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Q&A with Kit Foster: September 25, 2014

Q. I’ve been looking for a rear axle bumper for my 1966 Chevy Impala four-door hardtop, 283 engine, with no success. If you or any of the readers can help, I’d be most appreciative. A photo is attached. ­ —Francisco J. Castillo, via e-mail A. Does anyone know of a source? It strikes me...

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Fall Carlisle celebrates 40 years

Carlisle Events is in the midst of its 40th Anniversary season and the upcoming Fall Carlisle is the show where it all began in 1974. This year’s Fall Carlisle runs Oct. 1-5 at the Carlisle, Pa. Fairgrounds and this time around, everyone will step into the proverbial way-back machine as charter vendors are recognized...

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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 in business and survival were learned at an early age. John’s determination was not...

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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!

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.

Fall Charlotte celebrates with 50th anniversary Pontiac GTO display

  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 Pavilion, will feature a dozen of the rarest, most desirable examples available, including the...

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 generator light goes on and stays on. The next day the same thing happens....

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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...

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Head back to school for free with ‘Oil 101: Fact or Fric­tion’

Attention, old car enthusiasts: The University of Northwestern Ohio is offering its first Mas­sive Open Online Course which is free and open to the public. “Oil 101: Fact or Fric­tion” will begin on Sept. 22. It is a four-week course, entirely online, and will be taught by Tom Grothous, Dean of the UNOH Col­lege...

Q&A with Kit Foster: September 11, 2014

Q. Regarding the “knock-off” badge emblem in the July 10 Q&A, you should get lots of answers from Wisconsin Classic Car Club members. The badge was designed by Brooks Stevens back in the 1970s for the Wisconsin Region. As I remember, Brooks was a member of the Region at the time and was the...