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All About Cars Blog

All About Cars is your "anymotive" home for stories, short form pieces, articles and more related to the car hobby.  Most articles are penned by Mike Blake, former editor of KIT CAR magazine.  Mike has been writing professionally for more than 30 years and is a former Carlisle Events staff member.  More over, Mike has been a "car guy" since the 1960s.

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    Tips for Parts Shopping at Swap Meets: Have fun and be Prepared

    Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021

    Since automotive swap meets began in the late 1940s or early ’50s, they have been a treasure chest of items for collectors, enthusiasts, proj

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    GM Cars on Film: These Movie Stars Had Four Wheels

    Tuesday, Jan 19, 2021

    Do you go to movies for the action? The special effects? The acting? The plot and characters? Certain actors and actresses? Those are all good reasons
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    Ford Pinto 50 years later: Love it or Hate it, the Subcompact was Popular and Made an Impact

    Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021

    Playing on the equine theme that starred Mustang (possibly named after the P-51 Mustang fighter plane) and included Bronco and Maverick, Ford launc

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    Most Popular Race Prepared Vehicles: Taking it to the Street

    Tuesday, Jan 5, 2021

    For many of us, our vehicles are for daily driving, for providing function and style, for driving occasionally or for collecting and showing off. B

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    Who Shops Collector Swaps: Carlisle Events Audience is family

    Tuesday, Dec 29, 2020

    Car enthusiasts fuel the nation’s auto shows, auctions and automotive swap meets. Fueling the universal set of car enthusiasts are collectors

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    A Look Back at the Vega Platform H: 50 Years Later, Praise Outdistances Disfavor

    Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020

    For model-year 1971, Chevrolet launched the Vega H-Body to compete with Ford, AMC and econo-imports, and it was greeted with enthusiasm from the au

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    Ford Movie Cars: Blue Oval Stars of the Silver Screen

    Tuesday, Dec 15, 2020

    While cars have appeared in movies since the 1920s, cool rides and powerful ponies have been action stars since Steve McQueen raced the hills of Sa

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    Top Cars Around the World: International Royalty in style, Power and Performance

    Tuesday, Dec 8, 2020

    Every year, it seems that there are a few supercars that stand out from the crowd in styling, horsepower, performance and handling. What makes a ca

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    Automotive Swap Meets: Finding Treasure at Reasonable Prices

    Tuesday, Dec 1, 2020

    Whether you call it a flea market, swap meet, bazaar, antique mall, antique show, vintage show, or vintage market, an automotive-themed gathering o

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    2020 Honda CR-V: Refreshed Compact Crossover Adds safety Suite and Eliminates Engine Choice

    Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020

    Currently America’s second-best-selling Crossover/SUV in 2020, the Honda CR-V, which debuted in 1995 as a “Comfortable Runabout Vehicle

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    2020 Mazda CX-9: Focus on Safety, Comfort and Enhanced Performance

    Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020

    Mazda’s flagship midsize crossover SUV, the CX-9, has been an attractive, elegant three-row crossover since it debuted in 2006. Gaining a fol

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    2020 Chevrolet Equinox: Top-selling Compact SUV Adds Cosmetics, Retires an Engine

    Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020

    Launched as a mid-size crossover SUV in 2004 for model-year 2005, the third-gen Equinox is now a compact sports-ute that ranks second, only to Silv

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    2020 Ford Ranger: Muscular Midsize Pickup is Ready for Adventure

    Tuesday, Nov 3, 2020

    Ford re-entered the hot midsize pickup segment last year by bringing back the Ranger, after an eight-year hiatus, and the muscular midsize didn&rsq

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    2020 Genesis G90: Restyled with Augmented Architecture, Safety and Tech

    Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020

    Hyundai entered the automotive industry as an “econocar” builder with the Cortina, in 1967, and after earning props for economy, ventur

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    2020 Nissan Rogue: Compact Crossover Updates Safety Suite and Driver Assist Tech ​

    Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020

    Though slipping from 7th-best-selling vehicle in America in 2019, to No. 10 this year, and dropping one place to the 4th best-selling crossover in

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    2020 Hyundai Kona: Sub-Compact CUV is Urban Smart, Sporty and Versatile

    Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020

    Blending a hip attitude, style, sportiness and luxury not generally expected from a sub-compact, Hyundai has targeted youthful “urban adventurer
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    2020 Land Rover Defender: Luxury Off-Roader Builds on History and Built for the Future

    Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020

    First launched by the Rover Co. in 1948, Land Rover has earned a 72-year reputation for delivering tough, durable, go-anywhere, 4-wheel-drive utili

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    2020 Toyota Corolla: New Generation in Design, Power and Platform

    Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020

    Emphasizing a bold new look and its bumper-to-bumper, wheels-to-roof transformation, the all-new 12th-generation, 2020 Toyota Corolla se

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    2020 Jaguar I-PACE: Big Cat 394-HP all-Electric Crossover Adds Battery-Charging Alerts

    Tuesday, Sep 22, 2020

    Jaguar leapt into the electric car niche last year with I-PACE, the company’s first all-electric vehicle, and an EV SUV/crossover as well. This
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    2020 Mazda CX-3: Sporty and Refined Subcompact Crossover is Stylish and Fun to Drive

    Tuesday, Sep 15, 2020

    Mazda added the CX-3 subcompact to its crossover lineup for model-year 2016, replacing the similar Mazda2 subcompact. In a world of large and often

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