Cars change with the times. Our current automotive landscape consists of Hybrid’s, Camry’s, Minivan’s and other bland ways of going from A to B. I must admit we do have some very cool new cars these days. Mustangs, Challengers and other retro-cool cars are filling the...
My Dad’s name was Jerry Baumann or as his friends called him “One Punch Jerry” He was 77 when he went to the other side. He spent the last years of his life in a nursing home stricken with Alzheimers. His body was healthy but his mind was gone.We all felt that was the...
As you might of figured out by now at Vintage Auto Appraisal we adore Old Luft Cooler Vee Dub’s. Part of our love for these Little Buggers is the happy memories that come from them. Some of my fondest memories as a child was my Grandfather and his black Beetle. Perhaps...
With the long overdue arrival of our daily driver 1994 Toyota Corolla DX it is with a tear in our eyes that we say goodbye to the Shrek of Automobiles the now award winning movie star car the 1979 Ford Fairmont. You will be heading back to semi retirement in the capabl...
Is it ever OK to be self-indulgent?
To splurge on something wild, something fulgent?
To—after much meditation—toss away dull care?
To seize the how, the when and the where
And make of them a moment beyond compare?
To accept a dare?
I’ve no rea...
The day will come
When I’ll simply want to drive
To a scenic overlook somewhere.
Any scenic overlook.
Doesn’t much matter.
I’ll want mountains, trees,
Long sweeping vistas.
And so we’ll set off.
Spouse, dogs and myself.
And the car will b...
I just turned 55 years old this July 4th. A milestone to be sure. As I’m getting older I see that certain choices in my life were good and others not so good. Now don’t get me wrong picking the correct wine at dinner is not a life changing event. By choices I mean...
Retro Road Test ..1982 Chrysler LeBaron. Driving Uncle Lee's K-Car Drop Top
What's It Worth? 1985 Mercedes Benz 500SEL "Euro"..Benz Puts The Hammer Down
What's It Worth? 1951 Willys CJ2A ...The Value Of Rust and Patina