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

What currently affordable car is a future collector vehicle?

Before many collector vehicles were collector vehicles, they were just used cars. Besides obviously rare and exotic cars chances are there was a time when someone thought the collector car of your dreams was just a cheap old car. With this in mind we want to examine the cars that are currently just old cars but will… » 12/17/11 5:00pm 12/17/11 5:00pm

For $3,000, go as the Roadmaster this Halloween

Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat is a common demand heard from pirates, hobos, or this season's political candidate de jure, this being Halloween. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Buick Roadmaster has a 6-speed conversion that's pretty trick, and which should make driving it a treat, but is… » 10/31/11 8:00am 10/31/11 8:00am

Commenter of the Day: Childhood Nostalgia Edition

My Mom had an early 60s Ford Falcon. When my folks moved from St. Louis to California (before I existed) they realized the all black car needed an air-conditioner. They took the car to the Ford dealer to have one installed. The result was that my folks stopped buying Ford products. Forever. That made us into a GM… » 12/03/07 6:30pm 12/03/07 6:30pm

Less Junk in the Trunk: Station Wagons Fleeing the US

Talk about depressing. Despite the fact that SUVs are being viewed more and more as a social disease, automakers are backing away from the logical alternative, i.e. wagons. Why? Well, according to this here article titled The American wagon beats a retreat, the reason for the massive slowdown in wagon sales is CUVs.… » 12/03/07 1:45pm 12/03/07 1:45pm