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1969 AMC Hurst SC/Rambler

1969 AMC Hurst SC/Rambler

Out of the Ordinary

Protruding from the floor is the Hurst shifter, long and lean in all its chrome glory. As the factory-installed Sun tachometer calls out the engine speed from its perch on the steering column, the Hurst shifter is eager to grab another gear.... more

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Jefferson Bryant - August 12, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Rags to Riches Tour

Rags to Riches Tour

The fifth annual "Rags to Riches Tour" will happen on Saturday, August 20.  Bring your classic or antique automobile to take a ride on Old Highway 78, commemorating the ride Elvis and his family took when they left Tupelo in their 1939 Plymouth and... more

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By Larry Jewett - August 10, 2011 07:27 PM - Comments

Battling the Big Boys

Battling the Big Boys

The ’31 Hupmobile Could Hold Its Own

History tells us the car was named for its designer, Robert Hupp, who had a storied automotive career before going out on his own. He first worked for REO and Ford before setting up his own company (the Hupp Motor Co.) in 1908, which would produce cars for the next 32 years.... more

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Bill Holder - August 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Geary Roberts' Private Collection

Geary Roberts' Private Collection

Bringing Together Some Classics

Geary Roberts, an automobile body shop craftsman, retired a couple of years ago from building late model wrecks. His dream of working on his own cars is now being fulfilled. He considers it a hobby, and also loves to attend swap meets and car shows.... more

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Leroy Drittler - August 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Rebuilding A Pontiac fuel pump

Rebuilding A Pontiac fuel pump

When rebuilding the original is the best way to go

A multitude of decisions are required in the restoration of any classic or muscle car. In most cases, the decision to rebuild individual parts rather than replace them is often the best in the interest of correctness and/or originality, which follows the real definition of a true “restoration”.... more

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Jim Black - August 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

1969 Ford Fairlane Cobra

1969 Ford Fairlane Cobra

Mixing a racing heritage with period-correct enhancements

Larry and Lynn Slevin had one rule: maintain the simple sleeper look of a 1969 Fairlane while resurrecting the mystique of a Cobra.... more

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Al Rogers - August 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Hurst SSJ is a Rare Find

Hurst SSJ is a Rare Find

Pontiac’s ultimate Grand Prix was the Hurst SSJ

From the beginning, Pontiac’s Grand Prix was marketed as a personal luxury car, combining the best of luxury and performance into one while competing in the marketplace with the likes of the Chevy Monte Carlo, Buick Riviera and Chrysler 300. ... more

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Story Jim Black - June 20, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Crate Engine Fits the 1949 Dodge

Crate Engine Fits the 1949 Dodge

The original anemic six gets replaced by a modern 5.7 liter hemi

In the aftermath of World War II, Chrysler Corporation took its time to premiere their all-new designs. When they did, they came to the party with a modern slab-sided design that was a clear departure from the pre-war styling.... more

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Story Richard Truesdell - June 19, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Exploring Desert Valley

Exploring Desert Valley

SO BIG IT NEEDS TWO YARDS

Desert Valley Auto Parts has gained worldwide attention with its massive inventory and commitment to quality parts.... more

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Story Randoll Reagan - June 19, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

1970 AMC AMX

1970 AMC AMX

IT’S AS REAL AS A CAR CAN BE

Glenn McKenzie is committed to American motors cars, and he is especially committed to this one. McKenzie has seen 30 AMC products come and go while he has owned this one, but he’s never been tempted to sell.... more

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Story Larry Jewett - Images Bill Erdman - May 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments