Myths and Legends: Lincoln Town Car

Myths and Legends: Lincoln Town Car

The late model Panther cars offer a unique combination of fairly modern driving characteristics and the classic feel of RWD, body-on-frame vehicle. With their longevity and durability, cheap parts and surprisingly frugal 4.6 Modular engine, they are even quite cheap to run. Of course, that’s all true if you believe the hagiography of the Panther so earnestly propagated by this site, and other outlets. But does it have any grounding in reality?

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Junkyard Find: 1984 Subaru BRAT

Junkyard Find: 1984 Subaru BRATThe Subaru BRAT, basically a factory El Camino-ized Leone, has quite the lawsuit history in this country, due to the Chicken Tax-evading-but-dangerous jump seats in the bed that made the BRAT a “car,” legally speaking. The BRAT was sold in the United States until the 1987 model year, but it’s nearly impossible to find examples built after the early 1980s. Here’s a reasonably nice-looking ’84 that Shawn Rodgers (you may recognize him as the hero of the Junkyard Build Quality Challenges, as well as the captain of the very fast Bunny With a Pancake On Its Head 24 Hours of LeMons Rabbit team) saw in a San Francisco Bay Area wrecking yard last week and was kind enough to photograph for us.

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Caribbean hotels steadily improving

Caribbean hotels steadily improving
ATLANTA, GΑ. – PKF Consulting USA (PKFC), announced that the average Caribbean hotel enjoyed an 18.6 percent increase in net operating income (NOI) during 2013, according to its newly released 2014 edition of Caribbean Trends in the Hotel Industry. This is the third year in a row that Caribbean hotels have experienced a double-digit increase in NOI and the highest annual growth in profits achieved since 2008.

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