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    Classic Cars

    Classic Cars

    Muscle cars and trucks. View the entire archive.

    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...

    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...

    Retro-review: 1983-1988 Monte Carlo SS

    If you were a kid in high school (or college) during the mid-late 1980s - and into fast cars - you probably have a place in your heart for the last...

    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...

    Doomed: AMC Eagle (1979-1988)

    American Motors Corp had a rep for being, well, different. Broke, too. The lack of money tied into the different drummer-ness. Oddities like the Ambassador and Matador, the Hornet and Gremlin ... and of course,...

    GM’s Cobblepot: The 1971-1977 Chevy Vega

    In the popular TV series, Gotham (it's a prequel to the Batman story) there's an episode called "Everyone Has His Cobblepot" - a reference to something embarrassing in one's past. The Chevy...

    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...

    Muscle Cars Were Slow . . . Part II

    I wrote a column a couple years ago (see here) that mentioned an unspeakable truth: Relative to now - classic muscle cars were slow. Back in the day, when the typical passenger car...

    Doomed: Subaru BRAT: 1977-1987

    Imagine, if you can, a truck with factory-mounted seats in the bed - and spotlights the size of a 747’s landing lights mounted on its T-topped roof. If you know this truck,...

    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...
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