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  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • RIP A.B. Shuman – Hot Rodder, Historian, Mercedes-Benz PR Rep

    May 10, 13 • Vintage Cars12 Comments
    RIP A.B. Shuman – Hot Rodder, Historian, Mercedes-Benz PR Rep

    Sad news for the hot-rodding community: East Coast hot-rodding historian A.B. Shuman has passed away. Shuman was a long-time public relations master at Mercedes-Benz during the 1970s and 1980s, and influenced the careers of many people who still represent major car brands today. But his true passion was hot rodding, especially the hot rods of ...

  • 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 ...

  • Audience Participation Time: Official Winter Vehicle of New England

    Feb 9, 11 • Uncategorized4 Comments
    Audience Participation Time: Official Winter Vehicle of New England

    On Saturday, I’m headed to an undisclosed location to judge the New England Motor Press Association’s Official Winter Vehicle of New England awards. For the last decade, NEMPA has selected a number of vehicles in different classes, along with one vehicle selected as “Official Winter Vehicle of New England.” What I’d like to know from ...