White 1½-ton – July/August 2016 cover story
Bob Tomaine


The 1918 White Model 20 truck that appears on the cover of the July/August 2016 issue of Vintage Truck magazine served at Morris Machine Works in Baldwinsville, New York, at one point before it was bought and restored by Stan Edinger. What else is in this issue? Features 1960 Studebaker Transtar 4X4 1968 International 1000C Travelall 1953 Chevrolet 3100 1976 Chevrolet C-20 Silverado 1917 Gersix Model G Departments Chevy Talk – 1972 Chevrolet C-10 Super Cheyenne Delivery Designs – DeKalb Wagon Co. & the 1931 Step-Go Dodge Garage – 1978 Dodge D100 For … 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…

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…