Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Retro is in: The Mitsuoka Viewt


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Car buyers in Japan will be able to buy a brand new 1960s Jag! However, it only looks like the real thing from a distance. The Viewt is based on a Nissan Micra.

Car Spotting: 1986-1988 Pontiac Fiero GT


I saw this car in Kitchener, Ontario.
Does anybody remember that in the 1980's GM made two different two-seat sports cars? The Corvette, ofcourse, and the Pontiac Fiero...
Because of the oil crisis of 1979 caused by the Iranian revolution, General Motors saw the need to build a fuel efficient car that was fun to drive for people who'd spend a lot of time commuting by themselves. This was definitely not a vehicle that you could car pool in!
The Fiero was also unusual because it was an American car with a mid-engine, meaning the power plant was almost right behind the driver. It was certainly a unique car!
The Fiero pictured is a GT model. While the original came with a 4-cylinder engine, these had V-6's. The GT also looks sleeker than the base version which was boxy in design.
While the Fiero outsold its main competitor, the Toyota MR2, and also made a small profit for Pontiac, GM killed the car line in 1988. At the time there were manyFieros around and they were incurring a bad name for quality and durability issues. Today, however, they are an interesting collectible!
1984 Commercial for the original Fiero...




Monday, May 28, 2012

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Square was in in the 1980s and when GM released it's first all-new Corvette in 20 years, the theme was square...And so was the dashboard. 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

What is it?



It's called a 'Mitsuoka Orochi.' Maybe it'll crawl back to the sea from where it came.