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No word on where this is, but the cars, at least, are interesting. See anything you'd raise a glass to? --Cookie the Dog's Owner (Photo from the Station Wagon Forum, contributed by member "OrthmannJ.") Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Car Lust
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There is a class of commercial vehicle known as the "multi-stop," "walk-in delivery," or "step van," which is just what the names suggest: a truck that is used to make small-lot deliveries to multiple customers in a single trip, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Car Lust
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Our photo this week appears to have been taken in the early to middle 1970s. It's an urban street scene that would not be out of place in one of the era's darkly-themed crime dramas, such as Serpico or The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Car Lust
The Junkman is a 1982 "indie" film directed by, and starring, H. B. Halicki, who is most famous for the 1974 cult classic Gone in 60 Seconds. In The Junkman, Mr. Halicki plays, well, not to put too fine a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at Car Lust
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Over the course of a week or so this past month, I had the opportunity to drive three different examples of the current-production "Tennessee Passat," two with VW's unique narrow-angle V-6, and a TDI diesel. Here's what I found. The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Car Lust
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The date is 1960 or so. The location is not specified, but the directories tell us that there's a Terminal Van Lines doing business in Buffalo, New York, so I think we can narrow it down to western New York... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at Car Lust
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After yet another major winter storm walloping the northern half of the Midwest this week, I'm in the mood for something from a warmer climate. The date is given as 1959. As for the location, that's a bit tricky. My... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Car Lust
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Another used car lot with a very Car Lust inventory. See anything you'd like to haggle over? --Cookie the Dog's Owner (Photo obtained from the Station Wagon Forum's collection of vintage scenes, contributed by member "yellerspirit.") Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at Car Lust
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We're back again with more from the Cleveland Auto Show. There was a "Millionaire's Row" display of Things With Wheels That You Can't Afford So Don't Even Ask. That bunch was roped off, but out in the "petting zoo" area... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at Car Lust
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The 2014 Cleveland Auto Show runs through Sunday, March 9. I was there on Saturday the 1st, and here's some of what I saw. As I walked around the hall this year, I found myself thinking about colors a lot.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at Car Lust
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It's not a fit day out for man nor beast--but here in the exhibit hall at the Auto Show it's comfortable and you can take your coat off, pick up some brochures and swag, and interact with the giant anthropomorphic... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Car Lust
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The used car department at D.S. Jones Pontiac, from a 1981 postcard. I have no clue as to the location--a Google search for "D.S. Jones" brings up a car dealer in Swansea, Wales, and I'm pretty sure that's not the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at Car Lust
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I don't know about you, but I'm ready to put the snowblower in the shed and get on with spring. This is the place to share warm thoughts on all things automotive. --Cookie the Dog's Owner (Photo from the SDC... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at Car Lust
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The crowded parking lot at the Walla Walla Yacht Club's 1959 boat show and parade. See anything that floats your boat? --Cookie the Dog's Owner (Photo obtained from the Station Wagon Forum's collection of vintage street scenes, to which it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at Car Lust
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Date and location unknown, but that's a very Car Lust collection in that parking lot. Anything that looks "cool" to you? --Cookie the Dog's Owner (Photo obtained from the Station Wagon Forum's collection of vintage street scenes, contributed by member... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at Car Lust
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Buels Gore is an unincorporated township in Chittenden County. No relation to the former vice president, as far as I know. --Cookie the Dog's Owner (Photo obtained from the Station Wagon Forum's collection of vintage street scenes, contributed by member... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at Car Lust
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Outside, it's double-digit snow accumulation and single-digit temperatures, but here in the Car Lust Garage it's toasty warm and there's plenty of coffee, tea, and cocoa, and maybe some hot cider if I can find the mulling spices. Grab something... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at Car Lust
Let's try another video challenge this week. Our subject is the 1954 noir drama Drive a Crooked Road. A lonely, vertically-challenged car nerd with poor self-esteem (Mickey Rooney) falls head over heels for a statuesque blonde (Diane Foster) who seems... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2014 at Car Lust
For this week, a video challenge. It's a clip from the Mister Ed episode "Ed the Chauffer," first broadcast on April 12, 1964. Mister Ed was sponsored by Studebaker, so you might notice an unusually high number of '64 Studes... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at Car Lust
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The Templar Motor Car Corporation, located in Lakewood, Ohio, was one of the 57 locally owned automobile companies that operated in the greater Cleveland area between ninety and a hundred years ago. Though Templar went bust in 1924, its 300,000... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at Car Lust
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No word on where this is, but the time appears to be the late 1970s. See anything that strikes your fancy? --Cookie the Dog's Owner (Photo obtained from the Station Wagon Forum's collection of vintage street scenes, contributed by member... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at Car Lust
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I've wanted an Avanti ever since I first saw one in the parking lot of the shorthole golf course near my house sometime in the early seventies. It's been a running joke in the family for years: "What do you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2013 at Car Lust
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The photo is dated "Winter 1986," but no word on where it is. See anything interesting--besides the snowman, that is? --Cookie the Dog's Owner (Photo obtained from the Station Wagon Forum's collection of vintage street scenes, contributed by member "yellerspirit.") Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2013 at Car Lust
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It's Christmas-time in Southern California. See any four-wheeled stocking stuffers? --Cookie the Dog's Owner (Photo obtained from the SDC Forum, posted there by member "JRoberts.") Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2013 at Car Lust