The Petersen Automotive Museum Reopens with a New Face
Rich Truesdell

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While this is my least vintage truck-centric blog I’ve posted since commencing News on the Street, it is nevertheless, the most newsworthy. The Petersen Automotive Museum, founded in 1994 by the late publishing magnate Robert E. Petersen (Hot Rod, Motor Trend, Car Craft, and dozens of other magazine titles), has just emerged from a two-year, $90-million makeover. The results are, in a word, stunning. Situated at the intersection of Wilshire and Fairfax on Museum Row in Los Angeles, in what … Read the rest of the story…

New Jersey’s Friendship Used Auto Parts is Your Truck Destination, Part 1
Joe Sharretts

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In the past 10 years, New Jersey has been hit pretty hard by vintage salvage yards clearing out their stock. Most of these possible gems were lost prior to my discovery. The good news is that as long as I’m at work, I’ll keep searching, and every once in a while, I strike gold and find a new supply that was previously only known by the locals. Friendship Used Auto Parts in Tabernacle, New Jersey, has become better known than … Read the rest of the story…

Chevrolet Sedan Delivery – January/February 2016 cover story
Al Rogers

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The 1955 Chevrolet sedan delivery that appears on the cover of the January/February 2016 issue of Vintage Truck magazine was saved by Gordon Watson from being crushed by a junkyard in North Dakota. Accompanying Watson in each of his house moves, it has become part of the family. He hopes to interest his grandchildren in the old Chevy and the car and truck hobby. What else is in this issue? Features 1964 International C-900 1955 Jeep CJ5 Schramm Conversion 1948 Dodge B-1-B 1929 Ford Model A Departments Chevy Talk – 1953 … Read the rest of the story…

A Back Road Truck Find and December Truck Shows
Karen O’Brien

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You never know what you’ll find when you take the back roads, and sometimes, you run across a real gem. Driving through rural southern Illinois is a treat if you have the time to stay off the main roads and explore the two-lane arteries that crisscross the rolling farmlands and the stunning Shawnee National Forest. I discovered this 1974 Ford F-600 in the driveway of Ray’s Auto Body of Tamaroa, Illinois. The mild winters and absence of salt on the … Read the rest of the story…

Finding Your Next Vintage Truck… On Facebook?
Rich Truesdell

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I’m sure that many of you are like me, you check specific category listings on eBay and Craigslist, looking for your next vintage truck with the hope of finding one with a reasonable price tag. But what’s reasonable to you? $2,000? $5,000? $10,000? I guess it all depends what economic strata you occupy. For me, trucks become more approachable when they cost less. I’m not quite sure how this truck, a 1965 Dodge D200, came to my attention, but garage … Read the rest of the story…

Just Head South for Your Truck Shows in November
Karen O’Brien

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Trees displaying a riot of fall colors and the shrinking amount of daylight aren’t the only indications that fall has arrived. Local cruise nights are ending, vehicle clubs are transitioning their group outings away from evening excursions, and weekend car and truck show activity in the colder climates is moving toward swap meet season. The good news for you truck owners in the warmer regions is that there are plenty of events to enjoy this month. Each of the events … Read the rest of the story…

The Varying Vintages of Geese Auto Salvage, Inc.
Joe Sharretts

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It was only two years ago that I discovered Geese Auto Salvage, Inc. in Perkasie, Pennsylvania, but, in fact, Geese has been in the same location since 1960. It has also been in the same family the entire time, and every generation seems to be on board with keeping the vintage car theme going. There are well over 1,000 vehicles in Geese’s yard and about half of that stock falls between 1960 and 1980. Many of these vehicles are trucks; … Read the rest of the story…