Honda's Using Your Favorite '80s Toys To Sell You a New Car

Now that the children of the '80s are all grown up and have lots of expendable income, companies have realized that nostalgia can be a great marketing tool. That's why so many toys are being resurrected and re-issued, and why Honda is now selling cars using the likes of Skeletor, Jem, and even Stretch Armstrong as… » 11/13/14 8:58am 11/13/14 8:58am

A Grown-Ass Man's Guide To Super-Hard Old Nintendo Games

This is a thing about playing old NES games that I couldn't beat as a kid to see if I could beat them now as an adult, but let me tell you this first: I had sex while wearing a Power Glove not that long ago. It's maybe the most impressive thing that I've ever accomplished in my whole entire life. The backstory to pull… » 6/13/14 10:01am 6/13/14 10:01am

Why You Shouldn't Weep For Retired Airliners

I've never really been one to get all nostalgic when old airliners are retired. I kind of view them the way I do old electronics; they've been around a while, paid for themselves, and served me well. There's something newer and more efficient available now, so it's time to say goodbye. » 3/14/14 12:00pm 3/14/14 12:00pm

Traveling in a Boeing 747 in the 1970s was pretty damn awesome

Air travel did have a Golden Age. There was more space, classier interiors and bolder designs. You don't even have to go back to the 50s and 60s to see that. Here are some of the actual cabin interiors for the Boeing 747s in the 1970s. They are awesome. » 1/19/14 3:09pm 1/19/14 3:09pm

This Is Drag Racing At 240 Frames Per Second

Last Sunday, Matthew Macomber went to the Nostalgia Drags at New England Dragway in Epping, New Hampshire. This high-speed black-and-white footage is what he came back with. It's tasteful. It's relaxing. It's poetry. Enjoy. » 6/04/10 12:30pm 6/04/10 12:30pm

Autoteile!: Factory Ads for Porsche 356 Parts Suppliers

Porsche 356 fans for whom the sum of the parts are as important as the cars themselves need only look toward Charlie White's collection of factory ads and brochures for the mother lode of nostalgia. With ads for Porsche suppliers like Getrag transmissions, Blaupunkt radios and Solex carbs among them, White's online… » 10/17/05 11:33am 10/17/05 11:33am