I was cashing a check at the bank recently, and the friendly teller lady had a picture of her ’66 Mustang right there. I knew we had cars in common and that car obviously meant a lot to her, so I asked her about it. She proudly told me it was a “High Country” Mustang; a car that I had never heard of. Continue reading
We all know Aunt Bee (Beatrice) Taylor from The Andy Griffith Show. She was a pivotal character, one that the show could not have survived without. In fact, the show’s first episode is titled “The New Housekeeper,” referring to Aunt Bee’s arrival at the Taylor home. That episode set the stage for the show’s eight-year run, and we saw Aunt Bee in many episodes of the spinoff Mayberry RFD (1968-1971) and once on Gomer Pyle, USMC as well. Oh, and the house used in “Mayberry RFD“? Well, it was the same studio set used in “The Waltons,” but I’m digressing here. Continue reading
Vega GT Wagon
The Vega GT Kammback wagon example on the left was seen fairly recently… Somebody in San Francisco (Please note the wheels turned into the curb, per city law) saw the car and must have appreciated its heritage. And from the overall condition of that car, it looks like a great candidate for restoration. Continue reading
When the 1973 Chevrolet and GMC half-ton pickups were introduced, they were the first truly streamlined pickup trucks on the market. And their timing could not have been better… imagine a pickup truck that was designed in a wind tunnel and introduced just in time for the first gas crisis.
What makes these the best trucks GM ever built? Well, they were breakthrough vehicles–the first, in my opinion, of today’s modern pickups. No previous truck had combined rugged workability and pleasing creature comforts like this before. Continue reading
Maybe it’s cabin fever, but like a recent It Rolls post, my attention has turned to RVs lately as it does every year around this time. And even though these things just gobble up the gas, there’s something fun about having a (usually) small house that you can take with you, at least for a few days. Continue reading