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by RIC DUGAN / Staff Photographer | October 30, 2006
The "General Lee" car owned by Jay VanArsdale of Hanover, Pa., is reflected in the wheels of another vehicle Sunday during the 2006 Jack Frost Toy Run car show in Waynesboro, Pa.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 24, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY - If Bud Myers ever gave up his 1963 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk, Leonard Summers wanted it. Actually, the car belonged to Myers' wife. Several years after she died, Summers said, Myers offered to sell it to him and he accepted. On Saturday, 20 years later, he was asked: Why a Studebaker? Summers said he flew on a B-17 bomber with the 8th Air Force during World War II. Studebaker built the engine. "They got me over and back 35 times, so I figured, 'Why not?
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By TIM SPELL / MOTOR NEWS MEDIA | March 10, 2006
Packed parking lots brought out positives and negatives about the 2006 Ford F-250 Amarillo Special Edition test pickup, which spent a great deal of time battling big-city traffic. Operating this truck in the city is a common scenario for a pickup built to be seen, although it's more at home on a ranch or the open road. Maneuvering the 245.6-inch-long Super Duty Crew Cab 4x4 through the tight, crowded lots was tedious ? especially when trying to gracefully work my way into or back out of the slips.
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by ARV VOSS/Motor Matters | January 29, 2005
If you happen to be a traditionalist and appreciate the look of bikes from a past era, but favor up-to-date technology and reliability, then you will like that Harley-Davidson has come up with a couple of genuinely cool rides just made to order. One is the FLSTN/I Softail Deluxe - a blend of appealing design cues from several eras of popular Harleys. The other, to be the topic of a review to come later, is the FLSTSC/I Softail Springer Classic - a bike more on the order of an early Panhead in its appearance.
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by ARV VOSS/Motor Matters | February 28, 2005
The Bar and Shield guys (and gals, too) have done it again - come up with another winner. Actually, a couple of winners, and both in the Softail lineup: the FLSTN/I Softail Deluxe; and the FLSTSC/I Softail Springer Classic. Both bikes manage to reach into the motor company's rich past for styling cues while providing up-to-date technology for enhanced riding enjoyment and greater dependability. Both bikes also display their own specific features and points that draw different admirers.
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by ARV VOSS/Motor Matters | September 9, 2005
There are always those who will argue that "size doesn't matter," or that "bigger is better. " It's really all a matter of individual perspective. In the case of Kawasaki's Vulcan 1600 Nomad metric cruiser - it's bigger than the old 1500 Nomad and delivers more power and torque, but it's smaller than the gargantuan Vulcan 2000, which for those whose inseams are challenged, can be a chore just to get off the side stand. Could it be then, that the 1600 Nomad, in the midsize range, might be "just right," as in the "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" classic children's tale?
NEWS
August 24, 1998
WILLIAMSON, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said an unusual customized motorcycle was stolen Friday night from the Franklin County Fair. The 1997 Boss Hoss, belonging to James Paul McBee Sr., 50, of Gettysburg, Pa., was stolen between 7:30 and 10:30 p.m., according to police. Security guards told police they saw a man drive north from the Chambersburg Rod and Gun Club on Warm Spring Road, but could give no other description. The black cycle had a V-8 engine from a Corvette and a wide automobile engine in the rear, police said.
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by ARV VOSS/Motor Matters | May 28, 2004
For the sport-bike person who has entertained the idea of adding a cruiser, but put off pursuing the concept because of its massive size and weight, Kawasaki has just the bike for you - the solo Vulcan 800 Drifter. This is a metric cruising machine that exhibits a nostalgic flair on the order of a vintage Indian Chief, complete with sweeping valanced fenders fore and aft. Coded VN800-E4 (add an L at the end for the California-approved model), the 800 Drifter comes with a price tag of only $6,999 which doesn't include freight, taxes or licensing.
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by JASON STEIN/Wheelbase Communications | April 3, 2004
When it was first introduced in 2000, the Lincoln LS was designed not only as a domestic alternative to upscale European sport sedans, it was meant to be a demographic lightning rod. Lincoln saw the average age of its buyers creeping toward retirement; it needed some new buyers . . . and the vehicles to woo them. Four years after the LS's introduction, Lincoln dealerships are finally noticing something different: the clientele is getting younger. After numerous tweaks under the hood and inside the cockpit, Lincoln promises the package is getting better.
