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Hershey Car Show Corona’d . . . But Not By The Virus

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People make the intellectual error of attributing the shutdowns and lockdowns to "the virus." In fact, the virus has had hardly any effect on anything - outside of nursing homes. But government...

Roadrunner with Richmond 6 Speed Transmission

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A good friend of my father's has a modified Roadrunner with a 440.  For performance and improved gas mileage he has a Richmond six speed (ROD).  He has had it for...

The Pros and Cons of the Old . . . in the New Normal

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It is far from a bad idea to consider buying an older car given the “new normal” descending. But - as with most things - there are downsides as well as...

Today vs. Yesterday . . .

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Here's some nostalgia - and comparisons of today vs. yesterday!

The Wages of Sin . . .

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A battleship in service is ready for service, usually. But a battleship on static display may not even float - on account of the unnoticed rust that ate through its sides...

The Great Pumpkin

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Today I took the Great Pumpkin out for a long-neglected drive. My 1976 Trans-Am. Carousel Red (orange, really; same paint code used in 1969 on the GTO Judge). Polycast "Honeycomb" wheels (they...

Great Pumpkin Test Drive

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In the Halloween Spirit, here's a look at The Great Pumpkin, plus a test drive! It is very patriarchical as well as heterosexual and profoundly unsafe. No air bags. Not even...

Less Need for Speed

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When it no longer makes sense to do something, people tend to stop doing it. One such thing is hopping up used cars, something people - especially young people - used to...

The Syclone That Came . . . and Went!

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How many appealing vehicles can you name that were only sold for one year? Even the Edsel lasted three. Here's one that came - and went - as fast as it went: the...

Toyota’s Z-Car: The Celica Supra

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Nissan's Z-car may have been the first Japanese sports car to make a real splash in the United States back in 1969 - but crosstown rival Toyota wasn't going to sit...
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