What car made you love cars?

The path into the world of automotive obsession is usually a long and strange one. Often it is an infatuation with one particular car that pushes us towards a lifelong love of most things automotive. It could be a car you spent time around growing up, the first or fourth car of your own or perhaps even a car you saw… » 8/20/11 5:00pm 8/20/11 5:00pm

1967: The Dawn Of A New Day For Plymouth

"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 Valiant… » 6/10/08 11:00am 6/10/08 11:00am

1978 Dodge Monaco Brougham

What was it with Detroit and the word Brougham? GM, Ford, and Chrysler each slapped their share of "Brougham" emblems all over various crypto-upscale models of the 1960s and 1970s, apparently believing that buyers would feel that the elegance of 18th-century horse-drawn vehicles would rub off on their gasoline buggies.… » 3/11/08 9:00am 3/11/08 9:00am

Cars From The House Of The Rising Sun

We all loved the New Orleans Impala, so A Strolling Player took it upon himself to photograph six Down On The New Orleans Street cars for us (I couldn't help but use a HOTRS reference in the post title, having just read an interesting book about the history of the song; otherwise you'd probably be getting a bunch of… » 2/14/08 1:00pm 2/14/08 1:00pm

1972 Plymouth Fury III

I try to post cars made by defunct manufacturers on a regular basis (e.g., the Studebaker Lark of a few weeks back), but it's been months since we last saw one of Alameda's street-parked Plymouths (and even longer since we've seen an Olds). So here we go: a nice rust-free '72 Fury to start our day!
» 1/03/08 9:00am 1/03/08 9:00am

Race Is On, Size Still Matters

Back in the October Altamont 24 Hours of LeMons race, we were all impressed by the Size Matters Plymouth Fury. It wasn't all that fast, but the ol' 318 never gave up and the car finished a respectable 23rd place. Now that today's race is officially on, we're pleased to report that the Size Matters Fury is here and… » 12/29/07 7:00pm 12/29/07 7:00pm

Before the Corvette Z06 Speedboat there was the Charger Runaboat

While they may not have the obsessive mimicry of the Corvette Speed Boat, Chrysler produced a rather large line of their own boats, including the pair of Chargers pictured above. The folks at ALLPAR have a great history of models from 1969, which included popular models such as the Valliant, Fury, Barracuda, Dart,… » 12/04/07 9:15am 12/04/07 9:15am

Oldest Car At LeMons: The Size Matters '67 Fury!

What do you do with a beater '67 Plymouth Fury four-door hardtop with a 318? Why, you race it, of course! The Size Matters Fury came in 23rd in last weekend's 24 Hours of LeMons race at Altamont, overcoming its handling disadvantages thanks to a combo of driver skill and reliability. The team members claimed it got… » 10/24/07 11:00am 10/24/07 11:00am

Petula Clark Beats On The Groovy New Fury

You can just imagine the ad-agency guys brainstorming on how to get the new generation of young car buyers to dig the '68 Fury. Get Petula Clark! Get a strangely earthtoned psychedelic set! Stick some fake sideburns and mustaches on some actors pretending to be acid-droppin' freak musicians! Then, of course, make… » 8/23/07 12:30pm 8/23/07 12:30pm

Plymouth Introduces Smokeymobiles For '72!

We've already taken a look at Chrysler's vintage cabbie-friendly offerings, and now it's time for the cop-grade Fury and Satellite for '72. You've seen this car in countless 70s action movies, usually driven by evil free-spirit-persecutin' Smokeys but sometimes piloted by heroic scumbag-bustin' lawmen bent on stemming… » 7/31/07 4:45pm 7/31/07 4:45pm