The Wisco Four-Way

My daughter’s boyfriend was telling me a story the other day. In the middle, he used the phrase “A Wisconsin Four-Way.” I think from my furrowed brow he sensed I’d jumped to the wrong conclusion and quickly ...

10 Maintenance Musts

I’m the last person you’d want to text in the middle of the night to help when your car has broken down. Mechanical, I’m not. Know, though, that your car might not have broken down had you taken the energy ...

Salty, but Safe: Keeping roads passable through winter

Now that we’re climbing out of the throes of winter and the roads are clearing up, we can reflect on surviving another several months of icy highways, thanks in great part to county highway departments. In Eau ...

A Passion - Not a Hobby

A car might be just a car to some people, something to get them to work, to home, and to places in-between, but to the president of the Wisconsin Car Enthusiast Club, Alex Martinez, cars ...

Chasing Tail Lights

At age 17, circa 1981, my brother Don set his sights on a Midnight Blue 1964 Chevelle SS Malibu.

Shark Attack!

Like its aquatic namesake, the Shark is impressive to read about. And, like its namesake, it’s even more impressive when you’re face to fin with it ...

Must Be a Volkswagen

Many people know Volkswagens by some of their more unique models such as the Beetle or the classic VW Bus. But for a group of a few dozen Chippewa Valley folks ...

The Speed Started Here

One of the greatest innovators in the history of auto racing was born right here in the Chippewa Valley. Unless you’re a devoted student of the history of early racing, you probably haven’t heard of Harry Miller ...

On the Fast Track

The college years are a time of career setting: Your life has led to this point to establish your plan for adulthood. For Paige Decker of Eagle River, the path to UW-Stout and ...

The Older the Better

The Indianhead Old Car Club is another automotive group that started in the 1960s. Back then, the club had nine members; that number has grown to 75 members today, four of whom have been involved since the club’s beginning in 1965. The club ...

Restoration Complete

The crew over at Fast Freddie’s Rod Shop recently completed the restoration of a 1930s-era school bus. Eau Claire’s Student Transit commissioned owner Fred Kappus and his team to fix up the vintage bus. ECST owned the bus since the 1970s when ...

Precision Course

What we drive is often just a means of transportation, giving us a way to get from point A to point B. For members of the Chippewa Valley Sports Car Club, a car is something that becomes a lot of your personality, explains Steven Andringa. Steven ...