Half-year car sales in the U.S.

CARS: Toyota Camry 222,540; Honda Accord 185,278; Nissan Altima 176,453; Toyota Corolla 174,354; Honda Civic 167,097; Ford Fusion 165,498; Chevrolet Cruze 145,338; Ford Focus 120,956; Hyundai Elantra 112,497; Toyota Prius 107,101. SUVs: Honda CR-V 154,692; Ford Escape 152,890; Chevrolet Equinox…

Back then . . . . ’79 Mazda RX-7

Back then . . . . ’79 Mazda RX-7

From 35 years ago this summer, I remember the rough shift of the automatic transmission from first gear to second in the 1979 Mazda RX-7 sports car with rotary engine, loaned to me by Buckingham Imports, 334 Havana St., Aurora….