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As I read the letter submitted by Greg Bernard about the antique cars on the Natchez Trace Parkway, I could not help thinking about the original article and letter regarding same. If anyone wants to know about what has happened to the antique and classic cars in America, all one must do is watch the multi-day Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction on the SPEED channel on TV. It is held every year in January from Scottsdale, Ariz. When you understand the sums of money that it takes just to register and bid, the fees and other expenses for a winning bidder, and the prices that are obtained for those truly beautiful autos, you will realize where all the restored old cars have gone.p>I spend those days each year wishing that I, too, could own an original Carol Shelby Cobra, or a ‘54’ two seater Thunderbird, or the early Vettes before the plastic bodies, or maybe a fully restored, matching numbers ‘Cuda’ with a big Hemi in it. Then I come to my senses and remind myself that I could not afford the gas to drive it. But it sure is fun to watch and drool. Just ask Jay Leno or Reggie Jackson. br> — Ken Shreve br> New Hampshire /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?