Stewart Criswell & Sons Inc.—Pennsylvania’s vintage truck mother lode, Part 2
Joe Sharretts


In my blog post last month, I highlighted one of the first salvage yard I ever covered— Stewart Criswell & Sons Inc. Simply put, Criswell has every style, make, and model truck you can think of, from heavy-duty trucks to light pickups. I saw all brands on my visit, including some fairly uncommon makes like Studebaker, Diamond Rio, Corvair, GMC, and so on. I also noticed an overwhelming presence of 1950s delivery vans. There had to have been at least … Read the rest of the story…

2015 Vintage Truck Show Press Coverage
Erin McCarty


As many who follow the website, Facebook, Instagram, and/or magazine know, our 14th Annual Vintage Truck Show was about two weeks ago. We want to thank you everyone who came out, and assure those who missed it they can look forward to a review (with lots of photos) in the upcoming November/December 2015 issue. Until then, check out the coverage of our show in The Yellow Springs News. … Read the rest of the story…

International Travelall – September/October 2015 cover story
Patrick Ertel


The 1956 International S-120 Travelall that appears on the cover of the September/October 2015 issue of Vintage Truck magazine is owned by avid IH collector Paul Hammond. The Travelall once worked at a hunting lodge and had the bullet holes in the roof to prove it. What else is in this issue? Features 2015 ATHS National Convention & Antique Truck Show 1957 Jeep FC-150 1974 Ford Bronco 1949 Chevrolet 3100 1959 Ford Ranchero 1973 Mohs SafariKar Departments Chevy Talk – 1957 GMC 150 NAPCO … Read the rest of the story…

Ford Ranchero – Going FORD-ward With Style
Patrick Ertel

1959 Ford Ranchero

The 1959 Ford Ranchero that appears in the September/October 2015 issue of Vintage Truck magazine is owned by Jeff Stevens who bought the truck in 2007 to go with his 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner. A three-year restoration ensued, during which Steven deviated on the interior and opted for the Ford Galaxie trim and color scheme. See the video below to see a vintage TV commercial promoting the new “FORD-ward style” of the 1959 Ranchero. … Read the rest of the story…

The Enjoyable Local Truck Shows of August
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

The soggy summer across the Midwest led to a number of show cancelations, but those adhering to a “rain or shine” philosophy offered plenty of fun for their die-hard patrons. One of my favorite summer events is the antique tractor and farm show hosted by the South Lake County Agricultural Historical Society, which held its 31st annual event at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point, Indiana, from July 10–12, 2015. The fairgrounds were already soaked from the near-daily rains … Read the rest of the story…

Stewart Criswell & Sons Inc—Pennsylvania’s vintage truck mother lode, Part 1
Joe Sharretts


Way back in 2001, when I first got the idea in my head to write about salvage yards, Stewart Criswell & Sons Inc. was the very first yard I ever covered. It was my local yard, where I pulled what I needed to put my 1965 Chevelle back together. Nothing has changed since then, except for maybe a few more parts are missing off of the 2,500 or so vintage vehicles in the yard. The yard is still run by … 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…