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Say Happy Valentine’s Day with Gearhead Candy Hearts
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Say Happy Valentine’s Day with Gearhead Candy Hearts

Happy Valentine’s Day! Or, if you prefer, (in a wooden and laconic tone of voice): Well, flippity-doo. It’s Valentine’s Day again. Neato. Whether you’re in the mood for romantic sonnets […]

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You Voted on the Best Decade in Auto History—and the Winner Is…

Last week, we started counting down (or up?) the decades from 1950 through today, making a case why each subsequent 10-year span could be considered the Best Decade in Automotive […]

Tesla has jumpstarted (pun intended) the electric vehicle market.(Image/Tesla.com)
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Are the 2010s the Best Decade in Automotive History?

What a time to be a gearhead! We have 250+ horsepower 4-cylinders and 300+ horsepower sixes. It’s not uncommon for V8 performance motors to tickle 500 horsepower and the top-tier […]

The Ford GT hearkened back to the legendary GT-40, which terrorized  the Le Mans circuit back in the 1960s. (Image/Autoblog.com)
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Are the 2000s the Best Decade in Automotive History?

Similar to old-school turbochargers, the 2000s took a little while to get going as the world faced new threats, battles and challenges beyond the streets, and racetracks—but get going the […]

The Nissan 300ZX was one of the Japanese halo cars to change the automotive performance landscape during the 1990s. (Image/Road and Track)
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Are the 1990s the Best Decade in Automotive History?

The 1990s had several significant milestones that could easily cement it as the best decade in automotive history. For starters, Ford launched its new Explorer, which kicked the SUV market […]

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Are the 1980s the Best Decade in Automotive History?

The 1980s were a decade of continued automotive innovation, as features like fuel injection, turbocharging, and airbags became commonplace. The use of digital dashboards increased as well, predicting the modern adaptive […]

Instead of focusing on performance, many cars (like this Chrysler Cordoba) highlighted luxury features like "rich, Corinthian leather."  (Image/Mac's Motor City Garage)
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Are the 1970s the Best Decade in Automotive History?

The decade of the 1970s has adopted the ominous nickname “malaise era” among gearheads. At first glance, it’s easy to see why folks aren’t too fond of the seventies—performance was […]

The 1968 Dodge Hemi Dart Super Stock. In American muscle car terms, it doesn't get much more '60s than this dragstrip titan. (Image/Barrett-Jackson)
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Are the 1960s the Best Decade in Automotive History?

The decade of the 1960s gave us some of the most significant moments in American history. It would be an understatement to say the same of the vehicles produced during […]

The introduction of the Corvette in 1953 was juts one of many high points of the 1950s.  (Image/GM Corporate Newsroom)
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Are the 1950s the Best Decade in Automotive History?

The 1950s gave us tailfins, seat belts, and a nationwide interstate system. But it goes way deeper than that. During the 1950s, automobiles evolved from simple transportation into a way […]

Vintage style or modern performance? Retro chic or state-of-the-art? It's totally your call—which automotive decade was the "best?" (Image/Summit Racing)
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The Best Decade in Automotive History is…

Beginning with the 1950s, which decade in automotive history was (or is) the best? For this exercise, we’re looking only at postwar decades despite all that the first 50 years […]