Stories Told

Cars of a Lifetime: 1974 AMC Matador Oleg Cassini

One of my favorite blogs is Curbside Classic. If you visit the site, it looks like it’s just about old cars. But it’s really about the stories behind old cars. From the site’s Welcome page:

You’ve just joined the endless automotive treasure hunt. We prowl the streets to find and document any interesting car regardless of whether it’s a genuine classic or a tired beater. Our motto is “Every car has a story”, and we’re going to coax one out of each of them: a unique place in automotive history, a treasured family heirloom, a childhood memory, a wild youthful drive or tragic breakdown, memories of automotive love or disdain.

I was invited to contribute to Curbside Classic’s ongoing series, Cars of a Lifetime, which tells the stories behind all of the cars that passed through the authors’ lives. I’m so thrilled to contribute!

My first post went up today, about my father’s 1974 AMC Matador Oleg Cassini, which he owned from 1976 to 1980. Of all of the cars he owned, my family still counts it as our favorite – despite its propensity to rust.

Click here to read the story! I’ll post here every Saturday as the stories go up, until I’m all out of stories.

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2 thoughts on “Cars of a Lifetime: 1974 AMC Matador Oleg Cassini

  1. Whenever I’m away from home for even a day, the RSS feeds tend to be pretty much ignored. Once I return, it takes something like twice the length of the absence to catch up because the rain is still falling while I’m bailing. As I work through the backlog I’m often on the look out for something I can drop and once in a while I find it. Sometimes though, I make things worse by adding an interesting looking feed to my subscriptions. You made me do that today, Jim. Curbside Classics looks really good and I’m bumped the backlog and future reading lists by adding it. Thanks for bringing this site to my attention. I really mean that. Seriously and honestly. Sort of.

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