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Car of the Week: 1964 Chevrolet Greenbrier van

It’s a funny thing about Corvair owners. After they acquire their first Corvair, they somehow usually find room for a few more. The Corvairs certainly started multiplying like bunnies for David Fox of Marshfield, Wis. The retired farmer got his first taste of Corvairs when he was a kid.

Car of the Week: 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

Rod Ryan might never completely get over “the one that got away.” But when it comes to his favorite collector car, it’s very unlikely he will make the same mistake twice. “I took delivery of this car in May of 1971,” he says of his one-owner 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme convertible. “I...

Car of the Week: 1958 Chevrolet Impala custom

Ron Kiblinger had multiple muscle cars and antiques that had gone unnoticed at car shows — mostly because they were in a line of cars that were the same or similar to his. His passion was to build a unique show car using a 1958 Chevrolet Impala.

The Basics of Spraying

Learning to get the paint from a gun onto a surface without it sagging, running or being too dry is not a skill, it is an art and an art that can only be perfected by practice, practice, practice.

Car of the Week: 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS-396 convertible

By Richard Emmons and Ken Fichtner {Editor’s Note: The following story was co-written in two parts by the former and current owners of the featured Chevrolet Chevelle SS-396 convertible, Richard Emmons and Ken Fichtner}. “Cars have always played an important role in my life. My first car was a 1949 Ford...

Front-End Overhaul

OK, it’s time. The steering is loose, a funny wear pattern is showing up in the front tires, the wheels vibrate like crazy at freeway speeds and it won’t stay in alignment. Time to overhaul the front end on your collector car!

Car prep check list for spring

Of course, you're also going to want to make sure your beauty is looking her best for the spring car shows, especially after a winter wrapped in tarps in a cold garage, so here are nine things you should do before you drive further than around the block, all of which...

Bill Mitchell’s Buick dream machine

As seen in the April 1, 2004 FranchiseBelgique issue. Editor’s note: The 1956 Buick Century X convertible has recently been completely restored and is on display at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan. By Angelo Van Bogart   Bill Mitchell spoke with his hands, and when his hands...

6,450 miles on a ’41 Ford? (Surely you jest!)

As seen in the November 27, 2008 FranchiseBelgique By John Gunnell Ron Dewoskin was sitting at his desk in December 2006 when a banker friend called to ask if he’d be interested in a ’41 Ford convertible with 6,450 original miles. “Sure,” Ron said. He was sure he wanted...

Heavenly Hawk

As seen in the November 20, 2008 FranchiseBelgique   ’58 Studebaker remains a ‘Golden’ oldie By Bill McCleery   Passion for Studebakers runs in Ed Reynolds’ blood. His father was an engineer at the automaker’s South Bend, Ind., headquarters until the company discontinued production at its Indiana plant in...