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What Do Checker Cabs, Coachbuilt Luxury Cars & Gibson Guitars Have in Common?

If you said Raymond H. Dietrich, then you probably don’t need to read the rest of this article. But if you didn’t, let’s continue… Meet Ray Dietrich Born in 1894, […]

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Pontiac’s Innovative OHC Sprint Inline 6 Proved That You Didn’t Need to Bring a V8 to the Musclecar Party

In an earlier article on the Crosley Hotshot, we mentioned that it carried a groundbreaking engine with an overhead camshaft. That got us thinking about another innovative OHC powerplant that […]

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Rusty Off-Roading: Shaking Down Some Old Jeeps in the Wilds of British Columbia

Story and Photos by Bryan Irons/4WD Canada Magazine The ubiquitous “shakedown” run is a time-honored tradition carried out by gearheads across the world. The trip could be after completing a frame-off […]

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Meet the Crosley Hotshot: America’s First Postwar Sports Car

Last month, we ran an article commemorating the Corvette’s birthday, in which we mentioned that it was not America’s first sports car—suggesting instead that title should go to a lesser-known […]

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Ever Hear About Chevy’s 1974 “Spirit of America” Special Edition Cars?

Picture this: The year is 1973, Skylab has just been launched into space, Elvis’ “Aloha from Hawaii” is on TV, and “Dark Side of the Moon” is blaring out of […]

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Happy Birthday to the Corvette! A Look Back at the Vette’s Early Beginnings During Its C1 (1953-62) Generation

On June 30th, 1953 the first production Corvette rolled off the assembly line. But despite the position it holds now as “America’s Sports Car,” the Corvette wasn’t exactly an instant […]

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Christine’s Back! 5 Cars That Should Play Her Role if the Remake is Set in the Present Day

News from Hollywood trickled out earlier this month that John Carpenter’s classic horror movie adaptation “Christine” is getting a remake. Based on a novel by Steven King, “Christine” is essentially […]

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Your Favorite Memories with Dad: 2021 Edition

Every year, the folks at Summit Racing ask a question or two on their Facebook and Instagram pages about customers’ memories with their Dads. And every year, we collect some […]

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Fin-tastic: Our Five Favorite Fish-Named Cars (& A Bonus Catch)

June 18th is National “Go Fishing” Day. But if you can’t head out on the water to enjoy it, perhaps these five cars will appropriately wet…err…whet your appetite for some […]

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$#&@@!! Gearheads Share Their Most Painful Garage Lessons

Most gearheads will say that the automotive hobby is one perpetual learning experience. And some of those lessons can be painful—yes, we mean that in the most literal sense. So […]