DEAR UNCLE SAM, WE USED TO MEASURE IN MILES PER HOUR TOO..HONEST
I realized how far we have come off the tracks from that golden era of miles per hour when I had to cuff my over-30 nephew after he asked how many kilometers were on a large 1972 Chrysler Imperial.
Those of us from a kinder and gentler time knew that old Impy was a miles car-not a kilometers car.
COMMITMENT TO THE CAUSE: WHY WE LOOK FOR CAR STORIES WITH COMMITTED OWNERS
We attended a vintage vehicle auction in our town recently and it was a nice break from the grim reality of a winter that was a guest that stayed far too long and drank all of our beer to add insult to injury.
So we really enjoyed an opportunity to see a room full of old iron, even if they wore 'For Sale' signs.
However every car show has the possibility of storm clouds and this indoor car auction's storm clouds were several vehicles for sale at the auction that we have covered for MSCC.
We started MSCC with the idea that there is a story behind every vehicle that makes it desirable to its owner.
THE UNLOVED MOPAR: THE 1967-69 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA-A FISH WITH A SMALL FOLLOWING
I was at a recent car auction and two 1969 Barracudas came up on the block. These were Formula S 340 cars and they were clearly in the project phase of life.
Both sold in the 7000 dollar range and these were two cars that required varying degrees of work.
I was curious how much more these cars would have raised if they were born a year later because '70 E-body Barracudas are the gold standard for Mopars.
THE CAR CULTURE IN ALBERTA EXTENDS TO AN INTERNATIONAL STAR-KD LANG'S 1964 METEOR
I was born and raised in an area where the car culture is huge. The region known as central Alberta Canada has one of the highest ratios of classic old iron per capita in the world.
We live and breathe old iron because it's in the blood whether you're from Red Deer, Lacombe, Rocky Mountain House or Consort Alberta.
Consort is the home town of Kathryn Dawn Lang.
THE ROCKFORD FILES BROKEN-NOSE FLEET-LARGE 1970S CARS FULL OF BAD GUYS ARE NEARLY EXTINCT
I was looking at a big car collection recently and I noticed that it included a fair number of large 1970s sedans.
The nickname for these big brutes became "broken-nose" cars because every guy there that day was a big fan of The Rockford Files.
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