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  • The Ford LTD Wagon resides in Car Guy Heaven

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    “Eric, have you been amassing a huge collection of old press photos to use out of context?” Yes. Yes, I have.

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  • Magazine Time Machine: Road & Track December, 1955

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    I was looking through the archives and realized I’ve only done one of these so far this year. They seem to go over well with the readers, so let’s pile another one on. I have hundreds more issues where this one came from, so if you want to keep seeing them, you’re in luck. Lincoln […]

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  • Magazine Time Machine: Motor Trend March 1952

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    It’s been a couple of weeks since the last one, so lets break back into the archives for another Magazine Time Machine. This issue of Motor Trend featured a lot of information about “The Mexican Road Race” also known as the Carrera Panamericana. There is also some stuff on the 50s era hot rod culture […]

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  • Magazine Time Machine: Motor Trend October 1952

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    It’s been a couple of weeks since the last one, so now that the holidays are done and over, lets get back to the good-old-days of automobiling. The early 1950s were still heady days for car makers, and many manufacturers we know today didn’t even exist back then. Don’t worry, though, as there are dozens […]

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  • Magazine Time Machine: Road & Track May 1958

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    A couple of weeks ago I started with Road & Track’s beautiful covers, and I can’t help but come back to another one. This copy was released just a month before the issue used in the inaugural post of this type.  I’ve got a lot of well-preserved magazine issues, so here’s another one from the […]

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  • Monday Music Video: Luxury Elite – Strut (猫 シ Corp. Remix)

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    [youtube width=”720″ height=”480″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGElMug4tw4[/youtube] One of the cool things about vaporwave music videos is that they often recycle imagery from 1980s car commercials. A good example of this is the remixed version of Luxury Elite’s Strut, which inexplicably goes with a slowed down Mercury LN7 advertisement clip. I wasn’t able to source the original ad from […]

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  • Magazine Time Machine: Motor Trend February 1955

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    Last week a co-worker sold me a crate full of vintage car magazines, more than 70 issues in total, so I thought it might be nice to share some of the highlights with my favorite Hoons. This is another issue chock full of amazing stuff that happened well before I was born. This Motor Trend […]

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  • Magazine Time Machine: Road & Track June 1958

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    This morning a co-worker sold me a crate full of vintage car magazines, more than 70 issues in total, so I thought it might be nice to share some of the highlights with my favorite Hoons. This issue is chock full of amazing stuff that happened well before I was born, but I loved every […]

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  • '80s Ad Weekend Edition – Peugeot 205 GTi

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    What, more 205? Well, this one is in the same vein as the earlier Fuego clip: promotional material from the ’80s, combined with a modern retro electro soundtrack. The secret agent business with the 205 GTi has been turned to the megamax with absolutely pulsating sounds by Perturbator. And like the YouTube description puts it: HELICOPTER […]

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  • '80s Ad Weekend Edition – Renault Fuego

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    This video is a collection of Renault Fuego advertising material, set to a retro electro soundtrack. It works pretty well, and Myrone’s Exclusive Coupé is a cool “hero car” sort of tune. It has also been combined with a BMW 850 promo with definitely satisfying results. I’m not quite sure I need a Fuego in […]

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