Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Massachusetts RMV stole my $750

So I went to switch over my license and my plates from the state of Vermont to my new state of Massachusetts today. I purchased both cars privately, from residents of Massachusetts. The transactions we conducted both took place in … Continue reading

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What’s the Fiat-Chrysler Dealer Meeting Mean for New England?

The Detroit News reported yesterday that 400 Chrysler dealers flew into Detroit to hear a pitch from Fiat in the hopes that they could convince 200 dealers in 119 select cities around the country to open a Fiat store.Today they’ll … Continue reading

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Fix Your Saggy Headliner!!

My daily ride is a 1983 Pontiac Parisienne. I’m a sucker for B-Body GM cars. The Parisienne is my third, preceded by an ’82 LeSabre and an ’87 Electra Estate Wagon. They’re cheap to buy, cheap to run and cheap … Continue reading

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Seoul Man

At my day job yesterday, we were trying to decide which Kia to write about. There’s a new Forte5 on the way in November, so we figured we’d preview it, under the assumption that the Forte was probably one of … Continue reading

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Pebble Beach for Cheap Yankees

Friends, the last Sunday of the month is upon us, and for New England old car cheapskates that means only one thing: the monthly swap meet up in Amherst, New Hampshire. For the life of me, I can’t figure out … Continue reading

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Institutional Memory

A decade before our entry into the second World War, Henry Ford was packing 60 pounds worth of soy products into every single car Ford built. Continue reading

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The Blind Leading the Blind Spot

“And now, my friend, the first rule of Italian driving: What is behind me is not important.” — Franco Bertollini, The Gumball Rally (1976) I’m an unabashed fan of cars from the post-war period, right up until the end of … Continue reading

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Things that make a nice commute even better

For the seven years I worked at Hemmings Motor News in southern Vermont, I had a commute that never took me more or less than 15 minutes. It was so brief that when the price of gas shot up to … Continue reading

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Friday’s Vintage Car Day!

Just owning a vintage car and looking at it in the garage isn’t enough for me. You’ve got to drive it, and you’ve got to drive it just like you’d drive your regular car. With that in mind, I took … Continue reading

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The UAW can’t help shooting itself in the foot

Chasing reporters — there to cover your stupid event — out of the parking lot of your union hall for driving a foreign car. Ugh. Isn’t it time for these UAW assholes to finally fade into obscurity? From the Kansas … Continue reading

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