Design cues that recognize an automaker’s past can be found on cars all over the industry. Some are small easter eggs and some are obvious enough to slap you in the face. These are the ten coolest design details that serve as throwbacks to a past car.
Car designers like to give little retro throwbacks to legendary designs of the past. Which one is your favorite? »
Josh Commons likes his Toyota FJ40 for its unapologetically utilitarian nature. Just about every old truck fan can see the beauty in that. But what makes this one even cooler is the fact that it still gets put to work on the trail. »
If you’re like me, a big sucker for cute car animations and vintage truck advertisements, you should easily be able to kill the rest of your work day scrolling through Ford’s F-Series history site. »
Don the tweed and pomade. The Goodwood Revival is a living exhibit of Britain’s motoring past, but is this a positive for mechanical culture going forward, or an anchor keeping us navel gazing into the past? »
NASCAR’s throwback theme for the Southern 500 is one of the best one-offs I’ve ever seen in racing. Fans love the look back at the sport’s history, and it’s even prompted us to go down a rabbit hole browsing old photos of cool race cars. If this isn’t already going to be a yearly tradition, it should be.
NASCAR is hosting a theme party at this weekend’s Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway this weekend, complete with old logos and Anchorman-grade suits for the television broadcast. Check out some of the cool retro liveries that will grace the cars this weekend.
Sometimes a look into the world of automotive history is all a car designer needs for some proper inspiration. Sometimes, they can take it a bit too far. These are the ten worst retro cars ever made. »
Automobiles are futuristic things, ushering us into a faster, smaller, more explosive world. Sometimes, however, the sticky syrup of nostalgia creeps over car design and we are stuck with yet another retro humbug. »
Ever had a car that makes you think irrationally? One that grabs at your heartstrings and makes you say and do very strange things? That car, for me, is the Jeep J10. My weak spot for the J10 has existed for many years now, so finally I bought one. But it’s pretty rough. »
We’ve seen plenty of cars turned into trucks sort of “El Camino-style.” Some are prime, most look like they’re held together with spit and luck. But I’ve finally found a favorite because none have ever come out as clean and congruent as this 1977 Honda Civic. »
Deep down we all know a project car is a dangerous proposition. But the “ran when parked” siren song can be hard to ignore when you’re looking at a rusty version of your dream car. Let us be the devil and the angel on your shoulders here... Do it. Here’s what you’re in for. »
This 1944 Willys Jeep in classic US military livery was stolen from the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, England where it was parked out front for a show. It belonged to a 73-year-old man who got his hands on it and restored after his father had actually driven it in World War II. »
Remember that part in Alien when the alien comes out of the guy?! Don’t worry, watching these dudes yank an engine out of an old Blazer (or is that a Jimmy?) isn’t too grotesque or disturbing. Unless you really like old Blazers, in which case, this might be tough to get through. »
285 Madison Avenue is just another nondescript glass-and-rock box on the island of Manhattan. Except right now, it’s been turned into a cave of wonders filled with some of the sexiest Italian motorcycles of all time. Behold, and fall in love. »