Hurst Lightning Rods Are Super Weird, Super ’80s

I can remember being a kid and looking into the window of an Oldsmobile Cutlass, only to be completely flummoxed by the three-stick voodoo protruding from its center console. Hurst Lightning Rods were standard issue on the Hurst/Olds that was built for 1983 and 1984, but the trio of shifters… 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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