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Classic Cars

Classic Cars

Muscle cars and trucks. View the entire archive.

Race Cars are Doomed… Because Uncle

Uncle does not want you to modify your car. Even if it never gets driven on the street. This is new. But first, some background. Uncle - as manifested by the Environmental Protection Agency -...

Air-Cooled Oddballs

Cars used to be like motorcycles still are (for now). You could even buy them with air-cooled engines, just like you can still buy bikes with air-cooled engines. No radiator to...

Stu Monster and the summer of ’86

It was the summer of 1986 - and muscle was cheap. My friend since elementary school, Stuart - whom we all called Stu Monster in tribute to his exploits with beer...

Good Names… Bad Cars

The good thing about a bad car name is you've got no expectations. Not much to live up to - and so, little to disappoint you. Achieva, for instance. But wasting a good...

Muscle Cars…. And K-Cars

Muscle cars - the original-era muscle cars from the '60s and '70s - don't seem to be as popular now as they were when I was in high school and college...

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...

Third Tier Classics (Get ‘Em While You Still Can)

Some of you may have caught my recent article about the almost muscle cars of the mid-late 1970s (see here, if not). Cars like the Chevy Monza (and its Buick/Pontiac/Oldsmobile-badged twins),...

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,...

Old Muscle Ruled . . . When New Cars Sucked

Muscle cars - the original-era muscle cars from the '60s and '70s - don't seem to be as popular now as they were when I was in high school and college...

Slow drivers… is it getting worse?

At least back in '66, the bluehair (or whomever) up ahead would have pulled off onto the shoulder to let you by.
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