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June 25th, 2008

Shortly after I posted last week’s CarPort about two-door station wagons, I became aware that the International Station Wagon Club was holding its national meet at the historic Publick House in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, not far from where I live. Coincidence or not, it seemed like an opportunity not to be missed, so I didn’t miss….
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June 18th, 2008

Station wagons are as old as the hills. Billy Durant’s Star was the first to introduce one, and Ford the first to mass produce them, starting with the Model A. But until after World War II, with a very few exceptions like Bantam, all station wagons had four doors. Credit Willys with two significant innovations….
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June 11th, 2008

It is not inapt to think of automotive concours as beauty pageants. Concours d’Elegance, after all, translates from the French as “elegance contest.” And since beauty is in the eye of the beholder one can expect all sorts of beauty, provocative and subtle, beguiling and bewitching. Such was the experience at the thirteenth annual Greenwich….
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June 4th, 2008

She did on Sunday last, when hundreds of British cars descended on Waterford’s Harkness Park for the Connecticut MG Club’s 21st annual British Cars by the Sea meet. Not surprisingly, MGs ruled, mostly MGBs, in chrome and rubber trim. A good range of MGs attended, however, from TC to TD to TF, and MGAs in….
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