I could have gone over the top with a Luby’s trim level of this car but decided to go with the safer bet Bing Cruiser. Don’t get me wrong, I like Lincoln. In fact, I drive a Lincoln. But let’s face it, they have a long way to go to shed the geezer image, if that’s what they are even planning to do? Continue reading
Better in theory best describes this professionally built custom convertible. Some cars just can’t pull it off no matter how much money or time is put into them, unfortunately this is one of those cases. It just looks kind of odd in pictures, maybe there is more to it when it’s right in front of you? Either way, it’s up for sale out in Scottsdale. Continue reading
Back in 2005, the Ford Motor Company wanted to do something special to celebrate their 100th anniversary. What they did was come out with a special, limited-production car called the Ford GT. This mid-engined supercar was inspired by Ford’s famous GT40 racing cars from the 1960s.
The Ford GT has a supercharged V8 engine that makes a whopping 550 horsepower! Aside from a roll cage, this thing is basically a street-legal racing car. Like all good things, the Ford GT was only around for a limited time. After two years and 4,000 vehicles, Ford ended production of their high performance supercar.
When Ford bailed on the Country Squire wagon after 1991 they chose to replace it with nothing. They assumed everyone would move to a minivan or an SUV.. or buy a Caprice. Well, it’s been 22 years since then and there has yet to be a direct successor. It was apparently a good call as there doesn’t seem to be too much interest in such a car, with Dodge cancelling the Magnum and Cadillac apparently ditching the CTS wagon. Continue reading
Have you ever heard the expression “Everything old is new again?” This is especially true in the auto industry, where the current trend is to make new cars that look like old cars. This trend has brought about a wave of retro-styled muscle cars including the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, and Dodge Challenger. But where did it all begin?
The world of supercars is dominated by the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, McLaren, and so many others – but these are not the only players in the game. You might be surprised to learn that Chrysler also tested the waters of the supercar market not long ago.
In 2004, Chrysler unveiled the ME Four-Twelve supercar, which was not a concept car but a prototype of a car that was slated to be put into production. The car debuted at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, and I caught up with it at the Arizona International Auto Show that same year. Continue reading
One of the most famous vehicles in muscle car history is the Shelby Cobra of the 1960s. The car was designed to do two things: go fast and win races. Shelby achieved this result by wedging a big engine into a small, light car body. The car did very well in competitions, but lackluster sales in the US led Shelby to end production in 1967.
Ford provided engines for the original Shelby Cobras, and in 2004 the company wanted to show off a concept vehicle that reflected upon the motorsports heritage of the Shelby Cobra. Continue reading