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Classic Cars

Classic Cars

Muscle cars and trucks. View the entire archive.

Chocolate Rain

Old cars are full of surprises. When I pulled out the rear seat of the ’64 Chevy Corvair project car I bought in the mid '90s, I found a mini-bar from the...

Hope is Not Lost

Not every kid wants an Uber. Some kids - one kid, at least - wants a 1972 VW Beetle. And now he has one. This is my young apprentice, Gage. He is...

The K-Car Reconsidered

Lee Iaccoca gets blame - or credit - for the 1981-1989 Dodge Aires and Plymouth Reliant K-cars, but unlike the minivan, this one’s really not his fault. He simply took the ball...

Worst Things About Old Cars

There’s a new reason for buying an old car. It’s not nostalgia, it’s not a love for classic lines - though those still come along for the ride. It’s a desire...

Great Pumpkin Test Drive

In the Halloween Spirit, here's a look at The Great Pumpkin, plus a test drive! It is very patriarchical as well as heterosexual and profoundly unsafe. No air bags. Not even...

Chrysalis Cars

The "real" muscle cars of the mid-late 1960s and early 1970s have been financial instruments since the '90s, if not earlier. Out of reach of the average person. Because the average...

In the Rearview: Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona (1968-1973)

The last of a thing is often a cause for nostalgia, even regret. The new thing may be objectively superior and hard to fault by the numbers. But something’s been lost,...

Doomed: Honda S2000 (1999-2009 RIP)

Race cars make terrible street cars - but every now and then, one will be offered for sale to the general public. Usually, briefly. L-88 Corvettes with lumpy solid lifter cams and three...

Air-Cooled Oddballs

Cars used to be like motorcycles still are (for now). You could even buy them with air-cooled engines, just like you can still buy bikes with air-cooled engines. No radiator to...

The Shitbox, Fondly Recalled

The late and very great Brock Yates coined the term. Shitboxes. They don't make them anymore - not really. Modern economy cars are not shitboxes. A shitbox is something like an '80s-era Ford Escort...
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