'What's With All The Black Cars?' Another Exclusive Clip From Black Air

New York filmmaker Andrew Filippone Jr. is making a documentary about the most important subject we can imagine: the Buick Grand National. He's calling it Black Air and we've already shown you one exclusive clip of the film so why not one more? » 9/05/12 6:30pm 9/05/12 6:30pm

What car should have been made with a manual transmission?

It's not exactly a secret that around here the manual is the transmission of choice. Even though they are harder and harder to find with each passing year, if we had our choice every vehicle made would forever have an optional manual transmission. With this in mind we started thinking about all of the cars that should… » 7/23/11 4:00pm 7/23/11 4:00pm

The shootout from Heat with a Buick Grand National

Michael Mann's Heat is a study in wonderfully pure action filmmaking with hints of influence from Japanese new wave yakuza directors like Suzuki and Shinoda, shot before Tarantino perfected the homage with Kill Bill. But did you know before that Mann made a simplified version of Heat for NBC? Worth it for the Grand… » 5/19/11 10:00am 5/19/11 10:00am

Buick GNX

One of the most tired cliches in all of autojournodom is "Darth Vader's Ride." You've read it one million times, I've used the phrase several hundred dozen times and we think of it every time a pitch-black Corvette Z06 passes by. It's old, it's worn and until further notice, the Maybach Excelero owns that appellation… » 7/03/07 12:15pm 7/03/07 12:15pm

Classic Ad Watch: The Buick Grand National Is Bad To The Bone

I'd already totally forgotten that Buick went all George Thorogood with their marketing campaign for the 1984 Buick Regal Grand National. And how could I have — it makes total sense for Buick to have chosen Thorogood — although the "Imperial March" could have worked too. You see, with 200 hp of turbo goodness, the…

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