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You wanted more about Ernie and the dwarf cars so here it is: http://ow.ly/FWIwn
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A new column on the Curbside by Henry, the '51 Ford Panel Truck. http://ow.ly/F9cn0
This is starting a new era for me, and my good friend Tony Barthel of Curbside.tv Tony has been good enough to run my three stories about my adventures with my side kick Denny, and six other short articles Denny has written. I'm hoping you enjoyed them, as much as I had fun telling them.
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My recap of the 2014 LA Auto Show http://ow.ly/EIsAY
I've just returned from the LA Auto Show again and brought back plenty of coverage of the happenings there. With virtually every manufacturer represented by huge, lavish displays this is one of the premier events for those interested in new cars and brings people from all over the globe to check ...
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Sad news from Car Talk Plaza; Tom Magliozzi of Click & Clack passed away Monday: http://ow.ly/DOpCO
I was disappointed in 2012 when NPR announced that they would be discontinuing Car Talk, one of their most popular radio programs. I'm not really sure what I learned from the show, but the interaction of brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi was terrific and made for a truly entertaining hour of ...
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I remember driving one of these as a press vehicle at the time and they were truly as awful to drive as they were to look at. The V6 was no match for the car's heft and it was just awkward to drive. While the tent option was the sole cool thing about this, it will go down in history as a real flop at a time when GM was so good at flops. http://ow.ly/CKbNN
How do bad cars happen? How, for instance, did Pontiac’s Aztek—the greatest failed model in recent history—get all the way from flawed design to ugly product? We asked Bob Lutz, our industry expert and man-about-town, if he knew anything. Turns out, he knows quite a bit. I kind of got hired [as GM's vice chairman […]
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Looks like we're getting better at fuel consumption. http://ow.ly/CDtct
The average fuel economy of cars and light trucks, driven by wider use of technology, rose to a record 24.1 mpg in the 2013 model year, though the pace of improvement slowed. Fuel economy will average 24.2 mpg across the industry for 2014 models, the EPA estimated, but cautioned the final figure will likely be revised higher.
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How cool is this Dwarf Car Museum of hand-made cars?? I want to go visit while Ernie is still part of the picture! http://ow.ly/FWGQD
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What are we thankful for? That there are still dream cars at the auto shows! http://ow.ly/F00H9
One of the best parts of my job is wandering around the LA Auto Show, looking at what the automakers have been working on in secret for the past year. This year is no exception with some pretty exciting concepts on the floor. The time between the moment that these concepts get green lighted by ...
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Is anyone surprised that Fiat-owned Chrysler products have been announced as the absolutely least-reliable vehicles in the US? Fiat, Jeep, Dodge and Chrysler vehicles just got trounced in Consumer Reports' survey of thousands of automobile owners. Apparently the jokes from the 1970s about Fiat reliability are still true today, unfortunately.

Surprisingly, the other brand in that cesspool of unreliability is Mercedes-Benz. But their chief competitor, Lexus, is at the exact opposite of that scale as the most reliable vehicles sold in the US.
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Why are gasoline prices falling and how long will this last? http://ow.ly/DVWNV
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So, wait, they got rid of a ton of great vehicles so that the museum can be a giant anonymous high-end car dealership? The video seems that whomever is in charge should be watched for making bad decisions with the money they're responsible for. 

Apparently they're dumping some of the great architectural items as well. 

I don't mind progress, change and improvement but this is a car museum so cars should be the primary investment. Again, seems like the money's going into the wrong places. 
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Fortunately it appears that at least one individual in LA is interested in the automotive past. In a story in Hemming's Motor News (http://goo.gl/V3XenO) it detailed how Bobby Green rushed to the rescue of the famed Bulldog Cafe replica in the Petersen. 

This is the kind of person who should be running the Petersen - someone who respects and understands vintage LA culture. The one percenters who are presently in charge of the museum should be run out on a rail for turning the Petersen into this anonymous tribute to their wallets instead of a real celebration of LA Car Culture. 

What do you say to that Mr. +RanchoGolfer? 
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Today is National Name Your Car day - have you named your ride?
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