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Classic Cars

Muscle cars and trucks. View the entire archive.

Features That Were Fun… But …

The other day, someone reminded me about T-tops. If you're younger than 30 or so, you probably don't remember T-tops. But if you're older, no doubt you do. For about 10 years...

Inflation Plus….

Inflated car prices are a great way to gauge how much we've being gouged by the private banks that control (and relentlessly devalue) the currency of the United States. But we're...

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...

Numbers vs. Names

New cars lack a certain something. But what is that something? What's changed that's made them less emotionally involving - and more appliance-like? Herewith some thoughts along those lines: * Liters vs. cubic inches...

Life is Short

Local guy - a guy I know - got killed last night (news story here) driving his rat rod VW Beetle. No one knows yet exactly what happened; only that he...

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...

Doomed: Pontiac G8 (2008-2009)

There are many examples of too little, too late in the automotive world. The 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 is perhaps the only example of more-than-enough  . . . when it no-longer-mattered. Pontiac was...

The Uncle-ized Car

What’s the cost of Uncle when it comes to our cars? How much have his various fatwas added to the MSRP? One way to add it all up is to compare a...

Muscle Cars Were Slow

I'm probably gonna get bagfuls of hate mail for this one - but the truth is that most of the muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s were slow. At least,...
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