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Hemmings Motor News has been around since 1954. We're proud of our heritage, but we're also more than the Hemmings full of classifieds that your father subscribed to. Aside from new editorial content every month in Hemmings, we have three monthly magazines: Hemmings Muscle Machines, Hemmings Classic Car and Hemmings Sports and Exotic Car.

While our editors traverse the country to find the best content for those magazines, we find other oddities related to the old-car hobby that we really had no place for - until now. With this blog, we're giving you a behind-the-scenes look at what we see and what we do during the course of putting out some of the finest automotive magazines you'll ever read.

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A Bit of Fall Weekend Work Before it Gets Too Cold

Posted November 07, 2017 9:00 AM by dstrohl

Many of us can attest to the fact that vintage cars require periodic attention or they begin to slip into a permanent state of rest that impedes future cruising enjoyment. And since I like to drive my Buick, I have to do what’s required to keep it roadworthy.

I don’t want my sometimes sloth-like approach to working on it to reduce its reliability. Okay, “sloth-like” is a little strong. More accurately, I like to be careful when I do any work on any car because I learned very quickly on my first one 33 years ago that there are few things in life I hate more than fixing the same thing twice.

There was still some maintenance required under the Buick that I had been putting off, but what the actual tasks were are less important than the fact that I really didn’t want to crawl under the car. To longtime Hemmings Daily readers, my objections to undercar work will ring familiar, as I’ve discussed them before. And to answer your next question, no I haven’t bought a garage lift yet.

So here's an ode the autumn tasks that we classic car folks have put off all summer.

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