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On Parking – 5 Ways I Kept the Same Car Dent-, Ding- and Scratch-Free For 10 Years

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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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Need a gift for that car fanatic in your life? Check out our online store of vintage car ads and brochures

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If you’ve been searching for an inexpensive, unique gift that will intrigue the car fanatic in your life, our online store BEST OF THE PAST CAR ADVERTISEMENTS (Click here to visit our page) has just what you need.  Specializing in … Continue reading

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A sneak preview of the 2014 New York Auto Show April 18 – 27, with thorough picture coverage.

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The 2014 New York International Auto Show opens to the public at the Jacob Javits Convention Center April 18 at 10am, with official ceremonies beginning 8:30am the next day on Saturday April 19.  During those official ceremonies on Saturday morning, … Continue reading

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Owner profile – 1982 Chrysler Imperial

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Jack Harkavy owns a 1938 Packard Eight, a 1954 DeSoto, and, as a professional driver, is regularly behind the wheel of high-end cars old and new that are used as props in major movies and television shows. Ask him what … Continue reading

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When your favorite fiction authors write about cars, do they get the details correct? (Part 1)

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My wife paused from reading a Sue Grafton novel to ask me, “Could a Mercedes sedan that would have been around in 1988 do a tire-smoking burnout, on a smooth cement parking garage surface?”  Having owned and driven a succession … Continue reading

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Commentary – Road salt not only corrodes your classic car, but politicians as well

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(by contributor John Bleimaier)… In the culinary world, salt is one of a few truly magical ingredients which release taste and enliven sensory responses without relying on artificial chemicals that are detrimental to the human body.   Any chef that … Continue reading

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Actor Bruce Campbell reflects on director Sam Raimi’s 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88

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When I was growing up, my father owned a full-size ’73 Oldsmobile from 1975 until 1983.  During that era in the United States an Olds was a respected car that middle class people of all age groups aspired to, upper-middle-class … Continue reading

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If your car had a “door ajar” voice reminder in the 1980s, you’ll enjoy these flashback videos

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My mother bought a Chrysler LeBaron convertible in the mid-’80s, fully equipped with whitewalls, wire wheel covers, digital dash, and fake wood.  But one feature it had that made it an ’80s period piece more than any other was its … Continue reading

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Commentary – My “Must-Have” Car Accessories

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My name is Kristi Burns and I am NOT a mechanic, so I don’t mind being spoiled by “modern” car accessories as my husband does. In fact, this can be a bone of contention when we both look for a … Continue reading

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Commentary – If the U.S. Constitution had been written in the 20th century, the automobile would have found its way into the Bill of Rights

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(by contributor John Bleimaier)   The automobile and the concept of freedom are intimately intertwined.  The open road and the sense of mobility are at the epicenter of American culture.  When foreigners think of our country, their predominant image is … Continue reading

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