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The Ghost Car of Lanikai

It’s Monday, dear readers, and time for our tenth Cursed Car of Halloween. Today, we go to sunny Hawaii for a little bit of local superstition. I dug way back into my internet archives for a site calledCastle of Spiritsfor this tale of terror because I have a friend who swears that it happened to [...]

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The Wraith Revisited

One of my favorite films of all time is a spooky supernatural revenge thriller centered around a cursed car. We discussed this film a few years back in one of our first blog posts, but I felt that it was high time we gave this excellent piece of ‘80s cinema a second look. In 1986, [...]

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Kennedy’s Lincoln

Welcome back, Cocomats family! Today we have our Saturday edition of our 13 Cursed Cars of Halloween. We are back stateside for this car with an event that shocked and disturbed the entire nation: the assassination of John F. Kennedy.Most of us either witnessed Kennedy’s assassination at the hands of Lee Harvey Oswald either on [...]

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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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