The Hero and the Villain

In every story ever told there is a protagonist and an antagonist. Both come in many forms; people, animals, objects, even the supernatural. Car chases are not any different. The Mustang 350 versus the Charger from Bullitt. A 1971 Pontiac Lemans four door versus a commandeered train in The French…

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The Spirit of America: AMC SX/4

The smell of plastic vinyl and bakelite baking in the summer sun. Looped brown carpet runs beneath your feet. The steering wheel in your grip is wrapped in black ‘sport’ leather. Fake wood vinyl wrap stretches across your dashboard. You turn the key and the low roar of the AMC…

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Monster Jam: 1200 Horsepower of Fun!

FRIDAY! FRIDAY! FRIDAY! Are you ready for a testosterone induced, high octane-fueled, and artificially flavored monster-fest that’s fun for the whole family!? I was lucky enough to pick up some tickets to the Richmond, VA hosted Monster Jam monster truck event a few weekends ago. Something I haven’t…

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Craigslist Fool's Gold

Searching craigslist for cars is a big hobby amongst car enthusiasts. It gets very addicting; clicking page after page for the possibility of finding that gemstone amongst picture after picture of rust, bad paint, and “needs brakes” descriptions. Once you partake in this fun past time, you’ll begin to…

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Overland: It's Not About the Destination, It's About the Journey

Trail riding, Jeeping, cross country drives, taking the unbeaten path, off-roading. All of these interchangeable names for a favorite pastime for adventure. Overlanding has become the more commercial and universal term for this fun, adventure-seeking, extracurricular activity. What does “Overlanding” really mean though? Off-roading came through necessity and innovation. Primarily,…

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Automotive New Wave: The 1980's Renaissance

Automotive design follows the fads and pop culture trends of their intended demographic. Much like fashion, art, and entertainment; society shapes what is desired and what is made. For auto designers, it’s a prediction of future tastes in what consumers want in an automobile; they take a “temperature” of…

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No More Classic Cars

What is a classic car? Is it as simple as using the DMV’s “25 years old” rule to deem a car a ‘classic’? Because if that was true, there is a 1987 Ford Taurus that should be rolling up to the next concourse event, ready to be judged. I…

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