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April 25th, 2007

You’ve seen a car like this before, back in February 2005 when the CarPort told the story of Chrysler’s “little limos.” That was about Dennis David’s low-mileage, mint condition 1985 Executive Limousine, one of 759 built that year. This car, though not as pretty, is far more rare. The first front-wheel drive Chryslers were introduced….
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April 18th, 2007

We lost our HoJo’s about ten days ago. I say “our” HoJo’s as it was the last Howard Johnson’s restaurant in Connecticut, one of four in the world. Open since 1957, the Waterbury eatery was of the classic mid-1950s style designed by Rufus Nims, but with the later stylized cupola atop a signature orange roof,….
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April 12th, 2007

Alain Cerf is a man with a mission. Designer of packaging equipment made by his company Polypack, Inc., in Pinellas Park, Florida, he is understandably interested in innovative machinery. As a collector of automobiles he favors those with distinctive engineering: front-wheel drive, rear engines, unusual engines and suspensions. A native of France, he has a….
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April 5th, 2007

Easter weekend traditionally brings the auto show to New York City. On the days preceding the show, manufacturers reveal their latest models to the press, a few of them concepts but the majority new cars due in showrooms later this year. Twelve manufacturers made debuts today, and another seven are due for revelation tomorrow. Saying….
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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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