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Pleasure Cruiser

Pleasure Cruiser

Choosing the Dart to Show

      Speedy Ray’s car is a speedy race car—a ’65 Dodge Dart GT with a 416 stroker motor that runs 10.16 quarter miles at 132 mph. The Dart is heavy on horsepower and casual about cosmetics.      ... more

MOPAR

John Gunnell - June 11, 2014 10:58 AM - Comments

Sweet 16 Mustang

Sweet 16 Mustang

Low Mileage Beauty

      Sixteen model years have passed since the Christinsons’ 1999 Mustang was new….sort of. More accurately, 16 model years have passed since the car was made. Marc’s 35th Anniversary Mustang convertible is... more

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John Gunnell - June 11, 2014 10:05 AM - Comments

Built to Be Better

Built to Be Better

Modern Touches Add More

      The Trans Am pony cars of the 1970 model year are considered quite desirable on the collector market. Time and money, a lot of money, can be expended restoring one of these rarities. For Cincinnati, Ohio, resident Chris... more

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Geoff Stunkard - June 09, 2014 08:19 AM - Comments

Twin Turbo Terror

Twin Turbo Terror

Conversion Brings Big Horsepower

      Twin turbos have been added to Mustangs before, but it is certainly the road less traveled. That was reason enough for Carl Vasile of Port Orange, Florida to choose this approach.      He found a... more

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Joe Greeves - June 06, 2014 02:20 PM - Comments

Silver Fox

Silver Fox

Cruising Jersey in a Surprise Find COPO Camaro

“COPO” gets attention. These rare Chevy “under the table” race machines have stayed a pretty hot commodity on the auction blocks throughout the past two decades.... more

GM

Scotty Lachenauer - June 05, 2014 09:30 AM - Comments

Resurrected Boss

Resurrected Boss

He just had to have it

It was 1984. A 1970 Boss 302 sat in pieces near Deland, Florida, facing an unknown fate. Enter David Samuel, who just had to have the Mustang.... more

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Gary Rosier - June 04, 2014 09:30 AM - Comments

Auto History: Chrysler Cordoba

Auto History: Chrysler Cordoba

A personal luxury model

Introduced in 1975 as a personal luxury model, the Chrysler Cordoba was a success, with 150,000 sold the first year, a bright spot in an otherwise dismal year for the company. It was originally designed to be an all-new Plymouth Sebring, but executives... more

CLASSICS

Eric Kaminsky - June 03, 2014 10:48 AM - Comments

Father of Mopar Racing

Father of Mopar Racing

Richard Petty has most wins ever, many in Plymouths

His achievements speak for themselves: most races won (200, almost twice as many as the nearest competitor, David Pearson, with 105); seven wins at the Daytona 500, another record; seven-time NASCAR Champion (only Dale Earnhardt has matched that accomplishment);... more

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Eric Kaminsky - June 02, 2014 08:30 AM - Comments

Father of the Mustang

Father of the Mustang

Lee Iacocca and the iconic pony car

Lee Iacocca joined Ford Motor Company’s engineering department in 1946 after graduating from Lehigh University and Princeton University. But it would be his achievements in sales that would eventually lead him to the top of the company, and along... more

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Eric Kaminsky - May 30, 2014 11:00 AM - Comments

The Father of Corvette

The Father of Corvette

Zora Duntov gives Corvette its performance genes

Many will argue that Harley Earl would hold the title of being Corvette’s paternal grantor. While it is true that Earl, as the first head of the General Motors design staff, birthed the Corvette from his studios, it goes without question that the task of raising Corvette into a world-wide performance car fell on the shoulders of a Russian immigrant who first saw Corvette, like so many other Americans, on a turntable at GM’s 1953 Motorama in New York.... more

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Andy Bolig - May 29, 2014 02:27 PM - Comments