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  • Motorcycle Monday: Oilers Race of Gentlemen

    Oct 7, 13 • Motorcycles, Vintage Cars, Vintage MotorcyclesComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: Oilers Race of Gentlemen

    This is a little different for a Motorcycle Monday post, but it’s just about the coolest event I’ve ever heard of. This past weekend, the Oilers Car Club ran an amazing event called the Race of Gentlemen in Wildwood, New Jersey, featuring 1/8-mile vintage car and motorcycle racing on the beach. It’s a scene, man. ...

  • The Friends of Eddie Coyle: A Clunker Goldmine

    Sep 12, 13 • Featured, Vintage Cars1 Comment
    The Friends of Eddie Coyle: A Clunker Goldmine

    Movies get shot in and around Boston all the time now, but in 1973, a movie shot in the Bay State was a rarity. Based on the awesome George V. Higgins novel of the same name, The Friends of Eddie Coyle was steeped in Boston lore and language, and it’s a crucible of clunker goodness...

  • 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 ...

  • Cop Car Colors: Where Do They Come From?

    Aug 27, 13 • Featured, Vintage CarsComments Off
    Cop Car Colors: Where Do They Come From?

    I’m writing an article on police liveries for my pals over at BoldRide.com, and I remembered that a looong, long time ago (2002, to be exact), I wrote an article for the Boston Globe on that very subject. Still a pretty neat story. I always enjoy interviewing people who know what the hell they’re talking ...

  • The Real Cost of the $25 Million Ferrari

    Aug 21, 13 • Vintage Cars2 Comments
    The Real Cost of the $25 Million Ferrari

    The big news from Monterey last weekend was the Ferrari NART Spyder that sold for $27.5 million. That’s a whole lot of coin for a car, but that’s just where the bill starts. Before that car leaves the state, the costs required to own it are staggering...

  • Roadside Find: ’77 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham

    Aug 15, 13 • Featured, Vintage Cars2 Comments
    Roadside Find:   ’77 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham

    The Love Shack is calling your name although I think there’s ample room in this Love Boat. This car has just shy of 20,000 miles and the asking price is $12,000. It’s interesting that it has almost the same controls as my ’73 Dodge van...

  • Don Knotts: Dodge Boy

    Aug 1, 13 • Vintage Cars2 Comments
    Don Knotts: Dodge Boy

    Automakers spend hundreds of millions every year on celebrity endorsements. Overseas, actors like Uma Thurman and Patrick Stewart bring sex and gravitas to brands like BMW, and here in the States, Jeff Bridges and Robert Downey, Jr. have teamed up with Hyundai and Nissan to add their familiar voices to television commercials. But when you ...

  • 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...

  • 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...