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From Rust to Riches

Netflix has become a reliable, if infrequent, destination for quality car shows. Their most recent offering,Car Masters: Rust to Riches, is a love letter to classic car fans and restoration enthusiasts and a fine addition to the queue.Towle is most well-known for his original Gotham Garage series on cable. He also generated a bit of [...]

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Ferrari-saurus Rex

When it comes to Ferrari, twelve-cylinder engines are the first to come to mind. One does not automatically jump to a pedestrian V6 for a mid-engine sports car. However, for their first mass-produced, entry-level roadster, Ferrari did just that.The Dino line was an attempt from 1968 to 1976 to create a more affordable Ferrari. “Dino” [...]

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Bye-bye Beetle

This past week, Volkswagen made an historic announcement. The original Volkswagen, the Beetle, is going into retirement. Although this isn’t the first time VW has put the Beetle out to pasture, they’re insisting that this time it is final. As we’ve discussed many times here at Cocomats, the Beetle was the preeminent German car of World [...]

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A Brief German History Lesson

At the end of World War II, Germany was divided into four regions with each region under the control of either the United States, England, France, and Russia. The American, British, and French regions were combined to form West Germany, and the Russian section became East Germany. At this time, the British-owned area was home to [...]

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From Britain with Love

At CocoMats.com, we have an unabashed love for British sports cars. In fact, there is probably only one man that loves them more than we do. He is suave, debonair, and a man of intrigue and mystery. That’s right, I’m talking about Bond. James Bond. Although Bond has driven his fair share European marquees, and despite [...]

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The First Pony

I’m always flipping through news articles trying to catch weird or wonderful car news from around the world. This one comes to us from Motor City itself, Detroit, Michigan, via USA Today. As it turns out, the very first person to ever buy a Ford Mustang still owns the car. (Photo: Gail Wise) In 1964, Ford rolled the [...]

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33 & 8C - A Pair or Powerhouses

This year, Alfa Romeo will introduce its new mid-engine sports car, the 8C. While it is named after some of the company’s original V8 roadsters of the 1920s and ‘30s, it has a lot more in common with one of Alfa’s most famous sports cars, the Tipo 33 Stradale.The 33 was designed with racing in [...]

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Sergio Marchionne

This past Wednesday, the world lost one of the automotive industry’s most impressive magicians. Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler, passed away at age 66.Marchionne had been quite ill over last weekend, but was said to be recovering before his condition took a dramatic turn for the worse. According to Italian media outlet Lettera 43, [...]

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That is What I'd Truly Like to Be

Lately, our blog has focused primarily on some of the fastest and coolest cars ever built. But every now and again, I like to keep it weird. So in honor of its 82nd birthday this past week, I’d like to give a great big shout out to the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.When I was in middle [...]

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Little Red Corvette Part 3

For the last two weeks, we’ve talked about the history of the Chevrolet Corvette. It has always been America’s sports car, but it wasn’t until the last few decades that the Corvette truly started competing at an international level in terms of performance and racing.Starting with the fifth generation C5 in 1994, Chevrolet introduce the [...]

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