Archive for October, 2022

Saturn Flextreme Concept

Saturn Flextreme Concept

Forgotten Concepts, Forgotten Concepts

This is an installment in a series of posts looking back on show cars that we feel deserved a little more attention than they got. If you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Concept topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below.

1974 International Scout, Scout EV Brand

1974 International Scout

Volkswagen recently launched a new vehicle division that will focus on building fully electric pickup trucks and SUVs. Dubbed ‘Scout,” the first products that will be sold under this marque are slated to debut for the 2026 model year. They will, at least for now, be exclusively designed and sold in US market.

2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness

2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness in Crystal White Pearl

2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 141

Fuel used: 5.8 gallons

2022 Ford Explorer Timberline

2022 Ford Explorer Timberline in Forest Green

2015 Audi Q52022 Ford Explorer Timberline

Class: Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 243


1979 LeBaron Town & Country

Until the Cordoba came along in 1975, the Chrysler brand had sold only large cars in the U.S. A hit with monied midsize car shoppers, the Cordoba gave the near-luxury brand an entry into the midsize market, and the perfect response to rising fuel prices as well as pesky car-payment swelling inflation.

2022 Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition

2022 Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition in Lunar Rock

2022 Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition

Class: Compact Pickup Truck  

Miles driven: 326

Fuel Used: 18.3 gallons

 2023 Jeep Avenger

2023 Jeep Avenger 1st Edition

Paris Auto Show

At the 2022 Paris Auto Show, Jeep unveiled its first fully electric vehicle, the 2023 Avenger. This subcompact-class crossover slots below the Renegade in size and at least for now, will not be sold in North America.

If the Avenger name sounds familiar, that’s because it was previously used by Jeep-parent Stellantis’ Dodge brand, first on a sporty coupe produced from 1994-2000 and then later on a midsize sedan that was made between 2007-2014.

2022 Hyundai Kona N

2022 Hyundai Kona N in Phantom Black

2015 Audi Q52022 Hyundai Kona N

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles driven: 243

Fuel Used: 11.0 gallons

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Pinnacle

2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Pinnacle in Ceramic Gray (a $495 color option)

Consumer Guide Automotive 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Pinnacle

Class: Minivan

Miles driven: 592



By Paul Herrold

“It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we’ve got a full tank of gas, half pack of cigarettes, it’s dark, and we’re wearing sunglasses…Hit it!”

Though only a modest hit during the time of its release, The Blues Brothers has since reached cult status. What legendary film critic Gene Siskel regarded as the “best movie ever made in Chicago” has become a symbol of both the city as well as its rich music history, exposing a generation to blues and soul legends. But despite starring Dan Aykroyd, the late John Belushi, and even featuring cameos from Steven Spielberg and Carrie Fisher, there was one iconic character who rose to stardom above the rest—the Bluesmobile.