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2015 Ford Falcon – An Aussie Bird’s Final Flight


The end of the line for any performance car is always sad news. Even sadder is the demise of an entire division. In America fans of Pontiac Oldsmobile, Saturn and … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Volkswagen Santana: Quantum Physics in China


The Chinese auto market is an odd thing. There Buick is like Lexus and VW was like Toyota. Was because VW has lost its sales dominance to Buick of all … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

1964 – 1968 Ferrari 275 GTB: The Subtle Transition to Modern


The Ferrari 250 Berlinetta or Lusso was one of Ferrari’s most beautiful GT cars. It classic lines represents the height of Ferrari’s old world designs. The “Lussos” were a tough … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

1977 – 1983 Maserati Kyalami: The African Queen?


Big sporting coupes have been a segment that European automakers have been consistent with ever since the ’70s. Of course big by their definition is merely mid-sized by ours, but … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

1971 – 1975 Lancia 2000 Coupe: The Last of the Thoroughbreds


Coupes are an exciting segment in the automotive market, but lately their numbers have been dwindling. Some of the most exciting GT cars to come out of Europe were less … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

2008 – 2012 Tesla Roadster: Adding Real Spark To a Segment


For most people the electric car was the stuff of nerds. That was before the Tesla Roadster made it’s public debut in 2007. Rumors of an American electric car company … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

1992-1994 Jaguar XJ220: The Super Car with Less Than Super Timing


  The late 1980s was a heated time for a new crop of modern supercars. Nearly everyone who was worth their space in Beverly Hills auto parlors were represented. Lamborghini, … Continue reading

August 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

1965 – 1967 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport: For Mature Audiences Only


It always amazed me how different American cars appeared from year to year in the 1960s. Even when they were continuing on with the same basic body, they looked almost … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

2012-2014 SRT Viper: Shedding It’s Skin Once Again


Miracles seem like everyday occurrences at Chrysler, although like a dreams, they don’t last long. In the past a great car would have come around and saved the company from its own … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

2010-2014 Buick Lacrosse: Heritage Holdout


For anyone missing the good old days of the American automobile, they can take a little comfort in knowing that the “American car” type is making something of a comeback. … Continue reading

July 6, 2014 · Leave a comment
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