Patrick Ertel

About Patrick Ertel

Patrick Ertel is the editor of Vintage Truck magazine.

Chevrolet 3100 – Tearful Reunion
Patrick Ertel

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The 1954 Chevrolet 3100 that appears in the January/February 2015 issue of Vintage Truck magazine is owned by Bruce Barnes who received the truck by way of his grandfather, Raymond Anderson, who was a bulldozer operator in the town of Girard, Illinois. Bruce surprised his parents with the restoration by driving it in a homecoming parade, a stunt that brought tears to his adoring mother’s eyes. … Read the rest of the story…

Fargo Sweptside – January/February 2015 Cover Story
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1957 Fargo Sweptside

The 1957 Fargo Sweptside that appears on the cover of the January/February 2015 issue of Vintage Truck magazine is one of two known to survive and is owned by Bill Armstrong of Ontario, Canada. The 1957 model was the first Fargo to have the “alligator” hood. It could be opened 45 degrees, or folded up to a full 90 degrees for unequaled access to the engine. And, be sure to check out the video interview with Bill Armstrong and his … Read the rest of the story…

2014 Vintage Truck Show Video
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The 13th Annual Vintage Truck Show on August 2, 2014, proved to be another successful show. We had a great display of vintage vehicles and exhibitors on the field across from Young’s Dairy in Yellow Springs, Ohio—and possibly our largest turnout of spectators. If you missed this fun and free event, watch this brief video that features footage shot from the 2014 show and a soundtrack by Sawgrass, this year’s music entertainment. Be sure to bring your old truck to next … Read the rest of the story…

Marmon-Herrington Ford C5A – July/August 2014 Cover Story
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The 1937 Marmon-Herrington Ford C5A that appears on the cover of the July/August 2014 issue of Vintage Truck magazine is a replica of a prototype truck Marmon-Herrington built for the U.S. Army. It was assembled by Don Chew, a veteran truck enthusiast and renowned historian of four-wheel-drive trucks. What else is in this issue? Features 1936 Dodge Fire Truck 1967 Scout 800 Sport Top Pontiac Made a Truck? 1948 Chevrolet Thriftmaster Departments Delivery Designs – Gerstenslager Bookmobiles Triple Diamond Treatise … Read the rest of the story…