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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:

Malaise Era: Definition and Examples

Malaise Era: Definition and Examples

'74 Apollo Buick Malaise: This word comes from the combination of French words mal- and aise (which translates to ease). This word generally means a sense of being uneasy or feeling out of sorts. It usually involves the beginning of an illness or feeling less that healthy. The term “malaise” has come to designate the decade of cars produced between 1973 and 1983.

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:

Pontiac Trans Am – Smokey and the Bandit

Pontiac Trans Am –  Smokey and the Bandit

'77 Pontiac Trans AmIn 1977, two of the most popular movies of all time were released within one week of each other. One of them is the ever popular Star Wars: A New Hope, which was released on May 25. The second is the exhilaratingly fun Smokey and the Bandit, which was released one week earlier on May 19.

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.

1978 Pontiac Trans Am

1978 was a record year in sales for the Pontiac Firebird and Trans Am, hitting a whopping 187,285 units sold between them. So what made this car so special that it pleasantly surprised many with its sale numbers? The 1978 model itself was largely unchanged from the previous year, but under the hood, the story was a little different. The horsepower increased for the 1978 model year. Previously, new regulations on fuel economy and emissions had made adding horsepower difficult for many car companies, but some were beginning to get the hang of incorporating more power, even with those regulations.

10 of the Most Famous Cars in Movies

10 Of The Most Famous Cars: What classic car enthusiast doesn’t love watching a movie with a wild, rip-roaring chase scene or a loud, growling drag race? What car aficionado doesn’t pay more attention to the car and its specs in a movie rather than the plot? Here we are going to pay homage to those movie-watching car lovers by taking a look at 10 of the Most Famous Cars in Movies.

10. 1972 Ford Gran Torino – Gran Torino (2008):