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Jay Leno vs. Tim Allen in a “Stock” Sleeper Drag Race

Jay Leno vs. Tim Allen in a “Stock” Sleeper Drag Race
Jay Leno and Tim Allen are both certified car nuts. The two have faced off on Jay Leno’s Garage on several occasions, and they are back at it again in a sleeper drag race. Leno is racing his…

The Ghia That Didn’t Win Back Rita Hayworth’s Heart

The Ghia That Didn’t Win Back Rita Hayworth’s Heart
Love stinks. Especially when you get your ex a custom built Cadillac Ghia, she keeps the car but doesn’t get back together with you. Playboy prince Aly Khan endured such a fate in the 1950s, when he tried…
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Concepts from Future Past: 1958 Ford Nucleon

Concepts from Future Past: 1958 Ford Nucleon
These days, the use of nuclear energy is limited to power plants and submarines, but there was a time when it was thought the controversial power source could be used to drive our cars. In fact, back in…

Concepts from Future Past: 1954 DeSoto Adventurer II

Concepts from Future Past: 1954 DeSoto Adventurer II
Having operated from 1928 to 1961, Chrysler’s DeSoto nameplate is but a distant memory, though the company did manage to turn out quite a few cars during its lifetime. One of the more impressive designs to emerge from…

Concepts from Future Past: 1956 Buick Centurion

Concepts from Future Past: 1956 Buick Centurion
The Buick Centurion concept car was seen at the 1956 General Motors Motorama auto show (alongside the Pontiac Club de Mer). Although the car was never meant to be driven, it had a 325 V8 engine under the…

Concepts from Future Past: 1957 Chrysler Diablo

Concepts from Future Past: 1957 Chrysler Diablo
One of the standout design concepts of the 1950s was the ’57 Chrysler Diablo. The Diablo was a two-door convertible that measured in at a whopping 22-feet long. In an era filled with tall family cars with tons…

Concepts from Future Past: 1956 Pontiac Club de Mer

Concepts from Future Past: 1956 Pontiac Club de Mer
Pontiac followed along with many other carmakers in the 1950s with this jet age-inspired concept car: the Pontiac Club de Mer. The car was first unveiled at the 1956 General Motors Motorama (our current favorite name for a…

Concepts from Future Past: 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne

Concepts from Future Past: 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne
While the Chevrolet Biscayne might not be a name that most people know, this 1955 design study was actually highly influential in some of Chevy’s most popular cars. The ’55 Biscayne marked a move away from the large…
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