Muscle car fans owe a debt of gratitude to Pontiac. In 1964 Pontiac released the GTO, which started the whole muscle car frenzy. For many years thereafter Pontiac made sure it had a good selection of muscle cars among its
There was a time when full-size cars were the hottest selling cars in the U.S. market and not the small market niche they are now. During this time the full-size Chevrolet and full-size Ford offerings were fighting for this “best
Ever been in a situation that you had no control over, a life changing situation that required quick and precise action? That’s exactly the predicament the US automakers were caught in after the 1973 Oil Crisis. They were forced to deal with
Porsche earned its status with the 911, a car that even today remains a world standard for what a sports car should be. By the 1970s the 911 had become a revered exotic sports car; however its price tag was
The Ford Torino has a loyal following among Ford fans, but it never achieved the popularity of other muscle car intermediates like the Pontiac GTO and Chevrolet Chevelle SS. From its beginning in 1968 through 1971, the Torino was available
Cars have made some very impressive technological advances in the last thirty years. The transition from everything running on a car via basic electronics and mechanical parts has evolved into sophisticated on-board computers running and managing everything.
The U.S. auto industry is on the ropes, and tough times are ahead. This also applies to European and Japanese automakers. With the shrinking U.S. economy and bad economic times appearing to be the likely course for the near future;
After World War II (WWII) the U.S. auto industry thrived. As the economy boomed and the days of the great depression before the war seemed like a distant memory, the luxury car market grew as never before. Though styling had
Flashback to 1982 – there was a bad recession that had engulfed the U.S. economy and cars were shrinking faster than the value of the dollar at the time. Horsepower had taken a mighty tumble since the early 1970s.
Think the current retro styling trend is a recent phenomenon? Think again. Believe it or not, Oldsmobile was first on the block to implement retro styling and they did it with great success more than 40 years ago. For the 1966