Patrick Ertel

About Patrick Ertel

Patrick Ertel is the editor of Vintage Truck magazine.

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…

Welcome to Vintage Truck
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VT MailboxIf you are a regular visitor to our web site you’ve no doubt noticed things have changed – a lot! The Vintage Truck magazine staff built this new website to make your visits even more enjoyable and convenient. We’ve included entertaining truck stories and photos and a lot of helpful information about subscriptions, advertising, and ordering back issues and other gift shop items. Regular blog posts will keep you up-to-date on stories we are preparing for each issue. We will soon launch a series of truck-related Writers Blogs with material you can only find on our site. Unlike our old site, the new site has been designed to run smoothly, no matter how slow your Internet connection might be. Please try it out and let us know what you think. – Patrick Ertel, editor

Reo Master Flying Cloud – March/April 2014 Cover Story
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The 1930 Reo Master Flying Cloud that appears on the cover of the March/April 2014 issue of Vintage Truck magazine was restored by Tom Van Steyn for current owner Michael Kisber. The interior of the cab is opulent beyond anyting seen in any pickup truck of the era, and the gauges are set in an engraved brass plate that depicts the clipper ship Flying Cloud cresting on a wave at sea. What else is in this issue? Features Dile “M” for Mystery … Read the rest of the story…