Monday, October 29, 2012

Found in the Yard: One Barge to Rule Them All

The name "Town Car" has never made sense to me. As if would only seem logical to Lincoln buyers that they would need and want a car the size of a small planet to tool around the "town". Yet despite the incongruous nomenclature, Lincoln never seemed to have trouble selling beasts like this 1978 HMS Continental Town Car. However as these cars aged and opera windows, vinyl roofs and 8 mpg became less fashionable, many found there way to junkyards like this one.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Found in the Yard: When Honda was Cool Edition

Honda used to be relevant. Honda made brilliant cars throughout the 60's and 70's albeit in very small numbers. But it wasn't until the Honda Civic's (CVCC to those who know) runaway success in the late 70's that Soichiro Honda's little cars went mainstream in North America.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

I Care Not for Sensibilities

A little backstory here. Myself and a good friend of mine swapped cars for a couple of days while he took mine to get detailed. (It's ridiculously clean now) For a brief period of time I swapped my 1989 Suzuki Swift GTi for his manual shift 2002 Nissan Sentra. Fair trade? Depends who's counting.

Both cars have revvy little four cylinders, are front wheel drive, Japanese and seat 4.5 people. But like many things, the numbers aren't the half of it.