Packards & Studebakers Abound at Ted Covington Sales
Joe Sharretts

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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…

1948 Studebaker M15 Owner Interview – 2014 Vintage Truck Show
Erin McCarty

1948 Studebaker M15 one-ton

During the 13th Annual Vintage Truck Show on August 2, 2014, we interviewed several truck owners about their vintage vehicles. We learned a lot of neat information and heard many interesting stories. In this video, truck owner Jeff Skaggs of Huntsville, Ohio, tells us about his 1948 Studebaker M15 one-ton truck. If you missed this year’s truck show, be sure to bring your old truck to the next show on August 1, 2015, across from Young’s Dairy in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Be … Read the rest of the story…

The 800 Or So Trucks of Williams
Joe Sharretts

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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…

1951 Studebaker Owner Interview – 2014 Vintage Truck Show
Erin McCarty

1951 Studebaker & Yellowstone Camper

During the 13th Annual Vintage Truck Show on August 2, 2014, we interviewed several truck owners about their vintage vehicles. We learned a lot of neat information and heard many interesting stories. In this video, truck owner Tom Molnar of Lakeville, Indiana, tells us about his 1951 Studebaker and Yellowstone camper. We have more videos to come, so keeping checking the website for the latest video from VT TV. If you missed this year’s truck show, be sure to bring your old truck to the … Read the rest of the story…

Studebaker M16 – Match Made at Marymount
Candace Brown

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The 1946 Studebaker M16 that appears in the November/December 2014 issue of Vintage Truck magazine is owned by Al Downs. Bought at auction on the grounds of the LeMay Family Collection at the Marymount Event Center in Tacoma, Washington, the paint on the truck almost perfectly matched that on Al’s 1945 B.F. Avery tractor. “Of all my trucks and tractors, that one captured my wife’s attention,” Al said. “When she first saw it, she said, ‘You know, your Avery would … Read the rest of the story…

Welcome to Life in the Yard
Joe Sharretts

junkyard

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…