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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...

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...

Did you know the Japanese built a GTO?

It didn't have had three deuces and a four-speed - or a 389. Instead, it had state-of-art technology, including an available twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC V-6, viscous-coupled all-wheel-drive system, four-wheel-steering and...

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...

The Almost Muscle Car: Chevy Monza, 1975-1980

The '70s (and early '80s) were Weird Years for the car industry. The muscle car era of the '60s was fading fast, but the fumes still lingered… what would come next?...

Old Car Pre-Flight!

Pilots usually don’t fly before they make sure the plane will. Or rather, that it will probably continue flying once it’s up in the air. They’ll do a thorough walk-around and...

Classic Car Insurance

Antique cars are special cars - and need special insurance coverage. If you don't take the time to get a policy issued by a company that deals specifically with insuring antique...

The Beauty of the Burnout

One thing I really like about old muscle cars is the freedom to do a burnout without having to beg a computer for permission first. I got to talking about that the...

Why The Old Stuff Was Cool (Even When It Was Slow)

It's hard to imagine a 7.4 liter V8 that only made 200 hp. It did. Back in '76, the year my Pontiac Trans-Am (which I still have) left the Norwood, Ohio...

Muscle Memory

It was forty years ago that America turned 200 - and Pontiac, 50. 1976 was a special year for both. And for the Trans-Am, which by 1976 had become Pontiac's signature muscle car. The...
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