There's a guy who does the local cruise nights with a metallic burgundy 2-door fastback Buick about this age. It's got to be the most beautiful car I've ever seen from this era. It looks completely original from the outside, but at some point he pulled the old straight 8 and put a Buick 455/TH400 in it. I'm thinking… » 3/15/15 7:36pm 3/15/15 7:36pm

I had a '70 Monte Carlo like the one in the first pic. Small block 400 with a ventilated block when I got it, replaced by a crate 350. Bucket seats, floor shift, A/C, rare fiber optic light monitor system... I usually refer to it as "the one that got away." » 3/15/15 3:00pm 3/15/15 3:00pm

We rented a Cutlass Ciera (derp) on our honeymoon in 1994. It got the job done, and we still laugh about the way I used to lean in and start it and let it run with the A/C blasting for five minutes before getting in. Florida in July, nuff said. I would have loved something more fun, but I don't feel any burning regret… » 3/15/15 7:46am 3/15/15 7:46am

long overdue project

So, I'm a slot car nerd. I had them as a kid in the '70s and '80s and rediscovered them about 15 years ago. I have a 4-lane track and several hundred cars in the basement, but life gets busy and sometimes the stuff collects dust for a while. Here's a project that's been kicking around for way too long. But first,… » 3/14/15 7:29pm 3/14/15 7:29pm

I always carried around Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars for as long as I could remember. As soon as I was old enough, I had slot cars, and model cars, and R/C cars, and a bunch of Beach Boys albums with car songs on them. Bought my first car ('70 Malibu) the summer before I turned 16 (1985) for something like $100. It… » 3/05/15 7:25pm 3/05/15 7:25pm

The timing of this post is perfect for me. I've been dreaming of picking up a DD a little more inspiring than my '07 Altima (mad CVT, brah) and making a mental list of options. Just a couple days ago, I noticed one of these in a local parking lot. Problem was, it was (poorly) painted a hideous late '80s turquoise… » 2/28/15 11:45am 2/28/15 11:45am

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