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Last Call- I Knew We Should Have Made That Left Turn at Albuquerque Edition

Robert Emslie October 30, 2014 Last Call

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Cucamonga, or as Mel Blanc used to pronounced it on the Jack Benny Show, kook-a-mung…ga, is one of the California cities saddled with a funny name. Others include Cudahy, Boring, and Los Angeles. Cucamonga derives its name from a Tongva word for something like ‘sandy place.’ Situated below the San Gabriel mountains, it is also a stop along the venerated Route 66, and that’s likely where this old filling station was located. Snow-capped peaks, Spanish casa style, and six pumps with no waiting, it just didn’t get any better, did it?

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Last Call- In Word and Deed Edition

Robert Emslie October 29, 2014 Last Call

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In case popping the hood on the Slab-Side in the foreground wasn’t enough evidence, the car carrier in the back let the curious know who provided the means for the Cobra’s heroic performance. I can’t think of a more impressive admonition in the automotive world.

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Last Call- Taking a Turn Edition

Robert Emslie October 28, 2014 Last Call

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Are you gonna’ ride, or are you just gonna’ watch?

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Last Call- Last Word In Edition

Robert Emslie October 27, 2014 Last Call

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You may not have noticed but roadside billboards have become a primary source of social discourse here in the U.S..

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Last Call- Candid Camera Edition

Robert Emslie October 24, 2014 Last Call

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Both race drivers and helmet cams have come a long way since the ’60s. Here’s the Wee Scot himself, Jackie Stewart wearing what looks to be the most uncomfortable and bungie cord-ist helmet camera and counterweight ever. Regardless, does he look stoic or what?

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Last Call- Tre Posti Problems Edition

Robert Emslie October 23, 2014 Last Call

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Ferrari never built a tre posti (three seater) for general consumption, but did design such a layout for the 1966 365 P Berlinetta Speciale. As expressed in this classic cartoon by Road & Track artist Russell Brockbank, the problems with the layout – especially for stereotypically lusty Italians – are obvious.

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Last Call- Shopping Spree Edition

Robert Emslie October 22, 2014 Last Call

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While at my local Target last week to pick up some work socks and wrapping paper, I was frustrated to see that I had been one-upped in the parking lot by a Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe replica. That is of course, the perfect choice for a bargain-shopping excursion.

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Last Call- Angle Iron Edition

Robert Emslie October 21, 2014 Last Call

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My first thoughts seeing this was that all the fluids were going fluid out of whatever container held them at normal road angles. My second thought was that I wish modern cars were as light as this 1919 Studebaker so they could be worked on with such convenience and ease.

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Last Call- Funnel Fun Edition

Robert Emslie October 20, 2014 Last Call

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This is the DOHC V8 of a 1954 Pegaso Z-102. It’s a thing of beauty, what with its staggered carbs and crinkle finished cam covers. It’s not the engine however that I’d like to point out in this picture. Instead, I’d like you to notice the silver funnel that sits just to the left of the generator and below the hood latch. That’s there because the scoop in the hood ramps down from its leading edge, and any precipitation that might find its way down that ramp might end up dousing the gennie. There’s a catchwall and a tube at the back of the scoop that directs any water down to this funnel, and then through a tube to the ground below. Clever, no?

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Last Call- Tease Me, Please Me Edition

Robert Emslie October 17, 2014 Last Call

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So this week I got a chance to drive the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C on the track. I’ll have more about the car and that experience next week, but leading up to that, let us know what questions you have about Alfa’s vanguard of their official U.S. return and we’ll try and answer them in the upcoming review.

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