Can One Good Car Save An Entire Doomed Brand? How About Four Good Cars?

Some car companies just weren’t meant to survive past their best-before date, but of those that straggled on into an uncertain future, were there any last-minute sales champions lurking behind the curtain that could have saved them from the chopping block had they debuted in time? In this Hagerty piece,… read more »

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Why Spend Money On A Brand-New Tape Deck In My Jeep?

This past year I got in touch with Jeremy’s Radio Emporium about refurbishing the factory tape deck in my 1987 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Although I swapped out the original driveline for a more modern LS V8 engine, I’ve worked hard to keep everything else about the Jeep as stock-appearing as… read more »

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That Time Dodge Tried To Design ‘Cars For Women’

Detroit’s modus operandi for much of its early existence was not so much to listen to what the customer wanted, but rather tell them what they needed. Naturally, there were times when this prescriptive perspective fell dramatically out of step with the market at large, which resulted in some very… read more »

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Would You Drive Through The Darién Gap’s 250 Miles Of Impenetrable Jungle?

Imagine taking 96 days to drive 250 miles – that’s how treacherous the Darién Gap was when Land Rover decided to cross it as part of the British Trans-Americas Expedition, by far the craziest off-road adventure of the 1970s. Only six other four-wheeled adventurers have made it through before or… read more »

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Would You Buy A Car Designed By A Musician?

“We’ve been confronted with actors trying to sing, singers trying to act, and comedians doing both, so why not musicians trying to design, engineer, and produce their own cars? “ That’s how I lead off this piece for Hagerty that focuses on four cars designed, engineered, or otherwise brought to life by musicians. Whether it’s… read more »

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