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November 18th, 2009

I think we all understand the concept of original miles. They represent the distance a given car has been driven since its birth. The choice of the word “original” is a bit peculiar, as it implies that the car does not have replacement or replica miles, that the miles have not been transferred from another….
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November 12th, 2009

Nineteen thirty-seven was a very good year. Production of US cars, at 3.93 million, was the best since the peak year of 1929, and trucks, at 891,016 even surpassed the earlier year’s record. Particularly significant was Ford’s tally, first place among truck manufacturers. The 1937 Ford trucks were not revolutionary. The sheet metal was basically….
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November 4th, 2009

How many times have we heard the familiar lament: “If only they brought back the _____, they’d sell a million of ’em.” Fill in the blank with the name of your favorite car: Model T, Model A, VW’s old Beetle and the list goes on. In reality, if they did (and could comply with environmental….
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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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