Winged Car Wednesday – Plymouth Superbird

Do I really need to elaborate as to why this car qualifies for Winged Car Wednesday? The original massively winged road car, the Superbird was built with one goal in mind – win at NASCAR super speedways. Back when the SC in NASCAR actually stood for stock cars, Chrysler sought an easy way to makeContinue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – Plymouth Superbird”

Graded: Chevrolet Front-Wheel Drive ‘Z’ Cars

Welcome back to Graded. Here we discuss legendary marques, models, or trim packages, and then 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. HaveContinue reading “Graded: Chevrolet Front-Wheel Drive ‘Z’ Cars”

Growing Up Gran Turismo – Part 4

When Gran Turismo 4 was released in December of 2004, I was in a different place in life. I was no longer a kid; I was a man now. I had responsibilities. I had a full-time job. I owned a real car, which over the past year, I had been more interested in modifying andContinue reading “Growing Up Gran Turismo – Part 4”

Chevrolet Cobalt SS – Missed Connection

When we last left my vehicular adventures, I had just acquired a new job, sold my Camaro and now needed a newer, more reliable car. I went into the dealership with an honest enough mission. Buy a base Cobalt coupe, with a manual transmission, to save money and gas. But as often happens with me,Continue reading “Chevrolet Cobalt SS – Missed Connection”

Find of the Day – The Last Pantera GT5-S?

The De Tomaso Pantera had a long run as a supercar. Although it evolved into different forms over the year, the car basically lasted form 1971 until 1992. One of the iterations along the way was the Pantera GT5-S. As seen here, it featured aggressive aerodynamic body work and massive rear tires to put everyoneContinue reading “Find of the Day – The Last Pantera GT5-S?”

Wrenches & Fences – Episode 1

**The people and stories depicted in this series are purely fiction. Any resemblance to real life human beings or situations is an eerie cosmic coincidence that should have you scared.**   Marotton was a small community just outside of Toronto, Ontario (in Canada, eh). It was still a sleepy town in 1983, yet to experienceContinue reading “Wrenches & Fences – Episode 1”

Find of the Day – Bricklin SV-1

A true Canadian car, here is a pristine Bricklin SV-1 (which stood for safety vehicle-one) for sale. Less than 3,000 of these cars were built in the mid-1970s and were unique in many ways. Despite the wedge supercar profile, the SV-1 is actually a front-engine, rear-wheel drive car. One of two V8 engines were stuffedContinue reading “Find of the Day – Bricklin SV-1”

Choices: Oddball ’90s Supercars

Welcome back to Choices. An evolution of a series I wrote years ago where seemingly similar cars are pit against one another in a battle for your affection. It’s like trying to choose your favourite child (although some days that’s easier than others). Your task, if you agree to accept it, is to determine whichContinue reading “Choices: Oddball ’90s Supercars”

NFS Underground – TO THE WINDOW! TO THE WALL!

3, 6, 9, Damn She’s Fine If I hear the intro to Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz’ hit Get Low anywhere, I’m taken back to 2003. Not to a club, not to a concert, but rather to my basement. Sitting in my cushy black recliner, driving the snot out of a highly modifiedContinue reading “NFS Underground – TO THE WINDOW! TO THE WALL!”

Find of the Day – 1992 Cadillac Brougham D’elegance

Large and in charge. That is what the owner of this 1992 Cadillac Brougham D-elegance will be. One of the last of a dying breed, this boat Caddy had it all. Vinyl roof, buttoned leather seats, wood trim, smooth V8 engine, digital dashboard and a trunk large enough to fit a small village. Despite somewhatContinue reading “Find of the Day – 1992 Cadillac Brougham D’elegance”