Yearly Archives: 2013


Marking the End of the Retro Styling Movement 1

Automotive companies have made waves in recent years with retro inspired styling.  All of the major American brands introduced one or multiple models that paid homage to styling from the 60s and 70s.  These cars give buyers from older generations a gateway into their pasts with modern versions of models […]


Project Swedish Rocket: Expect The Unexpected

If there is one thing that the CRX project taught me, it would be: when dealing with an older car, expect the unexpected. The 850, though mostly reliable, has proven to be no different. The Brakes Even though it passed its first road test, I still had some concerns. Most […]


Project Swedish Rocket Brings Me Back To Writing

As you may recall, in the last installment (the introduction to this car) I stated outright that I chose a 1997 Volvo 850 non-turbo sedan as my next daily driver because it has character. It has been quite a while since I wrote anything — on this site or otherwise […]