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Old 09-28-2005, 01:43 PM
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This is one of the best sources of automotive journalism I've come across. Blows away any of the mags. Funny, great writing, soul and coolness.

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From All Hail the Ragged Edge

The third great American innovation, after baseball and jazz, is hot rodding. Sure, one could argue that the big third is rock and roll or the craftsman bungalow. And I am insane for The New Yorker but it is not so different than it's forebearer's to be an American revolution. I have forks stolen from the Algonquin, own bound copies of The New Yorker, had lunch at the round table, enter the caption contests and bought a new laptop largely in anticipation of the The Complete New Yorker, but it is not hot rodding.
Hot rodding is a mirror of what it means to be American. Scrappy ingenuity. Doing the best you can with what you have. Trying, doing, failing, refining and succeeding. More with less. There was no money or magazine to be featured in, it was a pure desire to go ever faster.
Full text: http://hooptyrides.blogspot.com/2005...gged-edge.html

This one's pretty cool too: In Praise of Custom Vans. Here's an excerpt:
Without a shred of hipster irony, I love custom vans. Always have. Since I was a kid. I have spent many valuable hours considering what my future custom van theme will be.
Hot Stuff? With the little mudflap devil and a red crushed velvet interior? A big heart pass-through to the rear bed? A pitchfork shift lever?
Perhaps a Canterbury Tales theme with swords for rear door handles, a Z-Brick interior and bar with gilt mirror spelling MEAD? CHAUCER airbrushed on the side? With the gap-toothed women busting out with a pair of frothy steins?
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Strange site, Jon....will have to spend some time there tonight to check it out. Bookmarked it.
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Strange site, Jon....will have to spend some time there tonight to check it out. Bookmarked it.

dittoed like a xerox machine.
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