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2002 – 2009 Lancia Thesis: School’s Over


The auto industry is changing fast. Consolidations have made larger economies of scale more profitable, but often at the expense of individual brand personality. One of those great personalities that … Continue reading

April 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

1963 – 1965 Buick Riviera: America’s Style Leader


One of my long standing car biases used to be that old American cars were ugly. For me, there was little to have come out of Detroit before the Mustang … Continue reading

April 7, 2019 · 1 Comment

1990-1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais Quad 442: Doing a Legend Proud


Americans can get very emotional about their muscle cars. The Big Three manufactures knew this as a wave of nostalgia fueled by Baby Boomer memories made muscle car heritage relevant. … Continue reading

March 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

1985-1989 Toyota Cressida: The Reluctant Sleeper


Before Toyota rolled out its Lexus brand, it was offering a larger car with all the hallmarks of a luxury flagship. In the ‘80s American buyers had come to realize … Continue reading

March 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

1978 – 1983 Ford Corcel II GT: The Brazilian Escort?


As an American the overseas exploits of the old Big Three (GM, Ford & Chrysler) could seem like adventures in a parallel universe. Ford, for instance had car variants that … Continue reading

March 17, 2019 · 1 Comment

The Chevrolet Cruze: When Your Best Won’t Do


Of the recent rash of GM closure and shutdown notices, the end of the Chevrolet Cruze makes me the most sad. Sad not because it’s indicative of home grown American … Continue reading

March 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

1970 – 1976 Lamborghini Jarama 400: The Ugly Lamborghini?


As Lamborghini’s go, the Jarama is one of it’s most interesting ’70s era cars. It’s intriguing because the 2+2 grand tourer looks almost like a conventional car – or as … Continue reading

March 6, 2019 · 1 Comment

2009 to 2015 Toyota Prius – The Most Loved and Hated Car in the World


The Toyota Prius is perhaps the most revered and hated car in the world. Any electric hybrid car before it was quickly forgotten, as it became the poster child for … Continue reading

February 24, 2019 · 1 Comment

1979 to 1986 Mercury Capri: The American Pony Car Sophisticate


As Fox bodied cars go, to most Ford pony car fans, the ’79-’86 Mercury Capri will forever take a back seat to the Mustang. The 3rd generation Mustang, always the … Continue reading

February 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

2012-2019 Maserati GranTurismo: Beauty Queen with a Image Problem


It’s been said that we are living in the glory days of the motorcar, not just everyday cars – but sports cars from all over the world. It’s true that … Continue reading

February 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

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