Abandoned Car of the Week

The 1946 Ford panel truck was a carryover from the 1942 truck, the last made before World War II. The panel truck was the vehicle of choice for small business before and after the war. The first post-war Ford panel truck was replaced in 1948 by a new F-Series truck. This '46 truck was found in Nevada hooked up to a travel trailer of the post-war era. (Photo by Jim Prueter)


Nostalgia Highway

100 years ago first Rolls-Royce rolled off Massachusetts assembly line

By Larry Edsall
Classic Car Journal

(January 20, 2021) On Jan. 17, 1921, a Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost rolled off an assembly line, but it wasn’t in Derby, England. Instead, that car and 2,945 that followed were assembled in Springfield, Mass. “These Rolls-Royce ‘Springfield’ Motor cars benefited from the creativity of U.S. coach builders including Brewster, Willoughby, Merimac and Hollbrook, and brought us some wonderful early commissions,” the British automaker noted in a news release celebrating the centennial of its American production effort.

2021 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance to feature ‘Weird & Wonderful’ Class

1948 Tasco prototype

By Sports Car Digest

(January 17, 2021) On May 23, the 26th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will feature a special class that will showcase The Amelia’s affection for encompassing a wider view of the established normal and traditional Concours concept. With the previous “Cars of the Cowboys” and “What Were They Thinking” classes being appreciated despite their non-traditional status, this year’s special class will be the "Weird & Wonderful."

South Bend Lathe brought the product to the customer in 1930

Source: The Old Motor

(January 10, 2021) The South Bend Lathe Works, named after the city in Indiana, where it is located was formed in 1906 by John J. and Miles W. O’Brien, twin brothers, who were born in Ireland. The pair were trained tool and die-makers that started the manufacturing firm after receiving their mechanical engineering degrees from Purdue University in Indiana.