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Vintage Ad: “She Drives A Rambler”, And No, She “Wasn’t Lavishly Spending Her Husband’s Money”

Given Rambler’s image as something of a cheapskate brand in the 60s, it’s easy to forget that it was rather the opposite in the early-mid ’50s. Rambler targeted women, with […]

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The Little Engines That Could, Part 1: 1941-1942 Ford 30 HP Four Cylinder Truck Engine

(first posted 9/29/2016) Welcome to Part 1 of an intermittent dive into the depths of automotive (and truck) history, outlining relatively small displacement engines that did a lot of work […]

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Curbside Classic: 1980 Isuzu 117 Coupé XE – Square In The Eye

It is said that blood cannot be squeezed out of a stone and old dogs can’t learn new tricks. But can I wring another post out of the Isuzu 117 […]

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Vintage Reviews: Car And Driver’s 1987 New Car Issues – Charting The Changes, Technical Highlights For Domestics

(first posted 10/3/2016) 1987 did not prove to be a big year for news or innovation from the domestic manufacturers. Nor did it turn out to be a great year […]

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The Little Engines That Could, Part 2: How 170 Cubic Inches Of Dodge Rammed A Challenge By Volkswagen

(first posted 10/3/2016) In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the four-cylinder engine available in Ford trucks in the early 1940s. For Part 2, let’s jump ahead twenty […]

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Housekeeping: 404 Errors Galore

Yes, some of the links to older posts are throwing 404 Errors. David Saunders is working on a fix. Thanks for your patience.

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Vintage Ad: 1951 Frazer Mortuary Car – Death With Dignity

Is it a coincidence that 1951 was Frazer’s last year? This reminds me that I never got around to my Kaiser-Frazer History Part 2. Must do… Here’s Part 1

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COAL: 1929 Ford Model A Standard Coupe – Chapter 12, A Is For Awesome

One of the not-car things that kept me occupied during my later single years was flying. I learned to fly, got my private pilot’s license, and thought about the next […]

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Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: Volvo PV445 Duett – The Swedish Suburban

The first time I saw a Duett I fell in love. These were quite uncommon in the US, and I’d already fallen in love with my brother’s best friend’s PV544 […]

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Bus Stop Classic: Irisbus Iliade – We’d Like To Emphasize It’s a Renault

On January 1, 1999, the bus divisions of Renault V.I. (Véhicules Industriels) and Iveco merged and formed Irisbus. Just a few years later, Volvo Trucks took over Renault V.I. and […]