Category Archives: Fine Lines

Fine Lines: 1965-’66 AMC Ambassador
Fine Lines July 27, 2020

Overview

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Use: Media professionals demanding top-quality automotive content for their print products and/or Web sites. Professional artwork, editing.

What it is: Many of you asked if we could put our expertise to work to create a feature that covers not just classic cars, but those vehicles that have left an indelible mark on car culture. The Fine Lines series examines significant vehicle marques, their backgrounds and their contributions to the history of the automobile. All this, with real artwork.

Product specifications

  • Mac and PC page layout with accompanying text and
    art files for maximum work flexibility.
  • About 850 words: separate text file included.
  • Layout is 8×21.5 inches (newspaper), but can be
    reconfigured by your designer to fit most spaces.
  • PDF of layout included.
  • High-resolution artwork suitable for print.
  • Includes Photoshop layers file of main art.
  • Multi-platform page layout opens with either Quark
    Xpress or Adobe Indesign.
  • Fonts are not included, but we attempt to stay with
    standard system fonts. If not, just change the fonts to
    match your style.

Description

By the early 1960s, AMC was focused on building three specific vehicle lines: the compact Rambler American; the midsize Rambler Classic; and full-size Rambler Ambassador. The thrifty American maintained its connection with a small but determined group of car buyers that prized fuel economy above all else while the Classic and Ambassador catered to roomier and more luxurious tastes. Both of these cars also caught the attention of Motor Trend magazine, which, in 1963, bestowed its Car-of-the-Year honors on the duo.

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Fine Lines: Oldsmobile W-30
Fine Lines July 13, 2020

Overview

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Use: Media professionals demanding top-quality automotive content for their print products and/or Web sites. Professional artwork, editing.

What it is: Many of you asked if we could put our expertise to work to create a feature that covers not just classic cars, but those vehicles that have left an indelible mark on car culture. The Fine Lines series examines significant vehicle marques, their backgrounds and their contributions to the history of the automobile. All this, with real artwork.

Product specifications

  • Mac and PC page layout with accompanying text and
    art files for maximum work flexibility.
  • About 850 words: separate text file included.
  • Layout is 8×21.5 inches (newspaper), but can be
    reconfigured by your designer to fit most spaces.
  • PDF of layout included.
  • High-resolution artwork suitable for print.
  • Includes Photoshop layers file of main art.
  • Multi-platform page layout opens with either Quark
    Xpress or Adobe Indesign.
  • Fonts are not included, but we attempt to stay with
    standard system fonts. If not, just change the fonts to
    match your style.

Description

Many hero cars from the musclecar era of the late 1960s and early 1970s didn’t start out as heroes. They began as secrets, often developed as covert after-hours projects. Built in secret and even sold in secret. And as far as deep and dark automotive secrets go, few were any deeper or darker than Oldsmobile’s W-30.
It was so secret, in fact, that most of the company’s dealers weren’t even aware it existed.

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Fine Lines: Packard
Fine Lines June 15, 2020

Overview

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Use: Media professionals demanding top-quality automotive content for their print products and/or Web sites. Professional artwork, editing.

What it is: Many of you asked if we could put our expertise to work to create a feature that covers not just classic cars, but those vehicles that have left an indelible mark on car culture. The Fine Lines series examines significant vehicle marques, their backgrounds and their contributions to the history of the automobile. All this, with real artwork.

Product specifications

  • Mac and PC page layout with accompanying text and
    art files for maximum work flexibility.
  • About 850 words: separate text file included.
  • Layout is 8×21.5 inches (newspaper), but can be
    reconfigured by your designer to fit most spaces.
  • PDF of layout included.
  • High-resolution artwork suitable for print.
  • Includes Photoshop layers file of main art.
  • Multi-platform page layout opens with either Quark
    Xpress or Adobe Indesign.
  • Fonts are not included, but we attempt to stay with
    standard system fonts. If not, just change the fonts to
    match your style.

Description

The beginnings of Packard date back to 1899 when Warren, Ohio-based James Ward Packard, with the help of his brother, made his first single-cylinder horseless carriage. This led to the formation of the Ohio Automobile Company. Packard’s creation became an instant success with sales (and outside financial investment) quickly increasing. Following the relocation of the business to Detroit in 1903, Packards became even more popular, although the company was, for the most part, controlled by wealthy entrepreneur industrialists.

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Fine Lines: Mazda Cosmo
Fine Lines January 13, 2020

Overview

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Use: Media professionals demanding top-quality automotive content for their print products and/or Web sites. Professional artwork, editing.

What it is: Many of you asked if we could put our expertise to work to create a feature that covers not just classic cars, but those vehicles that have left an indelible mark on car culture. The Fine Lines series examines significant vehicle marques, their backgrounds and their contributions to the history of the automobile. All this, with real artwork.

