Former Airstrip Now Hides Huge Classic Car Collection

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This is a desert find of a lifetime!

Classic cars, especially restomods, have gained a lot of popularity in recent years for their ability to combine classic styling with modern-day performance when restored. As such, we often wonder where these cars come from as we may want to undertake this venture ourselves one day. For the most part, a classic car can be found rotting away in some old junkyard or tucked quietly in a neighbor’s yard. However, some places deal specifically with the old relics we’ve all come to know and love.

See a rare Trans Am find here.

These safe havens of automotive history oftentimes are the homes of some of the greatest cars ever made and, if you’re patient, there’s usually something for everybody. What we have today, is one of the most extensive collections of classic cars

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I Had No Idea The Renault Fuego Was The Car With This Huge Automotive First

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Photo: Renault

Earlier today, I wrote about a fictional ’80s-era EV on a television show and how it had a remote locking system that featured, comically, a telescoping antenna. Because our commenters are composed of the world’s most elite group of painful car geeks, I was soon informed that even in our boring old reality, there were remote key fobs in the early 1980s, and they required no ridiculous antennae. And the first car to feature such an innovation was one I’d not expected, and this realization affected me so much that I’m writing about it right now.

The car was the 1983 Renault Fuego (starting in late 1982), and the innovation was remote locking.

Yes, that’s right, the often-ridiculed Fuego was the pioneer in something that is expected on pretty much all new cars today: the ability to click a button on a little oblong in your pocket

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Beyond the Huge Power Gap

Which Is Bigger—Ford F-150 Raptor or Ram 1500 TRX?

The new 2021 Raptor will only be available in a SuperCrew configuration, whereas the previous truck was also available in a shorter-wheelbase, stubbier-rear-door SuperCab arrangement. That means that the comparison with the 2021 TRX is even easier, since that truck is also available in only four-door crew-cab configuration. The trucks now both ride on a 145-inch wheelbase. Overall length between the two trucks is basically the same, at nearly 233 inches. Yet again, clearance lights are going to be required for the new Raptor, at 86.6 inches wide. The TRX comes it at just under 2 inches wider, but both are wide trucks.

F-150 Raptor Vs. Ram 1500 TRX: Towing and Payload

The 2021 Raptor improves on its predecessor in terms of do-work capabilities, gaining 200 pounds additional payload and towing capacity. That puts its total payload

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