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In the Rearview: AMC’s Almost Corvette . . .

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Two cars have vied with the Corvette for the title, America’s sports car. You probably know about the Thunderbird. You may not know about the AMX. It came along much later and wasn't...

Start ’em Up!

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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...

New Car Options That Aren’t – but Ought to Be!

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It's a shame the government - rather than the market - is the driving force behind what's standard in new cars. Imagine, given the technology available, what options might be on...

Latent Power

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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...

Maybe You Remember…

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Have you ever set (or paid to have someone else set) point gap? The answer dates you. If the answer is yes, then - probably - you’re old enough to buy beer. Back in the ‘80s. Otherwise, you...

The Anti-Corona

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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...

The Old Car Experience

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If you’ve never driven an old car - as opposed to a used car - you have probably never experienced certain things that were once part of the experience of driving...

Doomed: Studebaker Avanti (1963-1964)

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If you’ve ever hunted deer, you know that a dead deer can run for a surprising distance before it realizes it’s dead. So it was with Studebaker, one of America’s most famous...

A Tale of Two Idles

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Before there were computers in cars, all it took to adjust the engine idle speed was a screwdriver and five minutes or so. You turned in - or out - a screw...

Cars That Broke Bad (Or just Broke)

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Automotive good ideas gone bad range far and wide - whether it's a classic  fail like the exploding Pintos of the early '70s - or a late-model train wreck like the Pontiac Aztek. Here...
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