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Category Archive: Unhinged

Unhinged: Anybody Talking Cash For Clunkers 2 Needs To Be Quarantined Indefinetly

Just hearing the words “cash for clunkers” sets my temper alight. The Car Allowance Rebate System, as it was properly known, was a scrappage deal that was all the rage in 2009. In simple...

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Unhinged: The eBay Fairlane Trip – What All Was Involved In Getting A 1966 Ford Home!

How many years have I spent surfing eBay, dreaming of the day that I would be able to pull the trigger on a car and what would happen once I saw the magical screen that says, “You Won!”...

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Unhinged: It’s My Toy And I’ll Play With It As I See Fit

When I finally got my Dodge Diplomat out of the paint booth, the 360 in fine tune and the four-speed shifting nice and slick, I couldn’t have been more proud of a machine. How did I celebrate?...

Unhinged: The Thankless Work That Goes On Behind The Scenes

It’s race day. It’s show time. The gates open, the staff take your money, you sign the waiver. More staff assist in parking, show field setup. Technicians are on hand to check over the...

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Unhinged: Hunting For Beaters On Australian Marketplace Sites

So…I didn’t know that you could shop for Australian markets on Facebook Marketplace. Like I needed another way to dive down the rabbit hole of online car shopping, right? But I did, and...

Unhinged: The Electric Vehicle Outsold The Manual Transmission For The First Time In 2019

One of two things is going to cause me to ditch a manual transmission for an automatic: either my left leg will no longer be useable to work the clutch pedal or what’s left of me will be...

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Unhinged: 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....

Unhinged: Cash Bar At The Mach-E’s Frunk, Plus Free Shrimp!

About two weeks ago, when I asked what the “next useless option” would be for the new car market, I meant that as a bit of a riff on the current state of affairs for new vehicles. Watch...

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Unhinged: Proof Of The Stupidity Of Drunken Driving

There are a lot of things you can do with a car that falls into the “straight-up stupid” file that I’ll happily admit that I’ve done over the years. I’ve sped on...

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Unhinged: The GMC Hummer EV – What Kind Of Mea Culpa Is This?

0-60 miles per hour in three seconds, 1,000 horsepower, and…and I’m quoting the press release here…11,500 foot/pounds of torque.¬†Those are the figures currently released for the...

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Unhinged: Who At Ford Was Championing This Particular 1980 Mustang Look?!

From the first photo I saw of it, I knew that the 1980 Mustang Ghia that we refer to as the Great Pumpkin Mustang was…how to say this nicely?…unique. I’ve seen just about every...

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Unhinged: Beware Of The LS-Powered S%*tbox!

Where does the line end for the term “sleeper”? The sleeper is meant to be a hide-in-plain-sight kind of car, the sucker punch out of nowhere that catches the unwary dead, the one that...

Unhinged: Maybe The Train Needs Another Look After All

Every single time I make the trek into Southern Illinois, I’m reminded that Amtrak really does still exist. I never give train travel much thought. Either I just want to drive it myself, or I...

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Unhinged: Supporting Selfless Service And Saving A Dodge Truck

If you’ve seen any of the Summernats 33 coverage, you probably have a pretty solid idea on just how hellish Australia is right now. If not, here’s a basic layout: on the eastern side of...

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