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A Top 10 List of cars with the highest % of overhang. Number 1 may surprise you.

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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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Commentary – Can Cars of the Future Be Classics, Too?

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by contributor Kristi Burns… At Classic Cars Today Online, our interest and focus  gravitates towards classic cars.  However, at one time all of these classics were “cars of the future” that someone dreamed up and pushed the proverbial envelope to … Continue reading

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Two coffee table books for the true classic car fanatic that will pass any snobby-guest-test

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If you’re a car fanatic, it’s a safe bet you’ve got enough automotive interest books, repair manuals, and reference guides somewhere in your home to fill a whole shelf (two probably). A shelf that lurks in a back office room, … Continue reading

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My mother claims cars were more recognizable 60 years ago. I analyze decades and disagree (Part 2 – the 1960s))

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CONTINUED FROM PART 1… (Attempting to resolve a debate with my mother that cars from the late 1940s and ’50s on any given street were more recognizable than now, I take a look at some of the more popular design … 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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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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When your favorite fiction authors write about cars, do they get the details correct? (Part 2)

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(Continued from Part 1) If you’re like me when you read a work of fiction, you visualize things you read to a high degree.  You form a mental picture of characters in the story based on people you know or … Continue reading

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If you’re going to dress up as Elvis for Halloween, you should know a little about his personal cars

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If you’re considering going to a Halloween party dressed as Elvis, you owe it to yourself to know a little about the cars he’s owned.   And if you think the King only owned Cadillacs, you’d be wrong.  Why write … 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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20 affordable cars from the last decade that have the best chance of being collectible…

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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

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Commentary – Regarding automotive design, I just don’t get the modern “swollen hatchback” look

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Am I the only one that doesn’t get the “swollen hatchback” look? For the automotive enthusiast, attending a classic car show can be a great experience.  If you’re lucky, you see the very makes and models that inspired you during … Continue reading

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