MotorMouth

Blog URL: http://ww3.startribune.com/blogs/classiccars

MotorMouth Kris Palmer, freelance auto writer and editor, blogs about vintage cars, the collectible auto scene and just about anything else that goes vroom.

Located: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tags: Cars, vintage, antiques, automobile, driving, Star Tribune

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So Long (and thanks for all the fish**) on Apr 30, 2009 in Car storiesWith the economy booming, car sales skyrocketing, and piles of cash heaped so high on the average desk that they obstruct this very blog, the time has come for it to follow many of the vehicles that have been mentioned here–Studebaker, Packard,...



Laotian Mystery Car on Apr 28, 2009 in UncategorizedThis sedan attracted the attention of a friend visiting Laos. He’s a car buff but has no idea what it is. Given its apparent build quality, it’s probably a major manufacturer’s creation rebadged for a foreign market. Looks BMW Bava...



Of All the Words…. on Apr 24, 2009 in Uncategorized  …That could be emblazoned across your gas tank, these two are very, very hard to beat. This bike is going in my new book on unrestored motorcycles. (Pro shots–not these little pops from my pocket digital.)...



Superclean Classics Still Out There on Apr 24, 2009 in Car storiesA friend drove by this in someone’s yard with a for-sale sign on it. Hadn’t been washed in a while and paint condition was hard to judge. Looked nice, though–which was good and bad. This friend has cars. He has bikes. He has gadget...



Common Sense Fares Poorly in Crash Tests on Apr 19, 2009 in Car storiesThe Insurance Institute for Highway Safety decided to test what they learned in science class in high school and discovered–Gasp!–it’s still true. Big objects still win out in collisions with small ones. Yes, when the 300-pound line...



Earth Week Reuse/Recycle Activities in Burnsville, 4/21 - 4/25 on Apr 6, 2009 in EventsEverybody knows that automobiles have an enormous impact on the environment. Recognizing that impact and looking for some ways to reduce it is one way auto dealers can challenge themselves and try to set themselves apart. Walser is opening a new Suba...