Buick went against the traditional muscle car formula in the mid-1980s to create the muscle car that defined muscle cars for that era. Instead of the normal, big V8 in a mid-sized car, the 200-horsepower Grand National and later 276-horsepower GNX (Grand National Xperimental) made use of a turbocharged V6 with…
Somebody spent seven years working on blending a 1984 El Camino and a 1987 Buick Grand National, and now it’s for sale on eBay for a Buy It Now price of $55,000 with open bidding. Wow.
You know what Americans love? We love stories. We love legends. We love the idea that we can rise from humble beginnings and become something greater than what we were. I think that’s why we love the Buick Grand National so much. But the reality is different from the perception around it.
When hot performance cars like the Hellcat are about to hit the showrooms, it is not uncommon for dealerships to have a waiting list of interested buyers. But one Buick dealer in North Carolina is taking names on a car that doesn't even exist. Is it possible that they have exclusive info on an all new Grand National?
Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Olds is named for a small sword that was once considered to be the sailor's weapon of choice. This Cutlass wagon's weapon happens to be a Buick V6, but will its price prove it to be a good choice as well?
The idea for BLACK AIR came on Saturday, January 3rd, 2009. I remember that date because the following Monday, January 5th, I posted on every Grand National and Turbo Regal message board I could find. I used the Sunday in between as a day to reflect, to make sure that I still liked the idea before I started telling…
Recently, I had an epiphany, but not a good one. "We haven't had an American car on Weekend Wallpaper in far too long," I realized. "This needs to be corrected immediately." But what car should I choose? A Camaro? A Mustang? A Charger? Some old-school muscle car? Perhaps some kind of Saleen?
When I saw this video, my initial response was, "Oh cool! A turbo diesel Grand National!" But when the thing started with a clattery growl, belching a cloud of thick black smoke, I reevaluated my first impression.
Be on the lookout for the Buick Grand National and truck pictured above. It's owned by a member of the TurboBuick.com forums and was was apparently stolen this weekend in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Details below.
New York filmmaker Andrew Filippone Jr. has chosen a righteous topic for a documentary: the Buick Grand National, the factory hot-rod that kept hope alive of a real renaissance within General Motors — rather incorrectly, in hindsight.
Michael Mann's Heat is a study in wonderfully pure action filmmaking with hints of influence from Japanese new wave yakuza directors like Suzuki and Shinoda, shot before Tarantino perfected the homage with Kill Bill. But did you know before that Mann made a simplified version of Heat for NBC? Worth it for the Grand…
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This guy in his Buick Grand National at the Woodward Dream Cruise clearly hasn't seen our How To Do A Burnout video. If he had, he would've known to pick a better location — one where he wouldn't get in trouble. Then again, maybe that friendly person in the uniform was just giving him kudos. Either way, he seems to…
That's right, the fourth installment of The Fast And The Furious is to be called, merely, Fast And Furious, and here are the first pics. We wonder if calling it Fast and Furious means it isn't too fast, nor too furious, but just right. Among the cars featured you'll notice Vin Diesel's Chevelle SS, which we've seen…