In the automotive world we see a massive amount of vehicles that are cancelled each year and sometime these cars are able to make a comeback to have another successful run. Normally cars are cancelled because of sluggish sales and a lack of manufacturer interest in upgrading and improving the model. For some of these vehicles the result is a massive amount of success at the comeback such as what we see the Camaro and Challenger experiencing but at other times the car should be left in the discard pile and not brought back. Let’s take a look at seven cars that should have been left in that discard pile. Read more
In the days of the American Muscle Cars (1960s-1970s) these cars were built with one goal in mind; win a drag race. This meant the typical muscle car of the time did not have sophisticated chassis adjustments or tooling to make them great on a race track, but when it came to straight line power and speed these cars could not be beat. The muscle cars of this era had a two door design in a strong and powerful body style that put fear into the hearts of lesser species of automobiles. During this era muscle cars were actually very affordable but now many of these will fetch a high price. It might be time to take a look in your garage or out in the barn to see if you have a veritable gold mine hiding in the dust and dirt. Read more
Is it a stud or is it a dud? That is as simple as the question gets but for many automakers this is what faces them when they are ready to take a car from concept to production. The idea behind a particular car is sometimes more enticing and alluring than the car itself. Other times we see production models that have too many problems right from the start, causing the manufacturer to need to go back and try again. There are still several auto shows yet to take place this year and many of the concepts offered may be case studies that are being done to gauge reaction while others are possibly the answer an automaker thinks they have for previous problems. Take a look at these concepts that turned out to be duds and see if you see a few duds coming out of the upcoming auto shows. Read more
With the heyday of the American Muscle Car behind us but also being reborn, it’s good to know a few facts about muscle cars that you may have never known or heard. The 1960s and 1970s offered us some of the most powerful torque-rich cars on the planet at the time that you could witness racing on a Friday night at an open road to show whose car was the one that would come out on top. This era ended with the stricter emissions regulations of the 1980s, these cars were a thing of the past until manufactures started pulling more from less in recent years. Here’s what you might not know about muscle cars.