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MSCC SEPTEMBER 22 STAR OF THE DAY: '66 CORONET 500 -- THE CLARK KENT HEMI

22-imgp2461-001MSCC SEPTEMBER 22 STARS OF THE DAY: '66 CORONET 500 -- THE CLARK KENT HEMI

Chrysler formally introduced the street hemi to the B-body lineup in 1966.

The change in philosophy was significant.

Suddenly Belvederes and Coronets that looked like something your Aunt Edna would drive became street monsters with a knockout punch that would rival Joe Frazier's.

Read more: MSCC SEPTEMBER 22 STAR OF THE DAY: '66 CORONET 500 -- THE CLARK KENT HEMI

 

SEPTEMBER 2014: 1937 INTERNATIONAL WITH A JAPANESE HEART TRANSPLANT

37-imgp5035International Harvester trucks have always been known for their sturdy workhorse reputation so you didn't see country clubs with valets parking IHC pickups.

IHCs are brute force rides so a day off for a corn-binder isn't a trip to the beach. It's more like a trip to town to pick up a load of wood.

This 1937 IHC truck continues that blue collar tradition with one major alteration...a heart transplant.

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URGENT MESSAGE FROM VINTAGE MUSCLE CARS: BABY WE WERE BORN TO RUN

mus-imgp0803One of the saddest sights on a highway is a slow-moving old school muscle car shuffling along in the slow lane.

We have seen many examples of this kind of cruel and unusual punishment over the years and we are always unhappy when we see it.

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SEPTEMBER 2014 STARS IN TRAFFIC: GET OUT THERE...THIS IS THE BACK NINE OF THE SEASON

imgp8156SEPTEMBER 2014 STARS IN TRAFFIC: GET OUT THERE...THIS IS THE BACK NINE OF THE SEASON

There are some guys who own old iron and never venture out in the real world and the real world is a sadder place as a result.

People need to see this old stuff on the street just or remind them that there was an era when cars and trucks weren't simply cloned versions of other cars and trucks.

The new stuff doesn't even have a name plate that can tell you what they are because were in an era when some kind of stylized hieroglyphic passes for individuality.

Read more: SEPTEMBER 2014 STARS IN TRAFFIC: GET OUT THERE...THIS IS THE BACK NINE OF THE SEASON

   

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