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By MALCOLM GUNN
WHEELBASE COMMUNICATIONS

One white stripe. Maybe it was really all about the stripe.

In the mid-1970s not much was bigger, or more recognizable, in the world of prime-time TV than two crime-fighting cops from Los Angeles, Calif., David Starsky and Ken Hutchinson, and their red-and-white striped Ford Gran Torino. Read more »

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By WHEELBASE COMMUNICATIONS

Put a lock on it

A lock for a pickup’s tailgate is one of those essential features that many owners don’t consider essential until their valuables – including tools, bikes, ATVs, etc. – are lost or stolen from the bed. A simple solution is to install a Pop & Lock. According to the company, this simple security device is custom-designed to fit under the handle of most tailgates, including those from Dodge, Ford, Chevrolet/GMC, Toyota and others, all without drilling cutting or welding. Average installation time, according to the manufacturer, is around 15 minutes. Pop & Lock prices run from $51-$82, and that includes shipping. Shop on line at www.autoanything.com. Read more »

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Editor’s note: Join Garry Sowerby, a four-time Guinness World Record holder for long-distance driving, on his tales of motoring mania. Follow his accounts of 30 years of global road adventures: out-driving the clock on a race around the world; narrowly escaping bandits’ bullets in Kenya; and smuggling books behind the Iron Curtain. The master road tripper hasn’t slowed down yet.

By GARRY SOWERBY
For WHEELBASE COMMUNICATIONS

The time had come for my wife Lisa and I to go on vacation. With more than one million air miles between us, the world was our oyster. Greece, the Caribbean, even the Far East or Down Under. Read more »

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Plugged in for the 500: A battery-electric version of upcoming Fiat 500 small car is expected to appear on Chrysler’s stand at the Detroit, Mich., auto show on Jan. 11. Fiat currently runs once-bankrupt Chrysler. According to trade newspaper Automotive News, the 500 EV will be part of a display that includes the 500C convertible and the 500 Abarth, Fiat plans to begin selling the 500 in North America in late 2010 or early 2011 and will build the car at Chrysler’s Toluca plant in Mexico. Word is that the Chrysler display will also include a Chrysler version of the Lancia Delta hatchback, which is currently sold in Europe. Read more »