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Cycles


Motorcycles, new and classic. View the entire archive.

Buick Estate Wagon, 1970–1987

Historically, Buick was GM's "discreet Cadillac"—a high-end car without the high-end ostentation. For many years, Buicks were known as "doctors’ cars" for just that reason. Ownership indicated you had money, but...

Five Ford Fails

America's Big Three have had more than their share of bad ideas over the past 20 years. Let's look at Ford's flops first. * Lincoln Mark VIII (1993-1998) - This car snuffed what...

Chrysler 300 convertible, 1969-1970

The largest, most powerful battleship ever made was the WWII-era Japanese Yamato and her sister ship, Musashi. They came late to the war and didn't survive it - in part because...

Chrysler New Yorker, 1955-1982

There's a reason it's known as the Empire State. New York is outsized and audacious - not a place for the timid. So is the car named after the Big Apple. It's...

Chevy Kingswood Estate wagon, 1969-1972

One of the greatest things about the Great Whales of the past was their names. Today, everything's alpha-numeric. "X" This and 123 that. All the good names have either been taken,...

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...

Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser, 1964-1977

Here is a fact that some will find hard to swallow: GM's Oldsmobile division was once the number-three best-selling brand of car in the United States. Believe it or not. Given Oldsmobile's consumptive...

Worst Car Names Ever

Naming cars, like naming kids, sometimes comes out all wrong. Striving to be cr8tive, some parents cripple their progeny with appellations guaranteed to result in a lifetime of abuse. It's the same...

Pontiac Catalina, 1965-1972

Pontiac is most famous for models like the GTO of the '60s, the Firebird of the '70s - and even the Fiero of the 1980s. These cars cemented Pontiac's status as...

Ford LTD 1965–1982

No one knows for sure just exactly what "LTD" stands for. Some say "Limited"—others "Luxury Trim Decor." Perhaps there is an ancient temple somewhere with weathered letters chiseled in stone, signifying...
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