Spencer, Missouri: Local Route 66 Town Vandalized


This is admittedly not strictly related to cars, but stick with me for a minute, and you’ll understand why it’s important to hear about this. Sign theft is a growing problem in the US, and in Spencer, MO, it appears that the problem has reached this sleepy hamlet, not even a dot on the map.

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Wagon Wednesday – 1992 Honda Accord


I’m finally back online (blogging is still impractical on a smartphone) after getting moved into our new house and getting our internet set up, and I had a few minutes tonight to sit down and partake in my favorite leisure activity: trawling Craigslist. I want to show you a car that I have always admired – the fourth generation Honda Accord. Welcome to Wagon Wednesday. … Continue Reading

Craigslist: 1949 Mercury Coupe


The Ozarks, I am quickly being reminded, is never short on rusty gold, diamonds in the rough that just need a little polishing to reveal their true quality. What we have here could be the next best thing.

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Project Car Fun: 1964 Corvair Monza


A few weeks ago, I was visiting my brother’s place, and I had a chance to talk with him about his latest project – a 1964 Corvair Monza. I’ve seen it a few times before, but this time I wanted to let you all in on the fun. Check it out. … Continue Reading

Route 66 – Spencer, MO


Not too long ago, I was making yet another run into Springfield, but had some time to kill on the trip back. I decided to veer off Highway 96 near Paris Springs Junction on N Highway, which is part of old Route 66. I have done this side trip just once before, and I had been meaning to swing by for a while. Just a mile or so from there, I turned right, crossed an old one-lane bridge, and found the old town of Spencer, Missouri.

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Craigslist Find – 1994 Ford Centurion is the Truck You Didn’t Know You Needed


It’s no secret that I’m a Craigslist hound, always trolling the bowels of the cars/trucks section for some interesting, rare, or just weird. Since moving to Springfield, I usually find the obligatory lifted trucks, clapped out rice rockets, or rust buckets that are only a few years old.

Today, though, I found something which is both interesting and rare, and I’ve only seen a handful of times in my entire life. In terms of style, it falls somewhere between a conversion van and a mail Jeep. Check it out!

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Roadside Attractions – Paris Springs Junction


Not five minutes from Spencer, MO is the community of Paris Springs, located on a stretch of old Route 66. The weather was perfect for a quick drive – warm, sunny, clear – so I grabbed the dog and my truck keys and pointed old truck toward Paris Springs. I put a new K&N filter on it last week, so I wanted to see if it made any difference in performance, so it was a good excuse to hit the road. … Continue Reading

Craigslist: El Caminillac?


Sometimes I want to ask a car owner exactly what he was thinking, but then I remember it’s my own fault for being a Craigslist trawler. Anyway, today’s Craigslist find is brought to you by the 80’s: now with 100% real malaise!

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Roadside Attractions – 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280 SEL 4.5 is a Diamond in the Rough


Somewhere on 39 Highway, between Mt. Vernon and Miller, Missouri there sits an unusual creation. Chances are, you’ve never been to either town, and that’s OK. There are things like this to be found all across the country, in big cities and small towns. What I saw, though, was something large, old, and brown. I don’t see many of these on the road anymore, and I definitely don’t see many around these parts.

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Hemmings Hotties: 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ74 LX


I know there are a few of you here who love these things. The Hooniverse love of JDM is well-documented, and many of us love a good 4×4. So, what better way to combine those two loves than with a nearly perfect Land Cruiser? Let’s check out this import special.

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