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The cars we loved.

2016 Buick Cascada: The Continued German Occupation of Buick


Whether we like to admit it or not, German has deservedly developed a reputation for making good machines. During the World Wars, their machines often were more advanced and imaginative … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

1970 – 1976 Audi 100 Coupe S: Audi’s First Foray Into Sporting Style


The late 1960s to early ’70s was a great period for grand touring coupes. Many of my favorite cars come from this era. They include exotics like the Fiat 130 Coupe and Iso … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

1976 – 1980 Dodge Aspen: The Family Car of the Future?


MOPAR fans usually point to the mid to late ‘70s the darkest period in Chrysler’s history. During this time Chrysler produced more than its share of troublesome cars. One of them … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

1982 – 1987 Holden Camira: The March to the Front


Today we take front wheel drive cars for granted. There was a time 30 or 40 years ago when the public was skeptical to the ideal of being pulled instead … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

1982-1988 Ford EXP: Ford’s Bold Paper Tiger?


There was a time when small coupes were all the rage in America. My high school years will filled with Fieros, MR2s and Pulsars. These cars came about in part … Continue reading

July 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

1980 – 1984 Datsun 200-SX: Giving Voice to The Future


You never forget your first one. A Car that is. My first one was a well-worn Honda Civic 1300. While it was a great car, it was not the kind that … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

1982-1983 Ford Mustang GLX: Pony Car Power and Luxury


If there was ever a point in the Mustang’s history where it tried to be everything to everyone in one model, it might have been with the 1982 – 83 … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

2016 Nissan Maxima: The Return of the Four Door Sports Car (For Real)


Although the Maxima never lost it’s emphasis on performance. As such it was usually was the enthusiast choice in comparison tests, although it lack in other creature comforts – the … Continue reading

June 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

1976 – 1988 Opel Manta B GT/E: Trading H and J for B in Europe


The Manta is a car that comes to mind to only few Americans under the age of 40. Sold at Buick dealerships, the “Buick Opel” or the Buick Manta by … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

1996-2001 Isuzu Vertex: Isuzu Does Its Civic Duty


Isuzu is hardly known for their cars in America anymore. The last passenger car the company sold here was the Impulse (with a GM version re-badged as the Geo Storm). … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · Leave a comment
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