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  • Building the Perfect Bluesmobile

    Building the Perfect Bluesmobile

    I was out with the family yesterday and caught sight of this in a small-town garage in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. I snapped a quick photo before the sky opened up in an absolute deluge. It’s a 1974 Dodge Monaco, obviously decked out like the Bluesmobile from The Blues Brothers, but it wasn’t until my pal Jay ...

  • Roadside Find: ’86 Cutlass Salon

    Aug 6, 13 • Car Lot Finds4 Comments
    Roadside Find:  ’86 Cutlass Salon

    Car is showing about 65,000 miles and is in great shape. I have the details if anyone is interested...

  • 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...

  • My Clunker Project: 1992 BMW E30 Convertible

    Jun 26, 13 • Car Lot Finds, Featured1 Comment
    My Clunker Project:  1992 BMW E30 Convertible

    My first encounter with anything BMW was back when I lived in Colorado around 1980. I had a repair shop at home but it was 95% based around Japanese cars. A family member called and asked if I could take a look at his friend’s ’75 BMW 530. Never afraid to take on something new, ...

  • Wagon Wednesday : ’68 Dodge Polara

    Jun 20, 13 • Car Lot Finds, Vintage Cars1 Comment
    Wagon Wednesday :  ’68 Dodge Polara

    A couple of nights ago I was cruising through a small town close to my home and noticed a smalll gathering of classic cars. They are often parked there as there is an old-time drive-in burger joint next door to this particular parking lot. What really stood out was this one station wagon dressed in ...

  • Wagon Wednesday: 1961 Plymouth

    Jun 5, 13 • Car Lot Finds, Featured3 Comments
    Wagon Wednesday: 1961 Plymouth

    I don’t have much to say about this except that I think it’s cool as hell that someone is driving this vintage ’61 Mopar on a regular basis. I wish the owner would’ve been around as I would’ve liked hearing the story on this cool ride. Until now, I had never seen a wagon with ...

  • Five Rules of Barn Finds

    Jun 4, 13 • Car Lot Finds, eBay Finds, Vintage Cars, Vintage MotorcyclesComments Off
    Five Rules of Barn Finds

    I keep an eye on the great Barn Finds website on Facebook and on their blog. One post got a ton of action this week, regarding a huge collection of 1940s and 1950s American cars in Nebraska. The barn find is the “Rembrandt at the yard sale” of the early 2000s...

  • ’84 Cutlass Cruise-In Pick

    ’84 Cutlass Cruise-In Pick

    One of the great things about summer is that it’s car cruise-in season and most of the towns and cities near where I live have a weekend gathering of some sort. These street shows allow me the opportunity to enjoy one of my favorite pastimes, walking among all the nice cars and putting the camera ...

  • Car Lot Finds: 1968 Valiant Signet

    Car Lot Finds: 1968 Valiant Signet

    Apparently, I’m turning this blog into the tan Chrysler A-Body Forum. Why is it that you start seeing cars like this in bunches? I was tearing through town this morning and noticed my local car dealer guy had this ’68 Valiant Signet on the lot...

  • 1974 Porsche 914/4 For Sale

    1974 Porsche 914/4 For Sale

    It’s not often when a friend parts with a truly wonderful car, but when it happens, you have to strike while the iron is hot. My friend Greg is sending his gorgeous Porsche 914/4 down the road. If you’re on the left coast anywhere near San Francisco, it’s well worth checking out...