1960s / 1970s / 1980s / 1990s / Editorial / English / Fiat / German / Italian / Japanese / Lancia / Lotus / Porsche / Toyota

Moderately Priced Mid-Engined Cars

Automotive manufacturers have understood the advantages of placing a car’s engine in the middle (or, behind the driver and ahead of the rear wheels) for some time. By placing the engine there, the weight balance of the car can be made much more even over the front and rear axles. This allows (in most cases) … Continue reading

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