Class of 1990 Trucks Become Classic
Rich Truesdell

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What defines a classic? In music, it’s a song that’s iconic, a song you still remember the first time you heard it, and sometimes, the person you were with at the time—especially if you find yourself still married to that same person. In the case of automobiles, it is when a model reaches its 25th birthday that in many states you can apply for classic or heritage license plates. By this standard, trucks, pickups, and SUVs from 1990 have reached … Read the rest of the story…

B&L Auto Salvage Has Got the Good, Old, and Odd
Joe Sharretts

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For our first of many salvage yard profiles, I have decided to begin with B&L Auto Salvage located in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. This is not one of those yards that you will see all over the Internet, or advertising in every magazine. It is a very small yard located way off the beaten path known only by the locals, but there you will find a great collection of unusual pieces. B&L was started back in 1960. It is currently owned and … Read the rest of the story…

Welcome to Life in the Yard
Joe Sharretts

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Writing the first of any new series of articles always seems to be the tough one, so I am going to do my best to introduce all of you to the world of the vintage truck salvage yard. In this first blog post, I will simply go over where to find vintage vehicles, rules of etiquette while in salvage yards, what types of vehicles we find, and hopefully clear up a few myths in the business. Plus, I will throw … Read the rest of the story…

Pickups Prove the Affordable Auction Options
Rich Truesdell

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Back in August, after attending the events that comprise the Pebble Beach automotive week in Monterey, California, I was left with an important takeaway. While many would-be buyers focused on one-off Ferraris that went unsold at $23,000,000, there was a part of the collector car universe that was still affordable—classic pickup trucks. These trucks, to me anyway, fall into three distinct categories: prewar trucks that are restored to a high standard or are in original condition; postwar trucks in original … Read the rest of the story…

Prime Cuts from the Springfield Meet Market
Bill Holder

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Every Labor Day weekend, the Cars & Part Springfield (Ohio) Swap Meet and Car Show, held at the Clark County Fairgrounds, addresses everything automotive—old and new, big and small. The event always brings a number of used, and ofttimes abused, vintage trucks. Owners gave a number of different explanations about why they were letting their vehicles go, such as “it’s too much work” or “too much money,” or “my wife’s mad because I bought it,” and many others. Whatever the reason, here are six … Read the rest of the story…