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Dave Cruikshank Freelance Writer

Dave Cruikshank is a lifelong car enthusiast and freelance journalist from Seattle, WA. With a car magazine subscription "in utero," he's passionate about all strains of Kar Kulture including Rat Fink, Harley Earl, Forward Look, lead sleds, Miss Hurst Golden Shifter, Daytona 500, Gassers, AMT, Revell and Monogram, bone yards, swap meets, Motorama, Mako Sharks, Syd Mead, Larry Watson, Tura Satana and Penelope Pitstop, to name a few.


If your thinking about heading to the track in your new C7 Stingray, check out this racing harness bar install video from Local Motors, the same folks that brought us the crowdsourced Rally Fighter off-roader.

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Imagine wandering through the woods in Eastern Europe and stumbling upon vintage fiberglass from the good ‘ol US of A? Check out this “forrest find” from Estonia and the blog that chronicles the build.

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When you marvel at all technology in the new C7, remember the road to automotive innovation and greatness started somewhere.This old film of the original Corvette factory shows where it all began…

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Watch a C3 go from a complete car to a pile of parts in less than 5 minutes! Thanks to the wonders of time lapse photography, watch the beginnings of a body-off resto, without the boring bagging and tagging.

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No matter where you park, why does the rusty van ALWAYS find our buffed and polished rides and park an inch off the bumper or door? Oh, the horror stories we car folks could tell. Not to worry, though as there is now an app for that. MiAlert sends messages and records pics if the car has been hit or stolen.

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C3 Corvette love runs the gamut from fussy Bloomington originals to “Corvette Summer” monstrosities. Rubber bumper C3s get the brunt of mistreatment though, and after viewing this viideo of a late ’70′s Shark being thrashed into submission, we can’t help but think Bill Mitchell must be rolling over in his grave.

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General Motors officially died at the end of 2011. After the smoke cleared, 89 discarded properties in 14 states are all that remain of the “Old GM.” Most of the properties are currently for sale and are thrift store cheap. If you’re a fan of Fieros though, you’re too late. The factory just went under contract.

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Check out this magazine ad from 1969 when GM and Chevrolet were bristling with attitude and swagger. It probably didn’t hurt that they just introduced the ’69 Camaro and restyled the Corvette a year earlier. Should Chevy reboot this idea and start pitching it’s two supercars together again?

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The biggest, baddest corporation the world has ever seen is dead, along with thousands of jobs and the communities that went with it. With all the protests and fuss we’ve seen this year, it’s hard to believe that this story was so off the radar for most Americans.

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