Author Archives: bearnest

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‘Papa John’s’ Camaro stolen, recovered

Three collector cars were stolen during this year’s annual Detroit-area Woodward Dream Cruise festivities, including the famed 1971 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 owned by John Schnatter of the Papa John’s pizza chain. The Camaro was later recovered.

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1968 Plymouth Roadrunner

According to Plymouth paint chips, the 1968 Road Runner came in Medium Blue, Mist Blue, Midnight Blue, Electric Blue and Frost Blue. But this is the history — or should we say “mystery” — of the Petty Blue version that was most likely only produced for a very short time.

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Car of the Week: 1970 Plymouth Superbird

Even though he wasn’t looking for such an iconic car, Mitch Gehrke didn’t have much trouble rationalizing his decision a few years back to write about a sizeable check for his 1970 Plymouth Superbird.

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Wisconsin’s ‘Cadillac Barn’

In addition to their V-16 and V-12 Cadillacs and the Packard Twelves, Dave and Marlese have many more collector cars. And yes, that Gardner that started it all is still around.

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Q&A with Kit Foster: August 8, 2015

Q. I have a 1956 Plymouth Savoy with a 277-cubic-inch V-8 and manual three-speed transmission. Changing the oil filter is always a hassle due to the cartridge-type oil filter. You have to be careful to make sure the gasket sits right while trying not to cross-thread the bolt, all while lying on your back....