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Cycles


Motorcycles, new and classic. View the entire archive.

Chrysler New Yorker, 1955-1982

There's a reason it's known as the Empire State. New York is outsized and audacious - not a place for the timid. So is the car named after the Big Apple. It's...

Chevy Kingswood Estate wagon, 1969-1972

One of the greatest things about the Great Whales of the past was their names. Today, everything's alpha-numeric. "X" This and 123 that. All the good names have either been taken,...

AMC Ambassador, 1965-1974

American Motors Corporation may have descended from Hudson and Nash—brands whose hallmarks were modesty and efficiency—but by the mid 1960s, AMC began producing battlewagons of truly Bismarckian proportions. One of the most...

Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser, 1964-1977

Here is a fact that some will find hard to swallow: GM's Oldsmobile division was once the number-three best-selling brand of car in the United States. Believe it or not. Given Oldsmobile's consumptive...

Worst Car Names Ever

Naming cars, like naming kids, sometimes comes out all wrong. Striving to be cr8tive, some parents cripple their progeny with appellations guaranteed to result in a lifetime of abuse. It's the same...

Pontiac Catalina, 1965-1972

Pontiac is most famous for models like the GTO of the '60s, the Firebird of the '70s - and even the Fiero of the 1980s. These cars cemented Pontiac's status as...

Ford LTD 1965–1982

No one knows for sure just exactly what "LTD" stands for. Some say "Limited"—others "Luxury Trim Decor." Perhaps there is an ancient temple somewhere with weathered letters chiseled in stone, signifying...

Cars (and concepts) that deserved to be crushed…

Automotive good ideas gone bad range far and wide, whether it's a classic  fail like the exploding Pintos of the early '70s - or a late-model turd like the Pontiac Aztek. Here...

1974–1978 Mustang II, Cobra II, and King Cobra

By 1974, the muscle car frenzy of the 1960s had petered-out like an all-night kegger at sunrise. After a ten-year bender with 100-octane leaded premium and 300-horsepower V-8 engines, Ford Motor...

15 Percent Ethanol “Gas” May be Here by Fall…

If it was built before the 1980s, your vehicle was designed to burn gasoline - and nothing else. That's what was sold back then, so it's what the engineers assumed when they...
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