Ford


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 […]


Broken Belt Tensioners & Oxidized Headlights: A Vehicular Love Story

Editor’s note: Not all car lovers are nuts-and-bolts people. Many don’t understand how most critical systems work. People for whom cars hold a sentimental or emotional value (“sentimentalists,” if you will), though, are an integral part of the automotive community. Far too many see the car as an expensive appliance […]

2006 Civic

The Cars We Know and “Love.” Is it Time for a Rethink?

When it comes to cars, Americans love their tradition. Ours are some of the oldest carmakers in the world, with the rich histories of Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Plymouth, AMC, Eagle and Mercury adding to the culture of their parent companies. Hm. Okay, so maybe I exaggerated a little; maybe we have killed off more car history in the last […]


Three Underrated Enthusiast Cars of the ’90s 3

The ’90s were an interesting time for me as an automotive enthusiast. It was in 1996 that I first developed a more-than-passing interest in cars. It was in 1998 that I got my license, and it was in 1999 that I first drove a car that I could call mine. […]


Three ways to drive a car, not an appliance

Every year around this time we find out what the best selling cars of the past year were and every year, we see the same thing. Americans, it seems, love two kinds of cars: big honking pickup trucks and bland, reliable sedans. America’s strange obsession with the pickup is fodder […]