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AUGUST 2014 STARS IN TRAFFIC: WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO COOL CARS AND TRUCKS?

 igp3146Car guys are addicted to old photos or films that show what was on the street back in the days when a Ford was clearly a Ford and a Chev was clearly a Chev.

The distinction is less clear in 2014.

Car guys see the magic in these old pictures because the cars are so much more interesting – even if the photos are from the 1970s.

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STARS IN REHAB PART ONE:'62 FARGO-A 3RD GENERATION PROJECT TO HONOR A GRANDFATHER

62-picture14STARS IN REHAB PART ONE:'62 FARGO-A 3RD GENERATION PROJECT TO HONOR A GRANDFATHER

There are many reasons to take on a project but one of the best is a strong family connection.

This 1962 Fargo is a textbook example of the "why" and "how" part of an old ride but it's also a great example of how important a father-son relationship is in a project.

Every story begins with an owner history.

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AUGUST 2014 FALLEN STARS: HIDDEN TREASURE IN A MINED OUT SALVAGE YARD

imgp9915Most auto wreckers have drastically modified their business plan so the really old stuff is long gone.

The vintage iron becomes a victim of time, enviro-cops, space limitations and metal prices.

Simply stated, you can't wait ten years for one guy to come in for a '58 Mercury front bumper when there are thousands of guys who want a 2009 Dodge truck fender.

That's the reality of the auto recycling game.

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AUGUST 2014 STARS OF THE SHOW: THE EQUIVALENT OF A HOUSE-WARMING PARTY

imgp7748There is an enormous amount of effort involved in an old car project. The process is long, dirty, complicated and expensive.

Despite the reality that these cars were originally built in a few days, the rebuilding process can take years.

Perspective is the key because restoring a house is much more difficult than stick building a house.

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MSCC AUGUST 1 STAR OF THE DAY: CLASSIC VETTE PICTURE—YOU CAN'T TAKE A BAD ONE

01-imgp9959-002MSCC AUGUST 1 STAR OF THE DAY: CLASSIC VETTE PICTURE—YOU CAN'T TAKE A BAD ONE

There are few constants in life. Death and taxes are at the top of the cliché list because they're...death and taxes.

There are a few automotive constants in life like vintage Beetles are cute and Hemi Road Runners are scary but one of the main constants is simple.

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