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The Noble Art of Goofing Off

01.06.2015
James restores classic cars for fun and his neighbor recently thanked him for "preserving our automotive heritage."  This was news to James who thought he was just goofing around in the garage. Are goofing off and acting nobly mutually exclusive? Car Talk weighs in, here. 

Classic Cars Are Better Investments Than Art, Real Estate and Wine

12.18.2014
Don't buy an Andy Warhol drawing for a nest egg, buy an old Porsche instead. The collector car market is in something of a bubble right now, but you can take advantage of it.

Want a Classic Car from Cuba? You’d Be Better Off with Ray’s Colt Vista

12.19.2014
Want a classic car from Cuba? The miles may not have been kind to some of these classics! 

The Renovo is a $500,000 Electric Cobra Daytona

08.21.2014
A group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs plugged in a modified Cobra chassis, added twin motors, and got zero to 60 in less than 3.4 seconds. It's evocative, sure, because the Daytona has a colorful--even lurid--history.

Way, Way Back: The '60s Through the Back of a Station Wagon

06.03.2014
The sight of a tri-colored Buick Caballero kid hauler sends the author back in time, like Proust's madeleines. The 50s and 60s were all about wood-paneled wagons for Americansof a certain age. 

Jensen Interceptor: Leather, Wood, and The Fates

01.31.2014
The Fates sometime communicate with us in mysterious ways, but today they all but club Jim Hanna in the head with a clear message about this marriage of British spirit and American muscle.

It's a Doozy!

06.14.2013
How Daniel Pinkwater's dad came to America, gave up crime, was given an amazing car - and cracked it up on the Lower East Side. 

Today: Should Threat of Breakdown Stop Trip?

11.19.2012
Zach's dad wants to take the boys on a road trip in his vintage Studebaker, but their mom worries that they'll break down. Tom and Ray say, mom's right, but they should take the trip anyway! Can they help Zach can convince his mom that breaking down is part of the adventure?

Today: Longing for a Simpler Time, With Simpler Cars

10.16.2012
Malia is shopping for a new car but is intimidated by all the computerized parts. She wants a car she can understand, but Tom and Ray say that's the price we pay for better, more reliable cars. Can they convince her to embrace the improvements and live in the now? 

It Helps to Know Someone in the Business

07.19.2012
How did Jamie Kitman come to own Colin Chapman's very own '69 Ford Cortina Lotus Mark II? Read on! 

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