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1972 Plymouth Road Runner

1972 Plymouth Road Runner

Found at a crosstown competitor’s used car lot

As a mechanic at a Michigan Chrysler-Plymouth dealership in the ’70s, Mike Ryckman watched many of his favorite Mopars come and go. His passion for big block Mopars continued to grow.... more

MOPAR

Story Al and Lynne Rogers Images Al Rogers - October 10, 2011 10:00 AM - Comments

Visiting the Petersen Museum

Visiting the Petersen Museum

Petersen Museum is still prime time.

Keeping a car museum fresh, active, and relevant is a tremendous challenge in fast-paced times, but the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles has managed to do just that.... more

CLASSICS

Story Bob Stevens Images Bob Stevens & Earl Duty - September 29, 2011 12:00 PM - Comments

The Quest

The Quest

A dream that needed two generations to fulfill

Ask almost any enthusiast about Carlisle, and they’ll likely tell you about one of the ten events that are held there. Or they’ll talk about the hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts who flock to the fairgrounds to attend any one of those events during the summer months.... more

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Andy Bolig - September 29, 2011 10:00 AM - Comments

Customized 1969 Camaro

Customized 1969 Camaro

This One Hits the Mark

When we interview builders about the reason behind a creation, we often hear themes like wanting a good daily driver or hoping to create something new and different. We believe Brian Hall’s initial goal must have been a genuine quest for perfection since his beautiful ’69 Camaro is among the best we’ve seen.... more

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Joe Greeves - September 23, 2011 12:00 PM - Comments

1958 Pontiac Bonneville

1958 Pontiac Bonneville

The 1958 Bonneville was an exercise in excess

It’s hard to believe that the storied career of the Bonneville, spanning nearly half a century, ended in 2005 when the model was finally laid to rest.... more

CLASSICS

Jim Black - September 21, 2011 12:00 PM - Comments

1967 Shelby GT500

1967 Shelby GT500

Skinny tires give away the secret identity!

The 1967 G.T. 500 Super Snake is a good way to explain irony to a car guy. The fastest-ever street-legal Shelby Mustang was built at tremendous expense to showcase a skinny, bargain-priced tire designed for very slow cars.... more

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Story Brad Bowling Images Al Rogers - September 19, 2011 12:00 PM - Comments

2007 Corvette

2007 Corvette

Atomic Orange Does It Every Time

Al Loeffler of Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, the owner of this sweet 2007 ’Vette, summed it up succinctly on his tech sheet. “I really wanted something that would pop when you saw it.”... more

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Story Kevin Harper Images Bill Erdman - September 16, 2011 12:00 PM - Comments

Custom 2010 Challenger

Custom 2010 Challenger

Pike Customs stretched this 2010 Challenger SRT8 the old-fashioned way!

We first saw Tommy Pike Customs’ modified muscle cars in an invitation-only garage display at the Charlotte (North Carolina) AutoFair two years ago.... more

MOPAR

Brad Bowling - September 16, 2011 12:00 PM - Comments

1930 Dodge

1930 Dodge

80 Years and Going Strong

Early pioneers in the auto industry, John and Horace dodge got their start by supplying engines and transmissions to a pair of big names in the business, Ransom E. Olds and Henry Ford. When Ford began producing his own components, the Dodge brothers offset the loss by producing their own vehicles.... more

CLASSICS

Joe Greeves - September 16, 2011 12:00 PM - Comments

1967 Pontiac Firebird

1967 Pontiac Firebird

When Blue Became a Unique Color

In 1967, roughly 31 percent of the new Firebirds made were Verdoro Green. John DeLorean’s wife had discovered the deep, bottle-green on an ashtray during a party at a friend’s house. DeLorean took the ashtray to the Pontiac paint lab, and they matched the new color for the new car.... more

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Jon Robinson - September 14, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments