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Posts Tagged ‘Hemmings Motor News’

  • 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 ...

  • Photo Essay: 1973 Plymouth Satellite Sebring

    May 23, 13 • Featured, Vintage Cars4 Comments
    Photo Essay: 1973 Plymouth Satellite Sebring

    You’re not likely to find a whole lot of people getting excited about a 1973 Plymouth Satellite Sebring with a 318 two-barrel with a single exhaust, unless you’re me and you drove around in your mom’s for seven years until she traded it on a — Jesus help us — Chevy Citation. But I’ve always ...

  • Making a Muscle Car Work – Part 1

    May 22, 13 • Vintage CarsComments Off
    Making a Muscle Car Work – Part 1

    (Ed. Note: Tony Cerulle has been a loyal supporter of mine since I was the editor at Hemmings Muscle Machines. He’s always encouraged me when he thought things were good, and busted my balls when I sucked. He’s ten times the car guy I am, and I’m happy to have him put some stuff together ...

  • Concours Snobs Get Snobby

    May 21, 13 • Featured, News, Publishing13 Comments
    Concours Snobs Get Snobby

    So I wrote a piece for Bold Ride the other day about why I thought concours events blow. I assumed I was going to lure in a few folks to tell me I how I was wrong and that was going to be the end of it. Turns out it was a bigger deal than ...

  • Why “the News” shouldn’t cover cars

    Jun 20, 11 • News, NHTSA, Publishing, Vintage Cars4 Comments
    Why “the News” shouldn’t cover cars

    Two stories in the last few days have cemented my opinion that every news channel should have a legitimate¬†automotive expert on speed-dial, if not on staff. The first was the news that ABC News’s “Chief Investigative Correspondent” Brian Ross won himself a coveted Edward R. Murrow Award for his investigative report on the Toyota Prius’s ...

  • Review: 2011 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax Diesel Crew Cab

    Feb 4, 11 • New Cars4 Comments
    Review: 2011 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax Diesel Crew Cab

    I remember when I was about eight years old grabbing a butter knife out of the drawer to turn a flathead screw. My dad warned me that butter knives were for slicing butter, and that screwdrivers were for turning screws. It was an incident that always stuck with me, and while I’ve strayed from that ...

  • AZ Auction Pissing Match – Round XI

    Dec 17, 10 • Publishing, Vintage Cars8 Comments
    AZ Auction Pissing Match – Round XI

      If there’s anything I learned while I was an editor with Hemmings Motor News, it was that Craig Jackson from Barrett-Jackson was one of the world’s greatest soreheads. Around about 2004, when I edited Hemmings Muscle Machines, we wrote a piece on muscle cars as “investments.” In it, we heavily quoted Barrett-Jackson’s “mini-index” that ...

  • When the Smothers Brothers raced from Massachusetts

    Sep 10, 10 • Vintage CarsComments Off
    When the Smothers Brothers raced from Massachusetts

    Born in 1968, I was way too young to be an original viewer of the Smothers Brothers variety show, but for some reason, Tom and Dick Smothers always fascinated me. Maybe it was because my mom and dad were fans, or maybe because even after their groundbreaking, highly controversial show was canceled, they were still ...

  • What’s the blue book value on Kelley Blue Book?

    Sep 8, 10 • Publishing, Vintage CarsComments Off
    What’s the blue book value on Kelley Blue Book?

    The Financial Times has reported that the venerable purveyor of automotive values, Kelley Blue Book, is up for sale. According to the article posted September 1, 2010, the family-owned publication has retained the services of JP Morgan to assist in the sale process. A second banker who wasn’t identified placed KBB’s value at somewhere between ...