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September 26, 1957 – The Vespa 400 is launched; gets 48 MPGs, is inconvenient
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September 26, 1957 – The Vespa 400 is launched; gets 48 MPGs, is inconvenient

French scooter company ACMA introduced the Vespa 400 microcar in Monaco on this day in 1957. Company execs created much fanfare for the launch, as ACMA had invited three celebrity racing drivers to the press event. In its first year more than 12,000 were sold, but that number dropped significantly to 8,717 in 1959. Sales continued to slump until 1961 when popularity fell so far production ceased. Many people believe the fuel efficient, space saving car failed due to the minor inconvenience drivers went through to mix oil with the gasoline when filling up the car’s two stroke engine. You ever see Jerry Seinfeld in Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee? It’s really good. Seinfeld owns a bunch of crazy cars. He might even have one of these, I’m not sure, haven’t had a chance to ask him yet. Yo...
5 Barn Find Cars & 1 Flying Machine  Under $10,500 on Craigslist Right Now
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5 Barn Find Cars & 1 Flying Machine Under $10,500 on Craigslist Right Now

You never know what you'll find cruising through Craigslist ads from around the country. This selection is sure to have something for just about everyone, even if you prefer to fly than drive. It'll be up to you to verify the "barn find" status of these rides, but each of the sellers of these fine vehicles claims that's what they are. Without further ado, here are five barn finds for sale, all $10,500 or under. 1964 Chevrolet Biscayne - $3,400 1964 Chevrolet For Sale The Chevrolet Biscayne was first introduced in 1958 as the brand's least expensive full size car. That's where it stayed throughout its production life, which lasted until 1972. This particular example, located in SE Michigan, is said to be a true barn find with just over 87,000 miles on its six cylinder and three s...
Cruise Night
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Cruise Night

Cruise nights, Coffee & Cars, car shows, whatever you want to call it, this author loves it. As an admirer of most things with wheels (get out of here wheelbarrows), I enjoy few things more than cruising rows of classics, muscle cars and vintage trucks, and whatever else may be populating the parking stalls. Here's a few shots from a recent cruise night outside Chicago.
Meanwhile, Joe Zolper built a Badass 1969 Daytona Door Slammer
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Meanwhile, Joe Zolper built a Badass 1969 Daytona Door Slammer

9 Years and 2,500 Horsepower Later, the Car is Ready for the Strip It was nine years ago Joe Zolper accepted a gutted 1968 Dodge Charger as payment for painting a friend’s semi. Back then, the deal wasn't that good, but you took what you could get to chase your dream. In Joe's case, his dream was to own a rare 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona. With sky high prices, the chances of bringing one home were slim, but this rotting Charger gave him an idea. Build one. The car came into Joe’s life at the perfect time. Facing some personal hardships, he knew a big project would carry him through and keep his mind off the trouble. When the Mopar landed in his shop he immediately saw the potential. As the tear down began word of his endeavor spread q...