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Can an object really be cursed? That's certainly up for debate, but what isn't is that modern society tends to immortalize cursed objects on the big screen. Alongside the house from The Amityville Horror, it's hard to think up an object with a more disturbing history than the red and white, 1958 Plymouth Fury from Stephen King's Christine.
Christopher Rutkowski, that movie-car loving enthusiast that runs The Aficionauto YouTube channel is apparently willing to risk his soul, though, because his latest video features a 1958 Plymouth Fury Coupe with parts sourced from cars damaged during production of the 1983 film. It's owned by Martin Sanchez, whose story bears a very eerie resemblance to that of Arnold Cunningham.
Scroll down for the video on this gorgeous Plymouth.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Brian and Samantha Styles have amassed quite a collection of classic muscle cars in a collection they call The Zoo. Containing some seriously rare metal, the collection seems decidedly tilted towards Mopar offerings, although it's hardly exclusive to the Pentastar. The video is an interesting look into a collector's world, with the couple explaining that their collection isn't an attempt to have as many cars as possible, but to have the right cars. As for the name of their collection, it's a reference to the "the Goats, a bunch of fish... and a Cougar over in that corner."
There's some talk about provenance, as well as some "thrill of the hunt" type language about looking for the right addition to the group. It's also good to see that the Styles don't just let the cars sit, taking time to exercise each car. Take a look below for the full look at The Zoo, in this latest video from eGarage.Permalink | Email this | Comments
For everything that is right about the Plymouth Prowler, there are about 13 more things that are wrong. Just don't tell that to MotorWeek.
It's the final episode of season one. This time Jael and I are in a '70 Roadrunner traveling to a few more spots in W. Virginia. This includes stopping by the land of a guy who OWNS a cave, and then hitting a great local food spot before joining a few folks for a classic car get together.
They met in high school. Bev was a cheerleader, Joe played sports. The pair got married, and the first car they shared, driving off into their mutual futures together on their wedding day, was a 1948 Plymouth convertible. As is often the case with first cars - and especially cars as classically stylish and memorable as the Plymouth - they were left with nothing but fond memories after being forced to sell the car after Joe was drafted into the military.
Fast forward 60 years and their son has pulled off a brilliant surprise. The result of which is summed up rather nicely by Bev herself: "Uh oh. Grandpa's got tears." And you may, too. Scroll down below to see the video, produced and shared by Hagerty, for yourself.
Happy Father's Day from the crew here at Autoblog.Permalink | Email this | Comments
The Plymouth Voyager. A 1995 model. Three rows of seats, a 3-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission, and an inline-four churning out a nice, round 100 horsepower. The lower end member of the trifecta of Chrysler minivans, the Voyager was never intended to turn heads. Unexciting and forgettable by design, with no sporting pretensions, this Corolla of minivans was like a faithful butler. It did its job, stayed in the background, and didn’t speak unless it was spoken to. You could load it up with your six kids, their junk, and your three Dobermans, and the Chrysler minivan wouldn’t bat an eyelash. It simply took you where you needed to go. And yet, here I am, 18 years later, fondly remembering the blandest of vans in the blandest of vehicle categories, a car I have never even driven. Where the hell does that come from?