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A Sabot in the Gears?

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...

The Great Pumpkin

Today I took the Great Pumpkin out for a long-neglected drive. My 1976 Trans-Am. Carousel Red (orange, really; same paint code used in 1969 on the GTO Judge). Polycast "Honeycomb" wheels (they...

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...

Bring Back T-Tops!

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...

Roadrunner with Richmond 6 Speed Transmission

A good friend of my father's has a modified Roadrunner with a 440.  For performance and improved gas mileage he has a Richmond six speed (ROD).  He has had it for...

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...

Another One Bites The Dust

Some unhappy news came in the mail yesterday. A notice that my favorite car magazine - High Performance Pontiac - will be ceasing publication after the October issue. Pontiac itself, of course,...

The Toyota 222D

Here is the MR2 that Toyota built for rally racing. Even for a race car this is one of the wildest looking cars Toyota has ever built. The interior looks like...

In the rearview: Pontiac Aztek

Well, it wasn't a bad idea. Then again, neither was the Titanic. The great ship ended up at the bottom of the ocean as the result of a lethal combination of bad judgment,...

Ethanol Assault

Remember those '80s-era PSAs that warned, "this is your brain on drugs" - cue video of an egg frying in a pan? Well, here's your old car's engine on ethanol. I...
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