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Transformers and the Iconic Cars

Transformers and the Iconic Cars

'91 Lamborghini DiabloYou might think that the Transformers vehicles are limited to the hot yellow Chevy Camaro, the big semi truck cab, the Hummer, and the Pontiac Solstice. Those who are new to the world of Transformers are often surprised to find out that there are several different versions of the characters that change from recognizable vehicles to powerful robots. These are a few of the most iconic vehicles in the Transformer universe:

Animated Characters Selling Automobiles Over the Years

Animated Characters Selling Automobiles Over the Years

Photo Courtesy of www.biography.com

Photo Courtesy of www.biography.com

Car commercials and animated characters have gone hand-in-hand since car commercials hit the small screen. From Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang to modern anime, animated characters are useful tools for selling cars of all makes and models. These are a few of the more memorable cartoon characters and the cars they sold:

'56 Nash RamblerDisney Characters and 1955 Nash Rambler: Back in the mid-century, Disney characters played big roles in big commercials. Jiminy Cricket actually sang a version of his iconic “When You Wish Upon a Star” song for the Nash Rambler. Pegleg Pete, the mean cat, also was featured in a spot for Nash.

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

The Best Cars Used as Police Cars

The Best Cars Used as Police Cars

'72 Dodge PolaraFor many years, the cars that have been used as police cars have been large sedans. In most communities it was common to see Dodge Diplomats in the 1980s and today it is common to see Ford Crown Victorias. While most communities have similar cars, there are some places that have stepped out of the large sedan model and moved into sports cars and other unconventional police car models. These are a few of the coolest:

Chevy Delray: Typefaces Designed to Engage Buyers

Chevy Delray: Typefaces Designed to Engage Buyers

'55 Chevy DelrayWhen auto manufacturers designed new cars, they had to imagine what the car would look like on the outside, the inside, and under the hood. Cars are not released to the public in a willy-nilly fashion; they have to be tested for aerodynamics, fuel economy, and consumer desire. People love their cars because they see themselves in the style of the car. So, when manufacturers design the name, they do so by considering who they think will drive the car and what appeals to the potential drivers. This stylistic choice shows up in the typefaces that are used on the name plate for the car.

Pontiac Trans AM – Muscle Cars Make the Movies

Pontiac Trans AM – Muscle Cars Make the Movies

77 Pontiac Trans AMMost movies are loved for two reasons: actors who put their all into their roles and stories that plunge into our souls while thoroughly stirring our emotions. Every now and then, there are movies that captivate us for other reasons, like high tech special effects and mind blowing comedic timing. However, there are those occasional movies that suck us in, not for the story or the actors, special effects or comedy, but because they have supremely cool cars.

Top 15 Hot Rods

Top 15 Hot Rods

Lincole ZephyrFor nearly as long as cars have been around, enthusiasts have been souping them up and turning them into speedy roadsters. With such a long history, choosing the top 15 hotrods is no easy task. These stand-outs, however, are worthy of the title.

  1. ‘37 Lincoln Zephyr. For cool styling and appeal, the Zephyr cannot be beat.
  2. ‘67 Camaro. This early Camaro surely earns a spot in the top 15 hotrods of all time for its speed and popularity.
  3. ’32 Ford 3-window coupe. Made famous by American Grafitti, this Ford is surely the most copied hotrod.

1970 Camaro

1970 Camaro

1970 Camaro: When Ford came out with the Mustang in late 1964, the pony car segment was born and was destined to become an American classic. The rest of the automakers followed suit and developed similar, small, sporty, cool-looking, and performance-oriented cars. Chevy’s entry into the market was the Camaro, which first appeared in 1967. The second generation began with the 1970 Camaro.

The early Camaros were designed to compete with the Mustang, but they had a style and panache all their own. They included the long hood and short rear end that defined most pony cars, but also included unique style points and a variety of engines including high performers that had the potential to put the Camaro into the muscle car category.

1969 Camaro LT1 427

1969 Camaro LT1 4271969 Chevrolet Camaro

The 1969 Camaro LT1 427 is a classic car from the pony and muscle car era with a powerful engine and top performance features. Still produced today, the Camaro has been one of Chevrolet’s most successful nameplates. The company first brought it out in late 1966 to compete with the wildly popular Ford Mustang. Chevrolet produced the Camaro through 2002, when it took a short hiatus and returned in 2009.

Top 12 Fastest Muscle Cars

Top 12 Fastest Muscle Cars

Top 12 Fastest Muscle Cars: Muscle cars are an American original. These are the fastest of the high-performance cars with powerful, big block engines and are a perennial favorite with classic car collectors. The late 1960s were the heyday of these cars and all of the top twelve fastest muscle cars came from this decade. While the greatest may be up for debate, no one can dispute the numbers put out by the fastest.

1966 427 Cobra. The fastest of all American muscle originally came from England, but Carroll Shelby quickly brought his design over to Ford.