Category Archives: Bold School

Pontiac Banshee: Killed by the Corvette


Before he founded the company that would bear his name and created the car that would become an iconic part of cinema, John DeLorean was a madman in a lab at Pontiac. He was responsible for the Pontiac GTO, and wanted to continue furthering the brand’s performance stature. He had his sights set on an incredible car called the Banshee. Too bad General Motors can be a hot mess at times.

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Should You Warm up Your Car in the Winter?


There are all sorts of tips and hints about proper car care that are passed down as words of wisdom. Sometimes they’re helpful and sometimes they’re completely outdated and only applied back when the Model T was a wonder of the modern age. What about the old advice to warm up your car in winter?

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Why We Love the Original Fiat 124 Spider


This week, we tried to cover all corners of the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, but no matter how hard we tried, we kept coming back to one car. The all-new Fiat 124 Spider is a retro-inspired little roadster that has captivated the automotive press. Why is this little ragtop with only four cylinders under the hood stealing all the headlines? Allow us to explain. Continue Reading »

The Datsun 280ZX: A Sports Car of Many Names

1979 Datsun 280ZX

The Datsun 280ZX was produced by Nissan under several names, all depending on where in the world you lived. It was known as the Datsun 280ZX, Nissan Fairlady Z, and Nissan Fairlady 280Z, but no matter what they called it, this was a fantastic car.

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Take a Look Inside Bruce Meyer’s Amazing Car Collection

Bruce Meyer

For those who’ve never heard of Bruce Meyer, he is a man with a collection of cars rivals that of Jay Leno’s, and was the founding chairman of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA. His collection includes motorcycles, racecars, and all manner of automotive memorabilia. He is the quintessential car guy, and by the age of two, his mother stated, “Bruce loves anything with wheels,” and that’s what’s driven his collection all these years.

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American History: How AMC’s Underrated Javelin Shocked the World


Everyone loves a good Cinderella story, especially in the world of auto racing. A seemingly unheard of vehicle, finding itself up against the big boys, and figuring out a way to make it work in the end. That description rang true for a number racing teams throughout history, but non more so than the American Motors team of the late 60s and early 70s. Continue Reading »

Friday the 13th: Are Green Cars Unlucky?


You’ve probably encountered the legend before. Someone advises, “Don’t buy that car, it’s green, it’s unlucky,” forecasting some impending color-related doom. But exactly where did the unlucky green car myth come from?  Continue Reading »

Winter Driving Guide: Data Says Most of Us Are Unprepared


In many places around the country, the leaves have changed, and in others, the leaves are now on the ground. Tha can only mean one thing: winter is just around the corner. Depending where you fit into the automotive world, it could mean getting the plow hooked up for the first storm of the season, getting the winter tires out of winter storage, or planning that road trip down south. No matter what your plans are, winter driving takes some preparation.

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The 1956 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket Was a Retro-Futuristic Wonder Machine


The 1950s was a decade of signature design elements that are immediately recognizable over 60 years later. From fashion to cars, style was influenced by technology and the idea of the wonders that would become a part of our daily lives in the future. The 1956 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket exemplifies this mindset with a retro-futuristic design that was as striking then as it is today. Continue Reading »

The Elegance and Power of the 1952 Bentley R-Type Continental

1952 Bentley RType Continental

World War II brought with it lean years, but Bentley roared back onto the scene with its 1952 Bentley R-Type Continental. It was an elegant, eye-catching car with a powerful engine that made it the fastest car in the world in its day.

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