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Category Archive: MOPAR, Unhinged

Unhinged: If Chrysler Isn’t Dead By The End Of The Week, I’ll Be Stunned.

Two years ago, I thought we were going to see Chrysler go away. Admittedly, I was surprised it lasted this long. But with all signs pointing to the company disappearing soon, I felt that it was worth...

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Unhinged Top 11: McTaggart’s 2020 Year In Review

I think that the best way I can summarize what 2020 means to me, in one simple sentence, is this: “Somehow, I managed to not start drinking again.” Holy hell, who pissed off what god?...

Best of 2020: The Right And Wrong Way To Sell The 1982 Ford Mustang

One of the first rules of marketing is that once you’ve identified which product is your cash cow, you throw a majority of your efforts behind that to keep it front and center of the masses....

On This Day: The 1895 Chicago Times-Herald Motocycle Race: America’s First Automobile Competition

At 8:55 in the morning on a cold, snowy Thursday morning in Chicago, six cars lined up at Jackson Park to set off on a race. Three were gasoline powered Germans, one was a gas-powered American, and...

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Unhinged: The Hyundai Scoupe Story

If there was every a moment where I questioned my father’s sanity, it was the day that he suggested that I’d be happy with a hand-me-down 1989 Hyundai Excel three-door hatchback that was...

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Unhinged: Watching This Toyota Celica GT-Four Group A Brings Back Memories…A Confessional

I don’t have many imports on my list of must-own cars. Some are intriguing, some are worthy of every ounce of praise heaped on them, and some are just too much fun to pass up, but there...

Unhinged: You Sneaky, Crafty Son Of A…

(Photos: Jack Fogarty/Facebook) If there is one feeling that I love, that I adore, it is being in on a joke that nobody else seems to get, especially when you have that one friend who can’t put...

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Unhinged: I Want To Modify This Super-Original 1971 Ford Pinto Badly!

It’s low-mile for it’s age, it’s paint looks day one fresh, the interior is in amazing condition. It still looks purposeful, sitting on those teeny-tiny slot mag style wheels,...

Unhinged: Going Nighty-Night On Purpose For G-LOC Training

G-force induced loss of consciousness (abbreviated as G-LOC) is what can happen when gravitational forces effectively drain blood away from the brain. While the condition is best known as a serious...

Unhinged: A New Yorker Revival Program (And A Possible Mental Health Commitment)

It was nice to see a broad spectrum of Mopar machines at Beech Bend. There were fin cars like a beautiful 1959 Dodge Royal, plenty of muscle-era machines, Wing Cars, trucks, and a horde of late-model...

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On This Day: The Lindal Railway Incident, or How To Make A Locomotive Disappear Forever

“There’s a hole, there’s a hole…there’s a hole in the bottom of the sea…” It was one of my favorite cadences in the Army, about a hole that fit damn near...

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Unhinged: The Story Of N601BN, Braniff International’s “Big Orange” Boeing 747

Come Tuesday, there will no longer be any U.S. based airliner service that utilizes what is arguably the most instantly recognizable airliner ever made, the Boeing 747. Since it’s rollout in...

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Unhinged: The IIHS, Scare Tactics, And Automatic Emergency Braking

I will say it until either the law changes of the day the breath leaves my body: getting a driver’s license should not be as easy as going to a building, taking an awkward photo, and driving...

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Unhinged: A “Knight Rider” Reboot? Somebody Needs To Be Rebooted.

In 2000, Nicolas Cage became Randal “Memphis” Raines for the reworking of the H.B. Halicki legend “Gone in 60 Seconds”. In 2004, “Starsky and Hutch” got reworked,...

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