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Retro Review: AMC Marlin Fastback Coupe, 1965–1967

Pontiac's GTO, which appeared in 1964, had every other American automaker rushing to cash in on the emerging youth market for big-biceped intermediate muscle coupes— including AMC. AMC, however, decided on a...

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...

Now Harley

Now Harley’s being nailed to the cross. For “cheating” Uncle’s emissions rigmarole, like VW was accused of doing (and admited to doing). This being like “cheating” speed traps by using a radar detector. In...

Why Are New Motorcycle Sales in Freefall?

Harley sales are in free-fall - down 9.3 percent in the U.S. for the first fiscal quarter that ended this summer - amounting to losses of $258.9 million. The company has...

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...

Anyone Remember. . . ?

Time passes - things change. Here's a quick look at some of those things, for instance: Once upon a time, you had two car keys - one to unlock the doors,...

This Pig of a Bike

I'm tapping out. This POS AMF-era Hardley Ableson (1980 Sportster) has beaten me. I publicly concede defeat. The bitch will not start. Well, the shitty electric start system will not turn the engine...

Chevy’s Better Beetle

The Chevy Corvair has something of a bad reputation - among those who don't know much about it, anyhow. Arguably GM's most daring (and technologically advanced) car of the 1960s, it...

1974–1978 Mustang II, Cobra II, and King Cobra

By 1974, the muscle car frenzy of the 1960s had petered-out like an all-night kegger at sunrise. After a ten-year bender with 100-octane leaded premium and 300-horsepower V-8 engines, Ford Motor...

Making Your Car (and Bike) Ethanol-Safe

I wrote recently about the damage done to older (carburetor-fed) vehicles by the alcohol-dosed "gas" that's pretty much replaced the real deal. See here.  Alcohol, in addition to impairing your judgment and dulling...
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