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    Report: Automakers tussle over owners of 'orphan' makes

    When General Motors put down several of its brands in recent years, it also let loose thousands of brand-loyal customers who will eventually need another car. R.L. Polk Associates estimates there are more than 18 million cars from 16 discontinued makes on the road today. Those "orphan owners" ...

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    2009 Orphan Car Show: 1927 Graham Child's Hearse

    Graham child's hearse – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We headed down to the 2009 Orphan Car Show in Ypsilanti, MI on Sunday and the first orphan we stumbled upon was this unusual hearse. This one off was built in 1927 as a prototype for a line of funeral cars sized for carrying the ...

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    2009 Orphan Car Show: MT Tech Editor brings out his 1967 Sunbeam Alpine

    Frank Markus' 1967 Sunbeam Alpine – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As we wandered around this year's Orphan Car Show, we ran into Motor Trend's Michigan-based technical editor Frank Markus. It turn's out Frank was displaying his own summertime toy, a 1967 Sunbeam Alpine roadster. ...

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    The Top 10-ish Orphan Car Brands

    In this era of automakers on the brink of extinction, it's worth recalling that car companies going belly up is not a new phenomenon. Henry Ford himself started up two other brands that failed before Ford Motor Co. finally caught on. Start-up companies are not something that was invented in Silicon ...

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    Orphan Car Show '08: Are pedal cars in our future?

    Click above for a high-res gallery of pedal cars from the 2008 Orphan Car ShowOnce upon a time before there were Power Wheels, munchkins had to provide their own motivation. At the Orphan Car Show last week a gentleman by the name of Greg was displaying part of his collection of pedal cars and, ...

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    Orphan Car Show '08: 1966 Austin Healey 3000 Mk III

    Click above for a high-res gallery of this pristine Austin-HealeyThe annual Orphan Car Show took place in Ypsilanti, MI yesterday and Mother Nature provided absolutely perfect weather for the event. One of my personal favorites of the show was this sparkling pearl white 1966 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk ...

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    2007 Orphan Car Show: The Foreigners

    Last of the Triumph line. A pair of remarkably rust free TR8sWe already showed you the American contingent at the Orphan Car Show in Ypsilanti, MI a few days ago but it wasn't a completely domestic show. Over the years, there have been many carmakers who have brought their funky machines to our ...


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