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Fort Pitt Classic Cars at UPMC/Pitt Press Release

Beautiful Cars at an Important Announcement in Pittsburgh!

Fort Pitt Classic Cars was invited to participate in a joint press release by UPMC & the University of Pittsburgh announcing the upcoming $200 million renovation of a former Ford assembly & showroom building on Baum Blvd for cancer and aging research.  The 200,000 square-foot building was initially built by the Ford Motor Company in 1915 for the assembly of the Ford Model T.

Fort Pitt Classic Cars provided a 1930 Fort Model A, 1957 Ford Thunderbird and 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 to highlight the advancement of Ford automobiles in the past 90 years.

Information of these cars that were on display as well as other cars [...]

The Chevrolet Corvair became quite notorious by the middle 1960s, but in 1963 it was still a reasonably mainstream compact, selling in respectable numbers. Enough of these cars are still sitting in backyards and driveways to result in a steady trickle of Corvairs into California self-service wrecking yards. Here’s one that I found in a San Francisco Bay Area yard.


Dodge Charger, F-250 popular with car theives

Auto thefts decline because of technology, but statistics conflict

img-1The most theft-prone vehicle in America might be the Dodge Charger. Or it might be the Ford F-250 pickup truck.

Those are the contradictory conclusions of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the insurance industry-funded Highway Loss Data Institute.

Still, the government agency and private group agree that the theft of late-model vehicles is on a rapid decline in the United States. One reason: automakers’ increasing use of ignition immobilizers, which stop thieves from hot-wiring cars. Nearly 90 percent of 2012 models are equipped with them.

In a report released on Monday, NHTSA said the car stolen most often during the 2011 calendar year was the Charger, with 4.8 thefts for every 1,000 cars produced in 2011. It was followed by the Mitsubishi Galant, Hyundai Accent, Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet HHR among vehicles with more than 5,000 units produced that year.

Pickup trucks took the [...]

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