Posts from ‘Mexico’

Sep
13
1984 Chrysler Volare

1984 Chrysler Volare

If you enjoy the occasional dream in which elements of the world around you seem familiar, but not quite right, you will likely enjoy learning about the American-brand cars once sold in Mexico.

Oct
14
1999 Dodge Ramcharger, The Mexico-Only Ramcharger

1999 Dodge Ramcharger

Americans are generally a lucky lot—at least as consumers. We usually get first crack at new blockbuster movies, there’s virtually nothing we can’t purchase and have shipped to us within 24 hours, and nearly every major automaker sells its wares in the U.S. Mexico-Only Ramcharger.

May
31
Mexican Truck Mods

This Ford F-150 is an excellent example of what I call the “Cool-Fade Lowrider” brand of Durango Style truck customization. Trucks sporting similar modifications are common sights in the Palatine, IL area.

I live in the unremarkable Chicago suburb of Palatine, IL. Best known nationally for a heinous mass murder committed in a Brown’s Chicken restaurant almost 25 years ago, Palatine is otherwise a rather likable place to raise a family–or to simply live commuter-close to the city.

Jul
15
2015 Chevrolet Montana, Chevrolet Trucks of Brazil

2015 Chevrolet Montana

Question: What’s the 4th-largest new vehicle market on the planet? Germany? France? Maybe Russia? Nope. Turns out that most years it’s Brazil. South America’s economic powerhouse is often forgotten in discussions of global auto sales, and that’s a shame.

Jan
14
Chevrolet Spin, Foreign Market Chevrolet

Chevrolet Spin

There’s little that’s more American than Chevrolet. The “Bowtie” brand brought us such national stalwarts as the Camaro, Corvette, and Silverado. How surprising is it, then, that 60 percent of total Chevrolet-brand sales happen outside the United States? . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .  .