The Bugatti Veyron has been the object of fantasy since it first arrived on the scene in 2005. Very, very few of us (read: none) have been able to afford one. An example that famously ended up in a lake was for sale for $300,000. But if you’re really interested in one, and don’t really […]
The 1970s had it all: cheap muscle cars, great music, British cars, German cars, and the coolest Japanese cars ever built. Getting a license in the 1970s meant unbridled freedom. If you got your license during the Nixon/Ford/Carter years, then here are some experiences you probably remember.
Ask anyone what their favorite movie cars and the usual suspects rise to the top: The ’55 Chevy from Two Lane Blacktop, Frank Bullitt’s Mustang Fastback, the Bandit’s black Trans Am. While most car movies featured cool cars that were just as appealing as the stars that drove them, many car movies — some of […]
In the pantheon of music videos of the 1980s, the video for Sammy Hagar’s breakout solo single “I Can’t Drive 55,” has got to be near the top of the heap. Here are nine facts you probably didn’t know about the song and the video:
Here in the US, we have a love/hate relationship with car/truck hybrids. We’ve produced two — the Chevrolet El Camino (and its twin, the GMC Sprint) and the Ford Ranchero — and they have both rabid fans. In Australia, though, car/truck hybrids know as “utes” are popular alternatives to the compact pickups from Toyota, Nissan, […]
You’re cruising along with the radio on, not a car in the world on a bright sunny day then — BAM — blue lights in the rear view mirror. Your day is officially ruined. It’s bad just about anywhere, but in these states, a speeding ticket hurts like no other.
Everyone knows about Shark Week, but have you heard of Car Week? It’s this week’s theme on History Channel and it’s packed with all things automotive. We skimmed through the assorted special offerings and came to a screeching stop at “Battle of the 80s Supercars with David Hasselhoff.” As a child of the 80s, this […]
A while back, Linton Weeks from NPR’s History Dept. wrote “The Windshield-Pitting Mystery of 1954,” wherein thousands of Bellingham, Washington residents were plagued with pitted windshelds, leading to theories that ranged from acid created by flying bugs to falling skeletons of tiny marine creatures thrown into the stratosphere by H-bomb tests. We took a look […]
There isn’t anything that says “summer” more than loading the old Vista Cruiser up with 10 of your sweaty pals and heading out to the drive-in. Drive-ins were in decline, but thanks to a healthy dose of nostalgia, the ones that are left are running a healthy business. We’ve got ten to check out this […]