Automotive Mileposts

2005 Site Updates

December

"" December 19, 2005


Happy Holidays Automotive Mileposts 2005 Greeting Card

"" December 17, 2005


The Truth About NOS Parts | MILEPOSTS Garage Rare parts might be great to find, but they might not always be what you expected...

November

"" November 25, 2005


Holiday Gift GuideHoliday Gift Guide Automotive Mileposts presents cool, unique, and thoughtful gifts for everyone who loves cars. We've taken the guesswork out of finding the perfect gift. This year, get them something they'll really love - a gift for the car. It'll be their favorite gift, guaranteed!

"" November 23, 2005


Car Movies We just updated our Car Movies section with lots of great new titles. Including some excellent top quality classic car related ones from A&E/The History Channel. Many are available on DVD and VHS. These make great gifts to the car lover in your life! We will also have a Holiday Gifts section online by Black Friday, with lots of new books, car-themed games, collectibles, and more - so check back soon!

"" November 21, 2005


The Last American Car | MILEPOSTS Garage In what was a day many thought would never come, the final car to be built by an American manufacturer, a General Motors-built Sable Black 2010 Cadillac DTS, rolled off the assembly line at 2:15 pm this afternoon. A crowd of assembly line workers waited for it at the end of the line, but the look on their faces revealed that this wasn't a happy gathering. Full story

"" November 11, 2005


"" The Thanksgiving Thunderbird Imagine winning a brand new 1970 Thunderbird!

"" November 6, 2005


AUTO AUTHENTICITY: 1964-1971 Thunderbird Safety-Convenience Control Group Whether mounted on the instrument panel or overhead, this unique option set the Ford Thunderbird apart from the competition, and was one of Ford's better ideas.

"" November 5, 2005


1968 Thunderbird—Did You Know? Details of interest to 1968 Ford Thunderbird enthusiasts. This segment is all about the rear side marker lights and front cornering lamps.

"" November 4, 2005


How To Spot Flood Damaged Cars | MILEPOSTS Garage Make sure you don't get soaked on a car deal that's too good to be true. Flood damaged cars are already beginning to show up in distant locations, and we'll tell you how to spot them, and avoid them.

"" November 3, 2005


AUTO AUTHENTICITY: 1964, 1965, and 1966 Ford Thunderbird Seat Belt Reminder Light Automotive Mileposts explains the differences between the various seat belt reminder lights used on the 1964-1966 Ford Thunderbirds.

"" November 2, 2005


Celebrity Thunderbirds The Ford Thunderbird was the preferred mode of transportation for many notable personalities, including some of the World's best known celebrities! Take a trip down memory lane with the stars and their cars.

"" November 1, 2005


Automotive Book of the Month American Car Spotter's Bible 1940-1980 by Tad Burness. Almost 800 pages packed with color illustrations, specifications, and unique identifying features that allow anyone to identify the year, make and model of any American made car from 1940-1980 at a glance! This book will be available for delivery in December 2005 - pre-order a copy for yourself today, as well as several others for gifts.

October

"" October 21, 2005


1966 Thunderbird: America's Personal Luxury Car The Thunderbird had reached the end of the line by 1966, and it's just possible Ford saved the best for last.

"" October 20, 2005


1955-1979 Ford Thunderbird Thunderbird Contents pages (for 1958-1976 Thunderbirds) have been updated to include live eBay Auctions embedded within the page! View auctions for multiple years without leaving the Automotive Mileposts site. Like years have been grouped together for your convenience. For instance, the 1961 page has links to the 1962 and 1963 pages since those years are similar. It's the fastest, easiest way to find what you're looking for on eBay!

"" October 15, 2005


Movie and TV-Birds 1959 section updated with new movie, Stark Fear.

September

"" September 19, 2005


Updated Navigation Menu to include more relevant and expanded links, and added it to the Announcements page (you are here) for convenience. (This menu is only visible with compatible browsers.)

Restored Cool Car and Shop Tools feature (below).

"" September 3, 2005


Why You Can't View Images Automotive Mileposts has enabled hotlinking protection on our site and subdomains. This prevents others from linking directly to images on our site without permission. It may also prevent some visitors to our site from viewing images. Here are the details of this change.

August

"" August 28, 2005


1964, 1965, and 1966 Thunderbird Door Trim Panels and Instrument Panels Should all door panels have carpeting? Courtesy lights? What color should the top of the dash be? Here are the facts!

"" August 27, 2005


How To Sell Your Car On eBay | MILEPOSTS Garage John Lewis offers common sense tips to increase your likelihood of a successful car sale on eBay Motors.

"" August 6, 2005


Charitable Car Donation | MILEPOSTS Garage It's a good thing!

July

"" July 25, 2005


1969 Thunderbird—Did You Know? Trivia and little known facts about 1969 Thunderbirds.

"" July 4, 2005


Buy American! | MILEPOSTS Garage You can't buy anything if you don't have a job, and today Americans are literally shopping themselves out of work! Full story

June


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May


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April

"" April 18, 2005


We Need A Lemon Law for Repro Parts! | MILEPOSTS Garage
When you buy a new car, most states have a Lemon Law to protect your rights in the event you buy a dud. You know the one, it's the last car down the line on the Friday before a 3-day Holiday weekend, or the first car down the line following a 3-day Holiday weekend! Full story

March


(No updates this month)

February

"" February 20, 2005

Thunderbird: An American Icon for Fifty Years
Automotive Mileposts Celebrates Thunderbird's 50th Anniversary - or is that Thunderbird's 51st Anniversary? Full story

"" February 12, 2005

Thundersongs: Music About Thunderbirds
You can keep your Eldorados
And the foreign car's absurd
Me I wanna go down
In a Silver Thunderbird

"" February 8, 2005

AUTOMOTIVE MILEPOSTS
You asked for a faster loading main page, and you got it! Page size was reduced by 50% to shorten load time.

January

"" January 31, 2005

Classic Car Clubs and Events
Page updated - 2005 events added

"" January 26, 2005

Diagnosing A Battery Drain | MILEPOSTS Garage
Automotive Mileposts Restoration guru Ken Wilson walks through the process of locating the source of a battery drain.

"" January 25, 2005

Tulsa Drivers: Rude Is the Word! | MILEPOSTS Garage
Andrew Angove shares what it's like operating a classic car on the streets of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Full story

"" January 7, 2005

AUTO BREVITY
Suicide Doors
A functional, stylish, and convenient means to enter and exit an automobile, rear hinged doors became a drawback in safety conscious late '60s America. Full story
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