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A Trio of Cars No One Should Be Forced to Drive Every Day

Groundhog Day is this Saturday, and while the event conjures up the Bill Murray film, truth is, most of our days are that. It’s the same soup, different pot. Every day, wake-up, shower, eat, work, gym, eat, sleep, repeat. Sometimes there are moments that make the day worth it, but things are quite repetitive. Thankfully, making the commute in a decent car can improve any day.

PHOTOS: Gallery of the hideous Pontiac Aztek

Unfortunately, some car designers either don’t understand this fact or have highly stressful jobs that drive them to substance abuse.  Those are the only possible explanations for the three rolling embarrassments that follow.   Who in their right mind would want to drive these things for a day, much less every day for a lifetime?

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The McLaren P1 Was Inspired by a Fish

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What do you get when you mix a sailfish and a supercar? You get a McLaren P1. No, seriously. According to BBC, McLaren design director Frank Stephenson got most of his inspiration for cars like the P1 from the sleek and streamlined sailfish. Continue Reading »

Jaguar’s Design Director Gave the Classic Mark 2 a Modern Twist [w/Video]

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Ian Callum, Jaguar’s design director, might not have been old enough to pen the original Jaguar Mark 2 – it launched when he was five – but that hasn’t stopped him from putting his own twist on the design today. Continue Reading »

Tatra T87: The Nutty Czechoslovakian Streamliner That Inspired the Beetle

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Tatras were some of the most unorthodox and some of the most technically sophisticated cars ever. They came from Czechoslovakia of all places, and though their T77, T87 and T97 came from the 1930s, their style, design and performance seemed like something from the future. To take the T87 as an example, it was among the first to be designed with aerodynamics in mind, had an air-cooled overhead cam magnesium alloy eight-cylinder engine with hemispherical combustion chambers, and featured full monocoque construction.

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1963 Chevy Corvette: The Sting Ray Makes Its Debut

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The Chevy Corvette first debuted in 1953 as a concept car at the GM Motorama display at the New York Auto Show. It was well received enough by attendees to warrant production. And by 1963, the general public was ready for a second generation of America’s newest sportscar. Continue Reading »

Driving in an Earthquake – How Should You React?

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The 6.1 earthquake that struck Northern California caught Napa Valley by surprise early this morning. If you had been driving your car when it struck, would you know what to do? Continue Reading »

1967 Chevy Camaro: The Beginning of an Icon

 

 

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The first generation Chevy Camaro was unveiled on September 29, 1966 for the 1967 model year It lasted just two years before a second generation was introduced for 1969. At its debut, this now iconic muscle car had a new rear-wheel drive GM F-platform available as either a coupe or convertible.
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Buy This Renault Alpine A110 Before We Do: Auction

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The dust is still settling from Monterey (where RM alone had three lots exceeding $10 million), but RM is already looking ahead to its London auction next month. As you’d expect, there are plenty of mouth-watering automobiles for this eighth annual sale. Some are top shelf collector cars and there are plenty of Ferraris and Bugattis, but some, like this 1973 Renault-Alpine A110, are just downright cool if not exactly worth top dollar.

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1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302: A Mission To Be Unbeatable

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The 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 was a Mustang with a mission. When the car was introduced in 1969, designers were tasked with making a Mustang that would be unbeatable racing on SCCA courses across the country, and on local drag strips. The Boss fit the bill perfectly.
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Pristine Ford Torino Cobra For Sale in Michigan

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Anyone in the market for a classic muscle car? Because we just found what you’ve been looking for. If you don’t know what this is, it’s a 1971 Ford Torino Cobra, wearing a Grabber Blue paint scheme and wielding a potent V8. And it’s downright stunning. Continue Reading »