Product specifications

  • Mac and PC page layout with accompanying text and
    art files for maximum work flexibility.
  • About 850 words: separate text file included.
  • Layout is 8×21.5 inches (newspaper), but can be
    reconfigured by your designer to fit most spaces.
  • PDF of layout included.
  • High-resolution artwork suitable for print.
  • Includes Photoshop layers file of main art.
  • Multi-platform page layout opens with either Quark
    Xpress or Adobe Indesign.
  • Fonts are not included, but we attempt to stay with
    standard system fonts. If not, just change the fonts to
    match your style.

Description

To go with its thoroughly modern look, the rear-wheel-drive car featured advancements such as a semi-independent rear suspension, front disc brakes, adjustable steering column and a complete set of gauges.  The Cosmo also delivered spirited performance that matched its sporty good looks. Shifting via a four-speed manual transmission, the car could sprint to 60 mph in less than nine seconds and reach a top speed of about 125 mph.   Mazda sold just 343 of its $4,100 Cosmo coupes in the first year, all to customers in Japan.

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Fine Lines: Lotus Esprit
Fine Lines December 30, 2019

Overview

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Use: Media professionals demanding top-quality automotive content for their print products and/or Web sites. Professional artwork, editing.

What it is: Many of you asked if we could put our expertise to work to create a feature that covers not just classic cars, but those vehicles that have left an indelible mark on car culture. The Fine Lines series examines significant vehicle marques, their backgrounds and their contributions to the history of the automobile. All this, with real artwork.

Product specifications

  • Mac and PC page layout with accompanying text and
    art files for maximum work flexibility.
  • About 850 words: separate text file included.
  • Layout is 8×21.5 inches (newspaper), but can be
    reconfigured by your designer to fit most spaces.
  • PDF of layout included.
  • High-resolution artwork suitable for print.
  • Includes Photoshop layers file of main art.
  • Multi-platform page layout opens with either Quark
    Xpress or Adobe Indesign.
  • Fonts are not included, but we attempt to stay with
    standard system fonts. If not, just change the fonts to
    match your style.

Description

Colin Chapman produced some of the most innovative and ground-breaking sports cars around.  Under his guidance, Lotus’s open-wheel Formula machines dominated international motorsports throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Much of the technology developed for competition also trickled down to his specialty sports cars that were produced in limited numbers.   But for a man who lived on the cutting edge, it’s doubtful that Chapman, who died of a heart attack at age 54 in 1982, would have let the Esprit model plod on until 2003 . . . for a total of 27 years.

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Fine Lines: Plymouth AAR ‘Cuda
Fine Lines November 11, 2019

Overview

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Use: Media professionals demanding top-quality automotive content for their print products and/or Web sites. Professional artwork, editing.

What it is: Many of you asked if we could put our expertise to work to create a feature that covers not just classic cars, but those vehicles that have left an indelible mark on car culture. The Fine Lines series examines significant vehicle marques, their backgrounds and their contributions to the history of the automobile. All this, with real artwork.

Product specifications

  • Mac and PC page layout with accompanying text and
    art files for maximum work flexibility.
  • About 850 words: separate text file included.
  • Layout is 8×21.5 inches (newspaper), but can be
    reconfigured by your designer to fit most spaces.
  • PDF of layout included.
  • High-resolution artwork suitable for print.
  • Includes Photoshop layers file of main art.
  • Multi-platform page layout opens with either Quark
    Xpress or Adobe Indesign.
  • Fonts are not included, but we attempt to stay with
    standard system fonts. If not, just change the fonts to
    match your style.

Description

In the fall of 1969, Chrysler introduced the third-generation Barracuda along with a similar-looking Dodge Challenger. The Plymouth version came in two strengths: regular Barracudas with basic six-cylinder and small-displacement V-8 engines; and performance-oriented ’Cuda models that featured larger 383-cubic-inch, 440-cube and 426 “Hemi” powerplants with as much as 425 horsepower.
That year, the decision was made by Chrysler execs to supplement the corporation’s existing competition program, which was primarily centered on drag racing and NASCAR, by sponsoring Barracuda and Dodge Challenger teams in the 1970 Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Trans-American sedan road racing series.

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Fine Lines: 1907 Thomas Flyer
Fine Lines October 28, 2019

Overview

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Use: Media professionals demanding top-quality automotive content for their print products and/or Web sites. Professional artwork, editing.

What it is: Many of you asked if we could put our expertise to work to create a feature that covers not just classic cars, but those vehicles that have left an indelible mark on car culture. The Fine Lines series examines significant vehicle marques, their backgrounds and their contributions to the history of the automobile. All this, with real artwork.

Product specifications

  • Mac and PC page layout with accompanying text and
    art files for maximum work flexibility.
  • About 850 words: separate text file included.
  • Layout is 8×21.5 inches (newspaper), but can be
    reconfigured by your designer to fit most spaces.
  • PDF of layout included.
  • High-resolution artwork suitable for print.
  • Includes Photoshop layers file of main art.
  • Multi-platform page layout opens with either Quark
    Xpress or Adobe Indesign.
  • Fonts are not included, but we attempt to stay with
    standard system fonts. If not, just change the fonts to
    match your style.

