Scotty Gilbertson

About Scotty Gilbertson

I've always been a car nut; probably driving my parents crazy by calling out cars from the backseat of our '56 Pontiac as a kid and I never grew out of that. I still do that when I'm in the car by myself now, which I am for 40,000+ miles a year as an architectural photographer. I gave up on architecture because I love photography even more and it involves travel and we were always in the car or our camper going somewhere. I still love a road trip and I'm usually on one for about 150-200 days a year. I've gravitated towards unusual vehicles in the last decade or so. Even though I absolutely love everything related to all vehicles (old, new, big, small, cars, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles, and boats powered by gas, diesel, hybrid, ev, pedal, etc.), anything small and unusual is really what catches my eye lately. Cars like Crosleys, King Midgets, anything AMC or Nash, first-generation Falcons - or vintage Japanese cars and even oddball, vintage EVs like the Comuta-Car or the Elcar Zagato. I'm of the school of thought that any true car guy or gal has room in their heart for any vehicle, even if they personally have no interest in it at all. Just respecting the opinions of others on the vehicles that they like and not assuming that someone else's vehicle choices are somehow inferior; that's my vision of the perfect world. Oh yeah, and I guess I should say, world peace, ending hunger, and things like that, too.. but cool, old cars first!

Big Nash, Little Cash: 1928 Nash Special Six

Unlike me, the seller says that this 1928 Nash Special Six is in “great shape for the age. Most of it is there and was running last… more»

Ford’s Holy Grail: 1969 Ford Torino Talladega

If any of you are Ford fans or NASCAR fans, or just fans of incredibly rare cars, this 1969 Ford Torino Talladega is hard to beat. It’s… more»

Fashionable Muscle: 1973 AMC AMX Pierre Cardin

There isn’t much that looks designer’y about this car from looking at most of the photos. It almost couldn’t be crammed more tightly into this storage space and… more»

Big River Rancher: 1969 Ford Ranchero Rio Grande

Our friend and fellow writer and editor, Jamie Palmer, just showed us a Ranchero Rio Grande a few days ago, so it may not seem like they’re… more»

Barn Find Fairlane: 1966 Ford Fairlane GTA

This 1966 Ford Fairlane GTA really kicks me in the gut, in a good way. It’s small, or smallish, it looks like it’s in decent shape, it’s… more»

Mudd Junkie! 1965 Ford Monster Truck

“Yeah, I’ll have a #7 meal, super-sized with a Dr. Pepper, please.” “I can’t hear you, sir.” “I SAID, I’LL HAVE A #7 MEAL, SUPER-SIZED WITH A… more»

30 Years In A Barn: 1961 M422 Mighty Mite

Even though it has been repainted, this 1961 M422 Mighty Mite manufactured by AMC was formerly a Marine vehicle and it was originally olive drab. It can… more»

Four Door 4×4: 1967 International 1100 Travelette

Big trucks that are big projects require big money and big talent, but the results can be big satisfying.. or somethin’ like that.. This cool crew cab is an… more»

Ultra Rare Bike: 1953 Honda Dream 3E

It’s hard to think of Honda as being “mid-Century”, isn’t it – that seems like such a long time ago now. Mid-century is such a current buzzword… more»

One Owner Since ’60s: 1924 Packard Single Eight

This era of vehicles isn’t for everyone, we know that a lot of you just scrolled past this after seeing the opening photo. But, for those who… more»

Tesla Alternative: 1981 Ford Escort Electrica EV

Ok, there’s no jet engine in this 1981 Ford Escort Electrica, but Jet Industries out of Austin, Texas converted engineless vehicles to battery power and one such… more»

Sport Roller: 1970 Pontiac LeMans Sport

Like a half-eaten M&M, most of the candy shell is intact on this 1970 Pontiac LeMans Sport but there’s no meat. Not that they make meat-flavored M&Ms… more»

Golden Daily Driver: 1974 Buick Apollo

The internet has created quite a few famous vehicles. Remember when it started out with all kinds of myths and urban legends like the dead scuba diver… more»

Original Hemi: 1956 Chrysler New Yorker

With the internet not just being a thing anymore but an integral part of most of our lives, you would think that every old car in original condition would… more»

In Name Only: 1971 Dodge Demon

From the era when cars had actual, real, cool names instead of made up names (Camry, Escalade, Altima?!) or worse yet, a random letter and number jumble (X5,… more»

Rust-Free Ragtop: 1964 Dodge Dart 270

With yet another 5-6 inches of snow coming down here, my thoughts turn to summer. Who am I kidding, I have never liked winter and I’m always… more»

One Extra Wheel: 1969 Bond Equipe GT

UPDATE – After almost three years, this Bond is back on eBay with the same photos and a $4,000 asking price. FROM 4/4/16 – This is an… more»

Charred 1970 Plymouth Superbird!

UPDATE  – This burnt bird sold for $25,500. Wow! FROM 1/14/19 – Kids, this is one more reason why you shouldn’t smoke. This is the definition of… more»

46,040 Miles: 1969 Oldsmobile Toronado

You were really something if you had a 1969 Oldsmobile Toronado back in the day. The ashtrays were probably filled with cigar or pipe ashes and there may… more»

468 Miles! 2006 Pontiac GTO 6-Speed

NEW YORK CITY?! I can hear that old Pace Picante Sauce commercial now, your salsa is made in New York City?! – as a bunch of grizzled… more»

Rust-Free Estate Find: 1955 Hudson Hornet Super

My eyes bug out like Rodney Dangerfield whenever I hear that a car is rust-free, especially a car as old as this 1955 Hudson Hornet Super. This… more»

Restoration Worthy? 1957 Continental Mark II

Big and Heavy isn’t the latest rap star, but along with the word beautiful it’s a good description of this 18-foot long, 5,000-pound 1957 Continental Mark II…. more»

Convertible Junior: 1986 Saab Turbo 006 Go-Cart

With Christmas just a few shopping days away (ok, over 300 days away), what better gift to get your son or daughter than this 1986 Saab Turbo 006… more»

A38 Police Package: 1976 Plymouth Valiant

We don’t normally start out with an engine photo, but when a lot of the uniqueness and value of a car like this 1976 Plymouth Valiant relies… more»