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Cool Video: Watch This Early 1970s Crash Testing Film That Features A Corvette…With Air Bags!

Few people remember that General Motors was the major pioneering force in the develop of air bags in passenger cars. They actually offered them as an option on several models for a couple year stint...

Classic YouTube: Going Full-Vertical In A Blazer At Bowling Green

Oil downs are an absolute killer at a drag race. Instead of roaring engines and frying tires, we get the joy of watching the track cleanup crew clean and sweep the track to make sure the next racers...

Rough Start “Tour Of Temptation”: 1981 GMC Caballero

The list of cars I actually want to own longer than a few weeks at a time is fairly short, to be honest. I want to sample everything, I want to push cars to the limit, I want to understand the...

Ground-Level Maintenance: Radiator Restoration From The Other Side Of The World

One phrase that gets me is “uneconomically repairable”. In certain situations, I understand why something can be uneconomical to repair…say you were off-roading and you went into...

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Scaling The Backcountry: Headquake’s Ramcharger Carving Trails In The Yard

The other day, I had a pang for the 1984 Dodge Ramcharger that I bought on a whim, cleaned up, and flipped back in 2010. I sold it out of necessity, because I really liked the truck, but at the time...

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The Ember: This 1974 Pontiac GTO Showed What Could’ve Been If They Had Stayed The Course

In 1973, General Motors introduced the redesigned A-body line. Delayed due to the strikes that the company had been suffering through, the new bodies were more formalized, featuring the Colonnade...

Rough Start “Tour Of Temptation”: 1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT

As I’m typing this, I’m finally in Pueblo, Colorado. And am I grateful for that…if Great Bend, Kansas is qualified to be called “remote”, then everything in-between the...

Foreign Territory: Attempting A Diesel Revival Without Knowing Anything

I almost want to poke fun at Kevin for his current situation. He recently acquired two 1990s-era Ford wreckers, both diesel powered. Other than the likelihood of rusted fenders, thanks to his Iowa...

Adopt A Duck! Seattle’s “Ride The Ducks” DUKWs Are Going Up For Auction!

It’s not that there wasn’t a lack of interesting and curious things to see when roaming around downtown Seattle, but watching this lumbering thing that looked like the end result of a hot...

Out Of Sight, Not Out Of Mind: Going Underneath Vice Grip Garage’s Big-Build Crew-Cab Square-Body

And here you were, thinking that Derek only played around with swamped Cadillacs, rusty Chevelles and a Monza Town Coupe so far gone that it was a miracle the car’s first noise wasn’t...

Rough Start “Tour Of Temptation”: 1994 Dodge Ram 1500

Out of all of the trucks built since 1990, the 1994-2002 generation of the Dodge Ram is my favorite. When these things came out, they immediately made GM and Ford trucks look dated. The GM trucks had...

Classic YouTube: The Promotional Video For The Lamborghini Cheetah U.S. Military Prototype

The idea of a Lamborghini-built military vehicle really does sound intriguing. Sure, it was the 1970s, but even then, between the Muira and the Countach, Lamborghini was quickly making a solid name...

Question of the Day: Which Car Has History Most Over Glorified?

Yesterday we asked what engine history has been unfair to. Today we ask just the opposite. We want to know what car history has been overly kind to. Let’s face it, as car guys and fans of...

Rough Start “Tour Of Temptation”: 1972 Ford Maverick Sprint

Out of all of the vehicles I’ve looked at for the Tour of Temptation, this 1972 Ford Maverick Sprint might be the most palatable, I think. I could’ve easily picked the 1989 Chevrolet...