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1954 Chrysler Windsor


1954 Chrysler Windsor two-door sedan. Watterson Collection, 2007 auction, Mitchell, Indiana.

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1952 Cadillac


1952 Cadillac rolled over. North Star Recycling, Brainerd, Minnesota.      

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1968 Datsun 2000


1968 Datsun 2000 roadster. C.L. Chase salvage, Camp Douglas, Wisconsin.

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1955 Mercury


1955 Mercury sedan obscured by tree and scrub growth. Stapleton’s salvage, Dodge City, Kansas.    

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Big John’s Ford collection reflects work ethic, business savvy


When you hear the song “Big John,” you’d think that this song was written about John Saathaff, owner of Big John’s Ford in Minden, Nebraska. This tall Nebraskan is the picture of perseverance, dedication and business savvy. For John, lessons … More »

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Dodge Brothers Club poster captures Centennial Celebration


The Dodge Brothers Club is releasing a special limited-edition poster showcasing the largest gathering ever of early Dodge Brothers vehicles to help commemorate the centennial year of the first automobile produced by John and Horace Dodge. And, it will be available at the Fall Hershey Meet! More »

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Fall Charlotte celebrates with 50th anniversary Pontiac GTO display

This 1968 Pontiac GTO is just one of a dozen of America's first muscle cars that will be on display as part of the 50th anniversary Pontiac GTO exhibit in the Nationwide Insurance Pavilion at the Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair.

  CONCORD, N.C. – Pontiac’s GTO, the car that gave birth to the American muscle car phenomenon, will be celebrated through a special 50th anniversary exhibit during Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Sept. 18-21 AutoFair. The display, housed in the Nationwide Insurance … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: September 18, 2014

Q. I have a 1977 Cadillac Sedan DeVille that has been in our family since purchased brand new. She has all the toys: power windows, seats, air, etc. She starts up fine, runs fast and kicks down OK. However, the … More »

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New knob: Painstaking repair of a broken shift knob


For restorers who cannot find an authentic replacement shift knob, here’s how to repair it. More »

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US Marshals to auction collection of rare American muscle cars

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Collection of nine cars from 1967-71 includes a Plymouth Superbird, three Chevrolet Yenko models and two Ford Mustangs WASHINGTON – U.S. Marshals are holding a live and Web simulcast auction in Lodi, New Jersey, Friday to sell nine rare American … More »

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