Abandoned Car of the Week

This 1947 or 1948 Chevrolet Thriftmaster pickup was spotted sinking into the ground in a front yard near Austin, Texas. The pickup was completely redesigned in 1947 and carried the Thriftmaster or Loadmaster emblems through the early part of 1949. The designations were dropped in 1949 in favor of numbers that designated cargo capacity: 3100 on half-ton, 3600 on three-quarter ton and 3800 on one ton. (Photos by Jim Meachen)


Nostalgia Highway

1994 Chevy Suburban exceeds one million miles on original engine

Ben Welch with his 1994 Suburban (Llincoln Star Journal)

(December 5, 2023) LINCOLN, Neb. — When Ben Welch drove his new Chevy Suburban off the dealership lot in 1994, he was curious to see how many miles it would go by following a good maintenance routine. Per General Motors, only about one percent of Suburbans go over 250,000 miles. So it was remarkable when Welch watched his odometer flip to one million miles earlier this year, without ever having a complete engine overhaul or the engine pulled from the vehicle for service!

Doctor Who's Bessie and futuristic Whomobile on display

Doctor Who's Bessie

National Motor Museum at Beaulieu
celebrates 60th anniversary of Dr. Who

(November 21, 2023) BEAULIEU, England — The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu is set to transport visitors through time and space with the unveiling of a new temporary display featuring the most iconic vehicles from the beloved British sci-fi series, Doctor Who. From the sleek and stylish Bessie to the futuristic Whomobile and a menacing Dalek, this collection marks the 60th anniversary of the series and will open to visitors from Nov. 23.

Mecum Auctions returns to Kansas City with 700 collector cars

1905 Cadillac Model F Touring

(November 20, 2023) WALWORTH, Wis. — For the 30th consecutive year, Mecum Auctions will return to the Kansas City Convention Center to stage its annual gathering for automotive enthusiasts and the vehicles they crave. Mecum Kansas City 2023 will take place Nov. 30-Dec. 2 with an estimated 700 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, trucks, exotics, Hot Rods, customs and more to be offered throughout the three-day event.