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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...

  • 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 ...

  • Mad Men and Mustangs: The Cars Missing from AMC’s Hit Series

    Apr 30, 13 • Featured, Vintage Cars9 Comments
    Mad Men and Mustangs: The Cars Missing from AMC’s Hit Series

    I’m an extremely late adopter of AMC’s swinging ‘60s series Mad Men, but I’ve spent the last few months getting myself caught up. While I was midway through Season 5, I heard Marc Maron’s interview with Dick Van Dyke on the WTF Podcast, and the iconic sitcom star — steeped in the design ethic of ...

  • 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 ...