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1964 Impala auction purchase was second choice

1964 Chevrolet Impala  at the Lambrecht Chevrolet auction.

The 1964 Chevrolet Impala two-door hardtop that sold at the Lambrecht Chevrolet auction last September in Pierce, Neb., was actually the buyer’s second choice. More »

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Ten Mustangs sure to make any pony car lover salivate

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Photos by Al Rogers; story by John Gunnell   A racer’s race car: Shelby GT-350 Racer Bobby Rahal won Indy championships in 1986, 1987 and 1992. In 1986, he took the Indy 500. He won there again as a team … More »

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Mustang ‘pilot cars’ paved way for the pony

Pre-production 1965 Mustang (Courtesy Ford Motor Co.)

Models, pre-production cars and a lot of trial and error were all part of Ford’s development plan By Bob Fria The two-seat 1962 Mustang concept car and the four-seat 1963 Mustang II concept car were the first Fords to use … More »

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1969 Mustang was ‘hottest thing going’

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The 1969 Ford Mustang’s tag line — “Hottest thing going” — was truth in advertising at its best. More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: April 17, 2014

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Q. When did the major car makers change from floor shift to column shift? Was it ever an option? — Chuck Klein, Georgetown, Ohio A. In general, the sea change from the “wobble stick” to “three on the tree” swept … More »

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VanDerBrink to auction off Lowell Lundberg Collection

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The Lowell Lundberg Collection of classic cars and parts will be sold by VanDerBrink Auctions in West Fargo, N.D., on June 14. More »

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Final Corvette recovered from sinkhole

Recovered 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 ends quest to save museum Corvettes.

The last of the “Great 8″ Corvettes has been pulled from the depths of the 40 foot wide by 60 foot deep sinkhole that collapsed within the Skydome building of the National Corvette Museum exactly eight weeks ago. More »

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Meet Mark Geske

Mark Geske (left) started working at 3Gs in January and in March he pais a visit to Midwest Remanufacturing (www.mwreman.com) to meet Ken Walsh (right).

  We wanted to introduce everyone in the old-car community to Mark Geske, who started working at Gunner’s Great Garage (www.gunnersgreatgarage.com) a while ago. Things have been so busy since Mark came on board that we just never got a … More »

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Parts galore – and sometimes more than you bargained for

If you’ve ever needed a part for your car or truck, you’ve more than likely called or gone to Nordstrom’s Auto Recyclers of rural Garretson, S.D. It’s a mechanical Mecca, the Holy Grail for the car enthusiast.  There’s buildings and … More »

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Corvette sinkhole update: 7 down, 1 to go

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  On Feb. 12, a sinkhole collapsed within the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, taking eight prized Corvettes with it. Five were recovered in varying conditions by mid-March. Then, the construction team began the tedious process of removing dirt from … More »

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