Category Archives: Marty Densch

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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Automotive Oddities: Wuling Truck

Last spring’s Jefferson (Wis.) car show had its share of automotive oddities such as the Aussie Ford Falcon and the 1982 Chrysler Imperial Frank Sinatra edition but the fall show topped those by a country mile.  For sale in the … Continue reading

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Austin A40 Hot Rod?

Wandering around the annual Beloit Autorama, one of the largest car shows in this part of the midwest, I spotted this lovely little Austin A40 sitting, oddly, amongst some customized street rods.  This is not a lonely little petunia in … 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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Cars And Coffee, Lake Mills, Wis.

Lake Mills is a sleepy little (pop. roughly 5,000) town in south-central Wisconsin about 50 miles due west of Milwaukee.  Summertime car shows are about as ubiquitous as corn fields in southern Wisconsin and just about every little town has … Continue reading

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Is This The Most Valuable Mustang On The Planet?

As I was parking my car in Mustang Alley at the Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise yesterday my attention was drawn to another Mustang that was being unloaded and put on display in the Credit Union One parking lot on Nine … Continue reading

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Automotive Oddities: 1969 AMC Ambassador Limousine

When you think of American Motors you probably think of sturdy but uninspiring compact cars.  Oh sure, there was the occasional high performance variant to try to bring a little halo to Kenosha’s number one car maker but its reputation … Continue reading

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LIC PL8TS of Portage

On our way back home from a tour of old Highway 51 through Wisconsin, some of us stopped in Portage to check out a car show.  There was some interesting iron on display but what caught my attention were some … Continue reading

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Look What I Found: An Electric Kyote

You don’t see dune buggies around much anymore, especially here in the midwest, so this Jeffries-designed Kyote II really stood out at a car show recently in Huntley, Ill.  On closer inspection I discovered that it offers another distinction:  it’s … Continue reading

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Does Buick Need the Verano?

That question was posed by a blogger on another site recently and it echoed in my brain when I had a chance to drive a Verano at a press event a couple of weeks ago.  I’m not sure that it’s … Continue reading

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