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 – 1995 Ford Aerostar AWD

Once upon a time the mighty Ford Aerostar roamed the earth in massive quantities. During its lifespan, over 2,000,000 of these people movers were manufactured. Today though, they are a rare breed. But they are not all gone yet. Here is a 1995 Ford Aerostar in excellent condition, sporting a classic 90s blue and beigeContinue reading “Find of the Day – 1995 Ford Aerostar AWD”

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”

Britney’s Music Video Stuffed with ’80s Cars

This edition of music videos and cars is a bit outside of my wheelhouse. I had not heard of this song or viewed the music video until I was conducting research for the Fox Body ‘Stangs Featured in Music Videos article. That is when I stumbled on this retro-inspired video for Pretty Girls by BritneyContinue reading “Britney’s Music Video Stuffed with ’80s Cars”

Fox Body ‘Stangs Featured in Music Videos

Welcome to another post diving deep into the relationship between cars and music videos. This week, instead of focusing on a single music video, we are focusing on a single car – the Ford Mustang. To be exact, we are focusing on the Fox Body era of the Ford Mustang. Being around during the boomContinue reading “Fox Body ‘Stangs Featured in Music Videos”

Graded – Mercury Cougar

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 – Mercury Cougar”

40 Cars for My 40th

Yup, I’m hitting a milestone today; official middle age. There were big plans for this upcoming weekend that involved family, camping, and of course race cars at the track. But that, like most things in 2020, has to be put off for the year. Here’s hoping I get to do it for my 41st birthdayContinue reading “40 Cars for My 40th”

Choices – 1992 NASCAR Coupes

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 – 1992 NASCAR Coupes”

Choices – ’80s Compact Two-Seaters

Welcome to yet another new feature on AutoLobotomy.com. It’s an evolution of a series I used to write years ago, where I pit seemingly similar cars against one another in a battle for your affection. It’s like making you choose your favourite child (although some days that’s easier than others). Your task, if you chooseContinue reading “Choices – ’80s Compact Two-Seaters”