Wednesday, August 4, 2021

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    Classic Cars

    Classic Cars

    Muscle cars and trucks. View the entire archive.

    Gas Guzzling . . . Then and Now

    I took my '76 Trans Am out yesterday; I needed a reboot - and it needed exercise. Drove the orange-painted, screaming chickened "gas guzzler" around for about an hour, taking my...

    The Yugo and its Merits

    The joke goes: How do you double the value of a Yugo? Fill up the gas tank! True enough. And yet, nearly 800,000 of them were made - all the way through 2008, a...

    Doomed: Li’l Red Express, 1978-1979

    High-performance trucks are back - but they aren't new. One of the first of the breed dates back to the height of the Disco era, 1978 - when high-performance cars had all-but-ceased-to-exist,...

    Closing the Antique Vehicle “Loophole”

    One way to save a lot of money - and avoid a lot of hassle - is to opt out of paying the annual "registration" fees the governments of most states...

    Badge Funging

    You used to be able to easily tell a Ford from a Chevy from a BMW from a Subaru. Now it's becoming hard to know whether what you're talking about has...

    The Old Car Experience

    If you’ve never driven an old car - as opposed to a used car - you have probably never experienced certain things that were once part of the experience of driving...

    What We’ve Gained . . and Lost Along the Way

    When every new car comes standard with air conditioning - and an LCD touchscreen - such things become given things. It becomes harder to make a case for more expensive things. Why buy...

    The TRX vs. The TA

    The '21 Ram TRX I am test-driving this week has more than three times as much horsepower (702) as the 455 V8 in my '76 Trans-Am made when it was new...

    The Americano Cubano

    America may soon look a lot like Cuba - with lots of ancient cars on the road, kept on the road by determined owners who want nothing to do with the...

    A Tale of Two Idles

    Before there were computers in cars, all it took to adjust the engine idle speed was a screwdriver and five minutes or so. You turned in - or out - a screw...
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