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Classic Cars

Classic Cars

Muscle cars and trucks. View the entire archive.

Heartbreaking – and Heartwarming

I came across something on YouTube that brought back memories of a car I once owned - and which someone else just found. Well, he found one just like it. In a Texas...

Life is Short

Local guy - a guy I know - got killed last night (news story here) driving his rat rod VW Beetle. No one knows yet exactly what happened; only that he...

Gearing Matters

Weight - and gearing - have a yuge effect on fuel economy. Even to the extent of almost eliminating 40 years of “advanced” technology, including computer-controlled electronic fuel injection. To make the...

High Water Marks: 1973 Pontiac SD-455 Trans-Am

As a guy who reviews new cars, I am often asked which cars are my favorite cars. Almost all of them are old cars - which could be nostalgia but maybe...

The Cost of a Time Machine

The good news first. You can legally buy a brand-new car without a single air bag or any of the saaaaaaaaafety equipment mandated by the government since the late 1960s. No back-up camera,...

The Motor Law

It’s strange to find myself an uncle, with a country place - and an Orange Barchetta out in the garage. My 1976 Trans-Am. It is a relic from the ”better, vanished time” Rush...

The Bandit is Gone . . . And Not Just That

Burt Reynolds is gone and with him a different America. He was in his early 40s when Smokey and the Bandit appeared back in 1977 - at first, regionally. The flick was...

Die-Hard vs. Exide

What makes a fast car appealing? It’s not just that it’s fast. It’s equally other things, such as what makes it fast - the mechanical erogenous zone under its hood. Which is...

Try Not to Wash Your Old Car

Back in high school chemistry, you may have heard the teacher refer to water as the universal solvent. Exactly so. It dissolved a mile of rock at the Grand Canyon, for instance. And...

What’s Missing – and Why!

New cars have many features old cars never had - LCD touchscreens and WiFi, for instance. But new cars are missing some things, too. Maybe you remember - and wonder why? Bumpers that...
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