Scouting in the Tennessee Backcountry
Al Rogers

Al Rogers, the Lensman

An unplanned trip to the Great Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, led to a handful of rare and unique automobile discoveries. In my prior blog installment, “20 Years a Watchdog,” I shared the story of a 1960 Ford F-100 standing guard over its “Little Brother,” a prized muscle car from the 1960s. The Ford pickup had been purposely parked there for nearly 20 years. Life changed this past January when the muscle car was sold and pulled from the pole … Read the rest of the story…

Future Collectible? 1986-1991 Jeep Comanches
Rich Truesdell


Over the course of its long and storied history, Jeep has manufactured a number of unique pickup trucks. These include the Forward Control series (1956-1965), the long-lived J-Trucks (1962-1988), based on the original Wagoneer (both already collectible to a degree), a pickup version of the Kaiser Jeep and American Motors Corporation (AMC) Commando (1966-1973), and the CJ-7-based Scrambler (1976-1986) that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles continues to make noise about bringing back. But one stood out as quite possibly having the greatest … Read the rest of the story…

Vintage Truck on the Radio
Patrick Ertel

Classic Car Garage radio interview

A couple of weeks ago, Vintage Truck publisher and editor, Patrick Ertel, gave an interview to Classic Car Garage’s radio show about the vintage truck hobby. We are very proud to be consulted to share our thoughts and information about the hobby. If you have some time, take a listen to the 9-minute interview.   … Read the rest of the story…

March Shows Are Back in Full Swing
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

Don’t let those frigid temperatures fool you—spring really is right around the corner, and there are a lot of events happening in March. It seems like everything except cruise nights are back in full swing across the country, and you won’t have to look far from home to find a great weekend event. Roanoke, Virginia Head over to the Berglund Center (710 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24016) on March 6–8 for the 35th Annual MDA Car Show. Hosted by the … Read the rest of the story…

Slipped Under the Radar… Until Now
Joe Sharretts


It’s amazing how if you don’t call every single salvage yard within 200 miles of your home, the one you missed is almost certainly the one you are looking for. Years ago, I undertook such a project, and, after several yards told me that there was nothing in the area at all anywhere, I gave up on the Pottstown area of Pennsylvania. Also, Pottstown is only about an hour from where I lived, so I figured that if there were … Read the rest of the story…