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Recently, I was reading an article on Curbside Classic’s website titled “Design Analysis: Did The Lincoln Mark VI Have The Biggest Overhang Ratio Ever?”. After studying that new-for-1980 design, author Paul Niedermeyer comments that the fundamental problem with the Mark … Continue reading
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If you’re a car enthusiast like we are at Classic Cars Today Online, you may have grown to admire specific car makes and models sold in other countries that were never available in America. Or maybe before living in the … Continue reading
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Audi fanatics, do you know what year the marque was founded? Where the name “Audi” comes from and how it was picked? What major German automaker owned it before selling it to Volkswagen? What the first Audi logo used … Continue reading
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Before 1981, vehicle manufacturers created their own vehicle identification (vin) numbers of varying lengths to signify facts about their vehicles as they saw fit. During the 1970s to ease confusion, the United States Department Of Transportation (DOT) mandated all vehicles … Continue reading
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Long ago on a quiet summer night, my girlfriend was over and we were spending an evening watching television. I had been surfing channels until my screen was unexpectedly filled with a young Charlie Sheen driving an arctic blue, rusty, … Continue reading
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After the Clean Air Act of 1995, gasolines do not have as many detergent additives as they used to. This leaves engines more susceptible than ever to carbon and sludge buildup if too low an octane fuel is used. Gasoline … Continue reading
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(…Continued from prior article series on 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s wire wheel covers) I’ve always been a fan of simulated wire wheel covers. While being an automotive accessory extremely subject to personal tastes, one cannot deny wire wheel covers are … Continue reading
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by contributor Pete Abbate… In the summer of 1989, a local car club known as the Classic Cruizers began a “cruise night” tradition on Friday evenings in the downtown area of Somerville, New Jersey. A cruise night is usually defined … Continue reading
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Located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee (not Hollywood, CA), The Hollywood Star Cars Museum is a find for fans of historically noteworthy classic cars. The museum features two floors of displays featuring over 40 vehicles. Cars owned by Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Mike … Continue reading
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(by contributor Kristi Burns) When I began dating my husband many years ago, he let me use his car, providing that I follow a few “rules” to keep it free from dings, scratches, and dents. Since I was able to … Continue reading
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From 1969 to 1985, well over 1 million Mercedes-Benz vehicles were sold new with 14-inch aluminum alloy wheels similar to the one shown in this picture. If you’re sprucing up or restoring a vintage model from this era, you … Continue reading
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If you plan on heading to a drive-in movie theater this summer, as I did this past Saturday night for the first time in over 30 years, you will have high hopes for an enjoyable experience. To make sure reality … Continue reading
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Diesel engines running on naturally-grown fuels are not a new concept. Doctor Rudolf Diesel developed the first compression-ignition motor in the 1890s as a solution to the wasteful inefficiency of steam engines commonly in use at the time. While he … Continue reading
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Fuses are designed to stop excess current flow that can overheat circuits, damage equipment, or even cause a fire. To account for normal electrical spikes and surges, vehicle designers typically specify fuses with amp ratings of double the current flow … Continue reading
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Analyzing the last 60 years of automotive trends, some very interesting data can be found among the specific and ever-changing car models Americans chose to buy the most of each year since 1949. (See slide show at end of article … Continue reading
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…They may not be what you’d expect. A 1974 Chevrolet Impala advertisement once pointed out “If a car isn’t popular new, it won’t be popular used”. To make their point, behind the ’74 Impala sits a 1957 Bel Air hardtop … Continue reading