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Classic Cars

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Muscle Car Classics of the ’80s… Get ‘Em While You Still Can (Afford ‘Em)

Back around 1980, the now-legendary, much-coveted and Big Bucks muscle cars of the 1960s and early 1970s were just tired old cars; common sights at seedy used car lots - and...

Embarrass a Classic V8 Muscle Car… With a New Four Cylinder Performance Car!

The new Chevy Camaro has 335 hp and does zero to 60 in about five seconds flat. That's with the V6. Which is the one to buy. Because it is affordable - $27,195 -...

Retro-review: 1967-’69 Chevy Camaro

Though nearly three years late to the field and playing catch-up from the start, the first Camaro more than made up for lost time with its good looks and power-happy triumvirate...

They’re Heavy… But Fragile

New cars  are very good at meeting Uncle’s crash test requirements - but even minor impacts can and do cause a lot of very expensive damage. Despite the fact that most new...

Why Muscle Cars – The Original Ones – Still Rule

A new V-6 Mustang or Camaro gives you about 100 more hp than the V-8 in my Trans-Am put out when it left the Norwood, Ohio line back in the spring...

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...

Ode to the Carburetor

Once upon a time, there was a simple mechanical device that fed fuel to your car's engine. It had no electrical hook-ups, was not dependent on sensors nor controlled by a...

Classic Cars and Classic Owners

Are old cars for old people? It seems to be so - if you go by what one typically sees at an old car show. The owners are mostly at least as...

Wide Stance?

My little pick-up truck - with a 2.4 liter four cylinder engine - has exactly the same size wheels and tires (225/70R-15) as the ones my 1976 Pontiac Trans Am -...

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....
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