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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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SEPTEMBER 2014 FALLEN STARS: SADLY, THE LAST OF THE GIANT CAR CROPS

imgp0925SEPTEMBER 2014 FALLEN STARS: SADLY, THE LAST OF THE GIANT CAR CROPS

There are few things more life-affirming for car guys than a massive collection of project cars.

Car guys see project cars and they want to hug them like they were warm puppies.

This assembly of yesterday's dreams is gone now but it was in all its glory last month when every one of these beauties (plus another 550) sold at a major auction.

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SEPTEMBER 2014 STARS OF THE SHOW: BASICALLY IT'S A FOUR-WHEELED CONVENTION

imgp8379SEPTEMBER 2014 STARS OF THE SHOW: BASICALLY IT'S A FOUR-WHEELED CONVENTION

Conventions are, by definition, a gathering of like-minded individuals with a common cause, profession or goal.

Generally they are designed to teach or share information about a product, service or skill.

Sure there are an infinite number of jokes about guys like the Shriners terrorizing hotel lobbies with mini-cars while wearing strange headgear but most conventions can provide a positive learning experience.

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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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SEPTEMBER 2014 STARS IN TRAFFIC: GET OUT THERE...THIS IS THE BACK NINE OF THE SEASON

imgp8156SEPTEMBER 2014 STARS IN TRAFFIC: GET OUT THERE...THIS IS THE BACK NINE OF THE SEASON

There are some guys who own old iron and never venture out in the real world and the real world is a sadder place as a result.

People need to see this old stuff on the street just or remind them that there was an era when cars and trucks weren't simply cloned versions of other cars and trucks.

The new stuff doesn't even have a name plate that can tell you what they are because were in an era when some kind of stylized hieroglyphic passes for individuality.

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