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1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1303 S Part 5: It’s Running Again (So Far…)

In our previous report, I narrated how I injured the middle finger of my right hand while I was trying to restart our 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1303 S project car that stalled along a dark road on November 22, 2020. The doctor advised me to rest and NOT work on anything that would aggravate the swelling of my middle ...

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1965 Ashley Sportiva: A One-of-72 British Rarity

If you know what this vintage British sports car is, then you’re more of a car nut than we are. We were happily daydreaming while browsing our favorite foreign vintage sports car website when we came upon this eye-catching 1965 Ashley Sportiva in Soesterberg, Netherlands that was being sold for 22.950 Euros or about US $27,700, which converts to around ...

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Dahon Classic III EP 203 Folding Bike Part 1: Unfolding Freedom for Free

With the COVID-19 pandemic confining most of us indoors, we’ve decided to turn our attention (and our wrenches) from the project cars that are parked outside our home to the bicycles that are parked inside. Some of our readers may scoff at this development but please remember that bicycles are human-powered wheels, which makes it a subject worthy of Power ...

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1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1303 S Part 4: Reviving Our Project Car

I have neglected most of our personal project cars due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the lack of sufficient funds. As most of you, our dear readers, can recall, I got this 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1303 S from the late Ildefonso “Fons” Caluag in June 2019 as a gift or token of appreciation for helping restore his beloved cream ...

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Get up to P750,000 in Discounts in Carousell Autos Christmas OVERDRIVE

Carousell (formerly OLX) , one of the world’s largest and fastest growing online classifieds, is holding the “Christmas OverDRIVE”, a holiday campaign gathering the best vehicles, automobiles, parts, and accessories deals online. Regulations for public transportation have eased that has led to reduced physical distancing, which  indicates more risks for commuters. Due to the fear of the rising number of ...

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2020 Chery Tiggo 2: Fun-Sized Ideal Car for First-Time Buyers (and Working Moms, Too!)

When it comes to cars, I must admit that I’m a late bloomer. I learned to drive only in 2004 and I only drive cars with an automatic transmission. My first car was our family car, an older compact 4-door sedan, which was replaced three years later by a newer subcompact 5-door hatchback. Before I joined the business of my ...

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2020 Maxus G10: Family Van For The New Normal

It was just one of those days. We were going to celebrate my wife’s 50th birthday with a weekend family lunch at our favorite steak house. She was going to fetch her mom, her brother and a family friend while our two grown kids and I were going to fetch my mom, my sister and their helper. and bring the ...

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