Rental Car Review: 2014 Ford Fusion SE


Last fall, I told you about my experience with the 2013 Chevy Cruze LTZ. We had rented it for a trip down the Oregon coast, and we enjoyed our time in the car; the EcoTec 4-cylinder handled my right-food requests well enough, and it rode like a sporty compact should. This past weekend, we made the same trip again, but in a 2014 Ford Fusion SE with the EcoBoost engine. How would the Ford measure up? Take the jump below to find out. … Continue Reading

Roadside Attractions: Beautiful Blue BMW 320i Beckons


The last few weeks around our house have been busy, and I have put more than a few miles on my truck going to interviews (the end is in sight!). As is my wont, I like to take the long way home after a busy day running around, when I can relax and enjoy the sights. Recently, I came across this blue beauty you see here, a 1983 BMW 320i coupe. You know what comes next: … Continue Reading

For Sale: A Gently Used 1991 Mazda Miata

Marcal Eilenstein April 25, 2014 For Sale


Ah, the Mazda Miata; small, cheap, fun, and generally harmless. In a way, it’s odd that this little car was ever considered worthy of being a race car. We all know, however, that these make excellent racers, and should be at the top of anyone’s list who is thinking about sports car racing. One of the most popular classes in SCCA is the Spec Miata (SM) class, and as the name implies, it’s a class full of Miatas. It’s a competitive, low-cost way to get some track experience, and as I mentioned, is one of the most popular classes in the SCCA.

All that brings us to this, today’s Craigslist find, and I think this could be one of the best yet. While making my usual rounds through the For Sale section (I like to see what my truck is worth – it never hurts to look, right?), my eyes landed on “Spec Miata” and “race car”. I didn’t know much about Spec Miata, so I was curious to see just what a Spec Miata is and why it’s so special. After reading through the details of the ad, my eyes have been opened, and I see the light!


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Hemmings Hotties: Power Wagon Edition

Marcal Eilenstein April 24, 2014 For Sale


Up for your consideration and eyeball enjoyment today comes this red beauty from the famous town of Nazareth, Pennsylvania. It’s home to the Andretti family, the old Nazareth speedway, and this – a 1963 Dodge W300 Power Wagon with all the bells and whistles. Let’s take a closer look at this big rig. (hat tip: my old man – thanks for the email!) … Continue Reading

Craigslist Find: 1951 Henry J 4×4


What do you get when you cross a poorly designed and marketed car with a poorly designed and marketed truck? You get one awesome car that appeals to everyone and no one at the same time. Take a look at this 1951 Henry J, with a lift kit. … Continue Reading

V.I.S.I.T. – 2014 Mercedes Sprinter Van


After another too long break from the Redusernab, I’ve come sprinting back with a van-geance. See what I did there? In honor of Truck Thursday and general trucking goodness, I felt obliged to share this Vehicle I Saw In Traffic with you all. … Continue Reading

Fastback Friday: 1984 Dodge Shelby Charger


In 1984, Dodge was faced with a problem: import cars, including its own captive imports from Mitsubishi, were making serious inroads to the North American market. Like Ford and GM, their first response was to build smaller cars. Starting in the 70’s. Chrysler responded by downsizing its domestic vehicles, and later, simply stopping production on certain vehicles. However, import market share continued to increase, and in 1979, the L-body Dodge Omni 024, later the Charger, made its debut.

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Diecast Delights – A Millennial Reminisce

The year 2000 was a very good year for me. I had just turned 18, about to graduate from high school, and generally feeling on top of the world. 14 years and many miles later, I’m sitting here thinking about grad school and the future. A lot has happened since that summer, and I’ve moved halfway across the country, but a couple of things have made the journey with me. One of them is my Mark Martin diecast. I thought I would share a few pictures of it with you and tell you a little about how it came my way. … Continue Reading

Truck Thursday: 1981 Volkswagen Has Room for All Your Things


It’s everyone’s favorite, the VW Caddy!

I was spending a few quiet moments on my laptop last night (stop it), when I came across a truck that needs no introduction. I say truck, but it’s really just a car with a big trunk. This Volkswagen Caddy is ready to steal your heart, and throw it in the back with the rest of your stuff for your next apartment move. Let’s take a closer look.

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For Sale: The Most Expensive Volvo C30

Marcal Eilenstein March 12, 2014 For Sale


I was up late last night looking at pictures of Volvos (you don’t?), when I ran across something we all love here at the Redusernab, something that has all the makings of a perfect car: 1) fast 2) Swedish 3) hatchback. What’s not to like? Intrigued? Curiosity piqued? Didn’t know pique was spelled that way? Take the jump to learn more about this perfect pair of Swedish machines.

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