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    Classic Cars

    Classic Cars

    Muscle cars and trucks. View the entire archive.

    Doomed: Chevy SSR, 2003-2006

    When muscle cars were legislated off the roads, muscle trucks became a kind of end-run alternative. A way to offer the same basic gear in a form that did not have...

    The Cost of a Time Machine

    The good news first. You can legally buy a brand-new car without a single air bag or any of the saaaaaaaaafety equipment mandated by the government since the late 1960s. No back-up camera,...

    Classic Muscle Car Performance Tire Options

    It's easy enough to find new tires for an old muscle car. Just not performance tires. Not for the stock wheels, that is. I own a '76 Trans-Am. Like most cars of its era...

    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...

    How Uncle Killed Pontiac

    The French philosopher-economist Frederic Bastiat wrote about the unseen repercussions of government interfering with the market's natural progressions. In other words, what might have been. Perhaps the saddest four words in...

    In the rearview mirror: 1980-’81 Turbo Trans Am

    Let's dial back the clock a quarter century and return to the wee hours of the Reagan Era, when Pontiac made a desperate, last-ditch effort to keep the Trans-Am from becoming...

    Stuff That’s Gone Away

    I guess everyone gets to that point in life where they start to say,  "I remember when... . " Here's some from me: * Economy cars were rear-wheel-drive - Today, only a handful...

    A Muscular Battery For Your Muscle Car

    There are two battery-related challenges to owning an old muscle car. First, the old beasts can be hard to start - especially if the engine is a big V-8 with high...

    Ode to the Carburetor

    Once upon a time, there was a simple mechanical device that fed fuel to your car's engine. It had no electrical hook-ups, was not dependent on sensors nor controlled by a...

    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...
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