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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.

The Forgotten: Manufactured Cars We Don’t Remember

The Forgotten: Manufactured Cars We Don’t Remember

1974 Buick ApolloSome cars have become a regular part of our vernacular. It is easy to imagine a Mustang, Corvette, PT-Cruiser, Prius, and a Bel Air. For as many cars that have remained memorable icons of car culture, there are several more that have been long forgotten. Most of the forgotten became that way because they were poor sellers or they look too much like a more popular version. Maybe these will trigger a long-lost memory in your mind, or you may have never even heard of these models:

Cars Named for Mythological Gods and Goddesses

Cars Named for Mythological Gods and Goddesses

'62 Buick ElectraWhere do cars get their names? This question stumps many car buyers. Many car buyers do not understand the reasoning for the collection of seemingly random letters and numbers. While many car buyers are able to connect many of the names to timely events, like the space race, the cars that received those names rarely looked like their namesakes. For example, the Chevy Corvette was named for a warship, but the car is sporty and compact, nothing like a warship. Many cars were named after mythological gods and goddesses, but it seems as if some car manufacturers did not consider the stories of those gods when they chose the names.