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Barney’s Auto Blog features a wide variety of wheels with their owners. I write about Chevys, Fords, and Chryslers, but also foreign makes, “orphans” and even fantasy cars when I find them. I think you’ll like this page if you love cars, so please share with your friends and enjoy the ride! ~ Jeff Barnes

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Triple Timer

’38 Chevy Coupe Back with Family for Third Time By Jeff Barnes It’s not unusual for someone to sell a collector car and buy it back if they miss it enough. For the Chaleks of Bellevue, that turned into three different family members selling and buying it over 60 years. Dave Chalek is the newest…

Big Red Sled

Sister, Brother Find Dodge Pickup Keeps them Together

Half-Ton Time Capsule

Blair restorer skips the work, nabs cherry ’76 F-100 By Jeff Barnes Mike Patak is a master automotive restorer whose wheelin’, dealin’ and fixin’ have led him to encounters with celebrities like Jay Leno and Sammy Hagar. His spot-on restorations of ‘60s and ‘70s muscle cars have landed him among the pages of national enthusiast…

Pony Pride

“Rust never sleeps,” sang Neil Young. When Frank Smith got his 1966 Mustang, he wasn’t going to even give rust a chance to breathe.