John Gunnell, Author at Tomorrows Technician
Ride Of The Week: Triumph Spitfire 4

About 45,753 Triumph Spitfire 4s were produced from 1962-1964. During the car’s first year on the market, Triumph’s U.S. sales climbed 25 percent and overall sales went up 30 percent! Sales continued on a strong trend.

Ride Of The Week: Bullet Nose 1951 Studebaker

In 1951, TV was becoming a factor in the sports world. As TV made sports a bigger part of life, interest in sporty cars grew. Studebaker made its 1951 Commander models sportier by reducing size and adding new engines.

Ride Of The Week: 1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

With the announcement of its 1953 models, Cadillac Motor Division continued to lead the American automobile industry in engine power, since its 1953 V8s developed 210 hp.

Ride Of The Week: 1962 Studebaker Lark

In 1959, Studebaker brought out a new car called the Lark that looked dramatically different from previous models, even though it incorporated the same main body structure used since 1953.

Ride Of The Week: 1938 Chevrolet Hot Rod

Russ Zengle of Caledonia, WI, is a Chevy hot rod owner, but not a small-block Chevy engine fan. His 1938 Chevrolet Master Deluxe two-door sedan actually has an in-line, overhead valve, six-cylinder truck engine.

Ride Of The Week: 1964 Studebaker Commander Wagonaire

The Wagonaire introduced by Studebaker in 1963 was one of the most unique station wagons of the decade.

Ride Of The Week: 1966 Volkswagen Beetle

Joe Woida’s 1966 Volkswagen Beetle belonged to an 86-year-old man who wanted to donate the car to the Milwaukee Volkswagen Club.

Ride Of The Week: 1964 Ford Country Squire

All 1964 full-size Ford station wagons were four-door models. The Country Sedans were the base trim level station wagons for 1964, with the Country Squires being the top trim level.

Ride Of The Week: 1969 AMC AMX

American Motors Corp. (AMC) introduced the AMX to the public on Feb. 15, 1968. The Chevrolet Corvette was the only other two-passenger sports car produced in the United States at that time.

Ride Of The Week: Nash Metropolitan

A brand new sub-compact car called the Metropolitan became available at Nash/Hudson dealerships in 1954, the same year that those two automakers merged to become American Motors Corp.

Ride Of The Week: Westfield Lotus 11 Replica

The car has a 1275cc MG Midget engine with side-draft Weber carburetors, headers, a dual point distributor and a four-speed transmission.

Ride Of The Week: 1948 Nash Tow Truck

The Nash “Haul-Thrift” truck was destined to become a machine that you didn’t see every day. From 1947 to 1954, Nash built only 4,998 of them.