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Archive for April, 2013

  • Mad Men and Mustangs: The Cars Missing from AMC’s Hit Series

    Apr 30, 13 • Featured, Vintage Cars9 Comments
    Mad Men and Mustangs: The Cars Missing from AMC’s Hit Series

    I’m an extremely late adopter of AMC’s swinging ‘60s series Mad Men, but I’ve spent the last few months getting myself caught up. While I was midway through Season 5, I heard Marc Maron’s interview with Dick Van Dyke on the WTF Podcast, and the iconic sitcom star — steeped in the design ethic of ...

  • Ducati 999: The Cilantro of Superbikes

    Apr 29, 13 • Featured, Motorcycles1 Comment
    Ducati 999: The Cilantro of Superbikes

    (Ed. Note: We like bikes as much as we like cars, and whenever possible, we’re going to feature a motorcycle that’s past its prime. My friend Lindsay Shaw wrote this piece on the Ducati 999 and as soon as I can get the author name to show up in the post, you’ll see her name ...

  • The WTF Files: 1980 Pontiac Grand Safari

    Apr 26, 13 • Featured, Vintage CarsComments Off
    The WTF Files: 1980 Pontiac Grand Safari

    I have to search for vintage station wagons at least once a week. This 1980 Grand Safari caught my eye because of the low mileage – just over 23k – and it’s because it’s what half of my neighborhood drove when I was a kid. It looked ok from the overall photos. The $5900 Buy ...

  • Kiplinger’s List For People Who Hate Cars

    Apr 25, 13 • Commuting, Featured, New Cars3 Comments
    Kiplinger’s List For People Who Hate Cars

    Kiplinger’s is a pretty good personal finance/business magazine, but the cars they’re recommending on their 2013 Cheapest Cars list is a parade of vehicles that offer all of the spirit and pure enjoyment of a catheter. Buying new is never cheap, and if cheap is all your interested in, you’re left with the new cars ...

  • It’s Here: NHTSA’s Guideline on Distracted Driving

    Apr 24, 13 • Featured, Legislation, NHTSAComments Off
    It’s Here: NHTSA’s Guideline on Distracted Driving

    It’s been brewing for years now, but yesterday, NHTSA issued its guidelines to reduce distractions that drivers face behind the wheel. But NHTSA’s ruling is all about the process, and not about the thought required to complete actions, and research is beginning to show that’s what causes people to get into accidents. According to an ...

  • Four Forgotten Designer Cars at BoldRide.com

    Apr 23, 13 • BoldRide.com, FeaturedComments Off
    Four Forgotten Designer Cars at BoldRide.com

    The great folks at BoldRide.com are running an article of mine on a few of the lesser-known designer cars from Lincoln and Ford today. Here’s a sneak preview: “In 2008, Ford lavished the Eddie Bauer treatment on the Taurus X, which in all honesty, until I wrote this article, I completely forgot ever existed. It ...

  • Car Lot Finds: 1975 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ

    Car Lot Finds: 1975 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ

    I’m about 90 percent more likely to take back roads than I am to drive in the highway for one reason: when you’re on the highway you miss seeing cool stuff like this for sale. This 1975 Pontiac GP SJ is in the lot at Foley Motorsports on Route 9 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. In ’75, ...

  • The Kick-Ass Vehicles of the Boston Manhunt

    Apr 22, 13 • News6 Comments
    The Kick-Ass Vehicles of the Boston Manhunt

    If you spent any time watching the news last week, you saw some incredible, heretofore unseen footage of the equipment at your state and local police department’s disposal. Helicopters, four-wheelers, trucks, and good old sedans were out in force by the hundreds. Here’s a closer look at some of the most frequently seen vehicles from ...