Abandoned Car of the Week

This L Series mid-1990s Ford truck found in eastern North Carolina appears to have made its final delivery. L Series trucks came with either a gas engine or a diesel engine in three configurations L-600/6000, L-700/7000 and L-800/8000. (Photos by Jim Meachen)

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Nostalgia Highway

NHRA Motorsports Museum releases historical videos

(December 5, 2021) Museums aren't just places to store old stuff, they're places to tell the stories that mean something to us using that old stuff as a medium. The staff at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum knows this all too well. A video series that curator Greg Sharp and racer Jack Beckman put together earlier this year tell fascinating stories of drag racing and hot rodding history.

The view from a San Francisco cable car mid-20th Century

(December 1, 2021) Travel the rails on the streets of San Francisco with a cable car in this early 1960s video. It's fun to see the streets packed with parked cars from the '50s and early '60s — and to see how many you can identify. If you are into old cars and trucks — particularly from the mid 20th Century — than you will enjoy this 3 1/2 - minute romp through downtown San Francisco.

One woman's 40th birthday becomes a tie-dye Beetle dream come true

(November 26, 2021) Since the age of 16, Virginia native and tie-dye enthusiast Tasha Lacks had her heart set on one day becoming the owner of a Volkswagen vehicle, a brand of cars that made her eyes twinkle as she played “punch dub” from the backseat of her parents’ car in the 80s. Her dreams finally came true in 2021 when her husband, Jessie, gifted her with a one-of-a-kind present for her 40th birthday: a tie-dye, flower themed Volkswagen Beetle.