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May 25th, 2005

Remember the van daze of the 1970s? Every young dude had to have a van, a van that made a statement. Add shag carpet, a water bed and you were ready for sex, drugs and rock and roll. It started with the flower children of the sixties and their psychedelic VW microbuses. In 1961, however,….
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May 18th, 2005

Lee Miller has a soft spot for Humbers. The owner of a 1961 two-tone grey over red leather Super Snipe while on duty in Britain with the US Air Force in the 1970s, he’s kept an eye out for them ever since. Familiar to him was a 1964 model that sat for ten years, unmoved,….
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May 11th, 2005

This is the time when apple blossoms usually come to the CarPort’s home town. The blossoms in turn remind me that 25 years ago this week we purchased our new, seventeen-year-old Ford Falcon station wagon. I had flirted with the car, a 1963 Rangoon Red Deluxe four-door wagon, at Spring Carlisle, but without cash in….
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May 4th, 2005

Wayne Graefen’s been out carousing again. This time he’s come up with a bull-nosed beauty not far from his Texas hacienda. When I was young there were lots of these cab-over-engine trucks around, “Cab Overs” we called them, or sometimes “COE;” some people called them “cab forward,” but I never did. Now they’re a figment….
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Serendipity: n. An aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.
“They were always making discoveries, by accident and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of.”
Horace Walpole, The Three Princes of Serendip
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