Apr 24, 2014
Gary P. Garry
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Ford GT40 Scores Big at Auction

Ford GT40s finish 1-2-3 at 1966 Le Mans

Ford GT40s finish 1-2-3 at 1966 Le Mans

Sometimes good things come out of friendly competition. At other times, good things come out of not so friendly competition. Everyone thinks that they are motivated, but when you want to prove something to someone who has challenged you, there is generally going to be a bit of a turbocharged thing going on. Continue reading »

Apr 21, 2014
Gary P. Garry
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A Meeting With the Ambassador

I drove up to a red light yesterday, and to my left there was a new car that looked like some kind of bloated, rounded blob of plastic. Clearly, somebody liked it because somebody was driving it, but like a lot of newer models, it was disruptive to my sensibilities. Continue reading »

Apr 18, 2014
Gary P. Garry
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Harley Earl: From Carriages to Corvettes

Think about the jobs that vanish when technological innovations come about. If you were a filing clerk a few decades ago, you had to get some retraining in a hurry when the computer took over. It’s logical to assume that the same type of thing happened when the automobile was introduced into the American lifestyle. Continue reading »

Apr 17, 2014
Gary P. Garry
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Ford Thunderbird Takes Flight

When you experience some type of special achievement, like an unforgettable sports moment or an epic song that moves you to the core, you are often inspired to do things yourself. You may not hit the 1988 Kirk Gibson World Series walk-off home run or write ‘Stairway to Heaven’, but you sometimes better yourself in some way.

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Apr 16, 2014
Gary P. Garry
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A Cheap, Reliable Ride: The Rambler American

1959 Rambler American 2DR sedan

1959 Rambler American 2DR sedan

Around the end of the 1950s, compact cars began to grow in popularity in the United States. During that time there were a number of competitors within the niche, led by the Rambler American. Continue reading »

Apr 15, 2014
Gary P. Garry
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Firebird Takes Flight: The First Generation

1967 Firebird

1967 Firebird

Because of the incredible success of the Ford Mustang, General Motors wanted to get its fair share of the pony car market. The Mustang first came out for the 1965 model year (purists will tell you it was ’64 1/2), and it took General Motors a couple of years to create a suitable competitor. Continue reading »

Apr 15, 2014
Gary P. Garry
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Long Strange Trip Is Over for Volkswagen Bus

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‘There are certain motor vehicles that immediately conjure stereotypical visions of their owners. When it comes to the classic Volkswagen bus, when you drove past one back in the day you expected to hear Grateful Dead tunes blaring from the speakers. The driver had to be a flower child of some kind, and a peculiar smoky scent was likely to be present. Continue reading »

Apr 14, 2014
Gary P. Garry
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For the Discerning Gentleman: ’56 Maserati 450S Prototype

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RM Auctions sells some of the most mind-boggling cars imaginable on a regular basis all around the world. Upcoming auctions will take place in madly diverse locations, including Monaco, Detroit, Monterey, London, and Hershey, Pennsylvania. Continue reading »

Apr 14, 2014
Gary P. Garry
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The Unforgettable Oldsmobile 442

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The Oldsmobile division of General Motors became defunct back in 2004. It’s almost hard to believe that such a venerable automotive brand is slowly but surely dissolving into the annals of history, but time marches on. Continue reading »

Apr 10, 2014
Gary P. Garry
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Motor Trend Car of the Year for 1962: The Buick Special

 

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General Motors’ Buick Motor Division has been in business for a very long time. The company originated as the Buick Auto-Vim and Power Company back in 1899, and it was eponymously named after its founder, David Dunbar Buick. Continue reading »

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