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Classic Cars

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The Anti-Corona

It’s hard to sustain a state of panic, a sense of imminent doom, when the sun is shining, the breeze is warm - and you’re getting your classic car ready for...

Old School vs. New-ish

My friend Jeff just got his 2002 Trans-Am back - after much engine work -  and is somewhat disappointed. The car sounds tough. Slightly choppy idle and booming voice under way,...

Numbers vs. Names

New cars lack a certain something. But what is that something? What's changed that's made them less emotionally involving - and more appliance-like? Herewith some thoughts along those lines: * Liters vs. cubic inches...

Roadrunner with Richmond 6 Speed Transmission

A good friend of my father's has a modified Roadrunner with a 440.  For performance and improved gas mileage he has a Richmond six speed (ROD).  He has had it for...

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...

Retro Review: 1983-1984 Hurst Olds and 1985–1988 442

Oldsmobile had a long and distinguished history—and suffered a slow, painful death. The process of mortification began in the early 1980s, when General Motors gutted the formerly independent engineering departments of each...

Some Things To Know About Muscle Cars… Before You Buy One

Owning an old muscle car can be a lot of fun. But it's not all fun - and you ought to know what you're getting yourself into before you get yourself into...

Lawyer Problem

My first word was car and much of my spare money growing up went into my MR2 to make it look nicer and go faster.  I was never much of a...

Blue Haze: Mazda RX8 (2001-2011)

Some of the greatest ideas never get fleshed out and remain... great ideas. Mazda's rotary engine, for instance. And the car that was built around it. The RX8. Well, it began with the RX-7...

Retro Review: Ford Maverick Grabber,1970-’75

There is an interesting species of near muscle car that came into being and briefly existed for a handful of years, beginning in the early 1970s  - just as the high...
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