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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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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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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