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"Racehorse" - 1965 Mustang Short Film

We often think of our classic cars as objects we change, whether we restore them to original condition, resto-mod them to fit the modern era, or simply maintain them to keep them on the road. But this change is not one-sided. More often than not, our carsalso change us. The following short film from Petrolicious shows how Addison Lee's life was changed by his 1965 Mustang Fastback. It brought him closer to his father, taught him how to work on cars, and eventually led him to a successful career as a racecar driver.

True Story: How the "War Camaro" Dodged Bullets and Delivered Humanitarian Aid

Truth is often stranger than fiction. The seemingly-impossible story we're looking at today sounds like something that could only happen in a movie, but it's real. In the early 1990s, a Danish Special Forces officer named Helge Meyer bought a 1979 Camaro from a member of the U.S. military stationed in Europe. With the help of U.S. Army and Air Force personnel, he fitted it with armor, low-visibility paint, night vision and thermal cameras, and even nitrous oxide for extra power. Then he drove it behind the lines of war-torn countries including Yugoslavia, Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo to deliver food and supplies to civilians. He continued these unarmed, high-risk missions for more than a decade, and lived to tell the story.

Waylon Krumrie's 1968 Mercury Cougar Is Back On the Prowl

Waylon Krumrie has been a classic car enthusiast since he was seven years old. His pony car passion began when he first saw his grandfather, Rex Krumrie's, 1968 Cougar XR-7. The elder Krumrie purchased the Cougar from his former boss way back in 1971, when the cat had just a scant 30K miles. Waylon's grandmother, Sallye, mainly drove the car.

IROC Rehab: Hemmings Rebuilds a 1987 Camaro IROC-Z

"When I was a kid in high school in the 1980s, if you had an IROC, you were the king." Every generation has at least one iconic car that fits this theme, and as Mike Musto of Hemmings explains, there's no doubt that the Camaro IROC-Z was the attainable dream car for a lot of '80s teens. These days, many of those who fantasized about ripping V8-powered burnouts in the high school parking lot can afford fun project cars, so it's no surprise that third-gen Camaro resto-mods have become increasingly popular. Classic Industries was glad to help Mike and the Hemmings crew with a 6-part "IROC Rehab" video series that shows how to give a worn-out '87 IROC-Z a new lease on life.