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The Most Famous Classic Car Chase Scene Ever?

Posted by toby on Mar 17, 2015 4:29:33 PM

The other day, I was flipping through channels looking for something to watch on TV and I stumbled upon the 1968 classic, Bullitt, starring Steve McQueen.  This film features one of the coolest car chase scenes ever.  Almost fifty years later, viewers get worked up by the powerful engines and cool lines of the cars in this movie, but remember, the clip could have never been made without brakes!

In case you have never seen the film, or you don’t remember the chase scene, here is a link below:

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Topics: 68 Mustang Fastback, brakes, classic cars, 68 Dodge Charger, Car History

100 Years of Dodge: A Tribute to John and Horace Dodge

Posted by toby on Jan 2, 2015 4:12:06 PM

John and Horace Dodge first broke into the car business in 1900 by supplying parts and assemblies to Detroit-based auto manufacturers, first for Olds Motor Vehicle Company and later, for Ford Motor Company, where they were early stockholders.  The brothers eventually severed ties with Ford and introduced their first car in late 1914.  The inseparable Dodge brothers wore identical tailored suits and had reputations for hard work and frequenting watering holes patronized by the working man.  

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Topics: Car History

Detroit Automakers and Standard Disc Brake Offerings: What Took So Long?

Posted by toby on Oct 15, 2014 1:45:39 PM

If you look back at the muscle car era, you’ll notice an emphasis on bigger engines, more horsepower, and the need for speed.  And while Detroit engineers did an admirable job designing faster cars in the late 50’s and 60’s, much less thought was given to bringing these cars to a safe stop.  Being in the brake business, this got us thinking—why did it take Detroit so long to offer disc brake technology as a standard option?

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Topics: classic cars, drum brakes, muscle cars, Car History, Disc Brakes

Hot Stove Banter: The Origins, Definition, and Brief History of the Muscle Car

Posted by toby on Feb 20, 2014 10:11:23 AM

The snow is still flying in much of the country and many of our beloved classics are in the midst of their winter slumbers while we dream of warm weather and open roads.  Sound familiar?  If it does, the next best thing to driving a classic car is talking about them, so today we are going to take on a topic that you can carry on with your buddies over a cold one in the garage...the origins, definition, and history of the muscle car.

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Topics: classic car, muscle car, pony car, Car History

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