Did the XP-833 Banshee’s failure make Pontiac an eternal second-fiddle at GM?

In the 1960s, Pontiac, led by John DeLorean, was doing its best to make waves on the high performance scene with models like the GTO and a strong, if secret, hand in drag racing. It went too far, however, when it developed the ‘Banshee,’ also known as the XP-833, a… read more »

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Can One Good Car Save An Entire Doomed Brand? How About Four Good Cars?

Some car companies just weren’t meant to survive past their best-before date, but of those that straggled on into an uncertain future, were there any last-minute sales champions lurking behind the curtain that could have saved them from the chopping block had they debuted in time? In this Hagerty piece,… read more »

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Cadillac Secretly Revealed Its ’90s Future In 1988 With the Voyage Concept

Sometimes car companies give away more than they’re letting on when a concept car rolls out onto the stage at one of the world’s major auto shows. I’ve been putting together a series of features over at The Drive that explores forgotten concept cars that played a major role in… read more »

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Were The Ford Explorer SUVs In Jurassic Park Self-Driving Or Not?

A few weeks ago I was scrolling through Twitter when I came across a picture of one of the Ford Explorers used in the original Jurassic Park movie. Despite having seen the film a thousand times—thanks in large part to my sister’s super-fandom when we were just barely teenagers—I suddenly… read more »

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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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