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Archive for July, 2013

  • Car Lot Finds: 1976 Pontiac Grand Prix w 45k Miles!

    Car Lot Finds: 1976 Pontiac Grand Prix w 45k Miles!

    Well, my little local car dealer — Keystone Automotive in Holliston, Mass. — does it again with another car that I get lustful feelings for every time I drive by. This time, it’s a 1976 Pontiac Grand Prix with just 45,000 miles showing on the odometer, and nothing to make believe it’s not authentic...

  • Fuck DARPA: A Clunker Manifesto

    Jul 30, 13 • Featured, New Cars, RantsComments Off
    Fuck DARPA: A Clunker Manifesto

    I’m not a conspiracy theorist. It’s not because I don’t think that the government would love to start snooping around at what’s in my sock drawer, mind you. It’s because nobody in the government can seem to orchestrate a blowjob in a bus station men’s room without getting caught. But the more I read about ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: Honda Pacific Coast

    Jul 29, 13 • Featured, Motorcycles1 Comment
    Motorcycle Monday: Honda Pacific Coast

    What’s the ugliest motorcycle you can think of? For me, it has always been the Honda Pacific Coast. A v-twin tourer wrapped entirely in plastic, the PC800 seemed to take on the appearance of a glorified scooter. It even had a trunk. Not a top box-esque storage area like the modern Goldwings, but an honest ...

  • Tuff Trucks Vol 1: 1980 International Scout II Terra Turbo Diesel

    Jul 26, 13 • Featured, Uncategorized1 Comment
    Tuff Trucks Vol 1: 1980 International Scout II Terra Turbo Diesel

    I’m guessing that I was around 10 yrs old when I first met an International Scout. One summer afternoon, one of my father’s friends drove in our driveway behind the wheel of a brand new Scout 80 in two-tone red with a white top. I thought that was just about the coolest truck type vehicle ...

  • Craigslist Find: 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Convertible

    Jul 26, 13 • Craigslist Finds, Featured, Vintage CarsComments Off
    Craigslist Find: 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Convertible

    Our pal Travis Waite sent along a Craigslist ad for a car his dad owned, a gorgeous 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Convertible. It’s apparently being consigned now, so if you want to get in on it at the totally fair price of $9,000, you better do it now...

  • Photos: 1973 Pontiac Grand Am

    Jul 24, 13 • Featured, Vintage Cars2 Comments
    Photos: 1973 Pontiac Grand Am

    You may remember Channing Greene’s 1967 Mercury Park Lane from a few months back, that he decided to move along in favor of something else. And his new purchase is, indeed, something else. You never, ever see a nice 1973 Pontiac Grand Am anymore...

  • Weird Influences: The Movie and TV Cars that Inspired Me

    Weird Influences: The Movie and TV Cars that Inspired Me

    I was like every other kid in the 1970s, in that I was in love with the Bandit’s Trans Am, the Duke boys’ Charger, the Monkees’ Dean Jeffries-modified Monkeemobile, Thomas Magnum’s 308 and Frank Bullitt’s Mustang. But if there was ever a hipster car fan, it was me, and since I consumed more television and ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: KTM Duke II

    Motorcycle Monday: KTM Duke II

    KTM’s 640 LC4 engine is one of my favorites of all time. Although it vibrates like a paint shaker on meth and can be prone to some tedious maintenance, it’s a compact and diverse little power plant. The versatile Austrian single found its way into a variety of KTMs including the company’s enduros, supermotos, and ...

  • Phoenix Motorcars: Who styled this thing?

    Jul 19, 13 • Featured, New Cars2 Comments
    Phoenix Motorcars: Who styled this thing?

    (Ed. Note: We’ve got a really cool post today from reader Roger Niebolt on automotive styling, and the Phoenix Motorcars pickup he ran into. Welcome, Roger. Thanks for the post. — Craig) I live near Oxnard, in southern California.  This gives a confirmed motorhead like me many delicious opportunities to view countless celebrity-owned exotics—on their ...

  • Cars Surrounding My Formative Years

    Jul 16, 13 • Featured, Vintage Cars5 Comments
    Cars Surrounding My Formative Years

    I was recently looking through some vintage car photos on PowerGlide Magazine’s Facebook page and it had me thinking of the cars I remember growing up with. My Mum and Dad had five of us so they had to approach car buying from a utilitarian point of view. They hauled us all over New England ...