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I Love Marching Bands — and we have some good ones!

By Lee Pevsner When I was about 12 years old, I was in Redding, and happened to see a marching band going down the street. I wanted to be a snare drummer in a marching band. That was it! Fast forward a couple of years, and I am in Helena, Arkansas in the high school band playing snare drum in the marching band. This was a very good band.…

Custom classics grilled for just plain bad taste

Sometimes custom car builders, or even the auto factories, get it wrong in their designs, to my way of thinking. In perusing the latest street rod magazine issue the other day, I came upon coverage of a 1955 Ford Crown Victoria street machine. It's a pretty striking car with lots of innovation and craftsmanship — except for one glaring flaw.…

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