Classic Cars

The Classic Car Network is the marketplace for antique, vintage and classic cars. Since 1995 we have offer classic car web pages, classified advertising, news, event guides, and a bulletin board for questions and answers about your vintage car. We also present classic cars in history as well as vintage cars seen around town. From these resources, you can explore the world of antique and collectible cruisers and network with other vintage car collectors.

Memory Lane Classic Cars of Oregon

The Classic Car Network news covers interesting facts and news from classic, vintage and antique car dealers and collectors around the world. If you have an announcement or news article regarding classic cars, please send it to us for publication on Classiccars.net

No, it's not you. This is Classiccars.net.

If you've been wondering what's happened to Classiccars.net, it's really quite simple. We've finally given Classiccars.net a much needed upgrade. It's the same trusty site that's been online since the mid nineties. The difference is the look and the features. Better navigation, better interactive features, better ways to post your classifieds and a better way to meet others like you who have a major interest in classic cars are just a few of the features the new Classiccars.net brings.

What's different?

A better way to post classifieds.
Your ability to post classifieds has just become easier. Our classified forms allow you to post a picture, give you ample room to write a description and allow you to place an email and a link back to a web site. Classifieds will show up on our improved bulletin board and our new free internet classifieds and directory listings database, Freebieclassifieds.com. Our new classifieds reach a greater multitude of people.

A better way to advertise your business.
Our featured classifieds are a great way to highlight events and businesses related to classic cars. Featured classifieds are placed on the home page. They allow you to post a picture, description, email and web site address. They'll be posted on Classiccars.net and Freebieclassifieds.com. Take advantage of our limited time of free featured classifieds. If you are a classic car restorer, dealer, repairer or know of any major events that others might enjoy, use our featured classifieds to get the word out.

Introducing our In the News page.
Our In the News section covers interesting facts and news from classic, vintage and antique car dealers and collectors around the world. If you have an announcement or news article regarding classic cars, send it to us for publication on Classiccars.net. Let us know if you'd like to become a contributing writer. We'd love to have you on board.

New Seen Around Town, Classic Cars in History and Vintage Price Guides.
We've given these areas of our site a new look. As always, we are eager to receive contributions from our viewers. If you've got a great photo of a classic car or some classic car history you'd love to share, send it in and we'll post it. While you are at it, take advantage of our new Vintage Price Guide page. If you know of other places to obtain prices, let us know and we'll post them. We credit all contributions to Classiccars.net with the contributor's name and location.

Now it's easy to get published.
Check out our How to Publish page to take advantage of all the opportunities available to you to help your classic cars business. We can help you get your business started or help expand your existing business via our internet publishing and marketing services. Contact us today to discuss your business needs.

Share your ideas with us.
As always, we are interested in hearing from our visitors. Send us your suggestions and comments. We are always looking for ways to improve our site to make your visit enjoyable and worthwhile.

We hope you enjoy the new Classiccars.net!

This column features classic, vintage and antique automobiles in their historical settings.  We invite Museums and individuals to contribute to this column. Please send us a photograph or digitized copy.
Classic Cars In History

Ford Model T 1920s

This is one of many Ford Model T's in Wisconsin during the 1920's. This classic car was valued for its high axles that could easily maneuver in the quagmire dirt roads prevalent at that time.  This Ford Model T  was traded in for a more expensive and luxurious Chevrolet and then resold by the Chevrolet dealership in Wisconsin around 1929.

Arts and Diederich Chevrolet Automobile Dealership
Arts and Diederich Chevrolet Automobile Dealership

Henry Art's and Charles Diederich's Chevrolet Automobile Dealership located in Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wisconsin.  The two partners operated this Chevrolet car dealership from the summer of 1924 until the depression when the business could no longer support the two partner's families. 
It was dissolved in 1930.
1924 Chevrolet

Charlie Diederich was born in 1895.  He did not want to be a farmer like his father.  He loved cars and made a career of buying and selling them.   His sister Theresia was county supervisor of schools and wanted a car to travel between the schools.  She went to the bank to arrange a $200 loan for a car, but the bank refused it.  The bankers told her they would loan the money if she wanted to buy a cow, but they didn't believe in automobiles!

1926 Sedanette (now called a two-door)
1926 auto with Dewey Hunt and Charlie

Charlie died in 1993 so is not here to identify these autos, but they were probably manufactured the year the picture was taken. Charlie would travel to Detroit and drive the cars to
Wisconsin for sale at his dealership there.
A touring car. 1923
Taken from Arts Diederich Garage. 1920s. Pure Oil Company is across the street.

Charlie said shovels and rope were necessary equipment when traveling in the early days. The roads were not paved yet so if it rained you might need to dig out or get pulled out of the mud. Early road maps gave directions, such as "turn right at the
old oak tree in front of farmer Yasker's place."
They took Charlie's licence away when he was in his
nineties after he sideswiped a few cars with his 1950s Buick.
He still had three Buicks when he died at 98 years old -
one that ran and two more for parts.

Bill Diederich bought this 1927 Buick touring sedan after WWII for $40.00. He and two friends, Lewis Tusken and Frank Elliott, spent the summer touring Northern Wisconsin.
Bill sold the Buick that fall for $140.00.

Welcome to the Classic Car Network price guides!

Kelly's blue book: to help you narrow down the value (Autos 1981 to 2005)

The Gold Book:  Manheim Auction Auto Values established in 1968 and based on verified private party transactions. (Autos 1817 to 1975).

Nada Guide:  Classic, Collectible and Special Interest Cars as well as Trucks and Highline Exotics (Autos 1926 to 2005).

Recent classic car auctions are also a great source for obtaining a FMC for your classic, antique or vintage car. Below are several auction houses that present the results of the auctions to the public for free.

Barrett Jackson classic and vintage car auction results

Kruse International auction results archive

VMR International

Branson collector car auction

Be sure to check the Classic car bulletin Board for opportunities to discuss values and features with other classic car enthusiasts.