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February 1, 1901 – American poet and road tripper Langston Hughes is born
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February 1, 1901 – American poet and road tripper Langston Hughes is born

Happy Black History Month! This blog will make an effort to share Black history stories related to automotive history every day through the month of February. Some days, perhaps most, it may take a stretch to connect the two topics, but the stories and lessons shared will hopefully prove educational and entertaining nonetheless. Let's hit the road, shall we? Born in Missouri on this day in 1901, Langston Hughes would grow up to be a prominent poet, novelist, activist and an important social figure of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. What he wasn't known for, was his driving skills, which were apparently non-existent, at least up to around 1930. Despite this, writer and cultural archivist Zora Neale Hurston had no qualms inviting Hughes to join her on an road trip of great importanc...
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, he dreamed of owning a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona. With prices soaring into the heavens, the chances of the master fabricator 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 believed a big project could carry him through and keep his mind off the troubles. When the Mopar landed in his shop, the tear down began. Word of his endeav...

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