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For those of you who may be new to the Old Car Column, I have been writing this column for nearly 18 years, starting in October of 2003. Fast forward seven years to 2010 when I started local promotion of SEMA’s Take a Kid to a Car Show, a program which dates back to the late ‘90s. The mission of the program is to promote interest in the special interest car hobby with kids in their formative years so that the hobby will continue to thrive for generations to come. Read more from OnSachem News.

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The St. Louis Auto Show is an annual event for me and for TKCS-STL volunteers – a chance to see what’s new, and for me, to wax nostalgic about the old iron – a traditional display put on by the Horseless Carriage Club of Missouri. After 12 months of near-total isolation, we (like nearly everyone world-wide), were anxious to get out in the public again and enjoy some of the things we all like to do, which for us, includes attending car shows and cruises. Read more from OnSachem News.

The 1962 Buick Special Skylark convertible shown here belongs to John Cook and is on display in his garage. The Skylark was the top of the compact Special line – the second year of the compact Special cars, and the first of the compact Buicks to offer a convertible. John purchased this beauty from the Leake Auction in Oklahoma City five years ago. Before he could drive it off, another buyer offered to buy it from him for $1,000 over what John had paid for it. As you can see, John turned down the offer. Read more from OnSachem News.

The Duster seen here is a 1973 model, decked out in Basin Street Blue, one of 16 colors on the Duster palette for 1973. Oh yes, about that headline reference to Kahoks Purple, if you are a resident of the near-east side, you’ll understand. The Kahoks is the name used by Collinsville High School for their athletic teams, and their colors are purple (just like the Duster in this story) and white. Read more from OnSachem News.

Want to know where you can find the best burger in town? Or where the best place to play a round of golf? Need your oil changed? Our readers can tell you their favorite spot. We are proud to present the winners of our annual Reader's Choice program, featuring the very best people, places and things in and around Decatur, as chosen by our readers.  Read more from OnSachem News.

The weekend was here. It was late Friday night and I had yet to even consider what car would be the subject of the column you’re reading at this moment, and my deadline was 5 p.m. Monday! There had been a few cars that I had seen in the past few weeks that I could consider, but they all still required contacting owners, setting up appointments to meet with their cars and lengthy discussions before “putting pen to paper.” Sorry, that was the ‘olden days’ now I guess it’s “fingertips to the keyboard.” Read more from OnSachem News.