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Category Archive: Craigslist Find, MOPAR, TRUCKS

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...

Down In A Hole: How Do You Recover An XJ That’s Sinking To China?

Rule number one of off-roading: NEVER, EVER go alone! That was slammed into my head the first time I ever went on a poker run with my little Honda Trail 70 back in the day, and it became gospel when...

Did You Know? All Trick Flow GenX LS Cylinders Are 50-State Emissions Legal!

After going through a process that we’re sure would make you grow hair on your teeth if you tried to fight through it, the guys and girls at Trick Flow have been granted 50-state emission...

On This Day: The Focke-Wulf Fw 61 Twin-Rotor Helicopter Is First Flown

Ah, helicopters…one million parts rapidly rotating around a major oil leak, waiting for metal fatigue to set in. Instead of floating on the wind, riding along like a fixed-wing aircraft does,...

This 1991 Dick Gulstrand GS80 Corvette Is The Last One Made, Has TRACO Power, and Big Meats On The Corners

Yeah, yeah, I know. I’m falling into the same trance that other guys of my general age bracket are with the C4 Corvette these days. Honestly, these things have been ignored, mocked, turned into...

Cory Mac Is Back! Cory McClenathan to Return for NHRA Indy Double-Header with DSR

Another legend is coming back into the fold of NHRA drag racing at Indy! Cory McClenathan will be running both of the events as part of Don Schumacher Racing with sponsorship from Nordic Boats and...

This Could Be The Coolest and Cleanest 1974 Chevelle Malibu On The Planet – Warmed Up Big Block and A 4-Speed

When it comes to sniffing out the good stuff for sale on the internet, our man Rocco is unparalleled in his skill level. It’s always interesting and in the case of cars like this 1974 Chevelle...

The VW Arteon R Is The Newest Hot Sedan From Germany To Land On American Shores

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Volkswagen Arteon is probably a car you don’t know existed. Released to most of the world in 2017 and then in America in 2019, the Arteon is a good-looking fastback...

Knievel vs The Canyon: Here’s The Incredible Story Of The Snake River Canyon Jump In 1974

There was a time in America when the most famous person in the entire country was a lunatic with a motorcycle called Evel Knievel. His fame and his public bravery reached their outer limits on...

Weird Science: Watch These Guys Spool A Turbocharger With A 60,000 PSI Water Jet And Fill A Weather Balloon With It!

This is one of those things that makes absolutely no sense but is really kind of interesting and fun to watch. You are going to see some guys who have a huge industrial water jet mount a turbocharger...

The American Engineer: This Chevrolet Sponsored Film From 1960 Is Really Cool and A Celebration Of The Profession

This is a neat old movie, especially when you look at it in the context of 2020. The film was originally made sometime in the 1950s and then updated right around 1960. You’ll see 1960 model...