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Bring Back T-Tops!

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Some things - bell bottom corduroys, for instance - will never make a comeback. Well, hopefully. But I'd really like to see a new car with T-tops again. Remember T-tops? The '68 Corvette...

Pharaonic Totems

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I had an older friend once who owned a couple of classic cars he never had time for. He worked, so they sat - and deteriorated. Lack of use is its...

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...

Old Bike Asterisk *

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Ever try finding a firing pin for an Iowa Class battleship's 16 inch guns? They probably didn't make very many - and the ones they did make were last made probably...

1981–1989 Dodge Aries/Plymouth Reliant K-Cars

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Lee Iaccoca gets blame (or credit) for the Dodge Aires and Plymouth Reliant K-cars, but unlike the minivan, this one’s really not his fault. He simply took the ball and ran...

Muscle Cars…. And K-Cars

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Muscle cars - the original-era muscle cars from the '60s and '70s - don't seem to be as popular now as they were when I was in high school and college...

Helmet Laws Are Unsafe . . . and Worse

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The other night, I went for an evening ride with my girlfriend  - neither of us wearing a helmet, which is no longer legal in this and most other states. We...

Oldsmobile Regency sedan, 1971-1984

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Oldsmobile, like Anne Boleyn, probably never actually felt the blade. By the time the end came in 2002, Oldsmobile was already effectively dead. GM had moved on to other tarts such as...

Buick Invicta, 1959–1963

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One of Buick's greatest early Dreadnoughts was the short-lived but extremely memorable Invicta series, which made its debut in 1959 as the replacement for the Century. The unusual name derives from the...

A Sabot in the Gears?

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People sometimes accuse me of being a technophobe or even a Luddite because of my critiques of modern vehicles. But it's not fear of technology that drives me. It's cost-benefit analysis. Increasingly, the costs...
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