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Finland’s Tax Laws Gave Birth To A Lot Of Camaro Trucks

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It’s strange how much automotive development, culture, and availability has been shaped by taxes. In America, we’ve had a dearth of small imported pickup trucks for years thanks to a tax involving chickens, many European countries’ engine displacement taxes played a role in the rise of turbocharging and prevented many American cars from being competitive, and, maybe most fun result, tax loopholes created some wildly improbable and delightfully non-sensical vehicles. Like the Camaro and Firebird pickup trucks of 1980s Finland.

I was sent some pictures of these by one of our weird-shit-hunting minions, Hans, and I think what’s most amazing about these Camaros—beyond the massive rear overhang and that shockingly usable-looking bed—is how many of these there are in Finland.

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What’s going on, exactly? There seems to be too many of these to just be coincidental one-offs from some gloriously-deranged Finns—there

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Car part shortage makes it more difficult to buy off the lot

Charlie Walters, general manager of the Findlay Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership, said the shortage stems from a series of global challenges.

POST FALLS, Idaho — If you’re looking to purchase and drive a car straight off the dealership lot today, good luck.

A shortage of available parts has slowed manufacturing down by months as reported by our news partner, Coeur d’Alene Press.

During a Post Falls Chamber of Commerce event Wednesday, Charlie Walters, general manager of the Findlay Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership, said the shortage stems from a series of global challenges that began with COVID-19.

“Back when COVID first hit, all of a sudden, we saw a drop in demand, and no one knew what to expect,” Walters said.

At the time, inventory was high, he said, cars sitting on lots ready for purchase. Once those cars are purchased, they are dealership-owned and financed through what

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A Lot More Than A Collectors Car

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Before any of the limited edition Cosworth Vegas were even old enough to collect, automotive journalists were touting the car as one of the most collectible cars ever made. This statement is even more so true today.

Despite the car’s instant collectibility brought on by the extremely limited production, the Chevrolet Cosworth Vega was so much more than just a collectors item. With a light and fierce twin-cam powerhouse under the hood, the car proved that a 1970s American car could be just as nimble as a higher-end import. In fact, in a test between some of Europe’s and Asia’s most celebrated models, the Cosworth Vega accelerated faster, ran through the quarter mile quicker, and tied for the top braking distance.

Chevy truly put all it had into these exciting cars, and as such the Cosworth Vega in a way led the

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