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CalexicoNot since April 1990 had I been to the Glamis dunes and that was only because it was a beer (pit) stop on the way to Calexico from the lettuce fields of Palo Verde Valley. On the last day of 2011 I finally went out to the desert with my Americano sons-...
During the summer of 1988, I was the guy who spray-painted house numbers on the curb. I'd spent June working the graveyard shift at UPS. After two summers of toiling for minimum wage — when minimum wage paid less than vagrancy — UPS offered...
In the late 1920s and early 1930s General Motors built slightly less expensive companion cars to its bigger brands. By 1933, the Viking, companion car to Oldsmobile, was dropped, as was Buick's companion car, Marquette. Oakland succumbed to its companion,...
Lehigh Valley MusicA theater organ that a Lehigh County specialty company built in the 1990s to replicate a rare 1920s console brought a whopping price when auctioned recently as part of an extraordinary music and automotive museum. Walker 89-Rank Digitally Sampled Theatre....
By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Automakers not only strive to develop new gizmos and gadgets to capture the hearts and minds of new-car buyers, they love to create intriguing names for what are otherwise relatively mundane components. The 1941...
Ghost in the machine: Plexiglass Pontiac sedan was cutting edge in 1939, and still pretty cool todayMention concept cars to most people and they think of Buck Rogers' dream machines, like the 1951 Buick Le Sabre, with its rocket nose, fins and huge globs of chrome. Perhaps the most interesting of these cars are two Pontiacs bodied in clear Plexiglass...
Money & CompanyClassic Six, Suburban and Corvette Sting Ray among the top Chevrolet models of all time....
In September 1983, Guy Fansler went to the Stohlman Oldsmobile dealership on Pickett Street in Alexandria, Va., with the intention of buying an Oldsmobile painted in the color blue. Since the 1984 models had just arrived, Fansler thought he could get...
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A decade in the automotive industry is like the passing of the Mesozoic era; a lot changes. In 2001, Hyundais were questionable and Toyota was infallible. Pontiac, Oldsmobile and Plymouth existed. Scion did not. So it may come as a bit of a surprise...
KickingTiresWhen you think of the people who speed, turn without signaling, roll through stops or weave through traffic, what are they typically driving? If a Mercedes, Pontiac or Scion popped into your thought bubble, you now have data to back......
Tags: Buick, Automotive Equipment, Kia, Hyundai, Crimes
Money & CompanyA few short years ago, finding a manual transmission in a Buick would have been considered a sign of the apocalypse. The average age of a Buick owner was among the oldest in the industry, and parent company GM knew......
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