Back in the 80′s and 90′s I subscribed to Cars & Parts magazine. I immediately liked the magazine because of the great articles about car restoration, car history, car auctions, swap mets, etc. But there was a series of articles that I enjoyed most: junkyards.
On almost every issue they used to bring an article about special graveyards and junkyards across america showing great, in may cases, still restorable classic cars. There was only one downside to those articles. Most of the pictures were black and white.
This magazines are now part of my magazine collection and are still great reference when building model cars.
Do you know a magazine today regularly publishing articles about junkyards?
Please leave your recommendations in the comments below!
I love Vicky and Peggy Sue!
Another great thing about this magazine were the two Restorations guides that they issued.
- The Resurrection of Vicky – A step-by-step restoration guide of a 1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria (published in 1988)
- Peggy Sue – A step-by-step restoration guide of a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible (published in 1992)
Those of you who has been following this blog for a while now, already know that I own a ’55 Ford. A few months after I got the car, I found out about this restoration guide which I HAD TO ORDER from the U.S. to Argentina. back then, without internet it was not that simple. But I managed to do that. As soon as The Peggy Sue issue appeared I also ordered, not for restoring a’57 Chevy, but as a guide for scale model building (which I still use).
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