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Razvan Calin

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After nearly two decades in news television, Răzvan decided to look beyond the veils of daily bread and circus.

He’s been a field journalist, a TV producer, and a seafarer. Now he writes, finding this to be the closest to keeping wisely quiet.

Getting a degree in PR convinced him that trade job skills are more fun, but if all the schools Răzvan has been through taught him anything, it’s that he’ll never cease learning.
Vietnam Vet Rides in His Kitchen-Stored 1985 Monte Carlo SS for the First Time Since 2004
Vietnam Vet Rides in His Kitchen-Stored 1985 Monte Carlo SS for the First Time Since 2004

20 Jul 2024, 22:01 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / The Monte Carlo was Chevrolet’s very late response to the personal luxury car movement. The first generation debuted in 1970, a full 15 years after the Ford Thunderbird debuted the segment. However, Chevy made up for the long absence with pro...

 
Family Heirloom 1957 Dodge Suburban Is a Half-Hemi Mopar With Cool Features and History
Family Heirloom 1957 Dodge Suburban Is a Half-Hemi Mopar With Cool Features and History

19 Jul 2024, 21:00 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / The fifties were a prosperous time for America – at least the first part of the decade until the 1958 Eisenhower recession pulled the reins on the growing standards of living. In 1957, Mrs. Amelia B. Sanders bought a new car, probably inspire...

 
Barn Find V-Code Superbird Asks Demon 170 Money, Bad News From Nose Cone to Rear Wing
Barn Find V-Code Superbird Asks Demon 170 Money, Bad News From Nose Cone to Rear Wing

18 Jul 2024, 20:56 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / If you want to start a very intense debate among Mopar fanatics and car historians, put on the most innocent face possible and, in the suave voice of a four-year-old, ask how many Superbirds were ever made. Grab the popcorn, the show will last a bi...

 
1977 Riviera Is the Buick People Want To Forget, Says Junkyard Find Hiding Decadent Secret
1977 Riviera Is the Buick People Want To Forget, Says Junkyard Find Hiding Decadent Secret

18 Jul 2024, 14:40 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / The Buick Riviera came out in 1963 as a personal luxury car to counter the successful monopoly of the wildly popular Ford Thunderbird, the absolute tyrant of the segment from 1955 onward. The General Motors division’s proposal was the corpora...

 
1992 Camaro Hides Crazy-Rare Undercover Option; It Could Read You Your Rights Right Now
1992 Camaro Hides Crazy-Rare Undercover Option; It Could Read You Your Rights Right Now

17 Jul 2024, 21:34 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / In 1992, an icon of Detroit was celebrating its 25th anniversary – the Chevrolet Camaro was turning the page on its first quarter of a century. The model wasn’t performing at the same level as it had when it first burst into internal co...

 
Bigger, Better Than the GTO Ram Air: The 1967 Pontiac 2+2 428 HO Is a 376-HP 4-Spd Unicorn
Bigger, Better Than the GTO Ram Air: The 1967 Pontiac 2+2 428 HO Is a 376-HP 4-Spd Unicorn

17 Jul 2024, 12:47 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / Probably the greatest year in Pontiac history, 1964 is instantly associated with the formidable Le Mans optional performance package. The muscle car rebellion began as an experiment by a trio of massive piston heads (John DeLorean, Rus Gee, and Bil...

 
1-in-3 1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator Asks Hellcat Widebody Jailbreak Money and Then Some
1-in-3 1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator Asks Hellcat Widebody Jailbreak Money and Then Some

16 Jul 2024, 21:50 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / Most gearheads would agree that 1969 and 1970 were the peak of the true muscle car era, the apex of horsepower, torque, and cubic-inch piston wars. Competition on the street was fueled by fierce rivalries on the tracks, be they oval speedways or ar...

 
One-of-None 1970/1 Challenger R/T 440 Post Coupe Is a Famous Tarantino Movie Stunt Car
One-of-None 1970/1 Challenger R/T 440 Post Coupe Is a Famous Tarantino Movie Stunt Car

16 Jul 2024, 15:01 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / Introduced in 1970 on a specially developed E-body platform, the Dodge Challenger was one of Chrysler’s two answers to the pony car fashion. Having failed to break the bank with the model that actually planted the flag in the ‘pony car&...

 
Super-Rare 1965 Pontiac GTO Tri-Power Sports a Secret Hiding in Plain Sight
Super-Rare 1965 Pontiac GTO Tri-Power Sports a Secret Hiding in Plain Sight

15 Jul 2024, 20:59 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / The Pontiac GTO debuted as a performance package on the 1964 Le Mans and became an instant hit. It sparked the muscle car movement that would dominate the rest of the decade and the very early years of the seventies. The nameplate lasted two season...

 
1967 Plymouth Belvedere GTX Is a Droptop Unicorn That Doesn't Need a Hemi To Be a Megastar
1967 Plymouth Belvedere GTX Is a Droptop Unicorn That Doesn't Need a Hemi To Be a Megastar

15 Jul 2024, 15:36 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / In 1966, Chrysler Motor Corporation released a street version of its award-winning, competition-mauling engine, the 426 Hemi. The Plymouth division got the lion’s share, dividing it between the twin cousins Belvedere and its high-trim alter e...

