General Motors and Southern Pacific Railroad came up with a novel way to lower the destination charge when they introduced the Chevrolet Vega in the 1970’s. The Vert-A-Pac system was a vertical stacking system that allowed them to pack 12 more vehicles per rail car and save on the freight charges.
Cars and trucks are often advertised at their starting price but once you select the configuration that fits you it can add thousands to the price. You may be wondering whether a cheap truck has an actual seat or possibly a wooden stool. I recently assisted in the purchase of a truck that actually has a pretty good…
Brooks Stevens is well known for designing the iconic Jeep Wagoneer but he also designed a few models with a face that only a mother could love. The Ford Rural and F75 truck were re-skinned versions of the Willys Jeep Station Wagon that were modified for the Brazilian market.
The year was 1972 and one California Ford dealer had a vision to make a domestic 2+2 sports coupe to rival the likes of the Datsun 240Z and Porsche 914. The 175hp turbocharged Ford Pinto Pangra was born and around 50 were produced.
If the monster lift and mud tires on the truck you take to your office job aren’t enough for you then you might feel the need to become part of #conelife. This is a new phenomenon of placing cones in and on a truck to show that you are really bro.
The Tracer MKIII was built by Australian architect Mike Richardson out of a Honda motorcycle and is known as a tilting vehicle.
Ford doesn’t offer a compact pickup so the guys at “Up To Scratch” body shop decided to make their own out of a Transit Connect van and it actually turned out pretty good.
Honda wanted to get into the 4X4 SUV game in the early 90s so they used their stake in Rover Group to slap some badges on a Discovery and called it the Crossroad. It was a huge failure for Honda but provided vindication for Land Rover.
The story starts in 1979 when Honda decided to take a stake in British Leyland and…
My wife’s B5 Passat put the final nail in its coffin when it decided to free all the coolant from the heater core so we decided that it might be time to pick up something newer. I found a dead Civic Hybrid at a nearby auction and decided to buy it and attempt to repair it.
Toyota is known for the Supra and various other RWD models but there are a couple of awesome oddities that used the 1JZ and 2JZ engines that never made it here. The Toyota Progrès and Brevis are cousins of the first generation Lexus IS and were only sold in Japan.
The Polish supercar maker Arrinera has shown up to the Poznan Motor Show with a working example of its Hussarya supercar. The company has been involved in some controversy and it appears that this is still a pre-production model as it is marked with "Test Car" decals.
Maintaining a BMW can be an expensive endeavor but this specimen had reduced some of that cost by replacing the running gear with some Chevy components. This 7-Series puts out 325 horsepower from the factory but now hosts a turbo LS motor tuned to put over 500 horsepower.
Don’t trust the clean title you are holding in your hands when looking at your next used car. Scam artists are using title washing to get clean documents. This is a huge scam that affects almost a million vehicles nationwide and it could be haunting your next car.