Parking Lot Saab 96

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Walking through the parking lot of a prestigious car show or auction always reveals an array of vintage drivers tucked in between towering modern automobiles. The lots at the 2015 Greenwich Concours d' Elegance were peppered with cars, trucks, and motorcycles which said a great deal about the enthusiasm behind the two-day event. Among the cars was this exquisitely worn-in 1960 … [Read more...]

The Forward Look Motors On

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That any 1961 Plymouth Belvedere survived is incredible by itself, but a New England car that still drives on is that much more impressive. Promotional materials from the period introduced the Plymouth as the new solid beauty. This particular car is not only solid, but powered by a polyspherical 318 cubic inch V-8 backed by a push-button controlled Torqueflite automatic … [Read more...]

Power Wagon Ends Winter

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The 2014-15 snowpocalypse had a devastating effect on greater New England and some of its citizens, at least one of whom spent the winter months endlessly shoveling the driveway at Ye Olde Clunkbucket Estate here in scenic Vermont. Not to worry. We can see green, and the mountain of shoveled snow has finally melted. And even though a freak blizzard will certainly descend upon … [Read more...]

Voisin C6 Laboratoire avec Propeller

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Racing cars with propellers are something we would need more of around here. The propeller on this 1923 Voisin C6 Laboratoire Grand Prix special worked in reverse, utilizing otherwise unused energy borrowed from the blazing 100+ mile per hour top speed of the Voisin to circulate engine coolant in an attempt to keep the near 2000 cubic centimeter sleeve valve straight six from … [Read more...]

Waiting for Gordini

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There are not a great number of cars in America that satisfy the requirements of daily drivability, rally heritage, fuel economy, performance - and being French. Felicity More chose this 1967 Renault 8 for these reasons. Rear wheel drive. 1100 cubic centimeters of rear-engine fury. Four wheel disc brakes. Enough room two or four people, a few weeks worth of gear, and a happy … [Read more...]