Rockers Who Couldn’t Really Race

It’s a dangerous temptation that faces anyone who achieves success in one specific field: believing their own hype and trying to expand that golden touch to a completely different sphere. For some rock stars that means trying their hand at acting (hello, Mick Jagger), while for others it’s time to… 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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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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