Posted December 19, 2014in Community Featured, Winterset

1949 B100 Dodge

  Roger Stalheim loves cars and history. In 1994, the combination of these two things led him on a search for a truck to restore. He headed to Missouri in pursuit of an old truck he found for sale. It was in worse condition than he wanted. The seller asked

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Posted December 18, 2014in Community Featured, Email blast, Windsor Heights

A ride to remember

  Every August, Josh Johnson and his uncle Brian hit the black top for a ride on their motorcycles on a mission to continue their new found tradition. For as long as he can remember Josh’s father, Kevin, had a passion for motorcycles. “Josh’s father always had a motorcycle project

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Posted December 18, 2014in Community Featured, Grimes

The Last of its Kind

  Jay Cimburek waited until he graduated college in 1979 to buy his first new car.  And then he knew exactly what he wanted.  Luckily he found it. He was able to buy the very last available blue 1979 Z28 Camaro in the state of Iowa. This car had a

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Posted December 17, 2014in Ankeny, Community Featured

A Dazzling Display

Sure, plenty of people put up outdoor Christmas decorations, but do they have over 20,000 lights and 100 different displays? Well, Clark Griswold does and so do Andy and Cathy Venzke. Cathy states, “When I met Andy, he said, ‘I do a Christmas light display,’ and I said, ‘Yeah, I

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Posted December 17, 2014in Altoona, Community Featured

2008 Shelby GT 500

John Taylor first set his eyes on the 2008 Shelby GT 500 on his trip to Phoenix in 2009. “I rode in it.  And, it was kind of addictive,” Taylor stated regarding his first impressions of the car. Originally from Saint Mary’s in Warren County, Iowa, Taylor moved to Altoona

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Posted December 09, 2014in Clive, Community Featured

Rat rod

When you hear about someone restoring an automobile, most people have the image of a gorgeous sports car with chrome rims or a big Cadillac with a glossy finish. However, there are some folks out there who just want a custom ride they can take on the road without worrying

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Posted December 08, 2014in Clear Lake, Community Featured

1957 Chevy Bel Air

It’s a mistake that just about every man makes. A man never forgets — and almost always regrets — letting that first one go. Ernie Uetz knew better. He knew he had a keeper. Uetz was in the Air Force, stationed at Nellis Air Force Base at Las Vegas, Nevada,

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Posted December 08, 2014in Community Featured, Urbandale

Red Thunder

Red Thunder — that’s what Anna James calls her 2008 Jeep Patriot, which takes her to and from school daily. “It’s a good little car,” she says. “It gets me around, even in the winter. I feel safe in it.” James, a senior on the swim team, needs a dependable

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Posted December 07, 2014in Ames, Community Featured

1919 Model T Ford

When the Ames Historical Society was planning its entry for the city’s 150th anniversary to be observed at this year’s Fourth of July parade, it turned to one of its own members to provide a bit of history to the historic occasion. “I told (curator) Dennis (Wendell) that I wasn’t

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Posted December 07, 2014in Adel, Community Featured

Batter up!

Throw another log on the fire and lean back in your easy chair. This is a tale of softball in November. Actually, all year ’round. Early in 2005, “A Ray of Hope,” a local fundraiser for families in need, was born in the mind of Dwight Clapper, a rural Dallas

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