Motor Trend - 1959

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February
Contents - Special - Electric Cars Are Back (For the city driver - an answer to high cost of fuel); Avoid Battery Frauds (A warning against new "miracle" batteries and additives) News - Spotlight On Detroit (Aluminum cars; Chrysler 300-E; "Boss" Kettering); Around The World In 30 Days Road Tests - Big Three Road Test (A point-by-point comparison of Chevy, Ford, Plymouth) General - Memo To Detroit (Wanted - A car for basic transportation) Adventure - "My Greatest Thrill" - 300 MPH On The Salt; Driving Around - In France And Germany Imports - First Test Run Of The Lotus Elite Customs - Customodernizing In Minature; Do-It-Yourself Gran Turismo Classics - Whatever Happened To Sports - Motor Sports Humor - Time To Go Buy-Buy Technical - Do-It-Yourself; Protect Your Tools; Fix It With A Plastic; Apply It With Pliofilm Product Use Tests - Borolyte Battery; Turbo-Jet Converter; Car-Skin Cleaner; HRL Colloidal Graphite; Simichromopoli Metal Polish; Midland-Ross Power Brake Departments - Memo From The Editor; Letters; Rumor Mill; Car Owner's Library; Trends In New Products; ClassiComments; Handy Hints; Sell 'N' Swap; What's Your Question?; Escape Road
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May Contents - Special - What Does Daytona Prove About The Stocks? (How did your car rate in top speed, acceleration, economy?); Getting More Go - With Headers (The first step in modifications - improving exhause system); Design Engineering - The Future Is Now! (Modern engineering makes "dream highway" out of any road) News - The Rumor Mill; Spotlight On Detroit (Trans-axles for 1960? Gas turbines make progress); Detroit's Smaller Cars (What to expect if and when they are finally introduced); Around The World In 30 Days; Detroit's Latest Dreams (Cadillac Cyclone and Oldsmobile F-88 unveiled at Daytona); Formula I Challenge By Reventlow; MT Previews The New Cars Driving Impressions - Smooth And Lively - The New Fiat 1800; MG Magnette: 82 MPH From 68 Horses; Turner: Shy On Looks, But A Real Goer!; Moretti: Falls Short Of $2995 Value General - Are You Being Brainwashed By Your Car?; One-Liter Moving Van New Product Section - Trends In New Products; Paxton Supercharger Use Test; Mitymite Battery Charger Use Test; Dri-Powr Use Test; Load Lifter Helper Springs Use Test; Car-Skin Wax Use Test Customs - Atomium Marx X; Showpiece Customs Classics - Classic Custom - Bentley-Duesenberg-Morgan Technical - Out To Break 400 MPH!; Potent Porsche; Performance/Economy Chart Of '59 Cars Humor - The Detroit Look Departments - Letters; Sell 'N' Swap
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June Contents - Letters From Our Readers; Driving Around With The Editor; Detroit News And Views; Simca Vedette Driving Impressions; Overseas News Reports; Triumph Herald Driving Impressions; Daimler Dart And Maserati 3500; Rumors - True And False; Tire Testing At 190 MPH! (How Firestone tests their tires on Daytona's new high-speed track); Oldsmobile Super 88 Road Test (Bigger, heavier and slower despite more horsepower); Chrysler Windsor Road Test (Performance, mileage and handling are tops); 415-HP Blown Corvette (A Latham supercharger makes it a real performer); Indy Design For '59 (Will new theories of builders result in a 60-second lap?); Is The Diesel The Coming Economy Car? (Mercedes 190-D gives 41 mpg on a 5122-mile test run); Testing The 160-MPH Bocar (Corvette-engined fiberglass sportscar is a real screamer); Project Ideas: Custom Car Contest (Announcing the first winner in this monthly competition); Silver-Satin Sleekster (Dean Jeffries rebuilds his Porsche into a "customized custom"); New Theme...Old Variations (Brooks Stevens introduces his Scimitar at Geneva Auto Show); Getting More Go: Multiple Carburetion (What a few more carburetors can do for you); New Morris Oxford And Riley 4/68; Use Tests Of New Products: Fenton, Goerlich Super G and Mercer mufflers. Review of previously tested and approved products); Mobilgas Economy Run Winners; Shopping For You And Your Car; Sell 'n' Swap; Berkeley Sport Has New Look
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July In This Issue - Letters From Readers; Driving Around With The Editor; Detroit News And Views; The Sir Vival - A New "Safety" Car?; Overseas News Reports; COming In 1960...Volvo Sports And DKW Junior; Rumors - True And False; Best Buys In Used Cars (What are the important things to consider when making your purchase?); How To Spot-Test A Used Car (Helpful hints which may save the buyer many dollars in repairs); Studebaker Hawk Road Test (A domestic product with all the good qualities of a sportscar); Ambassador Road Test (A conservative car for conservative people); A New Triumph For Triumph! (Herald combines Indian styling with new method of body construction); Customfit Your Interior (Interior decorating ideas - from the mild to the wild); Project Ideas: Custom Car Contest (A new set of winners and their winning entries); Getting More Go: Fuel Injection (The real McCoy or injector carburetors - what advantages do they offer?); Shopping For You And Your Car; Italo-American Modern Classic With Go; Use Tests Of New Products - Glide Control Constant-speed Control, Hydraflex Brake Booster, StrataFreeze Car Refrigerator, Weber VW Stroker Kit, Mallory Dual-Point Conversion, D.A. Speed Sport Gear Lube, Prest-O-Lite Vibration-Proof Battery; Sell 'n' Swap; Do-It-Yourself: Rewiring Issues; New Cars: Fast And Fancy
