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Recent articles by Merri:

Real Wheels:

BELLE CENTER — Steve and Janet Bechtel, of Belle Center, recently purchased this 1937 Ford Cabriolet from an estate sale in Florida.“I’ve → Read More

Real Wheels: Charger offers best of both worlds

DAYTON — Jeff Hass, of Dayton, has always been a muscle car fan. He purchased this 2012 Dodge Charger to fuel his love for muscle cars, but it also f → Read More

Real Wheels: Car dealer prefers top down on Firebird

LIMA — Kenny Coats, of Lima, owns this beautiful 1999 Pontiac Firebird convertible. He has owned it for three years.“I’ve been in the car → Read More

Real Wheels: Treasuring a restored truck

ROCKFORD — Mike Roediger, of Rockford, submitted his 1968 GMC Pickup to The Lima News.Roediger’s father purchased the pickup brand new in 1968 → Read More

Real Wheels: Lima couple’s COVID-19 car show

LIMA — What do car enthusiasts do on a nice day during a stay-at-home order?Gregory and Nicolle Merkel, of Shawnee Township, held their own car show → Read More

Real Wheels: Spencerville youth keeps Mustang in the family

SPENCERVILLE — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing protocol, I am featuring my son Noah Hanjora’s 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe.Noah → Read More

Real Wheels: Red or blue Mustang? Blue wins

WAYNESFIELD — Chuck and Sharon Truesdale, of Waynesfield and formerly of Cincinnati, were looking for a red Mustang convertible when they found this → Read More

Real Wheels: Family fun in a Ford Model T

SPENCERVILLE — Randy Roof, of Spencerville, grew up around classic cars.“My dad had several cars and was interested in antiques, and I just got → Read More

Real Wheels: High school trade worth keeping

NAPOLEON — Not too many people can say they’ve kept something they traded for 36 years, but Gary Eitzman, of Napoleon, can.Eitzman owned a 1969 → Read More

Real Wheels: 1966 Chevy Nova brings father and son bonding time

HARROD — Rick Fields, of Harrod, was looking for a 1955 Chevy Bel Air when he spotted this 1966 Chevy Nova in Upper Sandusky.“I ran across this → Read More

Real Wheels: Memories of pickup cause purchase of 1934 Ford

LIMA — Sandy Dill, of Lima, retired from Ford Motor Company as a tool and dye maker. He enjoys showing his 1934 Ford Pickup off.“I was stopped → Read More

Real Wheels: 2008 Cadillac DTS brings luxury and beauty

ELIDA — The mere mention of the name Cadillac causes car enthusiasts to envision luxury and sleek body lines.Cadillac was founded in 1902 by Henry Le → Read More

Real Wheels: Fast is the name of the game

LIMA — Lou Varrato loves fast machines.He joined the Air Force in 1968 and had the honor of flying Gen. Chuck Yeager. Maybe that’s one of the r → Read More

Real Wheels: Lima man designs, builds own classic

LIMA — Tim Height, of Lima, designed and built this 2017 Height original.“I built it myself,” said Height.The body is a 1963 Volkswagen. → Read More

Real Wheels: Love for 1967 Corvette in Cridersville man’s genes

CRIDERSVILLE - Tom Purdy’s dad was a hot-rodder in the late 1940s, and his father’s love for cars was passed down to his son.“I have just → Read More

Real Wheels: Finding the right 1960 Chevy Impala convertible

LIMA — Rick Musser, of Lima, searched 10 years before finding this 1960 Chevy Impala convertible. He has owned it for six years now. Musser is the fo → Read More

Real Wheels: 1929 Ford Model A represents family’s favorite car

LIMA — Garry Ricker’s dad owned a 1929 Ford Model A. Garry has owned one for approximately 12 years now.“My brother has one in Sharonvill → Read More

Real Wheels: Delphos man owns the car of his dreams

DELPHOS — Most people have their “dream” car in their minds, but few can say they own their dream car. Ron Illyes, of Delphos, is one of → Read More

Real Wheels: Father/son project equals one ‘tough’ looking F-150

WAPAKONETA — The Ford F-Series pickup trucks became the best-selling truck in the U.S. in 1977.In 1978, Ford advertised its truck line by stating, → Read More

Real Wheels: Special version of a Buick classic

ELIDA — This 1938 Buick Special is a star. Car enthusiasts might recognize it from the television show “Wrenched.”Dick Jenkins, of Elida, → Read More