Studebaker M16 – Match Made at Marymount
Candace Brown

46-stude

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…

Focusing on Automotive Photography
Al Rogers

Al Rogers, the Lensman

My camera and lens work debuted in Vintage Truck magazine in the spring of 2014 with Chester Bradfield’s 1935 Studebaker Ace wrecker coloring the May/June 2014 issue with its bold red exterior. My work next appeared splashed across the front cover of the September/October 2014 issue with a brilliant white 1963 Chevrolet C-10 pickup, owned by Keith Bisson of Iowa, and a beautiful rustic old bridge in the background. Currently, the front cover of the November/December 2014 issue carries a … Read the rest of the story…

Prime Cuts from the Springfield Meet Market
Bill Holder

swap-meet

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…

Fall Boasts Bounty of Truck Shows
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

Whether or not you own a vintage truck, getting out to a show is one of the best parts of this hobby because you’re sure to learn something new. Truck owners are quick to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with curious folks, as I learned a couple of weeks ago at the 42nd Annual Hoosier Old Wheels Car Show & Swap Meet in Plymouth, Indiana. The show featured antique cars, rods, customs, and trucks. It’s not every day that you … Read the rest of the story…

Studebaker Ace – Dream Wrecker
Al Rogers

35 studebaker

The 1935 Studebaker Ace that appears in the May/June 2014 issue of Vintage Truck magazine was restored and converted from a farm truck into a tow truck by Ken Voigt of South Dakota before being bought at auction by Chester Bradfield of Virginia. The Marquette model 140N manual tow crane came from a Chevrolet dealership that had originally bought it for a Chevy half-ton it was restoring. … Read the rest of the story…