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Your Autumn Driving List

With its crisp, cool air and breathtaking colors, autumn offers some of the most enjoyable driving of the year. Here are some valuable reminders to make your trips even more pleasurable.

 

Adjust for the light: With the changing season, one minute of daylight is lost every day. Be watchful for pedestrians, bicyclists, and schoolchildren in the dusky afternoon light.  Be prepared for extra glare in the harsher light of the morning and afternoon; keep sunglasses within easy reach.

 

Watch for construction: Fall brings more road construction…

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Your Autumn Driving List

Dodge Daroo I

 

The Dodge Daroo I, one of the wildest factory show cars of the 1960s, was a collaboration between Dodge design manager Bill Brownlie and George Barris, Hollywood’s self-professed “King of the Kustomizers.”  Change was in the air and the Daroo, with its radical, cut-down profile and bold paint, made a big splash on the custom car show scene.

 

Brownlie sent to Barris a stock 1967 Dart GT convertible, which Barris shortened 10 inches in the rear and lengthened 17 inches in the front, forming…

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Dodge Daroo I

The Marketing of Speed and Horsepower

The automotive world has changed a great deal in the 50 years since the muscle car era. Madison Avenue is no longer dominated by a male culture, the average lunch no longer mandates three Manhattans’ or other high-octane concoctions once referred to as ‘brown water’. We’d like to think that everything is a little more gentle than it once was. The truth be told is that the musclecar business was never, has never, and will never be a bastion of political correctness. You either had the…

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The Marketing of Speed and Horsepower