FEBRUARY 2013: 1967 CAMARO RS-YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN WITH OLD IRON
Most car guys have a very specific reason for tracking down an old car.
Typically, this is a "my Dad had one" or "my brother had one" scenario but high on the list is the "I had one" scenario.
Ray Witherspoon is one of those " I used to have one guys" because in his misspent youth, he did own a 1968 Camaro SS big block that was very similar to this '67 RS.
FEBRUARY 2013: 1970 BARRACUDA MAKES THE STOCK LOOK WORK FOR HIS WIFE'S DRIVER
Dave and Tamara Lutz are the definitive car hobby couple because they bring "his and her" rides to the game.
Tamara is the proud owner of this 1970 Barracuda and Dave owns a 1972 Road Runner.
Clearly the Plymouth name plate resonates well in the Lutz family.
THE ORIGINAL BEETLE: THE PROS AND CONS OF HITLER'S "PEOPLE'S CAR"
The Volkswagen Beetle was one of the most popular cars ever produced in automotive history.
The Beetle was born in pre WWII Germany at the behest of Adolph Hitler and his request for a "people's car", but few people will hold a grudge against the Beetle because of its association with one of history's most reviled bad guys.
FEBRUARY 2013: HOW TO START A GREAT MARRIAGE: BUILD A 1951 FORD RAT ROD TOGETHER
I was at a car show last summer that came with the standard equipment heavy downpour when I watched a very sharp 1951 Ford rat road pull into the show.
The car had been chopped and lowered by its young owner and I was happy to see that he was not afraid to drive his Ford in wet weather.
I was also happy when he let me sit in the car and take notes while he stood outside and gave me the story of his Ford.
The car was a rat rod and the underlying principle behind the rat rods is a tough no-frills approach that does not include wimps and its owner Joel Henry was simply living the basic philosophy.
FEBRUARY 2013: A 1957 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION IS MUCH MORE THAN "A NOTHING MUCH TO TELL" STORY
Studebaker was one of the most innovative manufacturers in American automotive history. The company began operations as a horse-drawn wagon builder long before the advent of the internal combustion engine as a replacement for the nags.
The history of the Studebaker as a car maker always a David and Goliath story because they were not one of the big dogs in Detroit.
In fact this automotive David never even had a Detroit address because Studebaker was the pride and joy of South Bend Indiana.
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