Tag: Denver

Junkyard Find: Big Sexxy, the V8-6-4-powered 1981 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham

<img data-attachment-id="1670280" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00-1981-Cadillac-Fleetwood-Brougham-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,900" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1981 Cadillac Fleetwood in Colorado wrecking yard, LH front view" data-image-description=" 1981 Cadillac Fleetwood in Colorado wrecking yard, LH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00-1981-Cadillac-Fleetwood-Brougham-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00-1981-Cadillac-Fleetwood-Brougham-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1670280″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00-1981-Cadillac-Fleetwood-Brougham-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1981 Cadillac Fleetwood in Colorado wrecking yard, LH front view – […]

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Just in Time for 420: Carl’s Jr. Laces Us With a CBD-Laced Burger

Photo: iStock Just in time for National Weed Day, aka 420, aka tomorrow, April 20, the Carl’s Jr. burger chain is bringing out a special offering—one that could whet the appetites of those who may have the munchies after deciding to indulge in a little bud. Dubbed the Rocky Mountain High Cheese Burger Delight, the […]

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Just in Time for 4-20: Carl’s Jr. Laces Us With a CBD-Laced Burger

Photo: iStock Just in time for National Weed Day, aka 4-20, aka tomorrow, April 20, the Carl’s Jr. burger chain is bringing out a special offering—one that could whet the appetites of those who may have the munchies after deciding to indulge in a little bud. Dubbed the Rocky Mountain High Cheese Burger Delight, the new […]

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Junkyard Find: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle Sport

<img data-attachment-id="1669792" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00-2001-Volkswagen-Beetle-Sport-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,900" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2001 Volkswagen New Beetle in Colorado wrecking yard, LH front view" data-image-description=" 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle in Colorado wrecking yard, LH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00-2001-Volkswagen-Beetle-Sport-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00-2001-Volkswagen-Beetle-Sport-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1669792″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00-2001-Volkswagen-Beetle-Sport-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”2001 Volkswagen New Beetle in Colorado wrecking yard, LH […]

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Junkyard Find: 1978 Ford Mustang Stallion

<img data-attachment-id="1668698" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00-1978-Ford-Mustang-Stallion-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,900" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1978 Ford Mustang Stallion in Denver wrecking yard, LH front view" data-image-description=" 1978 Ford Mustang Stallion in Denver wrecking yard, LH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00-1978-Ford-Mustang-Stallion-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00-1978-Ford-Mustang-Stallion-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1668698″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00-1978-Ford-Mustang-Stallion-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1978 Ford Mustang Stallion in Denver wrecking yard, LH […]

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Junkyard Find: 1952 Mercury Custom Sedan

<img data-attachment-id="1665848" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00-1952-Mercury-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,900" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1952 Mercury in Denver wrecking yard, RH view" data-image-description=" 1952 Mercury in Denver wrecking yard, RH view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00-1952-Mercury-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00-1952-Mercury-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1665848″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00-1952-Mercury-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1952 Mercury in Denver wrecking yard, RH view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth […]

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Junkyard Find: 1981 Toyota Corona Wagon

<img data-attachment-id="1665756" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00-1981Toyota-Corona-station-wagon-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,900" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1981 Toyota Corona in Denver wrecking yard, LH front view" data-image-description=" 1981 Toyota Corona in Denver wrecking yard, LH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00-1981Toyota-Corona-station-wagon-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00-1981Toyota-Corona-station-wagon-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1665756″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00-1981Toyota-Corona-station-wagon-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1981 Toyota Corona in Denver wrecking yard, LH front view – […]

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Colorado High School Backtracks After Allowing Students to Opt Out of Black History Month 

Photo: iStock Administrators at George Washington High School in Denver, Colo. decided to reverse its policy on optional assembly attendance after parents expressed their disapproval of a letter allowing students to opt of the school’s Black History Month Program. The Denver Post reports: On Tuesday, George Washington parents were sent an emailed newsletter that referenced […]

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Junkyard Find: 1987 Volkswagen Fox

