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The Mother Road

By David Glenn Cox The Mother road is the stuff of which legends are made and yet, she’s real. Even if she weren’t real, it would be necessary to make her up. Every country or continent needs such a road, a mythical road which leads to a golden paradise. A road of dreams and mythology, […]

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Come On, Let’s Go!

 We Americans love our cars; they’re extensions of our personalities, displaying our wealth, status or our age. Even more, are the destinations we choose to drive our cars, long before these classics cars became classics, they had their haunts. Car shows, what’s a car show? We drove these cars, everyday. They took us to work […]

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It Was Like We Was All Crazy

He was born Robert Glenn Johnson Jr. in Wilkes County, North Carolina. His father was a farmer and bootlegger, who’d, spent twenty years of his life in prison. Young Robert Glenn attended country schools, before leaving, in the Eighth Grade. It has all the makings of a sad story, a poor man from a poor […]

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Buick City

  On Water Street, in Flint Michigan, was factory one of the Durant-Dort Company. The mother of the General Motors Corporation was located in a former woolen mill, built in 1880. Over on Hamilton Avenue, the company opened it headquarters in 1904, including engine manufacturing, parts and Buick Automobiles. This was only the beginning, eventually, […]

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Camaro

Just as Ford’s Mustang program had been created amid the ashes of the Edsel disaster, Chevrolet’s Camaro was born amid the ruins of the Corvair. The Edsel had been innovative, just as the Corvair had been. The Edsel had been a family car, the Corvair an economy car, which through the Corvair Monza, had abilities […]

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Mustang!

Sometimes things take on a life of their own and become so much a part of our culture, we forget, what life was life before they came along. My dad was proud of his 59 Chrysler Imperial with a big block hemi, bragging he’d get 17 miles to the gallon on the highway. Not bad […]

Rubber The Right Way

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Henry Ford – part 2

What could be going on inside the head of Henry Ford? While composing anti-Semitic screeds for the Dearborn Independent, Ford hired African Americans, women and the disabled to work in his factories. He promotes a neo-ninetieth century lifestyle, offering dance lessons and dances. No jazz or modern music allowed, only waltzes and reels, as Ford […]