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”

Canadian Thanksgiving Special – Thankful for Ridiculous Motorsport Competitions

We’ve all seen demolition derbies and figure eight racing before, right? Usually, it’s big old American iron smashing it out on a tight course. Or more recently due to economics and availability, front-wheel drive compacts have become a favourite for the sport. But what if a handful of Japanese and German luxury cars went wreckContinue reading “Canadian Thanksgiving Special – Thankful for Ridiculous Motorsport Competitions”

Find of the Day – Custom Chevy Powered Porsche 928

Here is something completely different. A 1980 Porsche 928 Euro-spec that has been thoroughly modified. For starters, there is a 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 engine up front, complete with air intake sprouting from the hood. The taillights, rear spoiler and wheels have been reworked. Actually, it might be easier to list what is stillContinue reading “Find of the Day – Custom Chevy Powered Porsche 928”

Find of the Day – Pristine 1999 Saturn SL2

Where are the Saturn fans at? Here is a nearly mint condition 1999 Saturn SL2 sedan selling for a very reasonable price. The interior and exterior appear to be well maintained, and the seller states the car was garage stored for most of its life. Would this make for a great, nostalgic commuter car? OrContinue reading “Find of the Day – Pristine 1999 Saturn SL2”

Friday Fun – Coast to Coast Drive

Welcome back to our new feature we are trying out on AutoLobotomy.com – Friday Fun. Ok, calling it a feature is a stretch, as it is really a catch-all for anything fun that we will post on a Friday. It could be a fantasy garage, video game challenge, used car scavenger hunt, etc. This weekContinue reading “Friday Fun – Coast to Coast Drive”

Sega Classic: Hang-On

The Sega Master System was the first video game console I ever owned. I remember opening it Christmas morning 1987 with the kind of excitement only a child under the age of 10 obtains. My parents were smart, making sure I opened this gift last, because before the wrapping paper even hit the ground, IContinue reading “Sega Classic: Hang-On”

Winged Car Wednesday – 1998 Dodge Viper GT2 (GTS-R)

In 1997 Dodge decided the brand should take the Viper to Le Mans, so it set out to create the legendary Viper GTS-R. As part of the process to take it racing, Dodge need to create a road going version of the Viper for homologation purposes. Enter the GT2. Yes, the GT2. That is theContinue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – 1998 Dodge Viper GT2 (GTS-R)”

Irrational Love – Pontiac Fiero

When I first starting really appreciating cars, the Fiero was the butt end of jokes.  It was the early 1990s and the Fiero’s sullied reputation was still fresh in many people’s minds. Despite selling over 370,000 examples in a five-year run, highly publicized issues that plagued the early models scared buyers away. I didn’t fullyContinue reading “Irrational Love – Pontiac Fiero”

Rock N’ Roll Racing – Bygone Genre

Rock and Rock N’ Roll Racing was a party. Right from the title and cover art there is no mistaken what this game was all about; fun. It was a vehicle combat game with an actual soundtrack. In fact, I don’t remember much about this game other than the soundtrack and a vague recollection ofContinue reading “Rock N’ Roll Racing – Bygone Genre”

Find of the Day – LeBaron Woodie Wagon

Wood paneling ruled. I think it’s high-time for it to come back in style. You know, one of those what’s old is new again things. Just look at how nice it is on this 1982 Chrysler LeBaron Town and Country. With only 50,000 km, this wagon has only averaged 1,315 km a year. The exteriorContinue reading “Find of the Day – LeBaron Woodie Wagon”