1960s / 1970s / Audi / Ducati / Editorial / English / Fiat / German / Italian / MG / NSU / Opel / Swedish / Volvo / Yugo / Zastava

The Golden Age of Automotive Advertising

> Ok, it’s winter and to be honest, there’s a bit of a lack of things to post on here lately. As a result, we’ve come up with the “Great Automotive Failures” editorials and other such things for your enjoyment. But now for something completely different (sort of)… The 1960s and 1970s had some truly … Continue reading

1980s / AMC / American / Editorial / French / Great automotive failures / Renault

Great Automotive Failures*: AMC/Renaults

*Part 1 in a series. American Motors Corporation didn’t have a whole lot going for it by the time the 1980s rolled around. Their Jeep division was more or less keeping the operation going and their somewhat less than stellar cars such as the Concord, Spirit, and Eagle were plagued by typical, gaudy, late 70s … Continue reading

Editorial / Honda / Porsche / Toyota

An Inconvenient Truth About Hybrids

>Above: Arguably the world’s first ‘hybrid’ powered car. 1901 Lohner-Porsche In the late 1990s Honda developed the Insight – the first mass-produced hybrid car to hit the market. It uses both a small gasoline engine and an electric motor powered by both a generating system and nickel cell batteries. The Insight was cute looking, purportedly … Continue reading