Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Not long ago, we posted a quick Corvette history with an example of every year of production Corvette from 1953 to 2013. Well, this is the long-anticipated continuation of that story, because I was in Detroit this week to see the unveiling of the radical new 2014 Corvette Stingray.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
You see, this is not like any other Cadillac you’ve been in before. It’s short. It’s narrow. It only weighs about 3,400-lbs. But don’t mistake the phrase “little Cadillac” with “the second-coming of the Cimarron.” This is a brand new car built on a state-of-the-art platform specifically for Cadillac. This is a very good car; a driver’s car. The first time you get behind the wheel, you’ll know immediately that this is something special.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
One of the reasons my dad and I decided to go to this museum is because we had been there before, and I thought it would be fun to see it again. So we headed east, straight to the old K-Mart building on the main drag in Fulton where we thought the museum would be. Turns out, that’s a Tractor Supply store now. After punching the address into the GPS, we discovered that the museum moved into a large, 18,000-sq/ft facility in 2006.
Friday, January 4, 2013
To illustrate that point, I took a new Regal GS to a place where the old Buick reigns supreme: Branson, Missouri. It has been a running joke around here that you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting some kind of big, old Buick in the country music capital of the Ozarks. Apparently, the Andy Williams Theatre draws them in like moths to a bright light.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Cars back then were much different. They had tall, narrow bodies. There wasn’t much room across, but there was plenty of headroom to accommodate the hats people liked to wear. There were running boards and fenders that attached beyond the body. This is one of the reasons they were so narrow inside. Headlights typically were housed in big pods over the fenders. Taillights were an afterthought—tacked unceremoniously to the back. Wheels were usually 16-inches in diameter or better. The roads were getting better by the late 30s, but people still placed value on the ground clearance the larger wheels provided.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
When better cars are built, Buick will build them. A look at 110-years of history and innovation. BUICK WEEK
David Dunbar Buick founded the company that bears his name in 1903, and the first cars were sold to the public in 1904. Those first cars, known as the Model B, were reliable because of their durable valve-in-head engines. So bulletproof was this design that Buick's mantra, "Valve-in-head is ahead in value" served the company in advertising pieces decades later.