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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...

Did you know the Japanese built a GTO?

It didn't have had three deuces and a four-speed - or a 389. Instead, it had state-of-art technology, including an available twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC V-6, viscous-coupled all-wheel-drive system, four-wheel-steering and...

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: Pontiac G8 (2008-2009)

There are many examples of too little, too late in the automotive world. The 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 is perhaps the only example of more-than-enough  . . . when it no-longer-mattered. Pontiac was...

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...

The Old Trans-Am vs. The New Camaro

I've owned my '76 Trans-Am for more than 20 years. It used to be an incandescent gas hog relative to the new cars. It's not anymore. I have driven several during the...

Retro Interview with Bill Porter

About 20 years ago, I sat down with former Pontiac Chief Designer William “Bill” Porter in New York City. Over breakfast, he discussed his role at Pontiac during the early and...

Muscle Cars Were Slow

I'm probably gonna get bagfuls of hate mail for this one - but the truth is that most of the muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s were slow. At least,...

The Fun of Driving Slow, Fast

There is much to be said about driving a slow car fast. Or even a slow-by-today's standards car. I have more fun in the Orange Barchetta - my 1976 Trans-Am -...

An Early Sunset For Camaro?

I'm not seeing many new Camaros - so I thought I'd check into the numbers. It does not look good. Despite the hype, GM only sold 81,299 Camaros last year, the first full...
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