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Friday, January 9th, 2015

1954 Willys Jeep

Some Strata Blue, Some Olive Green and lots of fun! The Willys Jeep, the rugged utility vehicles used by the military during World War II, have an enduring place in America’s cultural landscape. That may be because the straightforward functional vehicles remind us of a simpler and heroic time in our history. It may also

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Monday, September 15th, 2014

MEEP MEEP!

“You can’t take yourself too seriously riding a meep meep,” says Jeremy Hart, owner of a 2009 Honda Metropolitan scooter and associate broker at Nest Realty. He drives his scooter regularly, which says something about both his...

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Friday, August 1st, 2014

Manpower with Heart and Horsepower with Purpose

As much as our culture is notable for its use of wireless and advanced technologies, we’re still a society shaped by old-fashioned principles. Take, for example, what would happen were you in need of emergency help for...

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Monday, June 16th, 2014

Self-Contained Traveling

By Karl H. Kazaks If you knew Bryan Katz bought his first RV – a pull-behind travel trailer – to take to Virginia Tech home football games in his post-graduate years, you might credit Hokie Pride for...

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Monday, March 17th, 2014

Kitty’s Bicycle Functions

Kitty Zeringue is an avid cyclist. So much so that when she moved to Blacksburg and bought a car, she made her decision based on how the car would suit her bike. “I got a Honda Fit...

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Sunday, January 12th, 2014

“It’s Only Original Once”

Story and Photos by Karl H. Kazaks   Sometimes, less is more. Take, for example, Gary Duncan’s 1959 Chevrolet Impala sport coupe. You might not think this is a good example for proving less is more, as...

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Friday, November 15th, 2013

The Ride you DON’T want to take

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Mark Hollandsworth has a new patrol vehicle, and it’s not yet another Crown Victoria. For most of his 13-year law enforcement career, Hollandsworth’s ride has been one or another of the Crown Victoria-based...

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Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

From Father to Son . . . Love, Friendship and Harleys

Ed Stevens passed down a number of things to his son, Harry. He gave him the nickname Butch, which has stuck to this day. He gave his boy a passion for motorcycles, particularly Harley-Davidson flatheads. Most importantly,...

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Monday, May 20th, 2013

Wonderful Cars and Wife

The real prize was indoors, but whenever Don Elson visited that Kansas farmhouse around 1957, he liked to slip out to the hillside in the back where a couple of old cars were parked. The cars were...

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Monday, March 18th, 2013

Driving S-l-o-w-l-y and Conserving E-n-e-r-g-y

It has a 5 hp GE motor – and zero tailpipe emissions. It has an interior passenger strap – and a top speed of 25 mph. It has a range of no more than 25 miles, but...

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