What qualifies as a "new car" varies greatly depending on who you ask. Some people think a car becomes "old" as soon as it is no longer showroom fresh. A former co-worker of mine who restored Model-Ts used to tell me he didn't care much for "newer cars" like my 54 year old Plymouth Belvedere. This weekend we want to… »
Opening the doors on a forgotten barn or garage to reveal a dusty vehicle that needs little more than some elbow grease and a weekend spent in the garage to reverse the effects of sitting is the stuff of gearhead dreams. After reading about the trio of Italian barn finds this week, we started wondering what vehicle we… »
Many love stories are tales of woe. Some are stories of trials and tribulations. Some have happy endings. The story of the object of my automotive infatuation has a little of all of the above. »
We spotted this miniature woody, a Fiat 500 C Giardiniera Belvedere, while passing through Charlevoix, Michigan. Ironically, it's still not the coolest car in town, as this place is also home to the awesome V8-powered Citroen 2CV off-roader we found at Autorama. The lakeside town is popular destination for… »
Preparation of the extremely bent '66 Plymouth Belvedere obtained for free by Belvedere Adrian (aka Plymsole) for the Arse-Freeze-A-Pa-Looza LeMons race continues, with the suspension and brakes functioning- mostly- and the 318 grunting out sufficient torque to turn junkyard tires into glorious smoke on command. The… »
Sometimes you can bash away on your low-budget race car for a full dawn-to-dusk weekend, yet it's still not ready. That's when you need to take drastic measures...
"Dawn Of A New Day" sounds much better than "Plymouth: Only 34 Years To Go," though of course Chrysler's marketers at the time had no idea that the Plymouth brand would barely outlive the current century. What we have here is the '67 Belvedere (a "whale of a lot of car for the money"), the "rich-looking compact" '67… »
Last year, Belvedere Adrian brought two vehicles from his fleet of old Plymouths, plus his vintage Serro Scotty trailer, to a tailgate party before an Oakland Athletics game, and a good time was had by all. Last weekend, however, we figured we needed more Belvederes, so Adrian brought five of his favorite B-bodies,… »