When Plymouth Named Their Car The Road Runner, They Went All Out

Plymouth had to pay Warner Brothers $50,000 to get the name Road Runner for their midsize coupe and dammit, they got their money's worth. » 12/26/14 10:30pm 12/26/14 10:30pm

Meet The Guys Who Drove Across The U.S. In A Record 65 Hours (In 1931)

Ed Bolian may have been able to cross the country in just 28 hours and 50 minutes in a modified Mercedes CL55 AMG and modern highways, but in 1931, things were a lot more difficult. Here's the story, courtesy of The Plymouth Bulletin, of the men who did it first, one of whom was Earl Pribek, uncle to John Z. DeLorean.… » 1/08/14 1:20pm 1/08/14 1:20pm

Season 1 Finale of American Detours - Ep 6

It's the final episode of season one. This time Jael and I are in a '70 Roadrunner traveling to a few more spots in W. Virginia. This includes stopping by the land of a guy who OWNS a cave, and then hitting a great local food spot before joining a few folks for a classic car get together. » 6/26/13 3:30pm 6/26/13 3:30pm

On the Origin of Automotive Taste: Wagon Lust and Nostalgia

The Plymouth Voyager. A 1995 model. Three rows of seats, a 3-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission, and an inline-four churning out a nice, round 100 horsepower. The lower end member of the trifecta of Chrysler minivans, the Voyager was never intended to turn heads. Unexciting and forgettable by design, with no… » 6/04/13 2:48pm 6/04/13 2:48pm

This Psychedelic Chrysler Ad From The '70s Is Awesome

Most certainly inspired by Peter Max's art, this LSD-infused print ad for the Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda is wonderfully seventies. Chrysler should get some inspiration. » 5/22/13 1:02pm 5/22/13 1:02pm

Help A Classic Museum Find A Stolen 1932 Plymouth Hood Ornament

A Denver classic car museum is trying to recover a hood ornament that was stolen off a rare 1932 Plymouth PB roadster last week. Repeat after me: Who steals a hood ornament? » 4/27/13 12:42pm 4/27/13 12:42pm

Seattle Police Roll In This Restored 1970 Plymouth Satellite

Whether the cops in your town patrol in Crown Victorias, Ford Tauruses, Dodge Challengers or the occasional Lamborghini if you live in Dubai, make no mistake: the Seattle Police Department has them beat. » 4/25/13 5:42pm 4/25/13 5:42pm

Plymouth's Creepy Pro-Torture Video

We've been hearing a lot about how Katherine Bigelow's movie, Zero Dark Thirty, is being seen by some as an endorsement of torture. Which is, you know, generally frowned upon. What most people don't realize is that the late Plymouth Motor Company, part of Chrysler, once openly endorsed torture in their mid-1930s era… » 1/29/13 1:20pm 1/29/13 1:20pm

This '62 Plymouth Makes A Valiant Effort At Being Original

Welcome to Found Around Town, where we feature cars we find in a city where interesting ones are rare because everyone drives a Prius or rides a bicycle: Austin, Texas. » 11/25/12 9:00am 11/25/12 9:00am

Muscle Cars, Like Tomatoes, Make Great Heirlooms

Imagine owing a rare, numbers-matching, high-spec, 440-six-pack 1970 Plymouth Barracuda. Then imagine you got it from your cousin when you were 17 years old, and it's now 34 years later? That's the situation with John Cross and his 'Cuda. » 6/08/12 4:30pm 6/08/12 4:30pm

Auction Fresh 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird Is An Unexpected Find

One bid is all it can take at a car auction to end up owning a vehicle you may not exactly have planned to purchase. According to the seller of this 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird, that is exactly how he ended up the proud new owner of this rare Mopar at last month's Mecum Spring Classic. » 6/03/12 2:00pm 6/03/12 2:00pm

What Is Your Favorite One Year Only Car Design?

Although with each passing year automakers are finding new ways to stretch a maximum amount of life from each automotive redesign, there was once a time when a new model year likely meant a new car—at least for the companies that could afford it. » 5/05/12 5:00pm 5/05/12 5:00pm

Bring Back The 1980s With The Chrysler Conquest TSI

If the funky synthesizers and some weird guy staring at you aren't enough to make you want to hop in a time machine back to 1987, we don't blame you. However if you can look past the strange music and 80s style of this amusing vintage dealer promo, you'll see the 1987 Chrysler Conquest TSI. » 2/18/12 2:00pm 2/18/12 2:00pm

1970 Plymouth Superbird formerly owned by the EPA going to auction

The Environmental Protection Agency are certainly an unlikely owners for one of the ultimate muscle cars ever made, but that is exactly who purchased this 1970 Plymouth Superbird in 1972. The EPA decided they needed a car for emissions testing and purchased this car—then an Alpine White example with a 440 and… » 1/29/12 2:00pm 1/29/12 2:00pm

For $10,000, you Cuda had a V8

Barracuda by Heart is a staple of classic rock stations across America. Pony cars are another staple of American culture, and today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Plymouth Barracuda is one rare classic. Its price however may not get your rocks off. » 11/16/11 8:00am 11/16/11 8:00am

Proof used car dealerships were a lot more interesting in 1962

They may have just been used cars back in 1962, but the lineup in front of Lancaster Lincoln Mercury has certainly aged well. Given the opportunity, the chances of us leaving Lancaster Lincoln Mercury without at least the red '58 Desoto and the '57 Plymouth wagon shown here would have been slim to none. » 11/12/11 4:00pm 11/12/11 4:00pm

Strange Ebay find is part Plymouth truck, mostly Corvette and entirely…

Ever seen a Corvette and wished it looked more like a vintage pickup truck? We haven't either, but that seems to be the line of thought that brought this odd vehicle to life. Currently listed on Ebay, this third generation 'Vette has the face of a vintage pickup truck and the body of an aging beauty with way too many… » 9/17/11 11:00am 9/17/11 11:00am

How new does a car have to be for you to consider it a "new car"?

What qualifies as a "new car" varies greatly depending on who you ask. Some people think a car becomes "old" as soon as it is no longer showroom fresh. A former co-worker of mine who restored Model-Ts used to tell me he didn't care much for "newer cars" like my 54 year old Plymouth Belvedere. This weekend we want to… » 8/27/11 5:00pm 8/27/11 5:00pm

What car made you love cars?

The path into the world of automotive obsession is usually a long and strange one. Often it is an infatuation with one particular car that pushes us towards a lifelong love of most things automotive. It could be a car you spent time around growing up, the first or fourth car of your own or perhaps even a car you saw… » 8/20/11 5:00pm 8/20/11 5:00pm