Friday, December 30, 2011

An Ugly Procession of Cars for an Ugly Man in an Ugly Country

Ford boasts that its Lincoln luxury division makes cars for presidents. But in North Korea it's the car for dictators. Three mid-1970s Lincolns made up Kim Jong-il's funeral parade.
Nobody knows how the cars made it into the country but it's probable that they were abducted at gunpoint from a dealership in the middle of the night and brought to the Stalinist state (somehow) by submarine.

Also check out a North Korean-built car here:

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Bringing Back the Dart

Chrysler has released this photo as a teaser to what the new Dodge Dart will look like. Making good on their marriage to Fiat it's based on an Alpha Romeo and will be built in Illinois.

But what's with calling it, 'Dart?' Is bringing back that nameplate such a good idea?

A 1970s Dodge Dart: The car Al Bundy drove in, 'Married With Children.'