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The Forgotten Trans-Am …

I own a "forgotten year" second generation (1970-1981)  Trans Am. A '76 TA, in Carousel Red with Honeycomb rims. The early Second Gen cars - 1970-73 especially - get most of the...

Two Wheeled Red Barchettas . . .

Motorcycles will probably prove to be the real-life Red Barchettas. You may remember the great Libertarian anthem by the classic rock band, Rush. It depicts a future world in which private cars...

AMC Matador, 1971-1978

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...

Pepe le Pew . . . On Wheels

Other than the captive nations of the former Soviet boc, no one built consistently awful - or downright bizarre - automobiles better than France's Big Three: Citroen, Renault and Peugot. Thankfully, we've...

Reader Question: 1980 Harley Starting Problem?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Jon asks: I hope you can point me in the right direction. I saw your video titled 1980 Ironhead starter rant and it...

Good Car Names Gone Wrong…

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...

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...

Retro Review: Ford Maverick Grabber,1970-’75

There is an interesting species of near muscle car that came into being and briefly existed for a handful of years, beginning in the early 1970s  - just as the high...

Video Rant: A Tale of Two Bikes

Here is a quick look at the two bikes BW just left with me for a couple of weeks. One is the new 1600 B "bagger" - which is my kind...

Hardley Ableson Electric Starter Odyssey

If you've never dealt with an AMF-era Ironhead Sportster electric start problem, perhaps this will help you deal with it - learning from my fumbling around. Here's the scenario: I agreed to...
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