Gunner’s Garage

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Senator helps hot rodders in Wisconsin vehicle equipment case

  After hearing that hot rodders in the Dodgeville, Wis., area had received tickets or 10-day fix-it notices about driving cars such as a 1932 Ford coupe without a hood or fenders, an enthusiast from the Milwaukee/Waukesha area ed his Senator’s office in the Milwaukee suburb of Delafield, about the problem....

Wisconsin vehicle equipment case is being watched

By John Gunnell   Modified vehicle enthusiasts throughout the United States deal constantly with the question of what equipment is mandatory or legal on their hobby cars. This concern also trickles over into the collector car hobby when law enforcement officers stop a classic car for not having equipment such as...

The Automobile Gallery opens new Truck Building

From a rare Depression era 1934 Ford pickup with a flathead V-8 to a 2000 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning pickup, The Automobile Gallery (www.TheAutomobileGallery.org) of Green Bay, Wisconsin, has amassed a super collection of trucks. Now, this unique “automotive art gallery” has opened a new space where only trucks will be...

Muscle car fans converge at Chicago’s MCACN ‘17

  The ninth annual Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (www.mcacn.com) at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. took place on Nov. 18-19. Some additions this year were seminars by legendary NASCAR driver Paul Goldsmith, a new motorcycle show; 20 unveilings of fresh restorations on cars ranging from an AMC SC/Rambler...

Tales from the Yellowstone Trail – Day 6

Trail of Smoke   Friday started at the Comfort Inn in Oshkosh under cloudy skies. For the rest of the day, we would cloud the air a little bit more with white or black or blue exhaust smoke. Dave Sarna said, “That’s patriotic,” but there was no red smoke ever! The...

Yellowstone Trail Tour day 5

Dave & Bob Get the Oakland Rolling (and yes, she is old enough to smoke) Dave Sarna and I wanted to get to Gunner’s Great Garage by 8:30 so he could work on the Oakland engine. Bob Hansen (sen) starts work at that ungodly hour and would be there to help...

Yellowstone Trail Tour – Day 4

When we woke up it looked like it was going to rain. My 1917 Oakland has no side curtains (as well as no spare tire). So, we prayed for no rain as we continued on to Marshfield. Car collector Guy Carpenter, of Marshfield, called to tell us that he had arranged...

Yellowstone Adventure Day 3 – “That’s OK Day!”

  We started the day at the Cobblestone Inn in Chippewa Falls, Wis. We had stayed there instead of in Eau Claire, because Cadillac collector Rick Payton (owner of the ‘50s style Classic Garage restaurant) invited us to keep the 1917 Oakland Model 34 touring car in his shop overnight, in...

Miracle in Hudson

We made it to the arch in Hudson for the start of the Yellowstone Trail tour. Members of both the Lion’s Club and the Yellowstone Trail Association showed up. There were around 20 people, a hot rod and a Chevy Advanced-Design pickup truck of the early ’50s. Donuts, coffee and...