Blogger:  Joe Szilvagyi

Joe Szilvagyi

Joe Szilvagyi was raised in shadow of the Big Three during the rise of
Japanese imports. His father, affectionately known as Bondo, provided
a constant stream of automotive publications to read and raised Joe to
appreciate the balance of art and technology that cars provide. With
dreams of the race track and a love for driving, Joe collects scale
replicas of cars that fuel his dreams and love.
Beyond cars, Joe marvels at the craftsmanship displayed in watches,
pens, cutlery (particularly damascened blades), cameras, electronic
gadgets and robots. The collection of memories of time spent playing
and laughing with family and friends is more valuable than any item
could ever be. For this reason, every item in Joe’s collection has
been removed from whatever package it arrived in and played with to
make sure the collectible is fully enjoyed.

He can be reached at joe@collectorsquest.com.

Joe's Recent Posts

An Introduction to Cyclecars

One of the things that keeps me coming back to American Pickers is Mike’s love of early American motor vehicles. I was watching the “Full Steam Ahead” episode where Mike and his... more

Gift Guide for Gearheads

Collectors can be some of the hardest people to buy for. If something is easy to find they either won’t be interested in it or they will already have it in their... more

Top 10 Licensed Pinball Tables of the 70s

Product placement and licensing deals are part of modern life. Every blockbuster movie or popular TV series has a tie in with some sort of video game or toy to attract collectors... more

The Forgotten American Cars of 1918

I was hanging out with some friends with Pawn Stars playing in the background when I noticed a 1918 Buick roll onto the screen. The car showed some signs of its age... more

Top Fuel Inspiration

It’s hard to comprehend a car that can run a quarter mile in less than five seconds. Imagine that Steven Tyler has let you borrow his 2013 Hennessey Venom GT and you’re... more