A how-to newsletter, with in-depth articles and step-by-step photos on auto and truck restoration. Each issue is ideal for the hands-on enthusiast and covers a range of topics from project vehicles and restoration questions as well as exchange their own ideas and helpful tips.

Editorial Reviews


Who Reads Auto Restorer?
Each issue is written for people who are interested in all aspects of collecting, showing and/or restoring vintage automobiles and trucks. Auto Restorer appeals to both the seasoned enthusiast and novice alike with in-depth, how-to articles that guide you through restoration projects step by step. Readers save their issues as a valuable reference tool.

What You Can Expect in Each Issue:

  • Mechanic on Duty: A master mechanic answers questions from readers.
  • News: A listing of upcoming events across the country, together with updated news of interest to car and truck enthusiasts.
  • Readers’ Tips: Experienced automotive technicians offer solutions to problems and tips to keep your project on track.

Each issue includes comprehensive, how-to articles on one or more restoration projects. In addition, some features are so in-depth, they must be presented as a series to be able to cover all the details, like recent features on tune-ups, oil changes, and gas crunch cruisers. And important reports on tools and car care products help you achieve showroom quality results.

Past Issues:

Regular contributors include restoration pros, automotive technicians and highly experienced hobbyists as well. Reader participation is also featured as most of our readers are “hands-on” enthusiasts themselves. Among our contributors are Larry Lyles, a pro with some three decades of experience and his own shop. He’s the author of three restoration books and will have a fourth published later this year. Richard Prince, another restoration veteran with decades of experience, writes our monthly Mechanic on Duty question-and-answer column. He’s written several Corvette restoration and buyer’s guides. Milt Webb, also known as “Milt the Instructor,” is a tune-up expert who has diagnosed and repaired everything from Model Ts to current vehicles. He’s also the author of “Tuning Up Autos and Trucks.”

Magazine Layout
Rather than a glossy format, Auto Restorer is printed on no-glare paper that displays color and detail beautifully. The Table of Contents is right on the cover for handy reference, and step-by-step detail photos from actual projects are paired with easy-to-understand instructions.

Comparisons to Other Magazines
Instead of page after page of ad clutter, there is no outside advertising to get in the way of the wealth of useful information in every issue. Other publications may just show pictures of completed projects, whereas Auto Restorer shows you each project, step by step, from start to finish.

This publication contains no outside commercial advertising in order to assure readers that all reporting is honest and unbiased.