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Good Car Names Gone Wrong…

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The good thing about a bad car name is you've got no expectations; nothing to live up to - and so, little to disappoint you. But wasting a good name on...

In the rearview mirror: 1960-1969 Chevy Corvair

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Here's an irony of automotive history: Ralph Nader never actually drove a Corvair - the car he claimed was as "unsafe at any speed." Too bad for him - and, of course,...

Pontiac Safari, 1957-1989

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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...

AMC Matador, 1971-1978

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By the mid-1970s, American automakers were under the gun to reduce both the size and the fuel consumption of their offerings. Gas shortages, price spikes - and the growing presence of...

First Bikes

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Bikes are not unlike shoes in that you want one that fits. If you're a big guy, there are bikes that won't. And if you're not a big guy, there are bikes...

1975 Kawasaki S1 Saaaaaaafety Ride!

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Here's a quick thumb in the eye to Uncle - the government - which demands I wear a helmet for saaaaaaaaaaafety, on the bizarre assumption that my saaaaaaaaaaafety is anyone's business...

The DeadWire

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People aren’t getting much of a charge out of Harley’s first electric motorcycle, the LiveWire . . . literally. Owners - and there aren’t many - have been advised by Harley Davidson not to...

Zero . . .

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Naming an electric scooter a Zero is at least editorially honest. Of course, Zero - the manufacturer of electric scooters - likes to pretend that it's selling motorcycles. And the scooters it...

Who Misses Oldsmobile?

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Does anyone miss Oldsmobile? Not what Oldsmobile was in its heyday back in the '50s, '60s and '70s - the era of the Rocket 88 - but what it had become...

How to Double – Even Triple – Your Gas Mileage

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There is not much we can do about the doubling-plus of the price of gas, which is a function of our money buying less as much as it is a function...
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