2007 Site Updates
December 16, 2007
Classic Car Charging System Upgrade | MILEPOSTS Garage New high performance alternators may be great at highway speeds, but they don't always do the job at normal idle, which is when most really need them to perform.
December 8, 2007
1961 Imperial It's been a long time coming, but it's finally here. Our first car section publication in several years! Did The Imperial retain the tail fin styling too long?
November 25, 2007
2007 Holiday Greeting Seasonal message from Everyone at Automotive Mileposts
October 29, 2007
1975 Continental Mark IV Lipstick and White Luxury Group Outside, elegant white on white, and just a touch of Lipstick Red inside to prove that a little color can go a long way. Move over, Maybelline!
1975 Continental Mark IV Blue Diamond Luxury Group Sparkling Aqua Blue Diamond Fire metallic paint with exclusive Aqua pinstripe set the tone for this Luxury Group option, available for just two years (1975-1976).
October 28, 2007
Quick Defrost Windshield and Rear Window A thin layer of gold film laminated into the glass substantially reduced the amount of time to clear frost or fog.
August 31, 2007
1974 Continental Mark IV Saddle and White Luxury Group For the discriminating Mark IV connoisseur desiring increased self expression in tasteful elegance, the 1974 Continental Mark IV with Saddle and White Luxury Group would be hard to beat.
August 25, 2007
1974 Continental Mark IV Gold Luxury Group What better to go with Silver than Gold? This luxury group literally sparkles from its Diamond Flare metallic paint to its new interior sew style with Dark Brown accent straps.
August 23, 2007
1973 Continental Mark IV Silver Luxury Group Lincoln's new Silver Luxury Group option for the 1973 Continental Mark IV defined a new level of distinction for the car.
August 19, 2007
1976 Continental Mark IV Black Diamond Luxury Group Introduced late in the year, this rare option is often overlooked, simply because so few know about it!
August 8, 2007
The Elusive Standard 1973 Thunderbird Opera Windows and power windows became standard during production, so it's rare to find a car without them. But we did, and added some pictures to the article.
August 5, 2007
AUTO BREVITY | Oldsmobile Ninety Eight Regency Tiffany Clock Less famous than the Cartier Chronometer in Lincoln Continentals, the Tiffany & Co. clock was created to celebrate Oldsmobile's 75th Anniversary.
AUTO BREVITY | Glove Compartment Mirror Auto Brevity glances at vanity mirrors, and their use over the years in automobiles in a few places you might not know about.
July 29, 2007
1975 Thunderbird Silver Luxury Group Inspired by the Continental Mark IV, unique color-keyed trim options were all the rage at Ford during this era.
July 23, 2007
1968 Ford Thunderbird: Consumer Reports Road Test Just how much did they hate it?
July 22, 2007
Improve Fuel Economy | MILEPOSTS Garage Timely and easy tips designed to arm you with the knowledge you need to get the most out of every gallon of gas.
May 31, 2007
What the heck have we been doing? Read Behind the Scenes to find out.
April 1, 2007
The Showroom Cadillac '74: More than ever...America's number one luxury car. Television ad for the 1974 Cadillac, featuring the new Fleetwood Talisman with standard front and rear bucket seats and console.
March 31, 2007
We have continued to reduce the file size of pages on the site. This allows them to load faster in your browser, and should eliminate any delays. We still have many more pages to go, but if you notice some pages taking longer than others, it's likely because those pages haven't been worked on yet.
March 4, 2007
AUTO BREVITY | Fiber Optic Lamp Monitors The use of fiber optics in automobiles to monitor exterior light operation is explored. These systems are quite rare in some cases, and as such are highly coveted today, demanding incredible prices for complete and/or NOS systems.
March 3, 2007
The Showroom Archive 2007 Watch an Italian 1966 Buick Riviera television commercial! Filmed in black and white, this commercial emphasizes Riviera's distinctive appearance and its 6 passenger capacity. It's amazing to see how American cars were marketed in other countries in the sixties.
AUTOMOTIVE BOOK OF THE MONTH
Tears On Henry Ford's Face by Paul Knecht
This is one of the most important books you can read if you value America's automotive industry. We are at a crossroads right now, and the direction we take going forward will have a huge impact on the viability of the American car.
Automotive Mileposts highly recommends all automotive enthusiasts read this book, we were fascinated by it and found it difficult to put down.
February 5, 2007
The Story of Bunkie Knudsen and Ford | MILEPOSTS Garage The inside scoop on Knudsen's 19 months as President of Ford Motor Company, and the events that led to his dismissal.
February 4, 2007
The Showroom Telling The History of the Classic Car one car at a time. This month, a 1963 Ninety Eight Luxury Sedan by Oldsmobile television ad. Beautiful in its simplicity, it's actually composed of black and white photographs panned by a moving camera. Lush background music and a soothing voice describe how wonderful the new Ninety Eight is.
February 3, 2007
Movie and TV-Birds - The Fifties has been updated with a long-unavailable Bob Hope and Lucille Ball classic from 1960: The Facts of Life. Lots of great old cars in this one, including a 1959 Thunderbird Hardtop.
January 31, 2007
This month, we have been reducing the size of the HTML code on many of our pages. In some instances, a reduction of over 50% has been achieved. While these changes may not be immediately apparent to visitors with high speed internet connections, those with slower connections will notice a difference. This process will continue on other pages, and is being done in preparation for a major site update later.
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