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…

July Features Cool Shows in Small Towns
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

Car shows, cruise nights, club outings, and national meets are in full swing during July, and there are enough events to fill your show calendar without traveling too far from home. One of my favorite events occurs the second weekend of July and is worth making a pilgrimage to central Wisconsin—the Iola Old Car Show and Swap Meet. The small town of Iola, Wisconsin, swells from a year-round population of 1,200 to more than 100,000 during the massive three-day event … 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…

Hammond’s Auto Exchange is Maryland’s Junkyard Gem
Joe Sharretts


At one point, Hammond’s Auto Exchange of Williamsport Maryland, near Hagerstown, boasted over 700 vintage vehicles in their yard. Today, that number has significantly decreased as the older stuff has been crushed out for cash during the slow months. Owner George Hammond has considered many times closing up shop and crushing out everything. We, of course, hope this does not happen because this yard is a great source for vintage car and truck parts. When I paid George a visit … Read the rest of the story…

A Blog in Review & A Recap of 12 Salvage Yards
Joe Sharretts


Not too often, but from time to time, I get questions and comments from readers. The questions usually start out as: “Where can I find parts for my… (fill in the blank)?” These inquiring readers may not know that this salvage yard blog is on its 17th post. (Some yards were reviewed in two parts). For this reason, I thought I would refresh everyone’s memory and review the 12 yards I have written about thus far. Yes, I will bring new … Read the rest of the story…

Ford Model 46 – March/April 2016 cover story
Patrick Ertel


The 1934 Ford V-8 pickup that appears on the cover of the March/April 2016 issue of Vintage Truck magazine was one of three Model 46 trucks that Bob Rayot built from his immense collection of 1933 and 1934 Ford truck parts. Rayot added a red stripe on the cab and red color to the wheel, which were dealer options during that time period. What else is in this issue? Features Jeep DJ-5 Dispatcher History 1965 Chevrolet C-10 Custom 1930 Flxible Model 17DL 1947 Studebaker M5 1959 Ford F-100 Custom … 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…