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Posts Tagged ‘Ford’

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Cars I Saw on my Summer Vacation by Craig, Age 45

    Jul 9, 13 • Featured, Vintage Cars2 Comments
    Cars I Saw on my Summer Vacation by Craig, Age 45

    On my summer vacation, I went to York Beach, Maine. It was very nice, and I saw many interesting cars...

  • Banned: 7 Cars to Have Sex In

    Jun 27, 13 • New Cars, News, Publishing6 Comments
    Banned: 7 Cars to Have Sex In

    (Ed. Note: Apparently, a certain major search engine has a “family audience.” That audience is fine with front-page promotion of a “Red Band” trailer for an R-Rated movie in which Jason Statham graphically shatters a guy’s elbow (see below), but humorous allusions to sex in a car? Why, I never. Anyway, here’s the post, in ...

  • 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 ...

  • Clunker Vision and Buried Treasure

    Jun 14, 13 • Vintage Cars3 Comments
    Clunker Vision and Buried Treasure

    I bet we all have a wish list of cars we’d like to own someday, right? If you’re like me you probably have a few you’ve spotted in yards and garages and are keeping an eye on them for “someday.&#...

  • 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...

  • The Eternal Dilemma: New Cars vs. Used Cars

    May 13, 13 • eBay Finds, New Cars, Vintage Cars1 Comment
    The Eternal Dilemma: New Cars vs. Used Cars

    Iris mist. You won’t find it in the paint samples. But the Chrysler folks said I could have it. 164 hp, 2.5 litre V-6. Power heated mirrors and a tach no less. “Cab-forward.” I was married 4 years and biting the bullet. “I’ll take it” I said. That 1995 Cirrus was the first new car ...

  • Photo Essay: Desert Valley Auto Parts

    May 1, 13 • Featured, Vintage CarsComments Off
    Photo Essay: Desert Valley Auto Parts

    It’s unfortunate that Desert Valley Auto Parts in Scottsdale, Arizona was involved in that horrible reality show, because it’s truly an awesome place. If you’re a kid from New England, the idea that you can show up there and just remove bolts with a ratchet and not have to resort to the hot wrench is ...