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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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Owner profile – 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray convertible

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When Mike Grady purchased his ’66 Corvette Sting Ray convertible in September 1980, he figured he would simply clean it up a little (the body had four different paint color layers on it plus primer), have some fun cruising with … 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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1984 – 1987 Toyota Corolla Sport coupe: a last rear-wheel-drive economy car classic

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Looking for a modestly priced rear-wheel-drive car that’s fun-to-drive and has collector appeal?  How about one that gets over 40 miles per gallon? Often cars we find most collectible have a unique mixture of last-of-its-kind and first-of-its-kind attributes.  Popular “last” … Continue reading

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