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16 Jul

Interview: Rutledge Wood on His Green ‘83 Civic Wagon

This splendid 1983 Honda Civic Wagon was modified by Rutledge Wood, co-host of Top Gear USA (on the History Channel) and a NASCAR racing reporter for NBC Sports. In an exclusive interview, Wood explains the wild color scheme. “I built it to be a fun car that’s not just another one lost in the crowd of similar mods,” he said.

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15 Jul

Oregon Couple Restores Their Honeymoon ’64 Ford Galaxie

Jack and Mary Holdorf of Hillsboro, Ore. still own the car that whisked them off on their honeymoon trip in 1967.

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mudders-600-1
13 Jul

Jeep Tests New Models In Its Swampy Proving Grounds

It’s a balmy June day, and I’m wading through a swamp in the woods at Fiat-Chrysler’s proving grounds in Chelsea, Mich. The swamp is part of the Lyman trail, one of four courses on site that Jeep engineers use to validate new models.

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obd2-4-600
08 Jul

Interpreting Engine Codes Is Easy With Right OBD Reader

Too often, a vehicle’s on-board processors and sensors are generating engine codes that can only be accessed by proprietary systems, granting professional mechanics a way to interpret warning codes—but blocking you out. Here’s the good news: a high-quality yet affordable reader for your car’s data port can serve as a powerful diagnostic tool.

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1963batmobile-4-600
02 Jul

A Tale of Two Batmobiles

The 1966 George Barris Batmobile is probably the one you know. But it’s neither the first Batmobile, or in my mind, the purest expression of automotive Batmania. That distinction goes to Forrest Robinson’s original ground-up 1959-1963 design, an extraordinary vehicle up for on eBay from July 4.

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25 Jun

New VW California Brings Camper Tradition to 21st Century

Earlier this month, Volkswagen’s European-based commercial division announced the sixth-generation of its California camper van. What? The storied tradition of the VW camper bus—established with the famous Type 2 bus in 1950 and which ran through 1991 in the form of the Vanagon—continues unabated in Europe?

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black-ford-600
24 Jun

Everything You Need for a Great Car Cruise, in Escondido

Escondido is best known as the home of the world famous San Diego Zoo. But on Friday nights, from April through October, another breed of Cougars, Impalas, Roadrunners and Mustangs takes over. Grand Avenue in downtown Escondido, Calif. comes alive with classic cars and trucks of all varieties.

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