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This Chevrolet R3500 Is Missing It’s Engine…What Would You Stuff Into The Engine Bay?

The other day I posted up a square-body GMC that had no bed that I had dreams of turning into a big-block flatbed howler. That didn’t seem to go too well, so I’m gonna send up another...

Rediscovered: The 1967 Shelby “Little Red” Notchback GT500 – Factory Shelby Prototype!

(Photos: Craig Jackson) Until hours ago, this car officially had met the business end of a car crusher after it’s work as a prototype was over and done with. It was a myth, a legend, a phantom....

Rough Start: This 1982 GMC Dually Has “Wicked Work Truck” All Over It!

If there is a good side to what you are looking at, it’s the price. Only $900 of your hard-earned dollars from your rainy-day fun need to be sacrificed in the name of picking up a square-body...

Not Malaise Yet: This 1973 Plymouth Road Runner Was Still Trying To Stay True

Sitting on a used car lot in Colorado Springs in the spring of 2000 was the dead-ringer clone to this car. A bronze 1973 Plymouth Road Runner, 340/auto, with the exhaust tips, Slapstick-shifted...

Rough Start: A Ford Escort GT That Has Seen The Good Side Of A Subaru Fan

I’ve always been prideful about being able to find a reason for just about every car to exist. Some are purposeful, some are fun, some exist purely to terrify lesser drivers, and...

Pimptastic: A 1977 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ That Is Begging To Be Exercised!

Ordinarily, I wouldn’t be a fan of the late 1970s Pontiac Grand Prix. Too baroque, too luxury oriented. The Can Am/Grand Am setup is more my speed, and is more or less the same car. But...

Belts Are Burning: The NHTSA Is Investigating 2015-current Ford F-150s For Seat Belt Pretensioners That Self-Ignite

If there is one safety item that doesn’t deserve any pushback against, it’s the seat belt. Forget air bags that turn the interior of a car into a marshmallow, the basic seatbelt has done...

Rough Start: What Can 131 Cubic Inches Do For You? This 1987 Shelby CSX Is Turbo Gold!

Taking a Ford Mustang and wicking it up isn’t much of a stretch. Taking a Dodge Shadow and wicking it up…now that took some serious talent and a bit of luck. The P-body...

Morning Symphony: Got Cummins? This Monster Of A Challenger Sure Does!

Diesel power works, folks. The engines do everything from farmers with the power to get things done to giving ocean-going workers the ability to cross the seas with ease. They are beastly and you...

Rough Start: A Flamed 1984 Chevy Van Is Always A Good Idea!

It has been suggested that I should leave my comfort zones of vehicle hunting and dig through locations other than the deserts and the High Plains areas of the country, where the metal is awesome and...

Suit-And-Tie 1960’s Badass: This 1965 Plymouth Belvedere II Is Lust-Worthy!

Clean, straightforward, all-business. Trimmed hair, suit dialed in to perfection, tie choice excellent and demure. The man’s man of the early 1960s…all business, all professional. The...

Recycling Gone Wrong: GM Announces The New 2.7L Turbo-Four Will Be Called “Tripower”

Dusting off an old, storied nameplate to affix it to a new thing almost never works out well. When Pontiac re-badged the Holden Monaro, a potent rear-drive coupe with a V8 and a six-speed, into the...

Camp Wagon: This 1979 Plymouth TrailDuster Is The Camping Rig Your Dad Wished He Had

“Camping” in my family meant one of two things: either we rolled out the old Coleman pop-up trailer out into the middle of the field and me and my brother lived semi-independently for the...

Maybe Too Demonic: FCA Recalling Certain Hemi-Powered Cars For “Unpredictable Acceleration”

Remember back a few years ago, when Toyota had the whole “unintended acceleration” issue that resulted in lawsuits, fines, government interference and a field day for wanna-be comedians?...