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Phil Bonner 1964 Ford Thunderbolt drag car finally surfaces

1964 Thunderbolt recovery may be the ultimate ‘Barn Find’ Story and photos by Al Rogers On a brisk morning last January, this 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt emerged from 40 years of hiding. It had been stowed untouched for the last two decades in a non-descript barn in northern Georgia. Although the Thunderbolt had been...

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US Marshals to auction collection of rare American muscle cars

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 muscle cars, including a 1970 Plymouth Superbird. The sale follows the guilty plea of...

The nose of the 1964 Oldsmobile Starfire.

1964 Olds Starfire: Just like his father’s Oldsmobile

Memories of dad’s Olds inspire 1964 Starfire restoration By Angelo Van Bogart When it comes to great cars in your past, you can go back, and sometimes the car is even better the second time around. In 1969, Bryan Hunter’s father drove a 1964 Oldsmobile Starfire as the family ride, and over the six...

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Ten Mustangs sure to make any pony car lover salivate

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 owner in 2004. After he quit racing, Rahal ran a chain of car dealerships...

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

Mustang ‘pilot cars’ paved way for the pony

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 a “Mustang” name plate. Both were designed to measure public perception for a new...

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Corvette sinkhole update: 7 down, 1 to go

  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 the sinkhole in hopes of recovering the three missing Corvettes, and to unearth the...