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Classic Cars

Classic Cars

Muscle cars and trucks. View the entire archive.

Doomed: Honda S2000 (1999-2009 RIP)

Race cars make terrible street cars - but every now and then, one will be offered for sale to the general public. Usually, briefly. L-88 Corvettes with lumpy solid lifter cams and three...

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...

Cadillac Eldorado, 1953–1985

A good name is a good beginning—and when Cadillac decided to christen its ultra- convertible after the mythical "gilded one" of Aztec/Mayan legend, it could not have chosen a more fitting...

Great Engines of Yesterday

Modern car engines are hard to fault... objectively. They start immediately - even when it's 15 degrees out. They rarely stall out - leaving you dead in the water in the...

The Backseat Driver’s Companion….

People who like to drive rarely enjoy being driven - and are often tempted to second-guess the driving of others when not behind the wheel themselves. Usually, it's not a good idea. Here's...

Classic Car Pros… and Cons

It's fun to own a "classic" (read, pre-modern) car. It can also be a hassle. Before you dive in, it's a good idea to know what you're in for, both good...

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.

Try Not to Wash Your Old Car

Back in high school chemistry, you may have heard the teacher refer to water as the universal solvent. Exactly so. It dissolved a mile of rock at the Grand Canyon, for instance. And...

Start ’em Up!

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...

A Trans-Am Retrospective

People often think of the Pontiac Trans-Am as a commonplace car. But in 1969, the very first year, only 697 were built - just eight of them convertibles. All were white...
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