Thursday, December 23, 2010

End of Civic in Japan



Honda has stopped selling the Civic in its home market of Japan due to lack of consumer demand.

Remember the original 1970's Civic? It looked like an angry Austin Mini.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Merry Christmas!


Friday, December 10, 2010

VW Restoration Project



With the sordid history of the VW Fastback, this guy's going to spend hours restoring her only to turn the engine over for the first time and watch it over heat.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Boring Buick?



If you have a late model Buick sedan why not add racing stripes?
Now people who see it will ask is that the new $300 000 Alphongeti Turbaro?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Who's Faster?



A Skoda passes a Lamborghini Diablo.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Antique Land Yacht



I saw this in Parkdale, Toronto. It's a mid-sixties Chrysler Imperial. The most luxurious Mopar around in a time when economy cars were oddities imported from Germany, can you imagine navigating this thing around a major metropolitan city today? You'll get smart cars lodged in the bumper.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010



Here's a forum that I found discussing how the auto industry knows that ugly cars sell. Unfortunately the MSNBC article no longer exists: http://www.passatworld.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-126674.html

Monday, October 4, 2010

VW Camper

The utilitarian design of a Volkswagen Camper:

Saturday, September 18, 2010



All automobiles are ugly when this happens.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Car Nose

While a nice looking car, the 1992 to 1995 Buick Skylark had a nose.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

2 Jags


This guy owns 2 Jaguars. You should never have 2 Jaguars. If you have enough money to buy 2, only buy 1. Use the cash you saved to buy a tow truck: It'll come in handy when you want to go around town and show people that you own a Jaguar.

Cadillac Allanté

I don't care if it's 20 years old. No Cadillac Allanté should be at a
classic car meet.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Big Pontiac

This 1981 Pontiac Parisienne was Canada's version of the Bonneville.

Hearse

This 1973 Cadillac Hearse must be one ghoulish ride.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

1959 Chevy El Camino

Somehow the sedan version (the 1959 Chevy Impala) looks a lot better than this little pickup.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Nissan Cube

If Nissan sells 1000's of these and they're rusting all over the
place, don't say I didn't warn you!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Does it make it go any faster?

This 1990's Geo Metro sports a racing stripe.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Speed holes on a PT Cruiser

Remember when Homer Simpson learned that speed holes make a car go faster? It doesn't look like these were installed with a pickaxe, though.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Dodge Daytona



Even the sporty Dodge Daytona was a derivative of the K-car.

This Chrysler sports car might look unique now but, in the early 1990's, they were everywhere and dealers started to give large rebates to sell more. Chrysler began to depend on selling older models (with those rebates) rather than investing in new technology.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The K-car



The Chrysler K-Car refers to a whole line of cars produced by that company in the 1980's and '90's. Seen here is a Dodge Aries which is the type people think of when they remember this platform. But the architecture for the K-car was also used in everything from minivans to sports cars.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Landau



Beckoning back to the days of coachbuilding, the Landau top has been used these past hundred years to give cars a stately feel. But Chrysler really cheapened this image in the 1980's and 90's when they offered almost every model with an optional Landau top. It was tacky. It was horrid.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Have a Fifteen-Year-Old Lada


Sitting around?



Why not customize it?



This is a, 'Lambo-Zhiguli...'


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Name that Ugly Car!

Now it's time to play the new internet sensation: A blog game that we call, 'Name that Ugly Car!'

Guess the make and model from the cars pictured below. At the bottom will be a link to see if you got them right.



Tuesday, May 25, 2010