1970’s

Subframe Connectors: Find Out Why They’re Not Just For Race Cars – Randy Bolig @RodAuthority

If you look back at some of the General’s hottest-performance cars, you will notice a reoccurring theme — many do not have a traditional perimeter frame. Many of these muscle cars were built on what is called a unibody platform…. Read More ›

Did the series of Ford Probe concept cars go on to influence the production Ford Probe? – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings

They both arose from the same economic factors and in the same general time period. They had some styling similarities, emblematic of that time period. They both relied on collaborations with Ford-adjacent companies. And, of course, they shared the same… Read More ›

Surrounded by controversy, 1974-’76 Bricklin SV-1 was a cleverly conceived sports car – Mark J. McCourt @Hemmings

For decades, the concept of automotive safety—the ability of a vehicle’s occupants to survive a crash—was something treated very gingerly by automakers, which feared discussion of this topic might infer their cars were ill-handling or otherwise defective. It was also… Read More ›

An Olds obsession: Fred Mandrick’s A-body collection – Jeff Koch @Hemmings

There’s something to be said for knowing what you like, and going deep. Fred Mandrick’s collection concentrates exclusively on 1968-’72 Oldsmobile A-bodies. Not even four-doors and Vista Cruisers—just two-doors and convertibles. Cutlass Supremes. 442s. W30s. Hurst Oldses. And even a… Read More ›

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