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Classic Cars

Classic Cars

Muscle cars and trucks. View the entire archive.

Start ’em Up!

It's still winter - but not for too much longer. Which means not too long from now, many of us will be pulling cords to lawnmowers and firing up motorcycles (and...

Latent Power

How good do we have it? If the measure of that is the power and performance delivered by the average new car, the answer has to be: Pretty damned good. Four cylinder-powered family-haulers...

Not a Four Wheeled-Indenture

The more I work on the ’72 Beetle - aka Sexual Chocolate, the car I am helping my teenage protege learn to work on - the more I realize why most...

Old School Fahrvergnugen!

Well, the '72 Beetle is almost road-ready. The mechanicals mostly are. The Yeti-abused intake manifold has been repaired; new, non-leaking boots - the correct Solex carburetor installed and adjusted. Some shady electrical connections remedied....

Chocolate Rain

Old cars are full of surprises. When I pulled out the rear seat of the ’64 Chevy Corvair project car I bought in the mid '90s, I found a mini-bar from the...

Hope is Not Lost

Not every kid wants an Uber. Some kids - one kid, at least - wants a 1972 VW Beetle. And now he has one. This is my young apprentice, Gage. He is...

The K-Car Reconsidered

Lee Iaccoca gets blame - or credit - for the 1981-1989 Dodge Aires and Plymouth Reliant K-cars, but unlike the minivan, this one’s really not his fault. He simply took the ball...

Worst Things About Old Cars

There’s a new reason for buying an old car. It’s not nostalgia, it’s not a love for classic lines - though those still come along for the ride. It’s a desire...

Great Pumpkin Test Drive

In the Halloween Spirit, here's a look at The Great Pumpkin, plus a test drive! It is very patriarchical as well as heterosexual and profoundly unsafe. No air bags. Not even...

Chrysalis Cars

The "real" muscle cars of the mid-late 1960s and early 1970s have been financial instruments since the '90s, if not earlier. Out of reach of the average person. Because the average...
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