Friday Fun – Three Car Defunct Dream Garage

Today’s task is simple. We’re going to rewind things back a bit and once again assemble a three-vehicle fantasy garage of your choosing, while following these two simple rules: All vehicles must be from defunct manufacturers no longer producing automobiles. You cannot select the same manufacturer twice. My Choices 1970 Plymouth Superbird I’ve always hadContinue reading “Friday Fun – Three Car Defunct Dream Garage”

Find of the Day – Low Mileage 1986 Dodge Charger

Are you a fan of mundane ’80s compact coupes? Well, have we found a car for you. Behold this 1986 Dodge Charger with the base 2.2-liter engine and a manual transmission. Showing just 25,333 km (15741 mi) on the odometer, this car is in amazing condition for something now 35 years old. The car isContinue reading “Find of the Day – Low Mileage 1986 Dodge Charger”

Winged Car Wednesday – Chaparral 2E

The predecessor to the Chaparral 2F discussed last year, the 2E was the original big-wing car, featuring an open cockpit compared to the 2F’s closed driver compartment. Bolted directly to the rear suspension, that massive airfoil could be adjusted via a pedal under the driver’s left foot for maximum downforce when cornering and minimal dragContinue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – Chaparral 2E”

AutoLobotomy Wants To Know – What Needs to Return?

Picture for a moment that you are Snap!  Imagine that you have, indeed, got the power. The power to bring back any car and/or segment from the past. Anything you want, will be here once again. Is there a vehicle that was ahead of its time and deserves another shot? Was there a style thatContinue reading “AutoLobotomy Wants To Know – What Needs to Return?”

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”