Loving The Unloved: 50 Cars Collectors Keep Passing Over

Over the past several months I had the distinct pleasure of collaborating with some of the most knowledgeable minds in automotive journalism in putting together a comprehensive list of cars, trucks, and SUVs that collectors continually overlook. For reasons related to provenance, the era they were built, or in many… read more »

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Vixen TD 21: Sportiest RV of All Time

A side-effect of the whole #vanlife craze has been that more traditional RVs are increasingly overlooked. This summer, I discovered a motorhome I had never even heard of, one that was obscure even during the era in which mammoth bring-it-all-with-you models were beginning their dominance of America’s highways and campgrounds:… read more »

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Car Features That Were Weird, But Absolutely Necessary

Some of the weirdest car features of all time ended up hitting the market because they were the only solution to a particularly obscure design problem. For example, did you know Lamborghini made a version of the Countach with a…periscope? Neither did I until I put this feature together for… read more »

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That Time Dodge Tried To Design ‘Cars For Women’

Detroit’s modus operandi for much of its early existence was not so much to listen to what the customer wanted, but rather tell them what they needed. Naturally, there were times when this prescriptive perspective fell dramatically out of step with the market at large, which resulted in some very… read more »

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Some Car Sequels Capped The Original

Not every automotive icon achieved that status right out of the box. There are more than a few legendary cars and trucks out there that had to wait for a redesign to kick in before they were able to turn heads and make history. You might be surprised by how… read more »

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Celebrating 40 Years Of Yuppie Automotive Excess

It’s been 40 years now since the term ‘yuppie’ entered the lexicon as a way of discussing the young urban professionals who flooded America’s suburbs and urban cores during the 1980s. The pursuit of filthy luchre was in, and with it came a slew of new luxury rides that would… read more »

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Could You No-Lift Shift?

I’m going to be honest: no-lift shifting is one of the most unnatural experiences I’ve ever had while driving a performance car. The act of leaving my right foot floored while my left foot operates the clutch goes against every ounce of training and instinct associated with mechanical preservation. Even… read more »

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Would You Drive Through The Darién Gap’s 250 Miles Of Impenetrable Jungle?

Imagine taking 96 days to drive 250 miles – that’s how treacherous the Darién Gap was when Land Rover decided to cross it as part of the British Trans-Americas Expedition, by far the craziest off-road adventure of the 1970s. Only six other four-wheeled adventurers have made it through before or… read more »

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Would You Buy A Car Designed By A Musician?

“We’ve been confronted with actors trying to sing, singers trying to act, and comedians doing both, so why not musicians trying to design, engineer, and produce their own cars? “ That’s how I lead off this piece for Hagerty that focuses on four cars designed, engineered, or otherwise brought to life by musicians. Whether it’s… read more »

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