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A 1978 Oldsmobile Holiday 88 Autocrossing Is Both Glacial And Palatial

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Even if your car isn’t competitive, you should whip your ride around an autocross course at least once. Test its limits in a safe, open lot! Anyone can show up in a Miata or an S2000, but unlikely autocross cars are often the most fun to watch, as this 1978 Oldsmobile Holiday 88 demonstrates in the broughamiest way possible.

Just look at this magnificent automobile. This Holiday 88 is the epitome of period-correct style and grace, complete with a brown vinyl roof. The chrome bits alone probably weigh as much as a B Mod car.


This big, glorious Olds is not fast, but it has a certain saunter to the way it wafts through turns. I can appreciate that, too, as I’m not the fastest at running out to grab cones.

Look, if there’s anywhere that will appreciate your strange automotive purchases, it’s a bunch of gearheads who are dedicated enough to make their own race course out of a wide-open paved lot. Go autocross sometime—especially in a big, floaty brougham.

Moderator, OppositeLock. Former Staff Writer, Jalopnik. 1984 "Porschelump" 944 race car, 1971 Volkswagen 411 race car, 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.

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Future next gen S2000 owner

Can we start a campaign to bring back the sofas GM used to put in cars in those cars in the 80's? The new Impala and Malibu would be so much better with bench sofas.