Tag: antiques

Can You Name This Car?

Can You Name This Car?

History, Photography
One of my Facebook page's readers posted a photo challenge for me, which was to identify the car and time period in this picture: I am not an expert in antique cars, but I'm a half-decent internet sleuth. From what I can discern, this looks to be an American car from the mid-1930s, in the style of a "trunkback." Now, just about all of the major manufacturers had trunkbacks in the mid '30s, but one thing that looks fairly unique are the wheels. Those appear to be specific to Chevrolet. So based on that, and on the styling of the car -- which sadly doesn't have any obvious identifications or markings -- my best guess is that this is a Chevy Standard, most likely from 1936 or 1937. So I throw out a challenge to anyone reading this -- am I right? And if not, any idea what the make...
Graphicity: Sources of antiques in the U.S.

Graphicity: Sources of antiques in the U.S.

TV & Radio
I used to fancy myself an amateur antiques person from watching episodes of Antiques Roadshow on PBS.  But Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz from the History Channel's American Pickers put those dusty old coots to shame.  They've also taught me a very informative lesson about the best places to score antiques of my own (and no, I'm not talking about hitting Singles Night mixers at the local senior center). Related articles The Antiques Roadshow's Five Most Valuable Finds (dailyfinance.com) Why I'm Addicted to American Pickers (chicagonow.com) What's That Song From the 'American Pickers' Promo? (spinner.com)