Graded: Pontiac Grand Am

Welcome to Graded. Here we discuss legendary marques, models, or trim packages and affix a letter grade to a selection of vehicles falling under that topic. The grades mean nothing and are completely arbitrary. I fully encourage you to tell me what I got wrong and how you would grade them instead. Have some funContinue reading “Graded: Pontiac Grand Am”

Winged Car Wednesday – Ford Sierra RS Cosworth

From 1986 until 1989 Ford UK made a special version of the brand’s mid-size Sierra, called the RS Cosworth. As the name implies, Cosworth produced engines for these special edition lift-backs and sedans – a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that made between 204 hp and 224 hp depending on the year and trim level. The mostContinue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – Ford Sierra RS Cosworth”

Out Run – Sega Icon

In 1986 Sega released a follow up of sorts to the company’s highly successful Hang-On game from the previous year. Utilizing the same processor technology of that acclaimed motorcycle game, Out Run was born and became a massive hit for Sega. Like Hang-On, players drove through various stages as quickly as possible, accumulating a scoreContinue reading “Out Run – Sega Icon”

Irrational Love – Wagon Racecars

Warning – another automotive nerd is about to go on a diatribe about the coolness of station wagons. Yes, this tired cliché is about to get one more installment. So then, please finish rolling your eyes and let’s get on with it. Long before the Minivan, SUV or Crossover, it was Station Wagons that ruledContinue reading “Irrational Love – Wagon Racecars”

Find of the Day – 1996 Mitsubishi L400 Super Exceed Space Gear

The world needs more off-road vans, and thankfully, this Mitsubishi L400 Super Exceed Space Gear is here to save the day. Powered by a diesel engine, the four-by-four, right hand drive multi-passenger vehicle is lifted high off the ground and fitted with a multitude of off-road hardware, including a set of meaty BF Goodrich tires.Continue reading “Find of the Day – 1996 Mitsubishi L400 Super Exceed Space Gear”

Find of the Day – 1981 Lancia Zagato FI

For sale at the small sum of just $3,500 CAD is a 1981 Lancia Zagato. Those familiar with the front-wheel drive Lancia Beta will know that the Zagato was the convertible version of the car, featuring a removable targa panel and a fold down soft top rear portion. The 1981 model is of special noteContinue reading “Find of the Day – 1981 Lancia Zagato FI”

Friday Fun – $2000 Moab Challenge

Alright folks, we are back with another Friday Fun Challenge. This week, we are heading to Moab, Utah (virtually) to tackle the 4-wheeling trails. But we aren’t heading there in shiny new, fully capable off-roaders. No, we need to make this interesting. Your mission is to find a used vehicle currently for sale with anContinue reading “Friday Fun – $2000 Moab Challenge”

TOCA 2 Touring Cars – Total Engrossment

TOCA 2: Touring Cars is one of those rare occurrences of the right game at the right time. Released at the tail end of 1998, it fully took advantage of the racing game frenzy that had been set off by Gran Turismo the year prior. But TOCA 2 was not a Gran Turismo copycat –Continue reading “TOCA 2 Touring Cars – Total Engrossment”

Winged Car Wednesday – BMW 3.0 CSL ‘Batmobile’

Racing homologation has given us some of the greatest cars of all-time. Here is one of them, the BMW 3.0 CSL. Built for competition in the European Touring Car Championship, the ultimate version of the car arrived in 1973 with a 203 hp 3.2-liter straight-six engine and all the aerodynamic bodywork one could ask for.Continue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – BMW 3.0 CSL ‘Batmobile’”

Graded: Nissan Skyline

Welcome to Graded. Here we discuss legendary marques, models, or trim packages and affix a letter grade to a selection of vehicles falling under that topic. The grades mean nothing and are completely arbitrary. I fully encourage you to tell me what I got wrong and how you would grade them instead. Have some funContinue reading “Graded: Nissan Skyline”