Volvo P1800: The poor man’s Ferrari

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One of the greatest things about older vehicles is their style. You could take the least interesting classic car, and chances are it still looks slick. However, some autos go even further. Their looks become iconic with universal recognition. And yet… certain gems still slip through the cracks.

Today, we have an interesting vehicle to talk about – Volvo P1800. On the one hand, its Swedish origins don’t usually hint at supreme design. Not that Volvo makes ugly cars, but their ...

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Meyers Manx Dune Buggy: Inventing a niche:

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No matter how much people say they don’t care about cars, many gawk at the sight of a great vehicle. However, I have yet to find a proper definition of what constitutes such a car. It does not seem to be anything objective, but rather a matter of opinion.

One of the greatest things about the automotive world is the variety. Whether you are a classic vehicle enthusiast or you enjoy sports cars, you can find your niche. Yet, it does ...

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Cars and kids – reconciling two accounts

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It seems like once you have kids, you become a different person. And we understand why this happens. More responsibilities, more duties, less free time, less quiet time. Less me-time as a whole. And somewhere in that lifestyle, you may need to fit your car as well. Can your love for cars and kids coexist? Let’s find out.

One of the biggest moments in a person’s life is when they are expecting a baby… and they know they have to buy ...

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Rusty Slammington: The undying driving machine

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Do you know what people love most? Stories. Philosophers have long speculated that stories are the things that make us human. We just love hearing about great characters, tough circumstances and thrilling conclusions.

Well, what if I told you that the character in today’s spotlight is not human at all? In fact, it is a car. And I do not mean one of those Disney animations for children. I have in mind a truly badass, out-of-this-world, gone-through-everything kind of vehicle. One ...

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What it’s like to own a race car

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Being a racer is expensive. So much in racing is down to the equipment. And raising the money you need to race for a season is the biggest challenge for anyone who wants a career in motor racing. You may have heard the old joke, “How do you make a small fortune in racing? Start with a large one.” It’s all about how much you truly want it. If this is your passion, money is only the tool, and sooner ...

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NASCAR vs F1:Differences and Similarities

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The truth is most people are only fans of one or the other. Discussions on which is better are often heated and completely biased. Which is why I thought it would be fun to compare the two. Enjoy!

 

Chances are if you’ve lived in the US for anything more than a couple of months, you are pretty familiar with NASCAR. It’s virtually everywhere.

Statistics show that about a third of all Americans consider themselves fans of the sport. Most ...

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Why and how to drive a stick shift?

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We would not be true to our human nature if we didn’t ask “why.” Why aren’t things cheaper? Why are sugary foods so delicious? Why should I know how to drive a stick shift?

Although I can go pretty deep into all these questions, let’s stick with the last one (pun intended). Even if you are a fan of automatic transmissions, it won’t hurt to know a bit more, right? And I have plenty of good reasons for you to learn ...

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British Racing Green. Yes, this is a color.

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In modern-day auto racing, you may have a hard time distinguishing which car represents which country. The advent of commercial sponsorship and the use of similar colors turned all cars on a racetrack into one indistinguishable blob. But in the early days of racing, the car design was very simple, and each country had a representing color. In this post, let’s tackle British Racing Green. Yes, this is a color!

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