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The Homer: I See You in There

The Homer: I See You in There

 The 1959 Cadillac

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Fans of The Simpsons will know The Homer, the car that Homer Simpson designed along with his brother, who happened to be the owner of Powell Motors. This episode (from Season 2) was written as a spoof on the Edsel, which we all know ended sadly. In this episode, Homer designs “The Homer” which brings his brother’s car company to ruin.

Leonardo Dicaprio Movie Cars

Leonardo Dicaprio Movie Cars

'65 Ford Mustang

Leonardo Dicaprio is one of the most talented modern-day actors. Since he plays major roles in many period-piece films, he often finds himself being able to enjoy driving classic vehicles. Interestingly, the very first car he ever owned was a Ford Mustang from the 1960s. Moving many years into the future, he now is personally involved in environmental issues and he personally drives cars that are environmentally friendly. Despite the fact that he is such an environmentally friendly actor, many of the vintage cars he was fortunate enough to drive were anything but environmentally friend. These are a few of the more notable cars:

The Nash Ambassador

When you think of the automobile line Nash, the first car that comes to most people’s mind is the Ambassador.  This is because the Ambassador was the name applied to the senior line of Nash automobiles from 1932-1957 (AMC took it over after) and was the “flagship” of the Nash brand.


The Ambassador name was first used in the 1927 model that was a specially trimmed, four-door, 5-passenger club sedan version of the “Nash Advanced Six”. It was the most expensive car on the line at $2,090; however, it lost its most expensive title in 1929 when Nash introduced its 7-passenger sedans and limousine models.  The ambassador remained part of the “Advanced Six” line through 1930, then moved to the “Nash Twin Ignition Eight” series in ‘31 and then to the “Eight-90” model.