NEWS
by TIM SPELL/Motor Matters | May 18, 2004
Lincoln once again is fitting a vehicle with a cargo box. Unlike the manufacturer's discontinued Blackwood sport-utility truck, the recently announced 2006 Mark LT is a bona fide pickup with a cargo box suited for real-world work duties. Mark LT credentials go well beyond the cargo box, and there's a strong reason why the luxury truck can be trusted to perform work-truck duties. "It's all possible because we're embracing the new F-150 as our design and engineering launch pad," said Darryl Hazel, Lincoln-Mercury president.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | June 21, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- As police and fire personnel diverted traffic off Main Street in Waynesboro on Saturday, more than 100 classic and antique automobiles washed the town in the reflected glow of high-gloss and chrome during Mainstreet Waynesboro Inc.'s third annual Car Show. A mix of vehicles from as late as 1982 lined Main Street with hoods popped for inspection and admiration by the crowd and votes by owners. Blocked from traffic between Potomac and Walnut streets, Main Street bustled with hundreds of car enthusiasts, shoppers and volunteers.
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By DAVE McMILLION | June 2, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - They just kept rolling in and rolling in. More than 2,000 motorcycle riders -- marking the biggest turnout in the 18th annual Operation God Bless America motorcycle ride from Greencastle, Pa., to Martinsburg -- streamed through the gates of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center near Martinsburg Sunday afternoon to raise money for veterans. "I've never seen so many motorcycles," said Dottie Hough, who oversees volunteer services at the veterans hospital. There were so many motorcycles that it took about an hour for the riders to get onto the grounds of the hospital along W.Va.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 24, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY - If Bud Myers ever gave up his 1963 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk, Leonard Summers wanted it. Actually, the car belonged to Myers' wife. Several years after she died, Summers said, Myers offered to sell it to him and he accepted. On Saturday, 20 years later, he was asked: Why a Studebaker? Summers said he flew on a B-17 bomber with the 8th Air Force during World War II. Studebaker built the engine. "They got me over and back 35 times, so I figured, 'Why not?
NEWS
May 24, 2007
Pickup truck stolen in Antrim Township GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating the theft of a pickup truck Tuesday in Antrim Township. Police said the 1988 brown two-tone Chevrolet truck was stolen from the home of Lester M. Strite of 13450 Hollowell Church Road between midnight and 4 a.m. The truck, with a red pinstripe and chrome running boards, had Pennsylvania license plate YNV-8303. ATM is object of attempted break-in STATE LINE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating an attempt to break into an ATM machine belonging to Susquehanna Bank.
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by RIC DUGAN / Staff Photographer | October 30, 2006
The "General Lee" car owned by Jay VanArsdale of Hanover, Pa., is reflected in the wheels of another vehicle Sunday during the 2006 Jack Frost Toy Run car show in Waynesboro, Pa.
NEWS
by MALCOLM GUNN / Wheelbase Communications | October 29, 2006
Simple, tasteful and elegant are words not normally associated with most cars built by North American automakers in the early 1960s. The revolutionary 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix can rightfully lay claim to those adjectives as it became a benchmark for style and sophistication. Before its arrival, the personal-luxury category was dominated and even outright owned by the second-generation Ford Thunderbird that was introduced in 1958. That year marked the beginning of the four-seater 'Bird, a larger but eminently more practical version of the two-seat original.
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By TIM SPELL / MOTOR NEWS MEDIA | March 10, 2006
Packed parking lots brought out positives and negatives about the 2006 Ford F-250 Amarillo Special Edition test pickup, which spent a great deal of time battling big-city traffic. Operating this truck in the city is a common scenario for a pickup built to be seen, although it's more at home on a ranch or the open road. Maneuvering the 245.6-inch-long Super Duty Crew Cab 4x4 through the tight, crowded lots was tedious ? especially when trying to gracefully work my way into or back out of the slips.
NEWS
by ART VOSS/Motor Matters | December 9, 2005
For Road King fans in the Harley camp, there's a new bike on the street. It's the Harley-Davidson FLHX Street Glide. At first, one might think of the FLHX as nothing more than a Road King Custom with a "Batwing," fork-mounted fairing, sporting a single headlight, but it's a lot more than that. To oversimplify, the Street Glide is a turnkey, custom, undressed version of the popular Road King Dresser. True, the mechanicals are shared with the Road King, with enhancements such as a 24 percent reduction in clutch effort.
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by ARV VOSS/Motor Matters | September 9, 2005
There are always those who will argue that "size doesn't matter," or that "bigger is better. " It's really all a matter of individual perspective. In the case of Kawasaki's Vulcan 1600 Nomad metric cruiser - it's bigger than the old 1500 Nomad and delivers more power and torque, but it's smaller than the gargantuan Vulcan 2000, which for those whose inseams are challenged, can be a chore just to get off the side stand. Could it be then, that the 1600 Nomad, in the midsize range, might be "just right," as in the "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" classic children's tale?
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