a good event that participants and spectators enjoy returning to year after year. My dad ran a car show in our hometown for 10 years, so I’m more than familiar with the year-round process of organizing it down to the smallest details. Everything from creating flyers and making sure that the DJ has a sufficient power source to establishing trophy classes and scheduling enough … Read the rest of the story…

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


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


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…

Stewart Criswell & Sons Inc—Pennsylvania’s vintage truck mother lode, Part 1
Joe Sharretts


Way back in 2001, when I first got the idea in my head to write about salvage yards, Stewart Criswell & Sons Inc. was the very first yard I ever covered. It was my local yard, where I pulled what I needed to put my 1965 Chevelle back together. Nothing has changed since then, except for maybe a few more parts are missing off of the 2,500 or so vintage vehicles in the yard. The yard is still run by … Read the rest of the story…

1940 International D-2 Owner Interview – 2014 Vintage Truck Show
Erin McCarty

1940 International D-2

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 Terry Jacobs of Burnsville, Minnesota, tells us about his 1940 International D-2 truck, which won the 2014 Longest Distance Trailered award. 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 … Read the rest of the story…

The 800 Or So Trucks of Williams
Joe Sharretts


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…