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It begs the question...

This week, I haven’t been thinking so much about a particular car rather than an idea about cars, and quite honestly, about industry and the things we enjoy in general. What makes a particular car a classic, and are there any cars on the market currently that we could potentially view as classics in the [...]

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Little Dues Coupe

Earlier today after I dropped my son off for school, I saw what I thought was a mirage brought on by morning exhaustion and a lack of caffeine. A Duesenberg is such a rare sight that I never thought I would actually come across one in the wild, but there at the end of a [...]

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Mopar, Meep-Meep!

In 1970, Richard Petty was making history and making a fashion statement on the NASCAR circuit in his Road Runner Superbird. Warner Brothers clearly did not waste their licensing agreement, since the Petty version looked like a true Looney Tune, no one can forget that bright Pepsi blue or the massive rear wing that is [...]

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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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