After writing more than 1,000 articles and columns about cars, I figured it was high time to write my first book.It’s called The Last Best Car — The 67-X. Unlike columns that usually run from about 750 to 1,000 words, my book has about 30,000 words.The book looks at the 67-X – an Oldsmobile Toronado customized by the legendary George Barris, and then given away at Esso gas stations during Centennial Year in 1967.
When Barry Dansereau of Regina displays his 2003 Mercury Marauder at car shows, there are often puzzled stares. “People don’t know what it is. They think it’s a cop car, or they think it’s an old man’s car — a Grand Marquis,” says Dansereau. Actually, the Marauder is a sporty, high-performance, dressed-up Mercury Grand Marquis. It shares a body with the Ford Crown Victoria — best known as police cars — and the Lincoln Town Car.
When Stephen King of Regina first came across a 1972 GMC pickup truck three years ago, he knew it was for him. “It was exactly what I wanted – a truck that didn’t have one wheel in the grave, but also wasn’t in such good shape that it would be prohibitively expensive and I would be afraid to drive it,” King explains. It’s practical enough that he’s taken it on plenty of long-distance trips.
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Selecting a term
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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