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Cycles


Motorcycles, new and classic. View the entire archive.

Moving Along ….

Time passes, things change. Have you noticed that while most new cars are much harder to get into without a key, once you're in - the glovebox is easy to access? Because...

Retro Review: Plymouth GTX, 1967-1974

People who argue that it wasn't GM - well, Pontiac - that created the first muscle car (the 1964 GTO) arguably have history on their side. Because there were muscular cars...

Buick Riviera, 1963-1985

Non-Buick people may not know it, but the Riviera nameplate goes back many years before the introduction of the now-famous '63 coupe. Buick used it to designate the pillarless hardtop coupes...

Oil Alert For Older Cars

In order to comply with federal requirements that key emissions control components on new cars such as catalytic converters work (and can be warranted to work)  for at least 120,000 miles...

Girlie Cars of the Recent Past

There are manly cars and there are not-so-manly cars. And then there are cars that Liberace would have loved. Back in the '80s, such cars included the VW Rabbit cabriolet -...

AMC Ambassador, 1965-1974

American Motors Corporation may have descended from Hudson and Nash—brands whose hallmarks were modesty and efficiency—but by the mid 1960s, AMC began producing battlewagons of truly Bismarckian proportions. One of the most...

In the Rearview Mirror: 1987 Renault Alliance GTA

The death rattle of American Motors Corp. came in the early 1980s, with the “alliance” between the tubercular American automaker and French automaker Renault. Renault, a big player in Europe, hoped...

1978–1990 Dodge Omni (Oh Lawsee!)

It became a depressing tendency in the late 1970s to bestow optimistic-sounding names on increasingly scrunched-down and browbeaten economy cars that were at best proletarian-geared “transportation modules” as enjoyable as day-old...

2018 BMW  K 1600B

Motorcycles aren't subject to Uncle's fuel-efficiency fatwas. Not yet. Which explains why BMW is putting its sixes in its bikes  . . . while removing them from its cars. Including even mid-sized cars...

Muscle Cars Were Slow . . . Part II

I wrote a column a couple years ago (see here) that mentioned an unspeakable truth: Relative to now - classic muscle cars were slow. Back in the day, when the typical passenger car...
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