Tag Archives: Hemmings Motor News

Why “the News” shouldn’t cover cars

Two stories in the last few days have cemented my opinion that every news channel should have a legitimate¬†automotive expert on speed-dial, if not on staff. The first was the news that ABC News’s “Chief Investigative Correspondent” Brian Ross won … Continue reading

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Review: 2011 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax Diesel Crew Cab

I remember when I was about eight years old grabbing a butter knife out of the drawer to turn a flathead screw. My dad warned me that butter knives were for slicing butter, and that screwdrivers were for turning screws. … Continue reading

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AZ Auction Pissing Match – Round XI

  If there’s anything I learned while I was an editor with Hemmings Motor News, it was that Craig Jackson from Barrett-Jackson was one of the world’s greatest soreheads. Around about 2004, when I edited Hemmings Muscle Machines, we wrote … Continue reading

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When the Smothers Brothers raced from Massachusetts

Born in 1968, I was way too young to be an original viewer of the Smothers Brothers variety show, but for some reason, Tom and Dick Smothers always fascinated me. Maybe it was because my mom and dad were fans, … Continue reading

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What’s the blue book value on Kelley Blue Book?

The Financial Times has reported that the venerable purveyor of automotive values, Kelley Blue Book, is up for sale. According to the article posted September 1, 2010, the family-owned publication has retained the services of JP Morgan to assist in … Continue reading

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