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Stinger Missile

For the second time in just over a month, I find myself really excited about a car to which I previously wouldn’t have given a second thought. The Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition was a really cool bit of marketing wrapped around a really interesting, performance-oriented wagon/small SUV. But the 2019 Kia Stinger is a [...]

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The Little Honda That Could

Recently, I’ve been interested in outrageous engine swaps. I have this super-secret dream of taking a sixth- or seventh-generation Civic coupe and cramming a Honda J35 from an Acura RL or a J37 from a Pilot or Odyssey under the hood. I would marry that to an all-wheel-drive conversion kit to create a Franken-Civic that [...]

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Excelsior!!

We try to stick to classic cars, sports cars, and exotic vehicles here, but every now and again, there is something really out of the ordinary that catches our eye.Hyundai isn’t typically the stuff of car blog gushing, and neither are small SUVs that aren’t called Porsche, BMW, or Audi. However, with Avengers fever in [...]

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The Magic Bus

We all know and love the classic VW Type 2. It’s impossible not to. The “Bay,” combie, minibus, hippie van, or whatever you want to call it is one of the most enduring and iconic cars ever built. Its versatility, comfort, utility, and mod-ability are only a few of the things that still draw people [...]

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We’re Not in Kansas Anymore

I try to visit Barn Finds and Bring-a-Trailer every few days just to check for any wild inspiration or really unique nuggets that would tempt me to open my wallet. So far, I haven’t found that perfect combination of performance, uniqueness, and budget, but I did find something today that absolutely sparked my interest and [...]

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The Chrysler Story

April is absolutely packed full of interesting automotive firsts and fun facts that deserve their share of attention, including the birth of the Gremlin, which we touched on last week, as well as the birth of Walter Chrysler, the death of Karl Benz, and the birth of one of the first motorized vehicles by Gottlieb [...]

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April Fool’s Day - It’s No Joke!

In the quest for the perfect April 1 post, I discovered this incredible-but-true nugget of automotive nostalgia: on April 1, 1970, AMC released what was perhaps the greatest April Fool’s joke in car history, the AMC Gremlin.Originally conceived of as a shortened, economy version of the Javelin, the Gremlin concept was originally called the AMC-GT [...]

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Outrunning the Roadrunner - Meep-Meep!

Over the weekend, a world record was officially broken. Hennessy, Koenigsegg, and Bugatti have all been trying to break the 300mph speed barrier for a street-legal car, but the M2K Motorsports team finally cracked it in a modified 2006 Ford GT.Ford fans all over the world have been deservedly smug across social media since the [...]

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The Sound and the Fury

Early this morning, I was perusing an article published yesterday on TopGear.com about the new ragtop version of the Mercedes AMG GT R. If you’re not familiar with the GT R, it’s the revved up version of the already-bespoke AMG GT, but this time with 557hp from the 4.0L bi-turbo V8, and some additional body [...]

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Snake Bite

Being married to an economist means that I’m always trying to find ways to maximize my utility and stretch a dollar as far as I can. To this end, I keep a running list of things that I would like to have if I ever see them on sale for a low enough price. For [...]

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