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Classic Cars

Classic Cars

Muscle cars and trucks. View the entire archive.

Wide Stance?

My little pick-up truck - with a 2.4 liter four cylinder engine - has exactly the same size wheels and tires (225/70R-15) as the ones my 1976 Pontiac Trans Am -...

The Road Warrior Didn’t Have OnStar

It is probably a very good idea to learn how to adjust - and rebuild - a carburetor. To set point gap, even. Neither of which is a bad thing -...

Doomed: Subaru BRAT: 1977-1987

Imagine, if you can, a truck with factory-mounted seats in the bed - and spotlights the size of a 747’s landing lights mounted on its T-topped roof. If you know this truck,...

Latent vs. Present Horsepower

We will one day look back fondly on the days just before Corona Fever hit as a golden era of vehicle design. Or at least, a golden age of horsepower. New cars come...

A Car Story

Today is a good time for a car story, to take our minds off the other story. This story's related to my story of a about a month ago, about upgrading the...

The Anti-Corona

It’s hard to sustain a state of panic, a sense of imminent doom, when the sun is shining, the breeze is warm - and you’re getting your classic car ready for...

The Fun of Driving Slow, Fast

There is much to be said about driving a slow car fast. Or even a slow-by-today's standards car. I have more fun in the Orange Barchetta - my 1976 Trans-Am -...

It Could be Bad . . . But Sometimes Isn’t!

A good friend of mine called me a couple of weeks ago, worried about her '92 Toyota truck. The transmission was acting up. She couldn't shift it into - or out...

Retro Interview with Bill Porter

About 20 years ago, I sat down with former Pontiac Chief Designer William “Bill” Porter in New York City. Over breakfast, he discussed his role at Pontiac during the early and...

How They Used to Make ‘Em

They don’t make ‘em like they used to - and in many cases, not at all. Have you ever wondered what happened to them? And why? Station wagons - You can still buy...
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