If you’re a European car manufacturer in the middle 1980s, what do you do when Tercels and Excels and Justys make your value-priced econobox seem too expensive in North America? If you’re Volkswagen, you call up your Brazilian operation and start building Americanized versions of the VW Gol, successor to the Type 1 Beetle in […]

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Junkyard Find: 1989 Pontiac Sunbird GT Turbo

Since The General built cars on the J Platform from the 1982 through 2005 model years, I still see numerous examples of the J during my junkyard travels. Most of those are late-production Cavaliers and Sunfires — not so interesting — but today we’ve got a genuine high-performance Sunbird bearing one of the most important […]

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Junkyard Find: 1978 Toyota Truck

The Toyota Hilux pickup truck first hit the streets in 1968, shoving aside flimsier trucks based on the Corona and Crown within a few years. While the Hilux (or “Hylux”) name got a bit of marketing use by Toyota in North America, this truck was known here as, simply, the Truck. I found this well-worn-but-unrusted […]

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Junkyard Find: 1992 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas Majestic

Jaguar XJ40s are so plentiful in U-Wrench-It yards that I don’t even notice them as I wander around searching for the elusive Suzuki Equator (no luck there, yet). In fact, none of the Jags I’ve photographed prior to today’s Junkyard Find have been XJ40s, but we’ve got a one-of-121-built super-rarity here in Denver: a genuine […]

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Why the Hell Is This Subdivision Still Named ‘Swastika Acres’?

For the past 111 years, a seemingly innocuous subdivision in a Denver suburb has been afflicted by a truly, truly shitty name: Swastika Acres. But at long last, it looks like the city is finally getting around to changing it, the Denver Post reports. According to the Post, the roughly 50-home subdivision in Cherry Hills […]

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Junkyard Find: 1999 Ford Contour SVT

Over the decades since the 1960s, the Detroit car companies have tried their best to make dollars selling their Euro-market cars in North America, with varying degrees of success. Ford did tolerably well with the Capri and Fiesta over here, then raked in little American-market income with the Merkur XR4Ti and got bombed, Dresden-style, with Merkur […]

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Junkyard Find: 1953 Pontiac Chieftain sedan

More pre-1960 vehicles than one might think show up in the big U-Wrench wrecking yards; you won’t find a ’55 Chevy coupe, but I’ve seen Nash Metropolitans, a ’55 Buick, a ’49 Dodge, a ’58 Edsel, a ’53 Willys, and a ’50 Studebaker in recent years, and that’s just a small sampling. Today’s Junkyard Treasure […]

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Attracting tech talent to the Heartland starts with building a better startup culture

News cycles haven’t been kind to tech talent in the Heartland lately. Amazon’s choice of New York and Arlington for its new headquarters sparked plenty of think pieces diving into the quality and quantity of tech talent between the coasts. Yet whatever issues hold their tech companies back (and access to talent is one of […]

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Junkyard Find: 1977 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Coupe

GM shrank its B-Body full-sized models for the 1977 model year, including the massive-selling Chevrolet Caprice/Impala. This proved a wise move in light of certain geopolitical events a couple of years later, and the 1977-1979 full-sized Chevrolet coupes got a cool “fastback” wraparound rear glass treatment. Here is such a car, spotted in a Denver […]

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New York City could be the biggest winner of tech’s West Coast exodus

The New York City metro area could soon more closely resemble the Bay Area. That’s if, as reports indicate, Amazon chooses New York’s Long Island City neighborhood as one of two places it will add about 25,000 employees to over the next several years as part of its recent decision to “split” its much-hyped second headquarters […]

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Junkyard Find: 1999 Acura SLX

Even though we’ve just had two Japanese Junkyard Finds in a row, I’ve been searching for a discarded Acura SLX for so long that I had to share this ’99 in Denver immediately. As the 1990s progressed, it became clear to vehicle manufacturers who did business in North America that they had to sell luxury […]

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Painting Black Men To be Seen and Respected as Powerful Figures in the Art World

Jordan Casteel wants to change the staleness of the high art world and how they view black men. The Denver artist has been painting portraits of people in her community before she was an art student at Yale and it evolved as she made a home in Harlem, NY. “As I moved to Harlem,” Castelle […]

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