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Oct
30
2003 Honda Element, Ugly Cars We Love

2003 Honda Element

If we learned just one thing from the Grumpy Cat web-meme phenomenon, it’s that beauty is but one of many points of attraction. What was it about Facebook’s favorite feline that motivated half the planet’s population to share and repost its image?

Aug
13
The Cars of Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood

Brad Pitt plays stuntman Cliff Booth in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood.

Advertised as Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood is the story of a middle-aged actor and his longtime stuntman and personal friend set around the time of the Manson murders.

Nov
01
Fritz Lang's Metropolis

Everything in Fritz Lang’s epic film Metropolis was carefully considered–even the cars.

No college film course is complete without a serious look at Fritz Lang’s 1927 epic Metropolis. Best known for its pioneering futurism, cutting-edge directing, and dystopian prognostication, the film is a must see for movie lovers.

Apr
17
Kevin Bacon, Footloose, Beetles in Movies

What, exactly, does Kevin Bacon have in common with Clint Eastwood? Read on…

Few film genres employ characters more cookie-cutter and two-dimensional than do Westerns. Generally speaking, the whole good guy/bad guy, cowboys/Indians thing is the stuff of mediocre legend. Anyone who’s watched any Roy Rogers movie knows exactly what I’m talking about.

Oct
26
1976 AMC Pacer, Cars We Make Fun Of

1976 AMC Pacer

History’s greatest disaster metaphor is inarguably the Titanic, the giant, “unsinkable” ship that would go ahead and promptly sink on its maiden voyage. I would argue that NBC’s prime-time drama “Super Train” was actually a more impressive disaster, but since no one remembers the show, it’s unlikely to catch on as a cultural reference point.

Nov
17
1975 Chrysler Imperial

At 232.7 inches end-to-end, the 1975 Chrysler Imperial ranks 4th on our longest cars list.

Presented here are federal guidelines for parking space design. One of the most noteworthy dimensions on the layout maybe the suggested length of a singe parking space: 20 feet.

Jun
30
Ugly Grilles, Pontiac Sunfire

2003 Pontiac Sunfire

It’s said that you can’t make a first impression twice. It’s for that reason that when we meet people we care to impress we take pains to look good. We dress smartly, we’re cautious about what we say and how we say it, we may even worry about our posture.

May
16
Downsized Cars

1983 Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country Convertible

Imagine a mural artist accustomed to painting twenty-foot-high exterior walls switching gears to take a job designing brochures. Suddenly broad vistas have given way to index-card-sized pictures and fussy little logos.

Apr
23
Twitter Evoque, Twitter

Quiz Tweet #1

Presented here are real tweets featuring the hashtag #uglycar as found on Twitter. Your job is simple enough: identify the redacted vehicle being discussed. Scroll down slowly so you don’t accidentally see the answers. Good luck!

Jul
25
Cars I Tried to Talk My Dad Into Buying

2009 Cadillac DTS Platinum

My dad is a pretty lousy car shopper. He has established a pattern of deciding he wants to buy a car, then delaying the purchase as long as possible, then buying something too quickly. Somewhere in this process, he decides what he wants to buy, despite continuing to look around at other cars. If you’ve been enlisted to help him through this process, you’ll want to bring along some off-brand acetaminophen.