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For the Classic Car
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Second Chance Garage

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For the Classic Car Restoration Enthusiast

Second Chance Garage

Auto-Biography

This section showcases a particular classic car, discussing its history, success (or lack thereof) as a Classic Car and its driveability (or lack thereof). Here we promise an honest opinion and will tell you the good as well as the bad points about it to help you decide about your next car restoration project.

Roamer: America's Smartest Car

Roamer: America's Smartest Car

Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
The Roamer, manufactured by Barley Motor Car Company was marketed as "America's Smartest Car". Over a period of 14 years, 12,000 were manufactured. This is their story. …keep reading

Comet Six

Comet Six

Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Car makers have been interested in Comets for quite a while: from the 1907 California-made Comet to the Mercury Comet. This article as about still yet another Comet: The Comet Six …keep reading

Erskine - Part 2: Marketing and Model Changes of the Erskine

Erskine - Part 2: Marketing and Model Changes of the Erskine

Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
A look at how the Erskine was marketed and what improvements were made to the car. …keep reading

Erskine - Part 1: Studebaker's Erskine Six: the Little Aristrocrat of Motordom

Erskine - Part 1: Studebaker's Erskine Six: the Little Aristrocrat of Motordom

Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Studebaker's Erskine Six, produced from 1927 to 1930 and named for Studebaker's president at that time, was meant to be a compact six-cylinder car that appealed to the European as well as the American market. …keep reading

Stout Scarab: Futuristic Travelling Machine

Stout Scarab: Futuristic Travelling Machine

Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
What car looks like a sub sandwich on wheels, swings like a hammock, and has space for a game of gin? Why, the Stout Scarab, of course. …keep reading

1946 Buick: Where the Fun Begins!

1946 Buick: Where the Fun Begins!

Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Buick was ready to go when World War II ended. Because the 1942's were completely redesigned, the '46's were still pretty fresh. …keep reading

Wills Sainte Claire: A Car Ahead of Its Time, Part Three

Wills Sainte Claire: A Car Ahead of Its Time, Part Three

Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Part One dealt with the biography of C. H. Wills, focusing especially on his long-time association with Henry Ford. Part Two explored the history of the marque. In Part Three, we'll take a more in-depth look at the car's special features and how it was marketed. …keep reading

Wills Sainte Claire: A Community-Built Car, Part Two

Wills Sainte Claire: A Community-Built Car, Part Two

Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Part One dealt with the biography of C. H. Wills, focusing especially on his long-time association with Henry Ford. In Part Two we'll consider in greater detail the history of the car that bore his name, the Wills Sainte Claire. …keep reading

C.H. Wills: The Man Who Produced the Wills Saint Claire, Part One

C.H. Wills: The Man Who Produced the Wills Saint Claire, Part One

Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Childe Harold Wills was a considerable presence in the early development of the automobile, first with Ford and later producing his own car that was a technological marvel. This is the first of a three-part article about the man and his automobile. …keep reading

The Columbia Car: Reliable, Simple to Operate and Ready for Action

The Columbia Car: Reliable, Simple to Operate and Ready for Action

Auto Biography
In the late 1800s, as fewer bicycles were being sold, the Columbia Electric Car seemed like a good way for Albert Pope to keep his factories busy. …keep reading