Far From Home: American Cars In Iceland

I recently spent 9 days in Iceland, aside from the immediately shocking 70 degree temperature difference and foreign language on the walls it didn’t feel as foreign as I expected.. at least from inside the airport. As the rental car shuttle bus (a Mercedes with hubcaps) brought us around to our drop off location I spotted a parking lot filled entirely with cars that I had never seen before. This is when it hit me and really sunk in that I was far from home and things would be different. Continue reading

The 2018 Lexus LS 500 Is An Ugly Terrible Mess And Nothing Can Help It

After staring at it for longer than anyone ever should I’ve come to the conclusion that its god awful gaped whale face is actually doing it a favor. After tweaking it a bit you can clearly see that giant grill is the perfect distraction from realizing that it’s a pinched face Maxima/new Jaguar/Panamera looking hybrid.  Let’s pray someone at Lexus gets a clue and completely remodels this car from the A-pillars forward.  At least there is a nice hood to cover the super premium V6 hiding under there. Continue reading

Have You Driven A Mazda Lately? (Craigslist)

Sometime in the mid 80’s Ford chose to improvise rather than adapt or overcome. Instead of predicting the market shift or adapting while it was Ford sat around and watched the Japanese gobble up their cash. They decided that to beat the Japanese at their own game they would be the Japanese at their own game. Continue reading

Breaking News: Ford and Tesla Merger, Mercury Revival

What? Were you expecting a witty satirical article?

I spent longer than I should have making this. It was originally going to be a tasteless grill swap but it turned into a combination of the the lowest tech car of its time and the most high tech car of its time that no doubt makes each car worse. Continue reading

I Only Want To See You In The Purple Paint (Craigslist)

Imagine Prince being alive, just as garish, less of a perfectionist, and had never made it.  He would probably drive this ‘Kandy drank purple’ Lincoln Mark Three Five.

“1996 Lincoln Mark lllV Kandy drank purple white insides 6pack woofers pioneer touch screen radio/with remote trunk did pumps,lid,neon lights chrome grill needs motor work not sure what’s wrong with the motor asking $2200” Continue reading

2007 Lifted “Off-Road” Crown Victoria Pt.3 Piecing It Together

Installation: My next step was to actually put the thing together, this meant gathering parts and information from around the internet.  Curiously enough there is a small circle of people with lifted Crown Victorias (off road, not big rims) around the internet, when all else failed they were quick to respond.

After about a year I had slowly purchased just about everything I needed to get the car lifted, and a handful of parts that at 100,000 miles probably needed replacing anyway. Continue reading

Someone Needs To Put This Abomination Out Of Its Misery (2006 Packard/Lincoln Town Car)

With a face that any mother would abort this is the 2006 Lincoln/Packard Town Car..  On the plus side, there is still a nice Town Car under there somewhere.

“A beautifully customized Packard. Ready to show and drive. Car runs and drives like new. Fully loaded 2006 Lincoln Town car with less than 50K converted to a Packard. Has authentic Packard wheels, interior and exterior trim. Excellent workmanship was used throughout the customization. True whitewall Packard tires really enhance this gorgeous car.  Car available for inspection and sale at a location in Okemos, Michigan.  The customization was done by Packard Grille out of Lima, Ohio” Continue reading