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Don’t Forget about the Trail Blazers

Don’t Forget about the Trail Blazers

'72 Datsun 240ZNo, not the Chevy SUV, but the cars that paved the way. The cars that were deemed the first of their kind and spawned a huge following. While we look at new cars and the amazing things that they can do, let’s take a quick look back a few of the trailblazers that have opened doors:

Datsun 240Z: Prior to the release of the Datsun 240Z, Japanese cars were small, compact, and somewhat ugly. The Datsun 240Z was the first speedy Japanese car to hit American shores. These cars were sexy and fast and drivers loved them. The Datsun 240Z paved the way for other gorgeous Asian cars like the Scion FRS, the Nissan Skyline, and the Toyota Celica.

The Cars of Dallas

The Cars of Dallas

'88 Mercedes- Benz 560SLIn the 1970s and 1980s, no television show was cooler than Dallas. Millions tuned in each week to watch the dirty dealings of J.R. Ewing and his dysfunctional relationships with his brother, wife, and business associates. The show lasted for 14 seasons as audiences watched the lives of these millionaires and their beautiful homes, clothing, and lifestyles. Not only were audiences given the treat of seeing Southfork in each episode, they were also given the treat of seeing attractive cars parked outside of the iconic home. Here are a few:

Expensive Cars to Repair

Expensive Cars to Repair

'94 Dodge ViperAnyone who has ever owned a car knows this statement to be true: Cars are not cheap to own. Taking the cost of the car, insurance, fuel, and maintenance into account, the actual cost to own the car is usually close to double the cost of the actual monthly car payment that people pay. Yes, many cars come with excellent warranties, but once those run out, the actual cost to repair several makes and models can be absolutely outrageous. These are a few of the highest:

Loss Of A Legend

The automotive world is mourning the loss of a great innovator today, after news of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche’s death broke yesterday. He was 76. Best known for designing the Porsche 911, he will be a celebrated auto designer for generations to come. His road to automotive fame began when he was born in December 1935, the son of Ferry Porsche, the luxury car company’s founder. His grandfather was even responsible for the first Volkswagen Beetle.

As a youth, he pursued an education in design, but was “kicked out,” he later said, from the prestigious school.  In 1957, he began working at Porsche, and the Porsche 911 was born when he was a mere 25 years old.

Porsche 356

Porsche 356: Porche 356Porsche’s smooth, sleek designs are known worldwide and its cars are respected for their speed and impressive presence in racing history. The company is famous for its consistency and reliability, and though it’s designs may seem to vary only slightly at times, this German automaker has certainly mastered its craft and created a number of truly memorable cars.

Porsche Spyder 550

One of the most iconic classic cars around is James Dean’s famous Porsche Spyder 550, his beloved “Little Bastard,” as he famously named it.

Only 90 Porsche Type 550s have been documented as built, with production lasting from 1952 and 1956, making each one that much more special. The type 550 became known as “Giant Killer” when their speed, aerodynamic design, and sporty exterior and interior alike gained respect in the racing world, beginning with a win at the season opener race at the Nurburgring in 1953 and continuing to come in first and second place (build 01 and 02 were entered) in their 1500 class in the Le Mans race only a month later.

The Car Collection Of The Sultan Of Brunei

Hassanal Bolkiah, otherwise known as the Sultan of Brunei, has many great accomplishments under his belt. He was knighted by the Queen of England, has various honorary degrees including a Doctor of Law from Oxford, and has even been declared an Honorary Admiral of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom. Despite all these prestigious feathers in his cap, one of the things he is best known for is his extensive and extravagant car collection. Many would say it is the finest car collection in the world, and we are going to take a look at some of the best of the best that his garage has to offer.