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Second-chance Nova: Funny car had long-lasting impact

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When the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals hosted the unveiling of an original Bill Thomas A/FX Chevy Nova funny car, owner John Tinberg was there. More »

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Car of the Week: 1966 Ford Mustang

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When Scott Meadows brought his 1966 Mustang coupe into Jeff Lilly Restorations in Helote, Texas, the little black 289 V-8-powered “pony” looked like a good “20 footer.” But Jeff Lilly knew better. More »

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Buick find: Gear head buys his ‘first love’

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Almost every collector remembers the first car they drove, or the first car that brought them into the hobby as a kid. Very few of those collectors have the chance to own one of those special cars from their past, but count Leonard Anderson among the lucky few who owns the car that was both to him. More »

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Jag adjustment: First stretched E-Type?

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A 1968 left-hand drive Jaguar E-Type series 1 4.2 roadster is to be stretched by four and a half inches during a major restoration being carried out by Classic Motor Cars Limited of Bridgnorth (CMC) in the United Kingdom. The E-Type has been named “the Kaizen” (which has a special meaning) by the owner, a client in the United States. More »

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Car of the Week: 1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator

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When Pat Pacarenuk had the option to buy one of 100 1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator muscle machines that would be sold in Canada back in 1969 — and order it any way he wanted it — he couldn’t agree fast enough. More »

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Chevelle puzzle solved: Race car comes full circle

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Heinke Trapp was just 7 years old when his father purchased a pair of 1970 Chevrolet LS-6 Chevelles to help promote Quality Chevrolet (now Trapp Chevrolet), his dealership in Houma, La. After a few years of racing, this white one was sold and thought gone forever. But then, to Trapp’s amazement, it resurfaced a few years ago. More »

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Car of the Week: 1925 Packard Holbrook coupe

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A few Packards intended for the American market in the 1920s were actually shipped to far away shores, and at least one particularly special 1925 Packard went as far as “Down Under.” More »

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Ford Find: Fan finds uncle’s long-lost ’46 hiding in barn

After five hours of work, Cleer was finally able to retrieve the Ford from hiding. It was in remarkably good condition and exactly how his uncle had built it.

When Richard Cleer of Ipava, Ill., found the 1946 Ford five-passenger coupe his uncle had hot-rodded in the 1950s just 25 miles from his home, he was actually following a lead to a 1939 flathead engine for another car. The barn was so overgrown with vines, trees and tall grass, it would have taken Indiana Jones to find it. Sometimes it pays to be in the right place at the right time. More »

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Car of the Week: 1933 Ford Deluxe ‘woodie’ station wagon

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Roland Foss admits he never would have guessed how rare and valuable his 1933 Ford Deluxe “woodie” would become when he stopped and made an impulse buy 46 years ago. More »

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Twin Cities turns back the clock for another great Back to the 50’s

This Model A Ford truck is more typical of what lines the tree-shaded roads around Back to the 50’s in June. This red hauler is particularly sharp.

Despite its name, the Minnesota Street Rod Association’s annual Back to the 50’s event isn’t directly about the 1950s as it is about the 1973 cult classic “American Graffiti,” which takes place in 1962. That film reminded Minnesota gear heads about their own automotive heritage of cruising the loop around St. Paul in cool cars, so the MSRA started Back to the 50’s 39 years ago to bring the 1950s from the screen to the street. More »

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