How GM Killed The Crossover: The Brief Life Of The Chevy XT-2 Concept…

In 1989, it was increasingly clear a new revolution was coming to the truck market, but what shape it would take was still a mystery. With the staggering success of large body-on-frame SUVs and light trucks just a gleam in the eyes of automakers, GMs design team continued down the path of car-based pickups with the… » 7/22/08 12:05pm 7/22/08 12:05pm

The Volvo XC70chero Brings The Dream To Sweden

There's a stanza in a Stephen Malkmus song that goes "And the trashed young Scandi mistook me for a Swede. her slurred medieval accent was like a puddle at my feet. You could see chopped tobacco in her teeth." This made us wonder if Swedish people actually were into chewing tobacco and, by extension, if there were… » 5/13/08 12:05am 5/13/08 12:05am

1980 Cadillac Eldamino: For When Your Brat Just Isn't Classy Enough

We've got the deal of the century for you, assuming you are in the market for a car-truck based on a FWD, V8-powered luxury car of the 80's. It's the Cadillac Eldamino and it's got everything an up-and-coming dealer needs: mag wheels, tonneau truck cover, fake Q-beams, 350 c.i. Olds V8 and XM Radio (unless that… » 3/10/08 10:40am 3/10/08 10:40am

El MiniCamino Only Lets One Person Surf At A Time

Sadly, the Mini Cooper El Camino (or El MiniCamino) isn't a new awesome concept from Mini, but rather a one-off custom ride from Pioneer. Apparently made for the Paris Tuning Show, this truck-car conversion features a body kit from MS-Design, 18-inch alloy wheels, lowered suspension and what we imagine is a fairly… » 2/25/08 4:15pm 2/25/08 4:15pm