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Posted On: 3/1/2012 12:14PM
66Mope

This week's win goes to Cannonshot for "That'll be the last door ding I ever get in a parking lot." Tune in tomorrow for another random caption contest!



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Posted On: 3/1/2012 11:11AM
AUTOedit

This is a quick video feature on a Toyota Prius with a "sporty" muffler. 

As a hot rodder, I needed a reliable car for my wife that would make her happy and keep our costs down so that I could spend any spare income on project cars. So, in 2004, we bought this thing. I wasn't thrilled with the purchase but the car fit the bill at the time and has traveled 143,000 trouble free miles but is still really, really boring.

Then I cut the stock muffler off, welded up a Flowmaster and a chrome tip to play a joke on my wife and I ended up leaving it on there. It cracks me up to hear this thing pull in to the driveway! Click thru to check out the spoof video of the "hot rodded" hippie mobile.

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Posted On: 3/1/2012 10:35AM
onemean'66

Check out this sweet late model Stang. Keep the tires hot and the windows down!!

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Posted On: 3/1/2012 9:46AM
SuzyBruisy

This party-pack of unwanted Isettas will surely be a score for someone. They're forlornly described as "two abandoned restorations and a parts car," and come with a cornucopia of parts. On eBay now with no reserve!



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Posted On: 3/1/2012 8:27AM
66Mope

The good folks at Chrysler contacted me recently about entering a little “blog-off.” They gave me a few possible topics to choose from. One topic was “must haves in a vehicle.” That one made me think a bit. So here goes…

I’m going to start with brakes. If I’m gonna go, I’d like to be able to stop, too. (Brakes are less important in non-running, long-term restoration projects, but I’m going to assume that for this exercise we are talking about running vehicles.) And I definitely prefer disc brakes. Drums are fine if everyone else is on drums. But when you have SUVs stopping short in front of you on the freeway, you’re gonna want disc brakes.

My next “must have” is good outward visibility. I like to be able to see out of a car, especially if I’m going to drive it. This isn’t quite as simple as it might seem. Most older cars have big greenhouses and few blind spots. But a lot of the new stuff is kind of hard to see out of. You have fat A-pillars that obscure pedestrians and C-pillars that obscure everything. Many vehicles now require back-up cameras. Really? A back up camera? Has it come to that?

You can read the rest of my blog over at Chrysler.com. And if you like it, please vote for me! (See the voting widget down the page a bit on the left.)



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Posted On: 3/1/2012 8:07AM
fireballtim

When I was growing up, BUICK was an "old dood" car. Unless you were 103, you wouldn't consider driving one. But now...

This is the IP for the new Enclave Concept headed to Geneva. And I'm like, "what?" Then, I took a look at the Regal GS and I was like... "what the...?" Is Buick on the heels of Cadillac in scoring a young, hip and design driven buyer? It sure looks like it.

Maybe I need to get my hands on the GS and find out what's up...

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