I found the car.
in the 1970s. 1979 or 80 AMC Concord. It’s a long Gremlin. Or a thin Pacer. This is so embarrassingRead more "What the hell was wrong with us"
to your prom, because: Your cousin said, “oh fuck no” when you asked to borrow his. You didn’t go anyway. You only had about $3 for gas until payday as it was.Read more "What NOT to drive"
A 33 year old “personal luxury coupe” and a flat between the industrial district and the airport. Mad pimpin’, dude. I have this sudden urge to drink Dos Equis.Read more "Fredo Wang: Living the Dream"
If you’re the 1980 sane version of South Park’s Mr. Garrison.Read more "What to drive"
Things that will not die, part 412:
I thought i got rid of this goddam car in 1998, in favor of a Hyundai Accent.
It was another $1,000 ash advance and a trip to Parker Colorado to pick it up. It was the car I (re)started smoking in, once the wife had been baking #2 for a while. Camel menthols – yee hah. AM radio, 200 cid in line 6 tractor motor and 3 speed auto. Living the dream, commuting in Denver.
It’s a slow, gloomy Tuesday commute, when out of nowhere, this cream-colored nightmare comes storming into view.
Not only is it exhibit A in how to take America’s most successful car of the day, the ‘77 Cutlass, make it smaller (good), even less powerful (bad), and less aggressive, by halving the number of lights (emasculatingly bad). Then, for ’79, change the grille to make it even uglier. (Two fat sections per side instead of three more slender ones.) Read More
mmmm… eye candyRead more "When Car and Driver Didn’t Suck – December 1978"