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December 28th, 2005

Frank McMullen’s DeSoto is not a trailer queen. It’s not even a beauty queen, and he likes it that way. His 1941 S-8 Deluxe sedan is one of two older cars he uses as daily drivers (the other being a 1960 Chrysler Windsor). Re-painted and re-upholstered by some previous owner, it’s otherwise unrestored and turned….
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December 21st, 2005

Winter officially rolls in at 1:35 PM today. In northern climes, of course, folks have been experiencing winter for some time. Northern Connecticut has plenty of snow for Chris David to try out the Ski-Doo élan that his father, popular Mustang and Tonka authority Dennis David, purchased from a neighbor who was clearing out his….
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December 14th, 2005

I’ve always been glad that, in several erratic attempts to market a little Lincoln, Ford Motor Company has not wasted the name “Zephyr.” Both the Versailles and the more recent LS seemed a little too commonplace to claim the name of the revolutionary low-priced Lincoln introduced for 1936. The Versailles was a Ford Granada with….
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December 7th, 2005

Peugeots and I go back a long way. The year I graduated from elementary school, my parents bought a new Peugeot 403, one of the first imported to the USA. When I got my driver’s license almost three years later, I was allowed to drive it on special occasions (my everyday wheels being either the….
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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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