Monthly Archives: June 2009

Looooong Term Road Test

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This past week I had the opportunity to travel back in time. I did not need a Delorean, a flux capacitor, or a vehicle capable of 88MPH (which is a good thing because the car I got wasn’t up to the task). All I needed was a 1994 Ford Tempo. So how did this come to be? Well, this week I took my car in for much needed maintenance. I am prepping it for an appearance at the Bullrun event in New York City in two weeks time. More on that event in future blogs. Continue reading

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Times, They Have Been a Changin’

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In the Automotive world, change happens quickly. If you don’t keep pace with the times, you will be left behind. There are several manufacturers who did not keep up with consumer tastes and needs over the past few decades and they are now feeling the pain. I’ll be nice and avoid naming names. Continue reading

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Serious Sixes

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The 6 Cylinder engine once was the ‘small guy’ in the North American automotive world. If you wanted an efficient vehicle in the 1950’s and 1960’s, you would opt for the 6 cylinder engine. With the exception of a few European and Japanese makes, the 6-cylinder engine was the first choice for sports cars. Continue reading

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10 Furious Fours

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The 4 Cylinder engine is the ‘small guy’ when it comes to North American automobile engines. Outside of the Smart car that still has a 3 cylinder engine, nothing else is smaller or more fuel efficient. 4 Cylinder engines have become the main stay of compact cars, hybrids and entry level midsize sedans. Continue reading

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ICONS – Part 1

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Everywhere in life there are icons. They can be found in movies, music, business, sports, and yes, even the automotive world. Automotive icons are a rare breed. They represent more then just a model line for their manufacturer. Car Icons represent a manufacturer’s ideals, technology, passion and purpose. Okay, that may be overstating things a bit, but for the most part it is true. Continue reading

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ICONS – Part 2

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This is a continuation of the previous post ICONS – Part 1. To summarize, car Icons represent a manufacturer’s ideals, technology, passion and purpose. Okay, that may be overstating things a bit, but for the most part it is true. Continue reading

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