 
Audi RS 7 and Mercedes-AMG C63 Duke It Out Over the Quarter-Mile; It's a Hybrid Surprise
Audi RS 7 and Mercedes-AMG C63 Duke It Out Over the Quarter-Mile; It's a Hybrid Surprise

15 Jul 2024, 13:23 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / This whole ‘V8 for life’ theme is sliding out of fashion slowly, and it’s not just because electricity spins wheels faster than fire. After all, why pay for more cylinders when half the number will do the job just fine (and the he...

 
One-Family-Owned International Harvester Pickup Parked in 1978 Gets Ready for Fresh Action
One-Family-Owned International Harvester Pickup Parked in 1978 Gets Ready for Fresh Action

14 Jul 2024, 20:44 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / While muscle cars, pony cars, and luxo-barge convertibles are the staples of American motoring philosophy, another iconic vehicle truly sets the United States of Automobile apart from the rest of Planet Piston. The pickup truck is, historically spe...

 
Last Driven in 1980: Two Rare Convertible Gems Rot in Texas Amid Hoard of Iconic Pony Cars
Last Driven in 1980: Two Rare Convertible Gems Rot in Texas Amid Hoard of Iconic Pony Cars

14 Jul 2024, 18:22 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / Rare even when new, a red pair of a 1969 Mercury Cougar convertible and a 1974 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale would make nice finds for avid restorers with a sweet tooth for classic drop-tops. Located in north Texas among a sea of mundane pony cars, a ...

 
Original '70 Chevy Chevelle LS6 Can Be Traded for a Forest in Idaho, but Money Is Good Too
Original '70 Chevy Chevelle LS6 Can Be Traded for a Forest in Idaho, but Money Is Good Too

14 Jul 2024, 12:07 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / In 1970, General Motors threw not one but two curve balls at Detroit’s batters and scored a strikeout. First, the giant automobile corporation revoked the self-imposed ban on cubic inches of displacement for intermediates, and that was good. ...

 
1968 Toronado Abandoned for 44 Years in Same Garage Where Its Owner Died While Parking It
1968 Toronado Abandoned for 44 Years in Same Garage Where Its Owner Died While Parking It

13 Jul 2024, 21:19 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / By tradition, American automobiles favored the front-engine, rear-wheel drive architecture as a general concept, with notable exceptions like the Cord and the Toronado or the Tucker and the Corvair. The first two are famous for pioneering front-whe...

 
Car Nut Bought 25 Corvettes in 2024, 1965 Oddball Not Driven Since 1999 Packs Rare Treat
Car Nut Bought 25 Corvettes in 2024, 1965 Oddball Not Driven Since 1999 Packs Rare Treat

13 Jul 2024, 10:56 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / 1965 introduced the Corvette fans to a big surprise (a very pleasant one, as it turned out) – 396 cubic inches of it, to be exact. The first big-block V8 in America’s sportscar history was a one-year-only choice (it was replaced from 19...

 
The Fox Body Mustang Is Back With a Manual Box and CGI Vengeance, and It Is Flawless
The Fox Body Mustang Is Back With a Manual Box and CGI Vengeance, and It Is Flawless

12 Jul 2024, 20:58 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / Introduced in 1978 as a 1979 model year and kept in production until the end of 1993, the third generation of the Ford Mustang is the longest-running iteration of the nameplate. It is also the second-best-selling, with over 2.6 million units dispat...

 
The Last Real Cadillac Sits Abandoned in a Texas Boneyard, Somebody Do Something About It
The Last Real Cadillac Sits Abandoned in a Texas Boneyard, Somebody Do Something About It

12 Jul 2024, 19:15 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / Typically, the Brougham name put a luxury ring on the American cars that have worn it throughout the years, from the modest Plymouth Valiant (a true icon of American luxury, right?) to the Lincolns and Cadillacs. The moniker endured as an adagio of...

 
$1.4-Million McLaren P1 Hypercar Is Slower in the 1/4-Mile Than a Twenty-Time Cheaper EV
$1.4-Million McLaren P1 Hypercar Is Slower in the 1/4-Mile Than a Twenty-Time Cheaper EV

12 Jul 2024, 14:52 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / It’s been eleven years since McLaren introduced the world to the new paradigm of hi-performance. Or was it ‘hyperformance?’ since the P1 debuted the hybrid hypercar template for the masses, giving us a sneak peek at what is nowada...

 
1970 Challenger T/A Project Is in Dire Need of Help, You Will Have 5,000 Questions for It
1970 Challenger T/A Project Is in Dire Need of Help, You Will Have 5,000 Questions for It

11 Jul 2024, 22:36 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / In 1966, Ford could have very well laid down on its wreath of laurels after the Mustang sales skyrocketed beyond all predictions, but that didn’t happen. With the Le Mans program firmly on track, courtesy of the GT40, Carroll Shelby, and Ken ...

 

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