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1971 Ford Torino

1971 Ford Torino

A family heirloom gets a makeover

Hakan Yavalar graduated from high school in 1978 and had the fortune to receive a 1971 Torino GT convertible from his father Turk Yavalar. It was a proud day for the Yavalar family.... more

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Al Rogers - August 12, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Corvette Road Trip to Maggie Valley

Corvette Road Trip to Maggie Valley

A high-horsepowered, drop-top initial drive down Memory Lane

We keep pressing home the fact that the best way to enjoy your car is to drive it. That said, we occasionally need to put our money where our mouth is and put a few miles on our own rides.... more

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Andy Bolig - August 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

70 years of Jeep

70 years of Jeep

This iconic vehicle has been around for more than 70 years

There has been plenty of attention in the last decade or so about the “sport utility vehicle” or SUV. The country’s highways are full of them. When it comes to pure utility, though, it all started nearly three-quarters of a century ago.... more

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Larry Jewett - 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

1969 Corvette: One special graduation gift

1969 Corvette: One special graduation gift

A graduation gift that performs with honors

Virginia resident Joe Witzgall can trace his automotive passion to an early age. When you observe the level of thought and attention to detail that went into his ’69 Corvette, you begin to understand the different automotive influences he had growing up.... more

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John Machaqueiro - August 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Building a Corvette Family

Building a Corvette Family

Some families find good Corvettes, some Corvettes find good families.

It all started on a warm July day in 1960. That’s when the Corvette assembly plant in St. Louis, Missouri, was building a Corvette for a fellow GM employee at Pontiac Motor Division’s Pressed Metal Plant No. 14 in Pontiac, Michigan.... more

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Andy Bolig - August 01, 2011 09:00 AM - 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

Alan's 'Vette

Alan's 'Vette

An enthusiast’s journey at making a shark his own

We’ve all heard it said that we really don’t own our Corvettes and muscle cars and that we’re actually just the caretakers until they are passed on to the next wide-eyed and excited enthusiast.... more

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

1973 Plymouth Duster: Something different

1973 Plymouth Duster: Something different

The Tale of a True Mopar Man

When we stumbled upon this car, we thought it was just your regular 12-second Duster. Small tires, stock looking and a parachute? That has to be for show – right?... more

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Dave Verna and Mike Ziccardi - August 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

1990 Corvette ZR-1 Bonneville Salt Flats Racer

1990 Corvette ZR-1 Bonneville Salt Flats Racer

Chasing a Bonneville Record in a 1990 Corvette

When describing the excitement of rocketing down the salt-covered racetrack at 400 feet per second, Dave Hlebichuk of Texas said, “It feels like you are driving on hard-packed snow. The crosswind changes a lot in the three-mile, and it can easily move the car 50 feet either way. If you need to do too much correction … well you’re pretty much done!”... more

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Jeffrey Conger - August 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments