Cars We Remember

Restoring a 1972 Cougar Convertible
I need some restoration work done on my 1972 Cougar Convertible and need advice on which paint and upholstery I should go with as well as a reliable custom hot rod shop.
Those Famous 1956 Rambler Cross Country Wagons
The first reason 1956 Ramblers are noteworthy is because the new company CEO, George Romney, didn’t try to copy the other manufacturers with “similar cars.” The late Romney, who is the father of Mitt Romney, took over American Motors Company (AMC).
1960 Dodge Polara History
Back in 1960, the new design, top-of-class Dodge Polara came with some pretty neat rear wings and a well balanced style that made it stand out in the crowd.
1968 Ford XL GT Convertible History
Of the 11,832 Galaxie convertibles produced in 1968, only 316 were XL GT's with the 428 Thunderbird (Cobra Jet style) engine that produced an advertised 345 horsepower.
Funny Car Champ Dale Pulde is a Valley Fever Survivor
An illness called Valley Fever continues to grow in numbers, and has stricken all-time great nitro funny car driver Dale Pulde.
Dick Harrell - Nationally Respected Nitro Funny Car Racer
Dick Harrell built the first 427 conversions for Nickey (Chicago), and he also did most of the first 25, including the very first for Don Yenko (Pennsylvania).
The First COPO 427 Camaro
The Dana Camaro was indeed the first COPO 427 Camaro, while Yenko, Baldwin Motion and Nickey were east coast representations that soon followed.
Beautiful Family-Owned 1967 GTX
I have a friend who has a beautiful 1967 GTX and was wondering since we all live so close if you would like to see the car. It has been in his family since brand new!
The History of Presidential Limos
The first Presidential limo was a 1939 Lincoln V12 convertible used by Franklin Roosevelt, although following the assignation of John F. Kennedy in 1963, convertibles were no longer used.
What is the Difference Between the 1969 Chrysler 440 Engines and the 1969 Dodge 440 Engines?
The 375 horse engines were duplicates of the 440HP (High Performance) engines that came standard in the GTX and R/T series.
NASCAR Memories and the Kurt Busch Incident
I can't ever remember drivers acting like the recent Kurt Busch incident. I know things are different today, but a driver with Kurt Busch's talent behind the wheel should know better than to treat Dr. Jerry Punch the way he did.
What is the Difference Between the 348 and 409 Engines?
I have always been able to tell them apart because the 348 oil dipstick is on the driver's side of the block and the 409 and Z11-427 "W" engines have the dipstick on the passenger side.
Muscle Car Madness
I love the muscle car era and want to know what started the muscle car popularity? In other words, what is the definition of muscle car?
What is a Fair Price for a 1960 Chevy Impala 2-door Hardtop with a 348 Tri-Power V8?
What do you feel is a fair price for a 1960 Chevy Impala 2-door hardtop with a 348 Tri-Power V8? I am thinking of buying one and want your opinion on what a real nice one will cost.
Tips for Buying a Collector Car Online and Sight Unseen
I want to buy a collector car in a bad way and I see many cars online that seem desirable and at fair prices. What's your advice on buying online and also having the car shipped?
Pontiac Trans Am Engines
The top speed of an LT1 350-inch V8 Pontiac Trans-Am or Formula and a Chevy Z28 from the years 1993-1997 are basically the same as long as they came with the Z-rated performance tires.
Finding Parts for a 1972 Ford LTD and a 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1
I am having trouble finding parts for my 1972 Ford LTD and a 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1. Where can I find auto parts for these vehicles?
Classic Car and Truck Restoration Tips
We’ll use this week’s column to answer many similar questions I receive about collector car and truck restorations, and whether a vehicle is worthy to proceed with major repairs and/or a restoration.
The Difference Between GTO Tributes and Clones
Let’s start with tribute, clone and fake. All three of these terms have been used by car collectors, but clone is now not as popular in the collector dictionary and many times replaced by tribute.