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Times of Tonawanda

Tumultuous Times

     General Motors’ Tonawanda Engine Plant has been operating for more than 75 years, building iconic engines for enthusiasts. This section focuses on the times that nearly ended the plant’s run. (View Part 1 at http://www.carsandparts.com/Articles/Gm/Features/times-of-tonawanda... more

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Barry Kluczyk - August 27, 2014 08:00 AM - Comments

1959 Buick Invicta

1959 Buick Invicta

Controversial When New, Iconic Today

The 1959 model year was an unusual one for General Motors.... more

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David W. Temple - August 26, 2014 10:19 AM - Comments

In My Garage: 1967 Chevelle SS396

In My Garage: 1967 Chevelle SS396

Could have been a moonshine runner

Robert Swider bought this Super Sport at the Spring Carlisle swap meet in May 1990, then set about doing much of the restoration work in his home garage, with everything either rebuilt, replaced or refinished. The only work he farmed out was the engine... more

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Eric Kaminsky - August 25, 2014 10:30 AM - Comments

In My Garage: 1976 Thunderbird

In My Garage: 1976 Thunderbird

Special Edition is an attention getter  

Elliott Weiner purchased the car in March 2002 from Duffy’s Collectibles in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, after reviewing pictures on their website, and declaring “I’ll take it” with no test drive. He is the car’s second owner.... more

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Eric Kaminsky - August 25, 2014 09:12 AM - Comments

The Cammack Collection

The Cammack Collection

Headed to New Home in Hershey

     One of our fondest automotive memories happened in historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia a few years back. We made our way down the slushy backstreets off the beaten path, and down an alleyway past the firehouse in the middle... more

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Chris Chessnoe - August 22, 2014 08:00 AM - Comments

Times of Tonawanda

Times of Tonawanda

Expanding for Performance

     General Motors’ Tonawanda Engine Plant has been operating for more than 75 years, building iconic engines for enthusiasts. This section focuses on activity from the end of World War II into the ‘60s. (View Part 1 at... more

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Barry Kluczyk - August 20, 2014 08:00 AM - Comments

East Bound and Down

East Bound and Down

Running with the Bandit Run 2014

“East bound and down, loaded up and trucking ...”... more

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Chris Chessnoe - August 19, 2014 01:30 PM - Comments

Times of Tonawanda

Times of Tonawanda

GM's Historic Engine Plant

     It’s been more than 75 years since General Motors’ Tonawanda Engine Plant began assembling engines in March 1938. It’s the plant that built the Blue Flame six-cylinder for first Corvettes as well as the first... more

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Barry Kluczyk - August 14, 2014 07:32 AM - Comments

Correction Course

Correction Course

Comet Covered Ford’s Biggest Blunder

Few know the actual beginning of the Comet, but its role was pivotal.... more

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James Maxwell - August 11, 2014 09:00 AM - Comments

High Performance AMC Models

High Performance AMC Models

Often overlooked but carry great value

From the mid-1950s on, when Nash and Hudson merged to create American Motors, their primary sales strategy was to offer dependable cars at reasonable prices.... more

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Eric Lawrence - July 21, 2014 10:56 AM - Comments

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