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What were they thinking?

Time for the Canton Hot Rod Show

February 17, 2012

Even though this has been a very mild winter by all accounts, it has been a long time since cruise-in and car show season. The Canton Hot Rod Show gives enthusiasts a little taste of what we’ve been missing these past several months.  Held at the Canton Memorial Civic Center this weekend, Friday, February 17 [...]

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What’s the strangest car you’ve ever owned?

January 20, 2012

OK, I’m addicted to watching the collector car auctions. Last night, I was watching one on television while streaming another one live on my laptop. I am definitely addicted to this strange genre of automotive reality television.  One of the things that attract me to these events are the unique and sometimes odd vehicles that [...]

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What was the greatest automotive failure of 2011?

January 5, 2012

Overall, 2011 was a good year for the auto industry. Ford had huge profits, Volkswagen opened a billion dollar plant in Tennessee and the government got paid back some of the money it put out to save GM and Chrysler. Lots of good news all around but that doesn’t mean everything was rosie. Fiat’s great [...]

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SNEAK PEEK AT 2010 GLENMOOR GATHERING

August 18, 2010

Just found out from a friend who’s on one of the Glenmoor Gathering committees that this year’s show field will be loaded with more great cars you never see in northeast Ohio.  He said there will be at least eight Duesenbergs (they aren’t German; they’re American) plus a group of cars designed by an Italian [...]

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What kind of car will LeBron drive out of town?

July 14, 2010

The debate over LeBron's decision to play for the Miami Heat has been and will continue to be discussed ad nauseum but, fear not, this will not happen on Car Chase! We are realists and, as such, need to focus on matters of real importance.  Not unlike many young and wealthy professional athletes, LeBron James [...]

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What’s the worst car you ever had?

October 27, 2008

As I was researching the Edsel for an upcoming "What were they thinking" post, I noticed that it had been named to the list of the fifty worst cars of all time. I don't necessarily agree with that thought and I'll explain my reasons in that future post. Nonetheless, it got me to thinking of [...]

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What were they thinking? AMC Pacer

October 9, 2008

With this entry, I would like to introduce what will be a semi-regular feature. The "What were they thinking?" series will be about cars that are, let's just say, not universally appreciated but still very unique and interesting. Your suggestions for entries are welcome. In the mid-‘70's, AMC was America's last true independent automaker. Even [...]

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