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A Ghost in Surrey and a Phantom Double-Decker

Following the spirit of yesterday’s feature on the Black Volga of Poland, we bring you two true vehicular ghost stories from just across the pond in England. The first is the Ghost Crash of Surrey, and the second is the Phantom Bus of London.Surrey is the 12th largest county of England and is home to [...]

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Curse of Cape Town and the Black Volga

Welcome back, CocoMats family, to our 13 Cursed Cars of Halloween special! Today, we’re looking at two international urban legends whose truth might be even stranger than fiction.First, we travel to Cape Town, a land that is no stranger to urban legends and superstition. Though the Pinky Pinky and the Mermaids of Kaloo might belong [...]

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The 330 Limited Golden “Evil”

We’ve decided to continue the CocoMats blog every day leading up to October 31 with our 13 Cursed Cars for Halloween! Creepy side note - 31 backwards is 13. How delightfully eeeevil!Today brings us back stateside for the killer car that was the inspiration for Stephen King’s Christine,a 1964 Dodge 330 Limited nicknamed them Golden [...]

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Spooky Cursed Cars

In our ongoing study of cursed cars for the Halloween season, we’re taking a trip back in time to the start of World War I. Anyone who has taken freshman world history in high school will remember that the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand was the catalyst for the start of the First World War. [...]

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The Curse of 550

October is a traditionally spooky month given the Halloween season, and here at CocoMats, we do love ourselves a good scare. We have a few treats in our back pocket for the blog throughout the month, so stay tuned. For today, we’re discussing one of the most famous cursed cars of all time, James Dean’s “Little Bastard” Porsche 550 Spyder. [...]

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A Little Pony with Some Big Horses

For better or worse, most of us remember the drastic change in body style that the 1980s brought to the Ford Mustang. From 1979 to 1993, the original pony car underwent the ‘80s modernization that most every vehicle across every manufacturer experienced due to increased safety and EPA standards. And love it or hate it, [...]

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The Topped-Out TRD

We’ve already done some early coverage of the upcoming Toyota Camry TRD and its message that the sedan market is far from dead. I know, I know, this is a car-enthusiast blog, yeah? Well, there is a lot to be enthusiastic about when your daily driver is the finely tuned 301-hp V6 that can blast [...]

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Ducktails, Whoo-hoo!

There is something undeniably sexy about a 911 ducktail from 1973 and ‘74. Also, we can probably agree that we pretty much all love the speed and precision of the more modern Porsches as the company has continued to push the boundaries of what we thought was possible in a small, street-legal sports car. Very [...]

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Saturday Sideshow

During the 1980s and 1990s in the Bay Area of San Francisco, car sideshows became a popular impromptu form of local car show that stemmed from traditional cruising culture. Based primarily around Oakland car culture and skewing heavily African American, sideshows have often been the target of various law enforcement actions since their inception and [...]

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Vette This

We talk a lot at CocoMats about how the past intersects with the present and the future. So much of our clientele is the classic car crowd, but we also spend a great deal of time focusing on current vehicles and looking ahead to future trends. With that broad perspective, we try and stay aware [...]

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