At the Kooks booth I came across a real interesting specimen that despite it’s retro leanings, really stands out. I find this interesting for two reasons: The first being that we seem to be coming to the end of the current manufacturer’s retro styling craze; second being that I’m particularly jaded when it comes to this type of treatment, whether it’s old-to-new or new-to-old. Continue reading
Here are a handful of the the 2013 SEMA cars getting the boot from the Las Vegas Convention Center. Continue reading
Hot on the heels of Trevor’s post: 10 Weird Projects That General Motors Actually Did comes another (although much smaller scale) weird project GM actually (sort of) did. Okay, well, maybe GM didn’t have a whole lot to do with it but whatever.
Believe it or not but there used to be small trucks, with a frame and everything, like this S10 Blazer I spotted the other day. Now, I understand that the ‘need’ isn’t really there anymore but I miss seeing them around. pretty much everything out there now is based off of a family sedan, which seems odd for a ‘truck’.
Crossovers are basically cars that sit too high with a hatch and worse mileage. I’m not saying to sell your Fusion Edge or Altima Murano to rush out and buy a beat up old S10, what I’m trying to say is that if you keep mindlessly buying this shit they will keep making it. Maybe I’m too old, or out of the loop, or I just simply do not get it (or all three). Do people buy them to sit up higher and feel more confident? I drive a 4 door car that is neither lifted nor lowered, I can see traffic around me just fine and I’m willing to bet it would do just as well offroad. I’m having a hard time seeing the benefits of a crossover vs a normal car.
So you want a car that kind of reminds you of sitting in a small truck? Is it one of those too cool for school things? You don’t want to be seen in a mini van so you choose to drive a what is essentially a mini van without sliding doors hoping that no one will notice? The world may never know. Then again, why were people buying S10 blazers? Who knows? At least they were capable when they needed to be though.
You are the reason they don’t make wagons anymore, and I’ve been on a wagon kick lately.. asshole.
Oh yeah, the S10 Blazer.. I didn’t crawl under it to have a look at what’s doing under the hood. I know that I sure wouldn’t want someone crawling under my car while I was in the store, so I can’t confirm that there’s a small block sitting under the hood. However, It’s safe to assume that there is and has been one there for probably 15 years, 6 years after they bought those wheels. This truck is so close to looking right, I hope they fix some of what they messed up in the (obviously) 90’s.
The Las Vegas Police Department clearly had a much more strict set of rules for this years cruise out of SEMA. I saw a couple tickets handed out with zero hesitation, most likely with the idea of making examples out of people, which I can understand.
Aside from a minuscule chirp from a little Fiat no one was willing to give their wheels a spin, no matter how much the crowd begged for it. Well, these guys said ‘fuck it’, dropped their
truck car vehicle to the ground and gave a them go. It’s no smoke show or anything but the pickings were slim, so enjoy it.
As you already know, your editors at Generation: High Output are headed to SEMA to give you a look at all the new and awesome (or horribly tasteless) things that will be taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center this year.
I’d like to take a moment to let you in on a little secret that everyone might know as well. Continue reading