The 800 Or So Trucks of Williams
Joe Sharretts

junkyard

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

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…