Author Archives: Michael Lamm

Farewell, Walt Woron from Michael Lamm

Walt Woron passed away on 2 July 2012, at age 91. With him passed an era. Walt was one of my lifelong idols, a man I greatly admired and respected. I was fortunate enough to know him as a friend. … Continue reading

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Cars I’ve Loved and Hated – Michael Lamm’s Unauthorized Auto Biography, Chapter 14: Alfa Romeo Montreal

If I had the luxury of opening a private, very personal auto museum that contained the 80-odd cars I’ve owned over the past 52 years (and some were very odd indeed), I’d arrange them in descending order of favoritism. I’d … Continue reading

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Cars I’ve Loved and Hated
Michael Lamm’s Unauthorized Auto Biography, Chapter 13: 1953 Studebaker

I was a junior in high school when the ads first began to appear in national magazines. The ads preceded the car by three months, but seeing those pictures, I immediately fell in love with the 1953 Studebaker coupe – … Continue reading

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Cars I’ve Loved and Hated:
Michael Lamm’s Unauthorized Auto Biography, Chapter 12: Chevrolet Camaro

I stopped smoking on New Year’s Day, 1969. It’s the only resolution I’ve ever kept. I had two principal motivations. The first came from my three sons. They were all enthusiastic viewers of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. Cleverly sandwiched … Continue reading

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Cars I’ve Loved and Hated
Michael Lamm’s Unauthorized Auto Biography
Chapter 11: Honda S600

I very much wanted to love my little Honda S600. It looked so cute and cuddly. And on paper, it had all the qualifications and specifications of a mechanical marvel. It was strictly my fault, but I ended up…well, not … Continue reading

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Cars I’ve Loved and Hated:
Michael Lamm’s Unauthorized Auto Biography, Chapter Nine

Editor’s note: This week Mike takes a look a the car hobby in general. Some of his remarks are applicable to Marty Densch’s comments the other day. I’d like to veer slightly off course in this chapter and talk about … Continue reading

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Cars I’ve Loved and Hated:
Michael Lamm’s Unauthorized Auto Biography, Chapter Eight

Editor’s note: We’re always happy to publish Michael Lamm but we’re particularly happy that his auto-biography includes a Nash-Healey, which wouldn’t have happened if Donald Healey hadn’t noticed George Mason, head of Nash, taking some 3D photographs aboard the Queen … Continue reading

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Cars I’ve Loved and Hated
Michael Lamm’s Unauthorized Auto Biography, Chapter Seven
1953 Plymouth Cranbrook

This is pretty much what the 1953 Plymouth Cranbrook convertible looked like when Mike bought it in 1975 for $150. The front end had lost a battle with a lamp post, but the car was sound otherwise. Text and photos … Continue reading

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Cars I’ve Loved and Hated:
Michael Lamm’s Unauthorized Auto Biography, Chapter Five

Mike’s dad, Heinrich Lamm, bought his first Hudson in 1939 and remained a Hudson stalwart until 1960. Text and photos copyright Michael Lamm 2012 During the 1940s and 1950s, my hometown, La Feria, Texas, had just one new-car dealer, Lafond … Continue reading

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