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…

Packards & Studebakers Abound at Ted Covington Sales
Joe Sharretts


A few years back, I paid a visit to one of the most interesting salvage yards I’ve ever been to. Not only was the experience a lot of fun, but I also learned a great deal about a make that is rarely seen—the Packard. Of course here in Ottsville, Pennsylvania, Packards are a very common sight, because one man, Pete Grave, has been collecting them for the past 30 years. He has an extreme fondness for this make, because he … Read the rest of the story…

Salvage Yard Stories Gone Bad
Joe Sharretts


People tell me all the time that being paid to visit salvage yards must be the greatest job ever. I have a great time doing what I do, and most of the time it has been pretty great. But, with every high point in a job, there must be some lows, so I’ve decided to use this month’s blog to tell you all about those times where it isn’t so much fun to be me. In my writing career, I … Read the rest of the story…

Les’s Auto Salvage Has Old Stuff
Joe Sharretts


Six years ago, when I originally thought about calling Les Helm to write a story about his salvage yard in Cars & Parts magazine, a guy told me: “Don’t go there. He doesn’t have any old stuff.” I took him at his word and let it go. It wasn’t until a few years later, after I hearing of a major parts car auction held by a local collector, where hundreds of Lincoln, Mercury, and Edsel cars were put up for … Read the rest of the story…

Celebrate Trucksgiving This November
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

On October 12, I enjoyed a trip to the 28th Annual Lions Club Fall Classic Car Show in Morris, Illinois. This is the largest nonprofit show in the state of Illinois, and it featured nearly 1,200 show cars, 200 cars for sale in the car corral, and 650 swap spaces that could easily take the entire day to peruse. My dad’s buddies had been setting up in the swap area for years, and we all enjoyed a great day that … Read the rest of the story…