It’s a shame about the 2014 Dodge Durango. Every car eventually gets wound down, but the Durango will be going out in its prime. If the way a vehicle drives is a high priority for you, it’s hard not to adore the Durango’s comportment. More tragic, the Durango has been the quiet way to get […]
100,000 miles? 200,000 miles? 300,000 miles? Everyone has a certain point with their daily driver when they would rather see money back in their pocket, instead of seeing more money fall out of their pocket. Time marches on. That old clunker loses it’s endearing qualities and then, what do you do? Well, the answer depends […]
This is the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. By now, you’ve probably even seen it out on the road. For sure, you’ve seen it in pictures and likely reacted viscerally. Shut up. If running the King of the Hammers is on your “to do” list, your Jeep is the Wrangler. While it’s available in four-door Unlimited form, […]
EDAG is a German design and engineering firm that has been working with most car manufacturers for the past four decades and also built a Pontiac Solstice shooting brake because wagons rock. Their latest concept is a 3D-printed composite passenger cell that was inspired by turtles and goes beyond today's possibilities. Read more...
There's always that guy at the party who takes the joke too far, and at this year's Geneva Motor Show that role falls on the shoulders of the German tuners at Carlsson with its CS50 Versailles. It has created a customized Mercedes-Benz...Show More Summary
Poor sales of the Dodge Dart have led to temporary layoffs at the auto maker’s Belvidere, Illinois plant, where the Dart is produced. Despite Chrysler sales being up 11 percent last month, sales of the Dart were down 37 percent. Speaking to the Daily Herald, Autopacific’s Dave Sullivan noted that “What’s going on now with the […]
Or so goes the opinion of Martin Wainwright, an author who has written about the Morris Minor, the cheery little British car that sold more than a million copies, the vast majority of them in the United Kingdom. There’s certainly no shortage of enthusiasm for the the dead-simple and stone-cheap economy car over there, as […]
I recently bought an ex-CHP, 1988 Mustang Notchback on Craigslist. Why? Because they are awesome and I wanted a project. I got a good deal, and the car is very clean, with a brand new Ford Racing 302 crate engine under the hood. The rest of the car is stock. Show More Summary
I've been fortunate enough to drive plenty of memorable cars over the years, and one of my all-time favorites is the Audi RS4 sedan. It was only sold in the United States for a short time, but during that quick run, it made a huge impression on me. Show More Summary
NC Wyeth Illustrations for The Ladies Home Journal 1920-31 N. C. Wyeth The Courtship of Miles Standish by Longfellow (1920) The Courtship of Miles Standish is an 1858 narrative poem [...] The post Maritime Monday for March 3rd, 2014: Fu@# Yeah NC Wyeth appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
Electric Mayhem bus. Photo courtesy Muppet Wiki. As noted last month, Ken Kesey’s Furthur could be considered one of the most influential buses for inspiring a million hippies to turn their Volkswagen Type 2s into rolling psychedelic painting canvases. For that matter, it very well may have set the whole art car movement into motion. […]
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we'll provide the jams. Read more...
The AVE Mizar in August 1973. Photo by Doug Duncan. With at least a couple years of development and successful flights behind him, Hank Smolinski began looking for a way to market his so-called flying Pinto. So-called because that’s exactly what it was: a Pinto that flew with the help of the wings, tailfins, and […]
Like lots of American kids, from the ages of 12-18 the only reason I could think of that PBS should be allowed to survive was that they were the only channel that showed Monty Python in the US. It's hard not to love Monty Python, so I was doubly excited to see a sketch featuring a lovely engine. Read more...
I'm a big proponent of buying the car you really want. If you want a Morgan 3-Wheeler, get a Morgan 3-Wheeler. Don't somehow tear the front wheel off your $500,000 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and try and pretend it's a 3-wheeler. It's not. Read more...
Winter can be stern and humorless. Into the frozen fray trundled a visitor from California. I told the 2014 Kia Soul that it was out of place. Then a whole bunch of snow fell. The Soul’s chipper personality replied “no worries, brah.” With only all-season tires, I was worried, though. Without winter tires, any-wheel drive […]
The photo illustrating Zombie McQuestionbot’s query about what would it take to get you to buy a hybrid was of a Chevy Silverado hybrid pickup truck. I bet some of you seeing that picture didn’t know that Chevy even sold fullsize hybrid pickups and those of you who are familiar with them, may have dismissed […]
Yesterday you read Mr. Okulski's take on the new STI. Here's our view, and we're sharing it in video form. Read more...
This is the 2014 Chevrolet SS, also known as the 2008 Pontiac G8 GXP. First it was dead, then it was alive again, but only for cops, and then people begged for it on the internet (where everyone wants what they can't have). So, here it is, alive once more for customers. Is it everything they asked for? Read more...
As most of you know, I have some history with the 1965 full-sized Chevrolet. Back in 1990, when I bought mine, these cars were still very common in high-turnover wrecking yards; this was the result of high production (in fact, more 1965 full-sized Chevrolets were built than any other single year/model of American car in […]