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  • Best-Supporting Wagon: 1970 Buick Electra Estate for The Way, Way Back

    Jul 11, 13 • Featured, Vintage Cars6 Comments
    Best-Supporting Wagon: 1970 Buick Electra Estate for The Way, Way Back

    I’m hugely excited to see the new film The Way, Way Back, which was created by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. Not only does it look like a great story — written by the folks who brought you The Descendants, which was terrific — it also features a title and a supporting role from a ...

  • Adding an MP3 Player to a Classic AM Car Radio

    Jul 10, 13 • Featured, Tech, Vintage Cars1 Comment
    Adding an MP3 Player to a Classic AM Car Radio

    If there’s anything I HATE it’s a vintage car with a crappy, modern, aftermarket radio. It’s like looking at one of those cougars on Real Housewives, who would’ve looked fine if she left herself alone, but decided to opt for Meg Ryan’s lips and a giant set of boobs. Until recently, however, the choices for ...

  • Morning Edition’s Story on Toy Cars is Preposterous

    Morning Edition’s Story on Toy Cars is Preposterous

    For the last 25 years, I have been a regular NPR listener. My habits have changed slightly since the advent of the podcast, but I still listen at least once a day. I generally love the coverage, but I’ll say this: Every time Morning Edition or All Things Considered talk about cars or music, I ...

  • Cars of the Whitey Bulger Trial

    Jun 26, 13 • Vintage Cars3 Comments
    Cars of the Whitey Bulger Trial

    In and around the Boston area, the James “Whitey” Bulger Trial is captivating. It’s a real-life Goodfellas, just cast with actual thieves, drug dealers, murderers and general scumbags instead of actors. Evidence photos are making the rounds, and they show an interesting slice of what gangsters and ordinary people caught in the crossfire were driving ...

  • What’s Your Favorite Car?

    Jun 25, 13 • Featured, Vintage Cars6 Comments
    What’s Your Favorite Car?

    There’s that line in Monty Python’s Holy Grail: The knights turn up at the bridge, and the troll who guards it asks them questions. “What’s your favorite color?” he asks. Simple enough, right? Mind you, don’t get it wrong or you’ll be flung into the abyss. It used to be pretty easy to pick ONE ...

  • Horrorshow: The Muscle Car Junkyard

    Horrorshow: The Muscle Car Junkyard

    Back when I was editing Hemmings Muscle Machines, I got a call from a guy named Dave in central Vermont. Pretty much everybody who had ever written a word about cars did, too. He was calling me to promote this guy named Bruce Cliche who had what appeared to be a muscle car boneyard up ...

  • Clunker Nation Photo Contest Winner!!

    May 27, 13 • Contest, Vintage Cars2 Comments
    Clunker Nation Photo Contest Winner!!

    And the winner is…Brie Showcase Dorsey! Her 1955 Buick Special is the PERFECT representation of what we’re all about. Thanks for sharing, Brie! Drop me your address in a message and I’ll get your MAJOR AWARD out to you this week. And here’s a bonus: If you sent me a photo for the contest, you’re ...

  • Clunker Nation Photo Contest Ends Tomorrow

    May 24, 13 • Vintage CarsComments Off
    Clunker Nation Photo Contest Ends Tomorrow

    Just a quick reminder that if you want to score yourself a sweet Clunker Nation bumper sticker, you have to enter the contest by noon tomorrow by emailing a photo to submissions@clunkernation.com...

  • What’s a Clunker?

    May 18, 13 • New Cars5 Comments
    What’s a Clunker?

    Contributor David Esch wrote something for me the other day. Reader Brian Epro mentioned exactly the same thing. People have an idea in their heads of what a “clunker” is. For some, it’s a crappy car they never want to see again. For others, it’s tied up in the 400,000 cars the government crushed in ...

  • 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 ...