Car Blogs

FranchiseBelgique’s car blogs provide an insider’s look at collecting and maintaining classic cars. Get involved with the classic car enthusiast communities surrounding these car blogs: Tire Tracks featuring new blogger and editor Mike Eppinger, Under the Hood with Angelo Van Bogart, Gunner’s Garage with John Gunnell, A Note from the Li’l Nordstrom’s Gal with Yvette VanDerBrink, and Salvage Yard Ron with Ron Kowalke.

Finding cars the easy way

  One of the remarkable things about our connected age is the way the Internet has revolutionized car auctions. We used to have to travel to physical sales, often many miles away, relying on the dated pre-sale info printed up in a newspaper days or weeks before. But that was then,...

Wildcat spotted in the wild

A rare Wisconsin winter sighting I brake for Buick Wildcats, especially ‘64s, even when it will make me late for work. Such as today.   The Wildcat that sent me into a quick right turn really gave me goose bumps, because it was the same body style and colors as the...

‘New Car’… or should I say, ‘Old Car’ smell

The Holidays are over, now starts another holiday of sorts; the “Big Auctions” kick off the car hobby world’s year. Arizona in January is known as the “barometer” of the upcoming automotive year. Reporters and hobbyists predict trends and the health of the collector car industry based on Arizona’s sales. A...

What’s in store for our automotive future?

Well another year is in the books and we made it to 2019. As we look forward it seems like we are at a crossroad in the auto industry. On one hand the push for electric and autonomous vehicles is being forced upon us much like the flavor of the day...

$20K for an ’80s Caprice? Mecum says ‘Maybe’

4 Low-Mile 1980s Caprices to Cross Mecum Kissimmee Auction Block I thought I was the king of ’80s Caprices; it turns out I am just the court jester, at best. Among the 3500 lots that Mecum Auctions will sell at its giant Kissimmee sale in January 2019 are four low-mileage 1980s...

Technology has changed the car hobby

With Technology changing almost every aspect of our lives, it’s no surprise that it has entered into the auction arena. Oh trust me, the days of searching garages, barns, and talking to the guys at the gas station aren’t gone, and never will be, but the facts are that technology has...

The Clyde Brown Estate sale in review

Nobody knew that Clyde Brown had treasures hoarded away at his home and in sheds. Not until after he passed away did his family realize the vast amount of his treasures. Outside of Hartford, Wisc. was an overgrown shed that was packed full of old cars. The family asked around and...