Is the Subaru Brat a future classic?
1970s / 1980s / Future classic / Japanese / Subaru

Is the Subaru Brat a future classic?

Contrary to popular belief, the Subaru Brat was named after an unruly teenager: The name was an acronym that stood for Bi-drive Recreational All-terrain Transporter. Based on the Leone, the Brat was commissioned by the president of Subaru’s American division who saw a market for a small, four-wheel drive pickup that was smaller and cheaper … Continue reading

Is the Volkswagen Golf (mk2) a future classic?
1980s / 1990s / Future classic / German / Volkswagen

Is the Volkswagen Golf (mk2) a future classic?

The first generation Golf (sold as the Rabbit in the United States) was an unexpected hit for Volkswagen and replacing was a Herculean task for designers. The automaker wisely picked an evolutionary design over a revolutionary one, a philosophy that has characterized the Golf through over three decades and seven generations. Continue reading