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There Were Other Cars in Back to the Future

There Were Other Cars in Back to the Future

DMC-12 Delorean When you look back at the wildly popular Back to the Future, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2015, you might think of Marty McFly, Biff, Doc Brown, and the DeLorean DMC-12. The characters and the car appeared in all three episodes of the movie and they all created memorable moments that make that movie timeless. These are a few of the other vehicles that you might not remember from the Back to the Future trilogy:

Car Classes from the 1960s

Car Classes from the 1960s

'69 Plymouth Road RunnerToday’s automotive lingo includes car classes like exotic, luxury, compact, and sporty – to name a few. Even though most people can name at least one car that would fit into each of these modern category, these categories have not always been. The 1960s was the first decade to see a wide variety of different cars and the categories from the 1960 were quite different than the ones used today. In the 1960s, drivers could pick from pony cars, muscle cars, economy cars, and executive cars.

The Muscle Car and Pony Car

Cars You Should Know, But Probably Don’t

Cars You Should Know, But Probably Don’t

Photo Courtesy of Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki

Photo Courtesy of Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki

In the world of cars, there are hard-to-find, rare, and super-secret-rare. The hard-to-find and rare cars can actually be found, but there are not many of them available. An example of a hard-to-find car is a mint, stock Honda CRX-Si – they’re out there, but you really have to look. A rare car is the 1961 Ferrari 250GT Spyder – these exist but there are only a handful and they are extremely expensive. A super-secret-rare car is one that only a few people know about, because there might be one and it usually lives in a personal collection in some unusual place. These are some of those super-secret-rare cars that you should know about, but probably do not know:

What to Name Your Car

What to Name Your Car

'70 Oldsmobile 442It is true that cars come with names. Corvette, Miata, Mustang, ES300, Prius, i3, to name a few. But, when you really get to know your car, there is nothing wrong with giving your car its very own name. You know your car better than anyone else, from its check-engine light that never turns off (even after repairs), to the perfect level to lower the windows when driving on the highway, to its favorite type of gas. If you have been wanting to name your car, but you have not had the right inspiration, here are a few ideas:

The Longest-Running Classic and Collectible Cars

The Longest-Running Classic and Collectible Cars

'72 BeetleNew cars today just don’t seem to last. Production runs and product lifecycles aren’t what they used to be, with a few exceptions. Some collectible and classic cars have been around for decades and these are the brands and names that collectors love. A legacy is important to brand recognition, loyalty, and collectability.

'69 Ford Mustang

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Rolex Monterey Motorsports ReunionThe annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is like a classic car museum come to life. This racing event, which takes place every mid-August for one weekend, is a chance for historic cars to take to the track and participate in a race. The first such event was created by Steve Earle in 1974. It was called the Monterey Historic Automobile Races. He started the race just for his friends to have a little fun, but the idea took off in popularity and is still held now for many different participants.

Drive Like A Billionaire

These days, hardly a conversation passes without the mention of the lackluster economy and dashed hopes of a retirement focused on exotic vacations and expensive hobbies. As Baby Boomers enter retirement, those who are able to afford these luxuries are beginning to be the minority. However, even those with the most luck and the most wealth are opting for lower- cost vehicles.

Warren Buffet, the billionaire investing tycoon, is the proud owner of a vehicle most would be surprised to learn he drives. Retailing for around $45,000, his Cadillac DTS is a car that many Americans can afford, and certainly is no rarity on the road. He purchased the vehicle in hopes of helping General Motors as it struggled to regain relevancy in the recent economic downturn.