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Past articles by Jim:

Real Wheels: The call of the Corvette

COLUMBUS GROVE — There is something about a Corvette that attracts car enthusiasts like a magnet.General Motors saw the magic happen on Jan. 17, 1953 → Read More

Real Wheels: 1967 Mustang a father-son project

LIMA — Tim Whitaker couldn’t have received a better graduation gift from his parents, Tim and Kelly Whitaker.They bought him a 1967 Ford Mustan → Read More

Real Wheels: Wife’s tip brings husband 1960 Impala

WAPAKONETA — Yes, men, it pays to listen to your wife.Just ask John Biaglow.The Wapakoneta man’s favorite toy, a 1960 Chevrolet Impala, came hi → Read More

Real Wheels: 1963 ’Vette rear end draws looks

SIDNEY — Butch Ward has owned three Corvettes: a 1960, 1962 and 1963 model. He doesn’t even hesitate when asked to pick his favorite.“Def → Read More

Real Wheels: 1979 Lincoln long on luxury

LIMA – Sometimes it is a little thing that causes a person to pursue a certain classic car.That was the case for Grant Roush when he went hunting for → Read More

Real Wheels: A red, white and blue tale

WAPAKONETA — Elaine Byer knew her search was over when she came across a 1970 Ford 250 camper special pickup truck.“I am a farm girl, and when → Read More

Real Wheels: Hearse drives the sound of music

CRIDERSVILLE — Randall Oens wanted something different to separate his DJ business from others. So, a little over a year ago, he went out and purchas → Read More

Real Wheels: 1968 Firebird a part of the family

DELPHOS — Not many 69-year-old men can say they own the car in which they took their driver’s license test.Ed Becker, of Delphos, can.Becker → Read More

Real Wheels: Great color, great Chevy

ELIDA — As Bernard Zwiebel scanned the pages of an auto trade magazine, the colors of a 1957 Chevrolet — canon coral and imperial ivory — → Read More

Real Wheels: From proms to parades for classic ‘54 Chevy

BLUFFTON — Zoe Hamenstein was still driving her 1954 Chevrolet Model 210 at the age of 90.It wasn’t until she moved from her residence to the B → Read More

Real Wheels: 1940 Ford Coupe a dream car

LIMA – One of the many joys that Garry and Pat Locke have experienced during 62 years of marriage is riding side-by-side in a 1940 Ford Coupe.Garry, → Read More

Real Wheels: Sticker price on his ‘67 GTO – $3,928.57

ADA – Rick Crace, of Ada, just smiles when he turns the key to start his 1967 GTO.“I love that GTO sound,” he says as a smile breaks acro → Read More

Real Wheels: Cridersville man’s 1959 Impala is all original

By Jim Krumel info@limanews.comCRIDERSVILLE – Cal Klickman describes himself as a “true, die-hard original type of person.”So it is no su → Read More

Real Wheels: Elida’s Elvis rides a Harley

ELIDA – Don’t think it is time to see an eye doctor if you believe you just saw Elvis Presley riding a 2003 Harley-Davidson Road King or drivin → Read More

Real Wheels: Restoration of ‘72 Nova a sentimental journey for Bath Township man

BATH TOWNSHIP – When you’re young and newly married, there are sacrifices you find yourself making.Forty-eight years ago, newlyweds Dan Fifer a → Read More

Real Wheels: The evolution of police cars

Frank Loomis, a little-known mechanical engineer in Akron, was 123 years ahead of his time.Loomis designed the first electric car, which was purchased by t → Read More

Real Wheels: ‘The baby-boom effect’ at KarVille Auto Sales Muscle Car Showroom

LIMA — Darrel Kistler has no hard facts to support his hunch. All he knows is what he sees and hears.Call it “the baby-boom effect.”It in → Read More

Real Wheels: Lima’s muscle-car showroom

LIMA — What has turned out to be a dream business for Darrel and Beth Kistler of Lima began nine years ago when they purchased the old R-Ville Furnit → Read More

Real Wheels: Tough 2 years for car buyers

LIMA — Robert Bender used Wednesday’s warm weather to search the car lots in Lima. He said he’ll continue to look.“I’ll find → Read More

Real Wheels: Fast and functional, Bluffton couple take advantage of deals

BLUFFTON — Two memorable things happened to Dennis Morrison after a young lady caught his eye when he returned home from Vietnam in 1969. The best wa → Read More