Winged Car Wednesday – Koenigsegg Agera One:1

When a car weighs less than 3,000 lbs, but has over 1,300 hp, a massive wing is needed to help keep the rear-end planted; especially when surpassing speeds of 275 mph. And that is exactly what the ridiculous Koenigsegg Agera One:1 has – a giant rear wing. A nicely sculpted, very functional piece of engineering,Continue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – Koenigsegg Agera One:1”

Find of the Day – 1988 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport Manual

I consider myself well versed in obscure ’80s and ’90s American cars, but here is one I did now know existed – a manual transmission 1988 Chevrolet Celebrity. Yes, you read that correct. In the 1980’s the Celebrity Eurosport could be had with a five speed manual transmission hooked up to the 2.8-liter V6 engine.Continue reading “Find of the Day – 1988 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport Manual”

Depeche Mode’s Love for ’50s Automobiles

Weird car twitter is an interesting place. It is a bunch of women and men spending their days fawning over 30–40-year-old cars. The more obscure the car, the better; a virtual love-in for vehicles from their youth. But weird car love did not start with twitter; it has always existed. There was this band youContinue reading “Depeche Mode’s Love for ’50s Automobiles”

Graded – Ford Thunderbirds

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 – Ford Thunderbirds”

Find of the Day – 1992 Lincoln Town Car

Go live your best retro car service life with this absolutely mint condition 1992 Lincoln Town Car Executive. Well, it might be a 1993 if you go by the description instead of the title. Either way, this is one shiny example – especially for a car with almost 200,000 km on the odometer. And lookContinue reading “Find of the Day – 1992 Lincoln Town Car”

Friday Fun – Your Worst Daily Driver

For Friday Fun this week, we ask a simple question: What is the Worst Daily Driver you ever owned? Not necessarily the worst car you owned or a ‘weekend toy’ that would have made a terrible commuter. No, what we want to know is what ill-suited car did you drive day-in and day-out? A vehicleContinue reading “Friday Fun – Your Worst Daily Driver”

Lotus II: RECS – Choose Your Own Adventure

From 1990 through 1992, Gremlin Graphics released a trio of racing games featuring the Lotus brand. On the surface, the games could be viewed as rehashes of the popular Outrun series, featuring Lotus instead of Ferrari. Although graphics and game style were similar to Outrun, there was much more depth to this game series, especiallyContinue reading “Lotus II: RECS – Choose Your Own Adventure”

Winged Car Wednesday – Ferrari F50

The F50 was the pinnacle of Ferrari’s technology in 1995. It took everything the brand had learned over decades of racing and applied it to a road car. That included the 512 hp 4.7L V12 engine, which was really an IMSA racing unit, itself an enlarged derivative of the Ferrari Formula 1 V12.   TheContinue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – Ferrari F50”

Find of the Day – 1979 Avanti II Electric Car Conversion

Is it an Avanti II? Or is it a Nissan Leaf? The answer is yes. What we have here is a 1979 Avanti II that has been converted to a full electric vehicle thanks to a Nissan Leaf donor car. Honestly, it is more of a Nissan Leaf wearing an Avanti II body, but that’sContinue reading “Find of the Day – 1979 Avanti II Electric Car Conversion”

What is the Greatest Porsche Prototype Racer?

Few automotive manufacturers in the world have the motorsports resume of Porsche. Regardless of discipline, P cars are always competitive, if not dominant. Arguably, the brand’s greatest success has come in prototype racing – most notably at the 24 hours of Le Mans. Nineteen times Porsche has claimed the overall victory; the most of anyContinue reading “What is the Greatest Porsche Prototype Racer?”