Sunday, September 26, 2010

Beat on the Street - Daimler 250

A true rarity here in the US (or anywhere, really) is this Turner V8 engined Daimler 250. Essentially an upmarket Jaguar MkII with the 2.5 liter eight out of the Daimler SP250 Dart roadster, these cars were imported to the US in very limited quantities between 1965 and 1967. Being a right-hand-driver, this one wasn't even one of the those officially imported.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Tell 'em He's Dreamin' - 1985 Ford Ranger TurboDiesel

Up for sale is this ultra-rare, Tarheel blue-ed out '85-'87 Ford Ranger Turbo Diesel in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. Even with its blown up Mitsubishi mill and rusty door frame and kick panel, it has already managed to lure bidders over the $1,500 mark.

The truck is currently for sale on Ebay.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Vintage Article - Road and Track's Review of the Taunus Cologne Motors

Although there are some notable exceptions, it seems to me as though mainstream automotive media has become largely hype and adrenaline based. Article after article of "Sedan Shootouts!" consisting of five different drivers driving ten similar-but-different cars around three different tracks, concluded with a forced quantization of what was essentially a subjective analysis of each car, with scores added up to determine the victor that you already knew would win. All written in Top Gear format, of course.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Oldsmobile Omega ES - Getting There is More than Half the Fun!

Wait, where the hell are you going?

Admittedly, this package is a better effort (especially considering the times) than what GM has managed to put together for the compact car enthusiast in years leading to the Cobalt SS. At least the package mandates the 'hot' motor paired with the manual. But still, a medium weight FWD sedan with 130 smog-strangled horsepower and a live rear axle is not fun compared to most destinations at which you will arrive...unless you only drive to CVS, Big-Lots, and the DMV in between visits to the doctor's office.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The French Connection Crossword - Test Your Frog-car Knowledge!

Good luck, answers to follow next week!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Band-Aid Fix - Literally

While re-re-re-securing the incessantly sagging lower dash panel of the freE30, I noticed something that I had intentionally blocked from memory somehow overlooked.