Wire Wheels, Cortina Heritage: The 1984 Hyundai Stellar

The Hyundai Stellar » 11/14/08 1:30pm 11/14/08 1:30pm was quite the mishmash of parts-bin bargains, with the same chassis as the Ford Cortina Mk 5, a Mitsubishi engine, and styling by . That doesn't matter, however; what matter is that ads for Korean cars have the most awesome combo of macho voiceover and cheezy echo effects in the history of…

Character-Driven Automobiles in Televised Crime-Fighting

Last night, we suffered a bout of insomnia, and as such found ourselves caught up in the Beeb's excellent Johnny Got His Gun-meets-The Sweeney mashup, Life On Mars. DCI Gene Hunt's Cortina fits the character like a glove and got us thinking — what other television and/or film vehicle driven by a law enforcement… » 6/27/07 5:00pm 6/27/07 5:00pm

Sierrachero's Daddy: Cortinachero!

While Ford killed the Cortina when Lutz's Sierra was introduced in 1983, one facet of the storied marque soldiered on in South Africa (and was imported to Europe as both a Cortina and a Taunus): yes, the OG P100. Built from a lengthened Cortina chassis, the rustic-stage P100 was the final standing model of a line that… » 2/16/07 3:00pm 2/16/07 3:00pm