By on March 4, 2016

1996 Ford Thunderbird hotrod

For those who grew up during the Truman and Eisenhower administrations, or perhaps were influenced by movies like “American Graffiti,” the hot rod is an iconic part of the youth culture of the era. Countless aging enthusiasts spend a great deal of time and money modifying, maintaining, and showing off classic Detroit iron.

It makes me wonder if, in 50 years or so, will some of my friends still be showing off tuned and slammed Hondas? Will Bozi unfold his tennis ball-clad walker from the rear of his WRX so he can polish the finish one more time before the judges arrive? Will Bark still be preaching about his FiST from a Kentucky retirement home?

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  • Garrett: And yet it is far more “European” than any of the German cars you can buy here in terms of what normal...
  • Garrett: This! I would have been willing to get one as a cheap commuter car if it had AWD.
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