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Rusty Monday: Race Car Rust Rustober

Once a race car’s useful days are over anything can and will happen to it. Most often they rust in peace behind the shop or next to the garage. Then the process of slowly returning to earth begins. By the time it would be worth restoring it is long past being restorable so it sits …

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Rusty Monday: Muscle Cars Left To Rust Away

You wouldn’t expect to see muscle cars left to rust away. Yet, here we are with some of the scariest images of just that thing. Why? Who knows? There was a time when muscle cars were not popular; especially during the gas crisis of the mid- and late-1970s. And even the muscle cars that had …

Cars

Even More Forgotten But Affordable 1990s Two-Seaters

Yesterday we discussed the fact that many people look for a fun, two-seater weekend car. Often times they have a limited budget and will look for something they fondly remember. So, we listed two-seat vehicles that were available during the 1990s that are often forgotten but are affordable at under $20,000. Today, we continue the …

Plymouth Prowler
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Was The Plymouth Prowler Really That Bad?

With retro styling that looked more fitting for a cartoon than an actual production piece, the Plymouth Prowler proved to be better for “show” than “go.” It was produced during the late 90s, a time when boxy and otherwise bland cars roamed the streets. And while the Prowler stood out, it was discontinued after only …

1952 Plymouth Suburban
Trucks & SUVs

Chevrolet Wasn’t the Only One that Made a Suburban

Although the latest Chevrolet Suburban’s styling can be an acquired taste to some, there’s no doubt the SUV has staying power. In addition to the good safety rating and long list of standard features, the Suburban now comes with independent rear suspension. While the smaller Tahoe has higher Consumer Reports reliability scores, the Suburban holds …

Toyota mini-trucks | Toyota
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Pickups Are Too Expensive: Bring Back Mini-Trucks

Yes, it’s true. Pickup trucks are getting way too expensive. Once they reached $50-grand it was time to stop and reflect. Trucks, even loaded trucks, were never as expensive as they’ve gotten to be today. It’s time to bring back an artificial inflation fighter; the mini-truck. Converting $50,000 to 1970 comes out to almost $8,000. …

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“Plymouth Radial Air” Pickup Smokes Leno’s Garage

Sometimes you do things because you can. When you’ve got a 1939 Plymouth pickup and a Jacobs seven-cylinder radial engine from a Cessna airplane sitting in the same wrecking yard, you do a mashup. Right?  Gary Corns has a Denver wrecking yard that’s been around since the 1950s. Wrecking yards accumulate all kinds of hunks …

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Kevin Hart’s Barracuda Wreck Could Mean Lawsuits

The fallout continues from the September 1 car crash involving actor Kevin Hart and two other individuals. All three have hired attorneys ahead of possible lawsuits. According to TMZ, there’s a good chance that Hart might be sued since his 1970 resto-mod Plymouth Barracuda had no safety harnesses, airbags or anything else that would protect …

1971 Plymouth Barracuda convertible
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The History of Kevin Hart’s Plymouth Barracuda

With the recent crash involving actor Kevin Hart and the subsequent lawsuits claimed to be in the offing by passengers and Hart himself, the car at the center stage is a Plymouth Barracuda. A car that hasn’t been manufactured in over 40 years by a company no longer exists. What’s A Plymouth Barracuda? Modified to …

1966 Ford Mustang Fastback
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Here’s What Classic Cars Would Cost Today

It’s always fun to look back and see what some of our favorite American cars sold for new, and what that same price would be in 2019 dollars. Actually, it might make you sick to see what some prized classic cars would cost today. Of course, new cars have electronics, much tighter tolerances, three-stage paint, …

Muscle Cars
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Fastest Classic Muscle Cars Of All Time

We’ll start out by saying there will be a lot of debate about this list of the fastest muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s. Part of the problem comes from the special cars manufacturers back-doored to racers, where 30 or maybe 50 of them were produced. Should they be on this list? How about …

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Kevin Hart’s 1970 Barracuda Totaled In Crash

The resto-mod 1970 Barracuda actor Kevin Hart just took delivery of was totaled in a crash just before 1:00 AM Sunday morning. According to the California West Valley Highway Patrol police report the crash happened on Mulholland Highway and Cold Canyon Road. It says the driver lost control and veered off of the road at …