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What Was the First Car You Drove?

Uncategorized October 1, 2015

This 1979 Ford Mustang was lucky editor David Freiburger’s first car, and his first manual transmission? A 1971 Plymouth Duster!
Source: Hot Rod

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#HOTROD: Customs, VWs, and Car Culture from Stephan Szantai

Uncategorized October 1, 2015

Born and raised in France, Stephan Szantai first started photographing cars at a show at the historic racetrack of Montlhéry with a Kodak Instamatic when he was 13 years old.
Source: Hot Rod

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572ci of Injected Alcohol Big-Block Shakes the Dyno

Uncategorized October 1, 2015

There is something about a big-block that is just plain cool. Combine that X-factor with massive cubic inches, ramped-up compression, and injected alcohol and you have a combination that is set on kill.
Source: Hot Rod

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First Drive: 2016 Shelby GT350 & GT350R Mustangs

Uncategorized October 1, 2015

Ford has captured the essence of the original Shelby GT350 and created a fun machine that will excite the Mustang community and keep them wanting more.
Source: Hot Rod

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Ford recalls new F-150s for cruise control glitch, older Windstars for rear axle problem

Uncategorized September 30, 2015

Ford Motor is recalling about 37,000 of the current-generation F-150s because the adaptive cruise control can be fooled by other trucks on the road and 342,000 Windstar minivans for possible cracking in the rear axle.
Source: Automotive News – swapmeetclassified

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VW braces for hit to business from emissions scandal

Uncategorized September 30, 2015

VW imposed a hiring freeze at its financing business and cut a shift at a German engine factory as it braces for a hit to business from cheating in diesel emissions tests.
Source: Automotive News – swapmeetclassified

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GM and Navistar to develop and make commercial trucks

Uncategorized September 30, 2015

General Motors said it will jointly develop and assemble medium-duty commercial vehicles with truck and engine maker Navistar International. GM said today the agreement will help boost its Chevrolet commercial truck business.
Source: Automotive News – swapmeetclassified

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Mary Pozzi Honors Larry Park

Uncategorized September 30, 2015

I can’t wait for next year’s AAS “Larry Park Memorial” as I’m positive the courses will be just as Larry would have wanted.
Source: Hot Rod

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FCA union chiefs to meet in wake of contract defeat

Uncategorized September 30, 2015

Local presidents and top bargainers from Fiat Chrysler UAW locals will gather Thursday in suburban Detroit to lay out what comes next after UAW members rejected a national tentative agreement reached Sept. 15 between the union and FCA.
Source: Automotive News – swapmeetclassified

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    by on May 31, 2017 - 0 Comments

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    by on June 1, 2017 - 0 Comments

    When last we spoke, I was choosing tunes for a road trip. I’ve now survived that trip, the Tire Rack One Lap of America. This event was spawned from the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, an outlaw cross-country race created by Brock Yates of Car & Driver in 1971. It inspired the movies Cannonball […]