Description

The Flyer had been originally introduced in 1906 and retailed for $4,000 (the equivalent of about nine years wages for the average worker). By 1907, more than 1,100 Flyers had been produced, 400 of which served as taxicabs. The car’s 60-horsepower four-cylinder engine could propel the Flyer to a top speed of 60 mph, although in those days only a few roads were in good enough shape to accommodate such speeds.

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Fine Lines: 1961-’69 Lincoln continental
Fine Lines August 12, 2019

Overview

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Use: Media professionals demanding top-quality automotive content for their print products and/or Web sites. Professional artwork, editing.

What it is: Many of you asked if we could put our expertise to work to create a feature that covers not just classic cars, but those vehicles that have left an indelible mark on car culture. The Fine Lines series examines significant vehicle marques, their backgrounds and their contributions to the history of the automobile. All this, with real artwork.

Product specifications

  • Mac and PC page layout with accompanying text and
    art files for maximum work flexibility.
  • About 850 words: separate text file included.
  • Layout is 8×21.5 inches (newspaper), but can be
    reconfigured by your designer to fit most spaces.
  • PDF of layout included.
  • High-resolution artwork suitable for print.
  • Includes Photoshop layers file of main art.
  • Multi-platform page layout opens with either Quark
    Xpress or Adobe Indesign.
  • Fonts are not included, but we attempt to stay with
    standard system fonts. If not, just change the fonts to
    match your style.

Description

One day, fins and chrome were in, and the next day, they were out. That’s the impact the 1961 lincoln Continental had at the time.  Until the day it launched, luxury cars were all about excess . . . especially chrome. Traditionally, they offered more size, more power, more standard features and, without a doubt, more digits (or larger ones) on their window stickers than all of their plebeian counterparts.  That’s why it seemed so earth-shattering when, in the autumn of 1960, Ford Motor Company’s Lincoln division saw fit to introduce its latest Continental prestige liner with what appeared to be very little chrome.

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Fine Lines: Porsche 356 series
Fine Lines July 8, 2019

Overview

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Use: Media professionals demanding top-quality automotive content for their print products and/or Web sites. Professional artwork, editing.

What it is: Many of you asked if we could put our expertise to work to create a feature that covers not just classic cars, but those vehicles that have left an indelible mark on car culture. The Fine Lines series examines significant vehicle marques, their backgrounds and their contributions to the history of the automobile. All this, with real artwork.

Product specifications

  • Mac and PC page layout with accompanying text and
    art files for maximum work flexibility.
  • About 850 words: separate text file included.
  • Layout is 8×21.5 inches (newspaper), but can be
    reconfigured by your designer to fit most spaces.
  • PDF of layout included.
  • High-resolution artwork suitable for print.
  • Includes Photoshop layers file of main art.
  • Multi-platform page layout opens with either Quark
    Xpress or Adobe Indesign.
  • Fonts are not included, but we attempt to stay with
    standard system fonts. If not, just change the fonts to
    match your style.

Description

Under the rear hood resided the familiar Beetle-based air-cooled horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine. Porsche engineers had reduced its displacement to 1,086 cubic centimeters (1.1 liters) from the original 1,131 so it could compete in the 1,100-c.c. racing class. To compensate for the smaller size, a redesigned cylinder head gave an output of 40 horsepower (up from 25). Along with the 356╒s 84-mph top speed, there was also plenty of stopping power, thanks to hydraulic drum brakes instead of the Beetle╒s cable-operated system.

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Fine Lines: Porsche 928
Fine Lines May 13, 2019

Overview

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Use: Media professionals demanding top-quality automotive content for their print products and/or Web sites. Professional artwork, editing.

What it is: Many of you asked if we could put our expertise to work to create a feature that covers not just classic cars, but those vehicles that have left an indelible mark on car culture. The Fine Lines series examines significant vehicle marques, their backgrounds and their contributions to the history of the automobile. All this, with real artwork.

Product specifications

  • Mac and PC page layout with accompanying text and
    art files for maximum work flexibility.
  • About 850 words: separate text file included.
  • Layout is 8×21.5 inches (newspaper), but can be
    reconfigured by your designer to fit most spaces.
  • PDF of layout included.
  • High-resolution artwork suitable for print.
  • Includes Photoshop layers file of main art.
  • Multi-platform page layout opens with either Quark
    Xpress or Adobe Indesign.
  • Fonts are not included, but we attempt to stay with
    standard system fonts. If not, just change the fonts to
    match your style.

Description

If you recall movies of the 1980s, you’ll remember the line that Tom Cruise used in the movie “Risky Business.” “Porsche . . . there is no substitute.” The irony is that to many of the Porsche faithful, the 928 model driven in that movie was itself a substitute and, in hindsight, risky business. The 928 was sleek, sexy and sophisticated and could outperform just about anything on the road. But, with its engine positioned in front of the driver instead of behind, was it a “real” Porsche?

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