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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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Car of the Week: 1927 Chrysler five-passenger coach

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Pedro Aguilera tried his best to hide his excitement the first time he laid eyes on his 1927 Chrysler. The Port St. Lucie, Fla., resident had no intentions that fateful day four years ago of shopping for a pre-war Chrysler — or a Chrysler of any vintage for that matter — but it was love at first sight. More »

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Meet Marge’s Bugatti

The tiny, well-built Bugatti features unique nautical-style touring coachwork with elegant flying fenders.

A 1925 Bugatti Type 23 Brescia tourer from the David V. and Margery Uihlein Collection returned to Monterey, Calif., in the summer of 2011, a full 31 years after it had been selected as winner of the Briggs Cunningham “Most Elegant Open Car” trophy at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. More »

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Boss 302 Buyer’s Guide

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The Boss 302 made a return appearance for 1970 after making big waves with its debut in ’69, and its splash is still being felt. The 1970 Boss 302 remains one of the most popular muscle cars, especially among Ford loyalists. Boss 302 prices tend to be volatile, and are inching their way up. More »

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Car of the Week: 1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe ‘Woodie’

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Woody Rutter figures as long as he has his 1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe wagon around, some of his favorite childhood memories will never be far from his mind. More »

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Cacklefest, Camaros at GM Nationals

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CARLISLE, Pa. – Blues, BBQ, cash awards, giveaways and more than 1,500 of the best from General Motors dating back to the turn of the 20th century will be part of the Carlisle GM Nationals on June 22-24 at the … More »

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RK Motors to restore last Hemi

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – RK Motors — restorers, sellers and builders of classic, muscle and high-performance cars — has begun a significant restoration of the last 426-cid Hemi V-8 car to roll off any Chrysler production line during the original muscle … More »

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Car of the Week: 1960 Chevrolet Impala

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Owner John Broucher would love to know how many of 1960 Impala sedans were equipped with a 348-cid V-8 and a four-speed manual transmission like his central Ohio sleeper ordered new by a farmer. More »

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1938 Graham convertible by Saoutchik offered for sale

A California seller is offering this 1938 Saoutchik-bodied 1938 Graham convertible on eBay.

Graham was quite the risk taker, but it had to be in order to continue producing cars through the Great Depression. In the mid 1930s, it was supercharging its mid-priced cars — unheard of in anything less than an Auburn. … More »

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1940 Graham convertible survivor to be shown at concours

The only surviving 1940 Graham convertible — and the first 1940 Graham built — will be displayed this summer for the first time since 1952.

The only known 1940 Graham Hollywood two-passenger convertible will be seen publicly for the first time since 1952 when it’s dusted off for the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s in Plymouth, Mich., on July 29. More »

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