In the early 1990s, any vehicle with more than 200 hp was considered ‘a real screamer’. That’s absolutely hilarious by today’s standards, but when the 224 hp Dodge Spirit R/T debuted, its sub-7-second 0–60 capability made it the fastest four-door sedan sold in America (1991–1992). So let’s take a trip back in time, and see just how far performance sedans have come in the last decade-and-a-half…
I’ve been writing about cars for about eight years now, and, during that time, I have done a great deal of research. Over the years, I have been mind-blown by some of the opportunities that I missed when I was younger, because some cars that were once affordable are now worth a small fortune as so-called “classics”.
I’m not sure why it was, but there were a number of TV shows based on some pretty way out premises back in the 1960s and 70s. When I was particularly young, we had I Dream of Jeannie. This was about an astronaut who had a hot-looking female genie who could grant real-life wishes.
Another show that was based on a crazy idea was Mister Ed. The creators decided that the viewing public could buy into a situation comedy that starred a talking horse named Mister Ed. Believe it or not, the show was quite popular back in the day. Continue reading »
As an intrepid automotive researcher in the electronic age, I regularly make the rounds trying to stay up-to-date on all the motorhead news that’s fit to print. Some of these forays are more fruitful than others, but today I came across two different nuggets that are worth sharing. Continue reading »
Before the automotive world took a giant downturn in 2002 by watching one of its longest tenured power-players cease production, GM decided to give us a Camaro worth remembering. The Fourth Generation Camaro was not wholly innovative in its execution, nor was it a fully formed, new iteration of the venerable Pony Car; what it was, however, was a very stout, rip-roaring good time on any back road, on-ramp, or traffic light in the country. Continue reading »
The Buick Regal is a car that has served the company well for quite a long time. It was first introduced for the 1973 model year, and it was brought to market to compete with the other personal luxury cars that were becoming quite popular at that time. Continue reading »
The history of the American automobile manufacturing industry is very interesting when you start to delve into it. Many different twists and turns got us to where we are today, but it has always been an incestuous environment. Companies have swallowed up other companies along the way, and some very important pioneers tend to get lost in the shuffle.
When you are looking for a classic American car to add to your collection, you have to explore all of your options. There are many models that everyone thinks about right off the bat, but you may want to dig deeper if you want to expand your horizons. Continue reading »
When I was growing up on the hard streets of Trenton, New Jersey, during the 1970s, the Lincoln Continental was one of the most eye-catching cars on the road. This was the era of what they used to call the “big boats,” and the Lincoln Continental was probably the biggest boat of all.
The words ‘thrilling’ and ‘Ford Escort’ have probably never been used in the same sentence…until now. The Ford Escort ZX2 isn’t very good to look at. It was cheap when it was new, and it’s cheap today. If you tell people that you just bought a Ford Escort, they’re probably going to look at you and laugh. But like a bark-y little dog protecting grandma, this spunky little Ford is just waiting to pounce. Snausages anyone? Continue reading »