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Classic Cars

Classic Cars

Muscle cars and trucks. View the entire archive.

First They Came for the Muscle Cars . . .

You had to be there to remember - and to understand - so here’s a refresher. In 1964, group of young Pontiac engineers created the GTO by pairing an expensive big-car’s engine...

Reader Question: Second Gen Trans-Ams?

Here's the latest reader question, along withmy reply! Huy writes: I was watching your old clip with the AMSOIL for the 2nd generation Trans-Am. I'm wanting to add a last car to...

Less Need for Speed

When it no longer makes sense to do something, people tend to stop doing it. One such thing is hopping up used cars, something people - especially young people - used to...

Buying a Used Performance Car

Buying a used car is one thing. Buying a used performance car is an additional thing. You should assume that the car has been run hard. It's what people buy performance cars...

The Last Real Trans-Am

Let's dial back the clock 40 years and return to the early days of the Reagan Era - when Pontiac made a last-ditch effort to keep the Trans-Am from becoming a...

Doomed: Buick Reatta 1988-1991

Did you know that Buick once made a two-seater? With pop-up headlights, even - just like a Corvette? It’s not well-known, probably because Buick only made it for not-quite three years, from...

The Pros and Cons of the Old . . . in the New Normal

It is far from a bad idea to consider buying an older car given the “new normal” descending. But - as with most things - there are downsides as well as...

Quadrajet Metering Rod Trick

One of the more intimidating aspects of tuning a Rochester Quadrajet carburetor is getting the air horn back on without damaging the primary metering road assembly, which must be seated as...

The Mysteries of Mechanical Fuel Delivery

If you’re under 40 and thinking about buying a car that’s older than you are, there are some things you may not know about -  but will need to learn about...

Buying Orphaned Cars

McDonald’s isn’t successful because of its food. It is successful because of the availability of its food. Whether in LA or NYC, McDonald’s is right around the corner - and so...
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