Abandoned Car of the Week

The Jeep Willys became popular after World War II and was sold in a variety of formats. This early 1950s model Jeep pickup proclaims its 4-wheel-drive configuration on the side of the hood. It was found in retirement on Highway 82 near the Continental Divide in Colorado. (Photos by Jim Prueter)

This 1941 Cadillac was found in South Carolina in what looks like restorable condition. In 1941 Cadillac introduced the optional Hydra-Matic, the first mass-produced fully automatic transmission, offered the previous year on the Oldsmobile. Notice the Flying Lady Goddess ornament that graced the hood of the '41 model. Above, an ad for the 1941 Series 62 Cadillac. (Top photo by Ralph Gable)

The first-generation Hudson Hornet, built between 1951 and 1954, was popular because of its "step-down" design with a dropped floorpan and chassis with a lower center of gravity. But the second generation car lost its luster as a restyled Nash, badge engineered as a Hudson. It was built between 1955 and 1957 before being terminated. This 1955 Hudson Hornet, discovered by auto journalist Peter Hubbard in Texas, looks to be in restorable condition.


Nostalgia Highway

Famous French car wins Best of the Best award at Monterey Car Week

(August 19, 2016) LOS ANGELES — Every year the best automobiles in the world gather in Monterey, Calif., for Monterey Car Week — a collection of events honoring the finest vehicles ever created. New for 2016, The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best award celebrates automotive design and the art of restoration and preservation, bringing together six of the world’s top concours winners from around the globe to The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering.

Chevrolet Certified Service to keep classics on the road at Dream Cruise

(August 17, 2016) DETROIT — The Chevrolet Certified Service Rescue Squad will join thousands of classic car enthusiasts on Woodward Avenue on Saturday, Aug. 20, to offer assistance to classic cruisers that stall, overheat or run out of gas.

BookAclassic heads to the U.S. with launch at Monterey Car Week

(August 15, 2016) BookAclassic, a new concept in vintage cars, is set to launch in the U.S. this month, making classic vehicles available for hire by motor enthusiasts in the States. This online booking portal, which is successfully operational in 14 countries, will launch in the U.S. at the Monterey Car Week, one of California’s most popular motoring events.