How A German Rocket-Powered Monstrosity Somehow Predicted The Future

The 1920s were a crazy time. In America, jazz was everywhere, and so was illegal booze. In Japan, the Showa period was just beginning. And in Germany, Reichsmarks were being used as wallpaper and rockets were being strapped to cars. Even if it didn't make sense, everything was permitted. » 7/12/14 1:09pm 7/12/14 1:09pm

Boring automaker hypnotizes customers to make them like their cars

Europeans think German automaker Opel is an extremely boring brand so, for their Danish campaign, they decided to hire a hypnotist to wipe people's minds clean of any preconceptions. Then they let them test a car and, apparently, they loved it—or maybe the hypnotists tricked them about that too. » 5/29/14 8:51am 5/29/14 8:51am

Opel Is Ending Exports To China, Will Likely Make An Adam For America

We're about to see a lot more Opel — kinda — in the U.S. and a lot less Opel in China. After years of unimpressive sales, GM is pulling Opel out of China. On the flip, GM will rebadge two more Opel products in the U.S. for Buicks — one of which is most likely the Adam we've been curious about. » 3/28/14 3:30pm 3/28/14 3:30pm

How Americans Came Close To Getting The Slick Opel Calibra

Last week when I was looking at 90s coupes, I came across one that Americans never had the chance to get – the Opel Calibra. A successor to the Opel Manta that Americans once got through Buick dealerships, I began to realize it was a shame we never got to have this. Weirder, considering it shares a lot of underneath… » 1/27/13 2:00pm 1/27/13 2:00pm