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{Wheels.5.3362}: Joe Gordon {darmund} Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:59:57 EDT (HTML)

Why must hipsters ruin EVERY GODDAMN THING? "http://jalopnik.com/this- citroen-ds-is-hypnotizing-the-great-state-of-washi-1598041282"

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{Wheels.5.3363}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:48:37 EDT (5 lines)

I like that DS minus the stupid hubcaps.

Jil, great piece on Dodge. I enjoyed looking through the pictures and
accompanying descriptions. And, thanks, for not leaving us with the
Dodge Neon. :-P

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{Wheels.5.3364}: Joe Gordon {darmund} Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:21:07 EDT (HTML)

NONE more CHROMEY. http://i.imgur.com/JppxBzP.jpg

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{Wheels.5.3365}: Jil {rabbit} Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:55:08 EDT (7 lines)

I didn't mention it in the story, but I broke a rad hose on the Neon.
(Not faulting the car, because these things weren't really intended
to be driven after such long storage, but still ... it would be the
Neon!)

The '56 race car vapor-locked on me, too. Spent half the route
coasting!

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{Wheels.5.3366}: Jil {rabbit} Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:55:58 EDT (2 lines)

I love that Citroen. My brother had one when I was a child. I threw
up in the back of it ...

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{Wheels.5.3367}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:51:59 EDT (6 lines)

I almost forgot to say:

The spoiler on that 69 Charger Daytona! And people complain about some
of the spoilers you find on cars these days...

Ha!

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{Wheels.5.3368}: Jil {rabbit} Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:53:22 EDT (3 lines)

My brother owned Chrysler dealerships. He said when he got in a
Superbird, it sat so long on the lot that he took off the wing and
nose cone before he could sell it.

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{Wheels.5.3369}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:09:08 EDT (1 line)

Ha!

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{Wheels.5.3370}: Jil {rabbit} Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:24:49 EDT (2 lines)

And if the car's still around, I wonder if the owner has figured out
exactly what he has!

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{Wheels.5.3371}: Joe Gordon {darmund} Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:19:08 EDT (2 lines)

IIRC correctly the Superbird is one of the dew production cars that
actually needed the wing to keep the car from flipping at high speed

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{Wheels.5.3372}: Jil {rabbit} Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:23:25 EDT (2 lines)

It did provide downforce, but I doubt it was required to avoid
flipping, at least at any speeds it would reach on regular roads.

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{Wheels.5.3373}: Joe Gordon {darmund} Wed, 02 Jul 2014 23:51:29 EDT (HTML)

"SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY PORSCHE!! https://twitter.com/PaulGarlick/status/484267750110793728/photo/1

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{Wheels.5.3374}: Joe Gordon {darmund} Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:39:53 EDT (HTML)

Mercedes coming out with $1,000,000 S-Class Pullman. Gotta move those Maybachs somehow. "http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07- 03/mercedes-benz-s-class-pullman-1-million-luxury-car"

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{Wheels.5.3375}: Jil {rabbit} Sat, 05 Jul 2014 07:35:53 EDT (2 lines)

Several companies are aiming luxury models at the Chinese markets;
I'm guessing we won't see one here.

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{Wheels.5.3376}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:36:59 EDT (3 lines)

Cars that would have been ten years old (based on 2004 MY) this year:

"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/08/9-cars-mia-after-decade-ford-mazda-porsche/"

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{Wheels.5.3377}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:16:13 EDT (3 lines)

OMG.

"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/10/ebay-find-1946-tucker-torpedo-replica-buick-riviera/"

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{Wheels.5.3378}: Joe Gordon {darmund} Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:38:03 EDT (5 lines)

Joseph, interesting list. I remain kind of mystified as to why sales of
ALL the Japanese sports cars fell off a cliff at pretty much the same
time. The Supra, Celica, Prelude, RX, all of them. And it wasn't like
there was a recession here in the US, the economy was humming along
grandly.

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{Wheels.5.3379}: Doug White {dwhite} Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:07:57 EDT (1 line)

Wow, that Riviera is way out there.

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{Wheels.5.3380}: Jil {rabbit} Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:09:10 EDT (4 lines)

The Aveo copy on the list isn't quite accurate. The Sonic isn't a
rebadged Aveo. It's an American-made car (and quite good, actually).
The car still built in Korea is the Spark (which isn't quite good,
actually).

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{Wheels.5.3381}: Jil {rabbit} Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:11:33 EDT (2 lines)

And I need to bleach my eyes after that Riviera/Tucker ... whatever
it's supposed to be.

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{Wheels.5.3382}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:19:59 EDT (4 lines)

Here's Autblog's piece from their time at the Dodge 100th anniversary
event.

"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/03/dodge-100-year-anniversary-videos/"

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{Wheels.5.3383}: Jil {rabbit} Fri, 18 Jul 2014 06:37:14 EDT (2 lines)

Nice article. I really like the transition of how the old cars became
the new ones.

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{Wheels.5.3384}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:13:42 EDT (3 lines)

This is nice. NISMO does its thing with the Note (Versa Note in NA):

"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/24/nissan-note-nismo-official/"

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{Wheels.5.3385}: Jil {rabbit} Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:34:52 EDT (1 line)

I saw that photo - it looks fantastic.

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{Wheels.5.3386}: Jil {rabbit} Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:37:27 EDT (10 lines)

My new favorite car site: http://autoblopnik.com/

It's a sendup of car reviews and news, and in some cases it's more of
an inside joke that some people won't get, but it's hilarious. I love
the fake ads ... the "Bick Skruth" is a slap at Jack Baruth, an
American auto journalist who is so full of himself, it's hard to get
him through a door. He also spends a lot of pixels talking about how
he's the only auto writer on the planet who isn't on the take from
automakers (although I've seen him belly up to more than one
automaker-sponsored bar...).

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