Wednesday, March 22, 2017

More Doors Galore

Stop the presses! The number one authoritarian influence in hot rodding has declared four door automobiles "more fun". That's right folks, none other then Hot Rod Magazine themselves have deemed more doors "cool". I can remember not too long ago when certain editors loathed four doors. You were lucky if they gave a nod to your long roof (station wagon), but those were usually treated with the same disdain. It seems like their new editor, Evan Perkins, has a different opinion. That or the magazine has come to realize that unless you inherit a classic car, two door muscle car era vehicles are becoming a rich man's game.

Just when I thought there was a beacon of hope for my B body more door, Hot Rod's new found lust for quad doored vehicles seems to be regulated to mid sized vehicles with absolutely no mention of their battleship sized brethren. While this was not all that surprising to me, it was a huge risk for this still wet behind the ears editor to actually go on the record promoting more doors. I have long sought their inclusion in the mainstream automotive media but there are many others that have extremely negative reactions towards them and may take to social media in protest. As for me, I have sung the four door blues before when I wrote about this very topic in a piece called Land of the Lost.

For those who think like me and can't get enough of the classic four doors, I have amassed a small collection of pictures aptly named More Doors Galore. You can view the collection here. Like I have always said, If two is better then one then four is fantastic!

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