The All-Terrain 1918 Ford Model T

It seems in 1906 Virgil White – a Ford dealer in Ossipee, New Hampshire – began converting cars to snowmobiles, initially using a Buick Model G. Then, Ford’s Model T started to take off in popularity, so he began manufacturing the conversion kits for the Model T. He received a patent for his Snowmobile design […]

Quad Headlights Were New Look On ’58 Cars

by Alan Blay Originally from “ON SOLID GROUND” Fifty years ago, the auto industry converted from a two-headlight system to four headlights with the introduction of the new 1958 models. The 1958 Corvette was restyled around a design that incorporated the new quad head- lights. Four headlight styling, though, made its debut on the 1957 […]

Ethanol

by John Linhardt Since legislation of 2007, we have damaged our old cars. We get fewer “miles per gallon” than gasoline and since inception, the renewable standard in California alone cost residents an extra $13 billion at the pump. One study in 2009 concluded that plowing fields to grow corn for Ethanol releases more carbon […]

The 1909 ALCO Black Beast

The Feature Car Of The GNYR Motor Parkway Memories Meet by Keith Gramlich Those people who name their cars, usually do so affectionately. My parents have always done so with their cars, from “Miss Annabelle Lee” to “Daisy” to “Little Lady”. Even my Dad’s Lincoln Town Car is named “Abe”. We even hear the insurance […]

Numbers Match?

by John Linhardt Longtime members like Rich DiFiglia and Ron Demeiri will tell you how many 20’s – 30’s cars were “altered” in later years, especially Cadillac and Packard. Suddenly a V-12 or V-16 came into existence from an 8 cylinder original factory delivered or body style changed. Now, in present day, the “latest” hoax. […]

1937 Dodge D-5 Touring Sedan

I always enjoy speaking with Milan and Pat Sharik and each time I speak with them I learn new and interesting things about cars, tractors and even them! This time, I had the pleasure of talking about Milan and Pat’s 1937 Dodge D-5 Touring Sedan. Most of us have seen their ‘36 Dodge and their […]

The 49th Annual Old Westbury Gardens Spring Meet

by Keith Gramlich You could not have written the script better. A gorgeous day, a gold coast mansion and grounds, well over 400 collector automobiles and all the great people to along with it. Normally, I would say, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. However, when you couple all these […]

1953 Chevrolet BelAir

Tom Vitale, with his wife, Ann own the beautiful 1953 Chevrolet BelAir that graces our cover this month. Tom and Ann have been members of the Greater New York Region since 1998. Members know Tom best for the incredible and tireless job he has done for many years on the Queens Farmhouse meet we used […]

1934 Nash Ambassador, Series 1293

By Paul W. Gramlich and Keith Gramlich ‘Big Bertha” as we affectionately call her, is perhaps one of the truly fine classic Nashes to come off the assembly line in Kenosha, WI. The limited production Ambassador series of 1931-1934, represented Nash Motor Company’s try at breaking through the luxury automobile market of the depression years. […]

1966 Dodge Charger

By John S. Fackre I purchased my 1966 Charger on Nov. 13, 1970, only 3 months after beginning my first full time job as an industrial designer, after graduating with a Bachelors of Industrial design degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, in May of the same year. When I was about 1⁄2 way through […]