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JUNE 2015: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TURN A CONSERVATIVE 1982 CADDY INTO A WILD BEAST?

82 imgp5089A 1982 Cadillac Coupe de Ville was not the stuff of dreams for hard core hot rodders.

These were full-size Caddies and they stayed large and in charge, even after the 1973 oil embargo changed the car game in the 70s.

Giant cars with huge engines were headed in the same general direction as disco by 1982, but the holdouts were the loyal Caddy customers from a bygone era: older drivers who still loved a lot of car around them and did not care about mpg.

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JUNE 2015: ’67 FALCON--HOW DOES A US DEFENSE SECRETARY FACTOR INTO THE EQUATION?

67 igp3233The dawn of the 60s was also the dawn of a new era for the Big Three because Chrysler, Ford and GM jumped into the compact car game in a big way.

The new compact vehicles were designed to compete with the VW Beetle for the small car market, although all three US manufacturers offered vehicles that were bigger and faster than the Bugs.

Ford introduced the Falcon in 1960 and the car was their competitor in the new US-built compact car market.

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JUNE 2015: 1962 VALIANT SIGNET 200—THIS BEAUTY WILL GROW ON YOU

62 imgp5905Chrysler introduced the Valiant in 1960 to combat the increasing popularity of cars like the VW Beetle.

North America had suddenly developed an appetite for smaller, more fuel efficient cars thanks to the rise of two-car families and gas prices.

The Valiant debuted with the Chevy Corvair and the Ford Falcon in 1960 so the competition was immediate and intense.

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JUNE 2015: ’52 STUDEBAKER COMMANDER STATE CONVERTIBLE—A GOOD KIND OF VICE

52 imgp5737Some people see the old car hobby as a vice that travels in the same circles as drinking or gambling.

Wives are particularly onside with this perspective because all they see is gobs of money squandered on old junk.

Fortunately this vice produces some incredible results like a ’52 Studebaker convertible.

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JUNE 2015: A TRIBUTE TO ONE OF THE WILDEST PINTOS EVER MADE: THE PANGRA

72 igp3315The dawn of the Ford Pinto in September 1970 was not one of those where-were-you moments for car guys.

Muscle cars still dominated the battle for the hearts and minds of car guys while Pintos were not even Door Number 10 on their wish lists.

The compact little Fords ran anemic little four-bangers and fought in the featherweight division against Chevy Vegas and Volkswagen Beetles.

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