Believe it or not, there was a time that nuclear powered cars were seriously being considered by Detroit. This was in the 1950s, a time when nuclear power was less well understood and the world was a very different place. The story of Detroit’s brief engagement with nuclear power is fascinating, though, and quite worthy of investigation.… Continue reading →
The ADAM family is growing: as an adventure-loving open-air car, a stylish trendsetter and an individualization champion, the new Opel ADAM ROCKS plays many roles perfectly. And as a three-door, 3.75-meter long urban pocket-crossover, it also opens up a new market niche. Opel designers have developed new design elements, décors and seating trims all unique to ADAM ROCKS which, together with the Swing Top canvas roof fitted as standard, give it its very own chic charm.… Continue reading →
Successive generations of Camry have achieved global renown in the mid-sized sedan market for their class-leading levels of Quality, Durability and Reliability (QDR), for their performance and, most notably, for the excellent ride quality and cabin quietness befitting a premium sedan.
Launched in 2011, the current Camry is the 7th generation of the model and the second one to be built in Russia, where it enjoys a rising, 24% share of the busy D-segment market, and an even stronger fleet share of some 42%.… Continue reading →
Don’t you just love the story of an underdog? The little guy that takes on the far larger foe and forges ahead with just shear guts and determination? Such is the real life story of the Tucker automobile.
Preston Tucker was born on September 21, 1903, on a peppermint farm near Capac, Michigan.… Continue reading →
Discussions of designers and General Motors will never occur without some mention of Harley Earl. Earl was the designer behind some of the most flamboyant GM vehicles, such as the Cadillacs of the 1950s, and some of the most beautiful concept cars ever built at GM. He was a major design force of the 1950s and 60s and here’s his story.… Continue reading →
Anyone who has watched the movie Back to the Future knows full well what a Delorean Automobile is, as well as a flux capacitor. However, few know the story of John DeLorean and his namesake automobile.
John Z. DeLorean was born in 1925 in Detroit, the son of a Ford Motor Company employee.… Continue reading →
The FIAT brand stands for discovery through passionate self-expression. It encourages people to be in charge of their lives, live confidently and celebrate the smallest of things with infectious excitement. That philosophy is embodied by the North American introduction of the iconic Fiat 500 or Cinquecento – a small car that lives big.… Continue reading →