The other life of Ford Falcon

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Unlike the classic car culture in the US, which mainly boils down to polishing your relic for a weekend drive or an occasional gathering with fellow enthusiasts, Argentines still get a lot of use out of their motor antiques.

In Argentina, it’s no rare sight to see a 1950s Ford pickup jalopy rattling along, hauling its cargo to some construction site. As you start paying attention, you may spot one too many Falcons parked in the streets. ...

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Love in the times of Volga

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As he lovingly dusts off the windshield of the sky-blue Volga, a reflection emerges. The old man pensively stares at what he sees reflected in the glass, a tide of memories rushed over him. “You know,” he uttered quietly. “This car was your grandmother’s dream.”

In Soviet Russia, public transport was king, and private car ownership was an experience desired by many but accessible to few. A lack of money was not the main issue. Even if you could afford a ...

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Road trip archives: Where it all began

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Life is a journey. It may as well be a road trip. And whether you pierce the highways of life at full speed or leisurely navigate the country roads of destiny, your journey – it must have begun somewhere. Do you remember your first road trip?

My childhood memories are mostly made up of sensations – sounds, smells, textures that, in turn, evoke visuals – detailed images of my trips as a child.

My earliest memory of a road trip is going ...

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June 6, 1925 – The birth of the Chrysler Corporation

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On June 6, 1925, the ailing Maxwell Motor Company gave life to the Chrysler Corporation, led by Walter P.Chrysler. The company has eventually grown to become one of America’s “Big Three,” alongside Ford and General Motors

Let’s rewind, though. Walter Chrysler inherited his passion for machinery from his father, Hank Chrysler, who was a lifelong railroad engineer with the Kansas Pacific Railroad. Young Walter’s idea was to follow in his father’s footsteps. And so he poured all his energy into working ...

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Corsia’s car of the day: Ford (Ghia) Brezza

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March, being Women’s History Month, gives us a great excuse to celebrate the incredible women in the automotive world. Meet one more woman who made history in the automotive industry – Marilena Corvasce. She was responsible for designing Ford (Ghia) Brezza top-to-bottom, bumper-to-bumper.

Here’s how it happened. Ford tasked Ghia, its European design division, with creating a mid-engine sports car, a concept that was road-ready. Rumor has it, the automaker was looking to rival GM’s Pontiac Fiero. ...

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Corsia’s car of the day: Lamborghini Diablo

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In January 1990, after four years of development, the world met Lamborghini Diablo. Originally the company commissioned Marcello Gandini, to whom we also owe Countach, Miura, and Espada, to work on the design.

However, Gandini’s concept was criticized for its sharp edges. The task was reassigned to a design team lead by Tom Gale, and Diablo, as we know it today, was conceived. As Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear has described it, Diablo was designed “solely to ...

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Corsia’s car of the day: 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC

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What thought comes to mind when you hear “Ferrari”? Exclusivity, style, power… But never “bridging gaps”…

At the 1966 Geneva Motorshow, the world received Ferrari 330 GTC to fall in love with. The new grand tourer inherited the sophisticated flair of the 330 GT 2+2 and the power of 275 GT Berlinetta, thus connecting the best of two worlds. And it may just represent everything you adore about the Italian automaker.

The 330 GTC had the same transmission, steering, and suspension as ...

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Corsia’s car of the day: BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R

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BMW has given the world plenty of iconic cars – the quirky Isetta, exquisite RS 700, or the nearly perfect Z4 are just the tip of the iceberg. The German behemoth of automaking has won many hearts across the globe with its timeless, emotion-provoking designs and thrill-inducing performance.

Another model that gained an instant cult following was 3.0 CSL, also dubbed The Batmobile. The bat-like fins running along the top of the front ...

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Corsia’s car of the day: Galag TG-1

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Love it or loathe it! Galag TG-1 – brought to you by Team Galag, a group of wealthy car enthusiasts who prefer to keep a low-key profile and make it all about their cars. The team’s participants, who earned their fame driving in the infamous Gumball 3000 rally, come from the UK, US, Germany, and Saudi Arabia. That’s probably all the information you’ll be able to find about the Team Galag itself. So, truly not a bragging bunch.

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Toyota and Nissan enter the American market

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There’s hardly a person who doesn’t know Toyota or Nissan. But it hasn’t always been this way. In the US, before 1958 only a handful of people held their hands on the wheel of a Toyota or Datsun – the export name of Nissan.

Officially, both brands entered the US market on January 9, 1958, at the Los Angeles Imported Car Show, featuring Toyopet Crown and Datsun-1000.

The American drivers and auto critics alike weren’t impressed by Toyopet. Although marketed to the ...

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