Six Tail Lamps on a C2 Corvette ?

Back in the day, Corvettes with six tail lamps were a familiar sight—even though Chevrolet never officially offered such an option. Here’s the story behind this interesting Corvette non-feature.    In the famous 1964 Jan and Dean song, “Dead Man’s Curve,” The illegal street race between a Corvette Sting Ray and a Jaguar XKE, are…

’57 Chevy: A Little Info On Manual Transmissions

In 1957 Manual transmissions were limited to three-speed, column shifted units (with synchromesh in second and third gear only). The Powerglide’s shifter went P N D L R while the Turboglide’s was P R N D Hr (although the ‘Hr’ was changed early in the production series to ‘Gr’-Grade Retarder because of drivers’ mistaken belief that ‘Hr‘ meant High…

A Little Pontiac Highlight History

PONTIAC SIX GM created Pontiac in 1926. The company’s first car was an inexpensive six-cylinder “companion” to GM’s more expensive Oakland brand. Ironically, Pontiac shined while Oakland faded. The Depression undoubtedly played the role of killer, as it did to so many of the mid to expensive brands. Pontiac barely survived, and the fact that…

MACH 1

The Ford Mustang Mach 1 A performance-oriented option package of the Ford Mustang, originally introduced by Ford in August 1968 as a package for the 1969 model year. The Mach 1 title adorned performance oriented Mustang offerings until the original retirement of the moniker in 1978, returning briefly in 2003 and 2004. As part of a Ford heritage program, the…