The Chevy Volt Was Nearly Named The "Electra"

Before it settled on "Volt," Chevy considered calling its plug-in hybrid several other names, including "Electra." Why? It still owned the rights from the Buick Electra sold for three decades. And like Carmen Electra, the Volt was filled with silicon. » 10/15/10 4:30pm 10/15/10 4:30pm

American Cars: Photographs By Kevin Gray

Today we're showing the work of a Los Angeles-based pro photographer who heads down on the street to find his subjects: battle-scarred American cars in their natural habitat! » 7/05/09 12:00pm 7/05/09 12:00pm

1973 Buick Electra 225

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Remember when a big ol' Detroit dinosaur was always a cheap-transportation option?
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1973 Buick Electra 225, With Bonus 1973 Poll

You think the supply of old cars and trucks parked on the streets of Alameda will dry up, now that we've hit the 300 point? I doubt it, not when you can still find Early Malaise Era landyachts like this Electra being used as daily transportation. Five-dollar gas be damned! I found this car parked near the former… » 7/18/08 9:20am 7/18/08 9:20am

More Old Cars Than You Ever Believed Possible Down On The Tampa Street

We're mighty pleased with the vast quantities of DOTS Bonus shots from our readers these days, and some readers are going the extra mile and shooting multiple cars found street-parked in their towns. We saw Warpig's Oslo-O-Rama last week, and now it's NiceNurseRatched's turn. NiceNurseRatched lives in Tampa and she's… » 6/05/08 2:00pm 6/05/08 2:00pm

1969 Buick Electra 225

Not long ago, we saw our third DOTS Oldsmobile. With 170 cars so far in the series, you'd think Olds would be better represented... and now I've just realized that Buick has a mere three cars as well (the '70 Skylark, the '71 LeSabre, and the '76 Skyhawk. We've got plenty of examples of Chevrolet, Pontiac, and… » 1/16/08 9:00am 1/16/08 9:00am