The Death Of Visability And The Age Of Driving Blind

1985-mercury-sable-rearAll modern cars seem to be burdened with the task of keeping their occupants safe at all costs.  Which is a good thing, because all modern cars are impossible to see out of.  High beltlines create a claustrophobic sitting-in-a-bathtub feeling, and impossibly huge C-pillars bring visibility to near zero.  To me this is a chicken and egg situation.  Is it better to drive a tank with its hatch shut or actually see what you are doing? Continue reading

The Presidential Limo Did Not Simply Bottom Out In Ireland (Cadillac DTS)

A few years ago there was a popular video making the rounds.  Maybe you’ve seen it, maybe you haven’t, if you haven’t here you go.

It seems pretty obvious what happened, after the BMW 7 Series scrapes out President Barack Obama’s limo takes a stab at it and completely bottoms out, more or less disabling itself.

Well, that’s not what happens at all, at least in my opinion.  Have a look at the wheel gap of the front wheels, the car is completely laid out.  I have scoured the internet looking for answers and some of them are pretty far fetched about what actually happens. Continue reading

2016 Lincoln Continental Production Version Spy Shots

2016-Lincoln-Continental-Production-Version-SideI 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

2012 Mastretta MXT Prototype Coupe

I was definitely surprised to see this prototype at the Russo and Steele auction.  It’s the Mastretta MXT, the first Mexican made sports car. To me that is the cars only claim to fame, but who knows, maybe we will see more of them jetting around Scottsdale road one day. Originally, I knew nothing about this car other than a bit about the Top Gear controversy. Continue reading

Presently Unpleasantly Pink Pyramid-scheme-mobile (Mary Kay Cadillac SRX)

The first Mary Kay pink Cadillac was purchased in 1968 by Mary Kay herself as a personal car. She had the dealership paint it a light shade of pink to match some of her most popular cosmetics. The car attracted all sorts of attention and she took advantage of this, buying a pink Cadillac for her top sellers.. eventually working the whole thing into part of her genius pyramid scheme that continues to this day. Continue reading