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What On Earth Would You Use A 1968 Checker Aerobus For Other Than A Killer Roadtrip?

It takes a very special kind of person to drive a Checker of any kind. Composed of GM guts, enough metal to crush the pavement, and a durability not seen since the car-manufacturing side of Checker...

This 1976 AMC Pacer 4×4 Build Looks Surprisingly Good! V8, 4-speed And Ready To Go!

American Motors built some really cool machines during their short span. The Hornet is a neat little compact that was vital to the company’s overall health for decades. The Eagle 4×4...

Craigslist Rarity: Have You Ever Heard Of The 1971 Hurst Jeepster? We Hadn’t!

Believe it or not, but Jeeps haven’t always sold purely on utility or their military heritage throughout the years. Sure, that was the initial attraction of the early Willys CJ line, but over...

Swedish Sensibility, Italian Styling, American Power: This 1981 Volvo 262C Bertone Coupe Is Packing a 5.0!

It’s fitting that a Ford powerplant has wound up in this 1981 Volvo 262C…according to the legend, Henry Ford II and a team of executives and engineers visited a Volvo manufacturing plant...

Rear-Mounted, Air-Cooled V8, Anyone? This 1989 Tatra 613 Is Up For Grabs!

Outside of the Lane Museum in Nashville, where in the United States would you ever expect to see a Tatra automobile? Built in relatively small numbers until 1999, when the Czechloslovakian...

Rough Start: Would You Roll The Dice On This Small-Block Swapped Mazda?

When you only have a few grand to spend and you are preparing to make a purchase as major as a car, you want to get the most for every dollar you are spending. You want reliability. You want to be...

Roadtrip Motorcars Tour: We’ve Seen The Funky, Now Let’s Check Out The Fast Imports!

Ok, our introduction to Roadtrip Motorcars’ current fleet of Japanese import vehicles tended to fall on the strange and unique side of the house. But for every cute little kei car or funky...

Kei Cars, 4WD Vans, And More – We Check Out Roadtrip Motorcars’ Fleet Of Japanese-Spec Machines!

It’s not every day that I get to see an early 1970s Nissan Skyline 2000GT cruising around anywhere. In fact, outside of the SEMA show, it’s akin to having the Lucky Charms guy knock on my...

Freak Show: This 1996 Mitsubishi Delica Van Has Been Ford-Swapped And Frame-Swapped!

I just heard a collective, “WTF is that thing, McTaggart?!” That, friends, is a Mitsubishi Delica van. While Mitsubishi did sell a van in the 1980s in the U.S. market, this generation...

Scrapple, Your Guide To The “meh-“Worthy News! This Week: Charity Done Right and More!

1. EcoBusted.(Photo: Ford) Need another set of headlights to memorize as you tear up the Interstate, late as usual? Here you go: Ford has unveiled Special Service Vehicle variations of the F-150 and...

A Close Look At Forbidden Fruit: Here’s What A U.S. Legal Holden Ute Is All About

Nearly ten years after Pontiac backed out of bringing the G8 ST to the U.S. market, I’m still annoyed. I’m not kidding in the least when I say that I would’ve spent all of the money...

When Is A Kit Ferrari Better Than The Real Deal? This Fiero-turned-F355 Has Us Intrigued…

Supercars have their place in the world, and normally, that place is far away from us. We don’t have money falling out of random body parts, we don’t wear Hawaiian shirts that have traces...

Not Every AMC Product Was “Quirky”. Check Out This 1977 401-Powered Hornet X!

American Motors products have a reputation for being “quirky”….which is a nice way of saying that they were very, very odd. Ok, we will admit that there were plenty of times in the...

Still Suffering With Snow? This Geo Tracker On Tracks Will Be Your New Best Friend!

It’s amazing, how a decade or two can re-cast the reputation of a vehicle. Take Geo, General Motors’ rebadged import arm. The Metro might have been dinky and as opulent as a Turkish...