What: '79 Lincoln Mk V
Where: Collingwood, Ontario
Why: Dave's buddy, Gary Skelton, actually emailed, saying Dave was too modest to send us pictures of his car. And though Dave is apparently a mellow dude all around, Gary described a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde transformation when Dave gets behind the wheel of his Mark. It's got a hopped-up 400M and custom-made headers. That and a noisy gear drive tells you this land yacht is about to leave you in the dust.
What: Chevrolet Caprice 1A2
Where: Levittown, PA
Why: Al's been sending periodic emails expressing appreciation for articles we do featuring fullsized cars. A fan himself, he drives this Caprice wagon, which is interesting because it's equipped with RPO code 1A2, the special service package fleet use. Though not quite the same as Chevrolet's 9C1 police package for Caprice sedans, the wagons were marketed to police departments as people and gear haulers rather than paddy wagons. They're rare, too, with fewer than 1,000 produced in the LT1 years: '94 to '96.
What: A very restorable '67 Duster
Where: Milwaukee, WI
Why: Steve was shopping cars on Craigslist and came across this gem, offering it to us as our next magazine project car. The ad is a complete farce, of course—the Duster didn't even exist in '67, and the ad's author continues to pile it on: one of seven; no title, and only $9,000. It's a steal, and too good for CC, maybe.
What: 7-year-old Labrador Retriever
Where: White Lake, NC
Why: Because we like dogs who like cars here at CC. Randy's Lab, Bullitt, loves riding in his '66 Chevrolet Corvair. With a RAJAY turbocharger on the 165ci Flat-6, the air-cooled Chevy is making 220 hp with 10 psi of boost. That will keep Bullitt's ears flapping in the breeze.
Stealthy Cell Phone Picture
What: Big-block Chevy
Where: Des Moines, IA
Why: Scott shot us this picture of the 496 big-block in his '84 Monte Carlo and threatened to inundate us with pictures of Hondas if we didn't run it, so here you go. Please, no Hondas, Scott, but send a picture of your Chevy and some timeslips if you have any.
What: '72 Plymouth Barracuda
Where: Lafayette, IN
Why: Jeffrey sent us pictures of this forlorn Plymouth rotting away in a barn near his house. He believes it hasn't moved from this spot in at least 20 years waiting to be restored.
What: '86 Ford Mustang SVO
Where: Bellevue, NE
Why: Matt's nearly finished rebuilding his SVO Mustang and plans to be pulling the wheels at his local track this summer. He rebuilt the original, turbocharged four-banger with CP Pistons, Crower rods, a ported cylinder head, big cam, and a Holset HX35 turbocharger from a Cummins-powered Dodge Ram. Send us those wheelie pictures when you get them, Matt!
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A view of DFW airport from an Airbus A320.
The waffle-maker in our Dallas hotel served up an interesting shape. More proof that Texans love Texas.
A barbeque restaurant in Houston. We ate there, and yup, it was pretty good.
Before leaving Houston, we took some time to visit the Space Center. They are in the planning stages of permanently mounting this mock-up of the Space Shuttle to one of the retired 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, which would ferry the shuttles to and from Kennedy Space Center.
"This is my '78 Chevy C10. It has a nasty (sarcasm!) 305 with a 4-bbl carb on an Edelbrock intake. I bought it as a wreck last summer for $325. I rebuilt it and it's turned into a nice pickup"
—Matt Wagg, Bellevue, NE
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