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September
In This Issue - Letters From Our Readers; Driving Around With The Editor; Detroit News And Views; Singer Gazelle Driving Impressions; Overseas News Reports; More New Imports; Detroit's Plans For You In 1960 (Besides their new smaller cars, what else will they offer?); Engines - Front Or Rear? (Pro and con arguments in the growing great debate); Unit Bodies - What, Why And How? (If they're so good, why don't all car manufacturers use them?); MG-A 1600 (Newest version of popular sportscar goes better, stops better); Sleek And Snug - The New Sunbeam Alpine (Rootes invades sportscar market with lively, well-designed creation); Young Man In A Hurry (Chuck Daigh, the road racer who made Indy pros sit up and take notice); How The Ford Falcon Was Styled (A top-secret project - and what went on in Ford's Styling Section); Elegant Eldorado (Best features of U.S. and European design are combined in the Brougham); Project Ideas: Custom Car Contest; The Irish T-Bird; Getting More Go: Hotter Ignition (Don't underestimate the importance of ignition system to getting more "go"); Shopping For You And Your Car; Use Tests Of New Products; The Challenge Of Pikes Peak; American International Rally; 24-Hour Endurance Record; Sell 'n' Swap
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October In This Issue - Letters From Our Readers; Driving Around With Our Editor; Detroit News And Views; Overseas News Reports; Old(s) Cord Does 135 Mph!; Your Choice Is Wide In '60 (With Detroit's new smaller cars, variety is great for '60 buyers); Detroit Compacts (Will their virtues be enough to tempt the smaller-car-buying public?); First Impressions Of The Ford Falcon (Good handling, good brakes feature this small car with the big-car feel); The Man Behind The Valiant (A study of Virgil Exner's styling philosophy gives clues to his new car); The Group Behind The Valiant (The select few who worked on one of Detroit's best-kept secrets); Imported Compacts (New Detroit entries in small car field inspire European improvements); Driving Impressions Of Mercedes 220-S; Driving The Austin A-99, Humber Snipe, Opel Olympia; Imported Economy Cars (These low-priced, low-operating-cost cars are in a class by themselves); Driving BMC's Mini-Minor; Testing Simca's Elysee; Station Wagons (Between domestics and imports there is one for every purse, every need); Convertibles (There is no longer any need go sacrifice comfort for open air); Sportscars (Europe's offerings for '60 will add to "fun" driving); Wheeling And Dealing (Has law requiring posting of new-car prices resulted in better deals?); Sound Waves At Work (Ram jet tuning - new application of an old principle); Project Ideas: Custom Car Contest; Shopping For You And Your Car; Use Tests Of New Products; Detroit Dream Car?; Chuck Daigh Tests A Formula I Scarab; Sell 'n' Swap; Leanin' And Leapin' While Jumpin'; Tricks With Tape
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November
In This Issue - Letters From Our Readers; Driving Around With Our Editor; Detroit News And Views; Overseas News Report; Detroit's VW - The Radical Corvair; How It Was Developed; The Car Itself; The Engine; Driving The Corvair; Bargain For Your Interest (Tips on financing which may save you as much as $300 on your next car); The Chrysler Story For '60; Driving The Dodge, Plymouth and DeSoto; Driving The Chrysler And Imperial; Features Common To All; An Engine With A New Slant; Driving The New Dart; Ramming The Mixture; Battle Of The Big Two (Vital statistics on the perennial champ and the No. 1 challenger); '60 Pontiac; '60 Oldsmobile; '60 Buick; '60 Rambler; '60 Studebaker; Getting More Go: Cams And Valve Gear; Super Salt-Shakers Pepper Bonneville; Use Tests Of New Products; Sell 'n' Swap; Winterize Your Car; Shopping For You And Your Car
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December
In This Issue - Letters From Our Readers; Driving Around With The Editor; Detroit News And Views; Overseas News Reports; Compacts In Combat (Valiant vs. Corvair, Falcon, Lark and Rambler); How They Compare Inside; How They Compare Under The Hood; How They Compare Underneath; Fastest Run In The West (Why Mickey Thompson failed to break 400 mph at Bonneville); 1960 Dart Road Test (A cross-country run in Dodge's powerful new ram-tuned Dart); Project Ideas: Custom Car Contest; Low 'N' Wide (The Kellison J-4); Use Tests Of New Products; Getting More Go: Barnstorming Borgward (What gave it the "charge" to set a class record on the salt?); Driving The Mercedes 540-K; Shopping For You And Your Car; Sell 'n' Swap; Rising Cost Of Insurance (Why unmarried males under 25 are hardest hit by skyrocketing premiums); Cars Seen At The Frankfort Show
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