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…

Auction Alert: Ken Robinson Vintage Truck & Parts Collection
Erin McCarty


The Ken Robinson Collection of Vintage Trucks & Parts SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 · BLACKSTONE, MA Ken Robinson’s private collection of 80 antique commercial trucks, restored and original, will be sold at public auction by Capital Recovery Group on Saturday, October 10, 2015 in Blackstone, Massachusetts; and online via webcast. Highlights of the 80 classic trucks and tractors include: 1920 Mack flatbeds, cranes, and chassis; most with wooden cabs, crank engines, and chain drives. 1940–1950s Mack wreckers, flatbeds, and dump trucks, … Read the rest of the story…

The Kroger Co. Connects To Its Roots Via A Vintage Truck
Rich Truesdell


Recently, I spent a week in Italy test-driving the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C sports car for the UK-based travel/lifestyle magazine Italia! and attending the reveal of the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia sports sedan, which comes to America next year, for Automobile Magazine (to see the photos click here). On my way home to the West Coast, I also attended Chrysler’s 2016 “What’s New” program at its historic Chelsea Proving Grounds, west of Detroit, and then decided to stay the weekend … 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…

May Shows Promise Variety
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

Now that show season is in full swing, it’s time to break out your calendar and make travel plans. Many truck-friendly shows are happening across the nation that promote the hobby, support the local community, and help out some great causes. And when you go to your local shows, take the time to stop and talk to the car/truck owners, they are a wealth of information about this hobby and most are more than willing to share their stories and … Read the rest of the story…

Scouting in the Tennessee Backcountry
Al Rogers

Al Rogers, the Lensman

An unplanned trip to the Great Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, led to a handful of rare and unique automobile discoveries. In my prior blog installment, “20 Years a Watchdog,” I shared the story of a 1960 Ford F-100 standing guard over its “Little Brother,” a prized muscle car from the 1960s. The Ford pickup had been purposely parked there for nearly 20 years. Life changed this past January when the muscle car was sold and pulled from the pole … Read the rest of the story…