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Sweet Dreams

  For those of us living in northern climes that saddest of autumn tasks will soon be upon  us – putting our precious summer toys to bed for the winter.  I put my 2001 Miata in storage today, a couple … Continue reading

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Tucker Convertible Resurfaces, Heads to Barrett-Jackson in January

The controversial Tucker convertible, on which I have reported for both a local newspaper and jalopnik.com, seemed to disappear for a time after the shop which completed its restoration, Benchmark Classics of Middleton, Wis., went bankrupt.  It will be in … Continue reading

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I Drive Robocop’s Cop Car

  Last spring I had a chance to drive the Chevrolet Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicle on the original route of the first road races at Elkhart Lake, Wis.  Several weeks ago, while working on a story for a local newspaper, … Continue reading

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Winner Announced for Domino’s and Local Motors’ Competition to Design the Ultimate Pizza Delivery Vehicle. No It Isn’t VW Based.

Back in August, Domino’s and the crowdsourcing Local Motors site teamed up to sponsor a design competition for the Ultimate Pizza Delivery Vehicle. The contest is now over and a winner has been announced, Anej Kostrevc, of Serbia, for his … Continue reading

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Boss 302 Prototype, Revisited

In August I posted a story about a car that was displayed in Mustang Alley at the Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise.  The owner, John Grafelman, a farmer from southern Illinois, said that the car had served as the design prototype … Continue reading

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Alex Karras, 1935-2012 R.I.P.

  Alex Karras died today. You may know him as an actor. The scene in Mel Brook’s Blazing Saddles where Karras, playing a somewhat mentally challenged character named Mongo, rides into town on a Brahma bull and knocks out a … Continue reading

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The Top Ten Things You Don’t Want To Hear When Looking For A Used Car

10.  Runs Good. 9.   That’s just a little surface rust. 8.   They all do that. 7.   I’m actually selling it for somebody else. 6.   I’ve got the original [wheels/radio/mirror/seats/engine, etc.] in the trunk. 5.   Mechanic … Continue reading

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Chris Economaki 1920-2012 R.I.P.

  Chance are, if you’re older than 30 and if you’ve watched any motorsports on television or read about it in the media, you’ve been the beneficiary of the work of Chris Economaki. His voice was as much the sound … Continue reading

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A Happy and Healthy Jewish New Year to All Our Readers and Friends

Sorry for the paucity of new content this past week. I’ve been trying to catch up processing thousands of 3D photos from some of the larger late summer car events and I also spent a day building a LS9 engine … Continue reading

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Rock County Thresheree, 2012

  This isn’t automotive, per se, but it is impressive. The Rock County Thresheree is a celebration of 19th century machines and technology.  It has been held on Labor Day weekend every year since the 1950s.  This is a working … Continue reading

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