1914 Ford Model T Fire Truck

Every Antique Has A Story

By Docair Jerry Malkes I spied this 1914 Ford Fire Truck at Lynbrook’s 2013 Expo. This completely restored Model T Fire Truck has a very interesting story. GNYR member Harry Verity is involved in this project after being contacted by Bill Sielski about 6 months ago. This truck is owned by the Hempstead Fire Department […]

September 2013 Pavement Happenings

By Jerry Docair Malkes As the previous edition was put to bed, I only attended one car event. That was at City Hall in Long Beach and it was a very enjoyable time. I just wanted to sound off in this column. I realize that these are different times since I joined the GNYR….upward gas […]

The 2013 Mini-Model Antique Automobile Show

by Althea Travis The idea for a Mini-Model Antique Automobile Show was created in order to add a bit of joy and levity to an otherwise long winter away from our real love – our antique and classic cars. Another part of the planning was that members would get to share their car stories with […]

An Evening with Howard Kroplick

By Stuart Light The GNYR has had some very interesting meetings this past year due to the Board of Directors plus hard work by members such as Althea Travis. For the April 2013 meeting we had the honor of a presentation by Howard Kroplick, an authority on the history of the Vanderbilt Cup Races of […]

May 2013 Pavement Happenings

by Docair Jerry Malkes Every GNYR meeting seems to get better and better with guest speakers and interesting show items. This month was no exception. First Ellyn Okvist informed us about a pleasant Sunday Drive in the Country. This trek would be from Bay Shore to Ronkonkoma with interesting stops along the way. Howard Kroplick […]

Palm Beach Region Cars At Historic Homes

by Martin Goffe Six cars were supplied by the Palm Beach Region for the twenty-fifth annual Holiday Candlelight Home Tour hosted by the Old Northwood Neighborhood Association in West Palm Beach, Florida on Saturday evening, December 29th. Vintage cars were placed in front of each of the historic homes to add charm to the architectural […]

March 2013 Pavement Happenings

by Docair Jerry Malkes Just attended the February Greater New York Region meeting last night and there is so much going on. First I applaud the efforts that Artie Finnegan is accomplishing. There is so much paperwork in satisfying the AACA requirements that one has to understand. Being the Head Judge at our Old Westbury […]

Hydra-Matic Transmission

By John Linhardt On March 1st 1941, Cadillac announced the availability of the Hydra-Matic Transmission as an option on all series of their cars. The automatic was not a completely “new” thing that year, as a form of automatic had appeared on Oldsmobile in 1937 thru 1939 and Buick in 1938 on Series 40 only. […]

Fine-Tune Your Vintage Car Radio

Special thanks to Althea Travis who arranged our extremely informative special Guest Speaker at our meeting last month, Joe Indusi. We learned a tremendous amount about not only automobile radios, but radios in general

Car collector and artist makes you look twice

Using vintage car parts, car collector and artist Louis Carvell produces some unique photographs. “The photographic collages are of spare vintage-automobile parts inspired by, “the dream cars of the Eisenhower era,” Carvell said. “These pieces are art in and of itself. Initially, I photographed them [alone] against white, seamless.” Eventually, Carvell decided to expand and […]