April Shows Accept More Than Cars and Trucks
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

Now that spring is officially here, it’s time to plan ahead and find some shows to attend. If you’ve never attended an all-truck show, maybe this is the year to try one. Or, maybe you’re looking for shows that offer a wide variety of vehicles. I’ve noticed that a lot of shows around the country are welcoming vintage motorcycles and not just classifying them in a general “Special Interest” class. This month, I found a number of shows that are … Read the rest of the story…

Hammond’s Auto Exchange is Maryland’s Junkyard Gem
Joe Sharretts

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At one point, Hammond’s Auto Exchange of Williamsport Maryland, near Hagerstown, boasted over 700 vintage vehicles in their yard. Today, that number has significantly decreased as the older stuff has been crushed out for cash during the slow months. Owner George Hammond has considered many times closing up shop and crushing out everything. We, of course, hope this does not happen because this yard is a great source for vintage car and truck parts. When I paid George a visit … Read the rest of the story…

March Shows Not to Be Missed
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

Thanks to Punxsutawney Phil not seeing his shadow on Feb. 2, we are in for an early spring. And despite how much I enjoy swap meet season here in the northern climates, I’m perfectly willing to believe that the groundhog knows what he’s talking about. To get a slight head-start on spring, I spent some time in the garage this week and organized my car-care products. It’s a little early to break out the hose, of course, but I dug … Read the rest of the story…

A Blog in Review & A Recap of 12 Salvage Yards
Joe Sharretts

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Not too often, but from time to time, I get questions and comments from readers. The questions usually start out as: “Where can I find parts for my… (fill in the blank)?” These inquiring readers may not know that this salvage yard blog is on its 17th post. (Some yards were reviewed in two parts). For this reason, I thought I would refresh everyone’s memory and review the 12 yards I have written about thus far. Yes, I will bring new … Read the rest of the story…

Bonner Thunderbolt and Jet Age Trucks Take to The “Big Stage”
Al Rogers

Al Rogers, the Lensman

In January 2015, I shared the story of the Bonner Thunderbolt barn find in Cumming, Georgia, with readers of “The Lensman” blog on the Vintage Truck magazine website. Some might recall that the car was stowed away for over 20 years in a barn and that a 1960 Ford F-100 pickup truck stood guard outside the boarded-up entrance. For the new readers to this blog and Vintage Truck magazine, here’s a recap. On Jan. 16, 2015, a real 1964 Thunderbolt … Read the rest of the story…

Ford Model 46 – March/April 2016 cover story
Patrick Ertel

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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…

The Cure for February Cabin Fever
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

Swap meet season is in full swing, and there isn’t a better cure for cabin fever than to pick a few local events and head out to scrounge up some of the parts on your wish lists. The colder climates have a lot to offer hobbyists this time of the year, provided the weather cooperates just enough to get you safely to your destination, and I’ve discovered some swap meets this month that are sure to be enjoyable outings. So … Read the rest of the story…