“In My Dad’s Merry Oldsmobile”

By John Linhardt I grew up in the family Oldsmobile. For 10 years straight, it was reliable and trouble free. Now we all know the brand does not exist any more. In 1976, the Olds “Cutlass” was the top selling car in the nation and made Oldsmobile one of the “hottest” car lines. In it’s […]

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 […]

Rick Hendrick Talks Car Collecting

Rick Hendrick has been a serious car guy from the time he was a kid, growing up in South Hill, Va., where he and his late father “Papa Joe” Hendrick built a hot-rodded 1931 Chevrolet that Rick drag raced and still has today. via AUTOS: EXCLUSIVE — Rick Hendrick Talks Car Collecting.

Final missing Briggs Cunningham Le Mans Corvette discovered

Final missing Briggs Cunningham Le Mans Corvette discovered. Discovered in the St. Petersburg area of Florida, the #1 Cunningham Corvette was the last of the three Cunningham cars to be located. The Corvette was car racing legend Briggs Cunningham’s entry at Le Mans in 1960 as privateer efforts during General Motors’ self-imposed ban on racing.

Muscle Cars of Queens

Mike Musto’s web video series “Big Muscle,” illustrates that it’s not impossible to keep and work on muscle cars in New York City. Highlighted is a Dodge Coronet R/T and Chevrolet Chevelle SS. The YouTube Video from Big Muscle

What Does A Thermostat Do?

by Bill Carberry, Cap-A-Radiator The primary function of a thermostat is to maintain a minimum operating temperature in your car’s engine. When you start your engine cold, the anti-freeze/coolant mixture is kept within the engine by the thermostat. The coolant does circulate within the engine through the bypass hose or passage to prevent hot spots. […]

Great Cars On Long Island

Without a doubt, the most famous collection on Long Island was that of Henry Austin Clark, Jr., who owned “fabulous” collector cars on display at his museum in Southampton, LI. By far the #1 group of old cars for our area.

The True Story About Number 1

Written by Stuart Light After reading the online issue of the January 2012 “Newsletter” I emailed Keith to tell him that I enjoyed the interesting article about the license plates. Keith mentioned that the GNYR newsletter readers might also find the story of Number 1 interesting. Why not? It goes back 25 years. Does that […]