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”

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”

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”

Friday Fun – ’80s Reasonable Garage

Welcome to a new feature we are trying out on AutoLobotomy.com – Friday Fun. Ok, calling it a feature may be 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. ThisContinue reading “Friday Fun – ’80s Reasonable Garage”

Find of the Day – 1985 Volkswagen GTI

Will the Mk2 Golf GTI become one of those classic cars sky rocketing in price? Maybe, but for now super clean examples like this 1985 Volkswagen Golf GTI are still reasonably affordable. With 135,000 km on the odometer, the interior and exterior are in excellent condition, at least in the photos. The seats have theContinue reading “Find of the Day – 1985 Volkswagen GTI”

Music Video Breakdown: Modjo – Lady

Sometimes a song’s music video can have unintended consequences, as is the case with Modjo’s hit single Lady. Released in 2000, the song reached number one in the UK, the top 10 in Canada and the Billboard hot 100 in America. But chart success didn’t matter much as this song’s true calling was that ofContinue reading “Music Video Breakdown: Modjo – Lady”

A Different Kind of Racing – California Games BMX

Time for something completely different. California Games is one of the most iconic games from the 1980s. Fire up a Commodore, Nintendo or Sega Master system and that classic Midi rendition of Louie Louie immediately takes us back. It was a groundbreaking game in many ways. It allowed up to eight players to participate inContinue reading “A Different Kind of Racing – California Games BMX”

Irrational Love – Subaru BRAT

Why do we all love the Subaru BRAT so much? It’s because of the seats, right? Or was there more to it? On the surface, the two generations of BRAT were rather unremarkable. Short for Bi-drive Recreational All-terrain Transporter, the Subaru BRAT was just another compact pickup truck to hail from Japan in the lateContinue reading “Irrational Love – Subaru BRAT”

Choices – Group B Outsiders

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 hamburger (they’re all great, right?) Your task, if you agree to accept it, is to determine which of the fourContinue reading “Choices – Group B Outsiders”

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”