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Category Archive: Craigslist Find, MOPAR, TRUCKS

Rough Start: It’s The Van, Man! Could This Four-Speed Dodge B-200 Be Your Muscle Wagon?

Vans, like station wagons, are shedding their negative images now that they’ve aged a bit. Instead of being the vehicle of choice for tradesmen, creepers, and all sorts of other weirdos, a...

Still Suffering With Snow? This Geo Tracker On Tracks Will Be Your New Best Friend!

It’s amazing, how a decade or two can re-cast the reputation of a vehicle. Take Geo, General Motors’ rebadged import arm. The Metro might have been dinky and as opulent as a Turkish...

A Spectre Of The Past? This 1990 GMC Could Be A Factory Concept Study!

In the early 1990s, two trends were happening at the same time: sport trucks and performance trucks. Sport trucks need no real introduction: take a pickup truck, slam it to the ground and customize...

Money No Object: We Don’t Care If It Is A Clone Of A Motion Super Vega, We Want It!

The Motion Super Vega was the car that got the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice to personally make sure that Joel Rosen shut down his day job of turning regular Chevrolet...

Backfire: A Reader Discovers Why His Ford Focus RS Rides Like A Buckboard!

One car that we have been not-so-patiently waiting to get our greasy mitts on is the Ford Focus RS. With plenty of power on tap, all-wheel-drive, and the button that made every last Ken...

MORE: FORD, Unhinged

2017 Good Vibrations March Meet: Do You Really Care That This Chevy II Has Four Doors?

When you get cars together at an event like the March Meet, you are bound to see trends. It was no surprise that there were plenty of first-gen Camaros. It was a bit of a surprise to see 1975-77...

This GTO-powered Subaru Legacy Station Wagon Gives Your Inner Hoon The Look Of Responsible Adult!

It’s to the point with the current horsepower war that you can spot a heavy hitter pretty easily…the callouts on the fenders, the exhaust that announces itself well before the car is...

Good Vibrations March Meet 2017: This 1973 Chevrolet K-10 Is A Jack-Of-All-Trades!

The March Meet elicits all sorts of images for the drag racer: Funny Cars doing half-track burnouts, Fuel Altereds getting crossed-up and crazy, and Top Fuelers shattering the silence like a bomb...

Classic YouTube: Loaning Dad The Car In This 1975 DieHard Advertisement

There is nothing more humiliating than having to walk up to your parents, hat in hand, to request use of the family car when your own beater isn’t running right. We’ve been there, it...

Seems Safe: Pushing 150 MPH On Ice In A Big Chevy With A Carload Of Friends!

Jimmy Klaavuniemi and his 1966 Chevrolet Bel Air have been quite busy in the last year, having run Drag Week, the travel to and from Sweden, and so on and so forth. The nine-second Chevy gets the...

Is It OK To Like These Again: Chevrolet Lumina Z34 Edition

In today’s automotive world, we really are spoiled. You can go out right now and buy a Camaro or Mustang with a V8 with well north of 400hp, and it will be a comfortable place to spend time to...

Just Like They Were: This 1973 Pontiac Ventura Is A Time-Warp!

It’s just a fact: when it comes to older iron, everybody wants to remember the legends that they are supposed to be and not as they truly were. That’s why you see so many Super Sport...

Random Car Review: The De Tomaso Longchamp And Maserati Kyalami – Separated At Birth

Two cars, two different manufacturers, designed for the same era, but taken in two totally different routes. The De Tomaso Longchamp and Maserati Kyalami are rarely seen and virtually unknown outside...

MORE: OTHER

That’s How To Make One Cool: This 1985 Buick Somerset Ex-Trans Am Racer Is Up For Sale!

The 1985-87 Buick Somerset was a turd. It just was. Based on the N-body, which gave up such favorites as the Pontiac Grand Am and the Oldsmobile Calais, the Somerset was a car best known for...