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A Labor of Love – My AW11 MR2

AW11 is the chassis code Toyota assigned to the mark 1 (first generation) MR2 when it was introduced in 1984. It has affectionately become the nickname of all first generation MR2s...

Features That Were Fun… But …

The other day, someone reminded me about T-tops. If you're younger than 30 or so, you probably don't remember T-tops. But if you're older, no doubt you do. For about 10 years...

In Search Of…

If you own a '60s or '70s-era muscle car, you've probably become aware of an ironic problem: It is virtually impossible to find high-performance tires for your high-performance classic. The BF...

Chevy Monte Carlo, 1970-1988

There is a species of American land shark that once prowled the highways and byways of the United States in great fleets, but which have become as extinct as Megaladon -...

Classic Cars and The Smog Police

It's been more than 40 years since the federal Clean Air Act went into effect, which among other things means there are quite a few "antique" and "classic" vehicles (usually...

The Fleeting Feeling of Freedom

Every now and then, I do something "risky" and illegal, to remind myself what it was like when we were still relatively free. I roll one of my old bikes out of...

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...

Conspiracy . . . or Merely Convenient?

Many new cars are optimized for ethanol - "flex-fuel" compatible is how it's usually described. The problem, of course, is that a majority of cars in service are not optimized for...

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...

Pontiac Safari, 1957-1989

GM's Pontiac division was sent off on its own version of the Trail of Tears in 2009 - after years of broken treaties and forked tongue-talking with the corporation's upper management. Part...
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