Tag Archives: 1950s

The 1956-57 El Morocco – a “small Cadillac” created decades before the first Seville and Cimarron

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Once in awhile throughout the history of classic cars, truly interesting creations are born.  Interesting because they’re unique enough to stand out and catch your attention in the first place, well-done enough to hold your attention, and perceived as desirable … Continue reading

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My mother claims cars were more recognizable 60 years ago. I analyze decades and disagree (Part 1)

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Walking through a parking lot with my mother started the debate.  “All cars look alike these days”, she said.  “Back in the 1940s, you could distinguish the different makes easily.  I could tell the type of every car the adults … Continue reading

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Alternative gear shift levers through the years

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The American Business Dictionary defines the word alternative as “One of two or more ways of achieving the same desired end or goal.  An alternative need not be a close substitute for the first choice (or other alternatives), but it … Continue reading

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When classics were born – a collection of assembly line pictures

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“I created you inside of me. I watched your body form then come together, growing in size. I smiled as you first made your way along the floor. Treading slowly on all fours. You were flawless and beautiful, yet unscathed … Continue reading

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Commentary – Popularity of today’s paddle shifters reminds us the best place for gear shifting really is on the steering column.

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(By contributor John Bleimaier) The advent of paddle shifters in today’s cars should cause us to consider once again where the gear shift lever should ideally be placed.  Paddle shifters located on either side of the steering wheel and affixed … Continue reading

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