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The Chrysler Story

April is absolutely packed full of interesting automotive firsts and fun facts that deserve their share of attention, including the birth of the Gremlin, which we touched on last week, as well as the birth of Walter Chrysler, the death of Karl Benz, and the birth of one of the first motorized vehicles by Gottlieb [...]

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April Fool’s Day - It’s No Joke!

In the quest for the perfect April 1 post, I discovered this incredible-but-true nugget of automotive nostalgia: on April 1, 1970, AMC released what was perhaps the greatest April Fool’s joke in car history, the AMC Gremlin.Originally conceived of as a shortened, economy version of the Javelin, the Gremlin concept was originally called the AMC-GT [...]

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Outrunning the Roadrunner - Meep-Meep!

Over the weekend, a world record was officially broken. Hennessy, Koenigsegg, and Bugatti have all been trying to break the 300mph speed barrier for a street-legal car, but the M2K Motorsports team finally cracked it in a modified 2006 Ford GT.Ford fans all over the world have been deservedly smug across social media since the [...]

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The Sound and the Fury

Early this morning, I was perusing an article published yesterday on TopGear.com about the new ragtop version of the Mercedes AMG GT R. If you’re not familiar with the GT R, it’s the revved up version of the already-bespoke AMG GT, but this time with 557hp from the 4.0L bi-turbo V8, and some additional body [...]

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Snake Bite

Being married to an economist means that I’m always trying to find ways to maximize my utility and stretch a dollar as far as I can. To this end, I keep a running list of things that I would like to have if I ever see them on sale for a low enough price. For [...]

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Tuckers, Blazers, and Scouts, Oh My!

In reading and researching automotive history, I’ve taken an interest in car safety, especially with the upcoming revolution of self-driving cars. Innovations in safety have frequently become standard features and then ultimately been required by law, such as seat belts and airbags. There are quite a few of us car folks who have the very [...]

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2019 Audi Q8

The evolution of the automotive market has been drifting away from sedans and sports cars for quite a while in favor of crossovers and SUVs. We car folk have often lamented the decline of traditional cars in favor of more practical and family-oriented vehicles as a push towards a watered-down market of cookie-cutter wagons and anti-minivans. In recent years, however, Europe [...]

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Maserati Tuesday

It’s hard to imagine that this past Saturday was the 104th anniversary of the founding of Maserati. As much as automobiles feel like modern creations, especially given how they have impacted everything from how we work to where we live and how our communities are planned, there was a time when they were new, exotic, [...]

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Don’t be Cruella, de Ville.

Yesterday was the 69th anniversary of the one-millionth Cadillac rolling off of the assembly line in Detroit, Michigan. The Series 62 Coupe de Ville is unarguably Cadillac’s most iconic vehicle. The model that marked the landmark production in 1949 was the original C-body that was also the basis for the Buick Roadmaster, the Pontiac Torpedo, [...]

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Pedestrian or Powerhouse?

At Cocomats, our first loves will always be classic cars and the passion that drivers feel towards their favorite rides. We also give lots of love to sports cars and exotics and all of the things that make our hearts gozoom.But what about the everyday driver? What about those cars that we love but we’re [...]

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