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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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HAULING THAT HOLIDAY TRAILER BEHIND YOUR VINTAGE RIDE -- WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

tr-aimgp1762One of the hottest commodities in the old car hobby are vintage trailers or retro-looking trailers.

Car guys travel hundreds of miles to shows and rolling in with a trailer.

This may be a cool way to arrive in retro-style but you should learn the insurance side of the trailer equation.

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MSCC AUGUST 31 STAR OF THE WEEK: 1969 CAMARO – EMPATHY FOR A FELLOW CAR GUY

31-imgp2652-002MSCC AUGUST 31 STAR OF THE WEEK: 1969 CAMARO – EMPATHY FOR A FELLOW CAR GUY

There was a scene at a car show last Thursday night that really summed up the connection between car guys.

A regular attendee was driving his '69 Camaro to the weekly show last week and he bottomed it out on piece of crappy road.

Unfortunately he caught his oil pan and tore it open.

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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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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.

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

   

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