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…

Jeep Traveller and Utility Delivery – September/October 2013 Cover Story
Bill Norris

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The 1961 Jeep Utility Delivery that appears on the cover of the September/October 2013 issue of Vintage Truck magazine is owned by Nick Else and is essentially a Traveller without windows. The unusual truck features the Super Hurricane 226ci 6-cylinder flathead engine. What else is in this issue? Features 1958 Fargo L Series Dodge Revival – A Restoration Saga, Part 32: Putting the Fenders to Bed 1975 International 200 Camper Special 1939 Morris Series II 1966 GMC 1002 1956 Ford … Read the rest of the story…

Jeep Pickup – September/October 2012 Cover Story
Patrick Ertel

1949 Jeep Pickup

The 1949 Jeep Pickup that appears on the cover of the September/October 2012 issue of Vintage Truck magazine is owned by Russell Miller who enjoys driving the countryside of Round Top, Texas, and joining local parades and fairs. This two-wheel-drive truck is pretty much stock and painted a color very close to its factory-applied Luzon Red. What else is in this issue? Features 1976 Scout II Terra Two “Retro” Icons 1969 Austin 1955 GMC 1929 Ford Model A Woodie Wagon … Read the rest of the story…