Category Archives: Gems from the Dark Years (1971-1987)

Welding Two Cars Together: FX32 Lemons Build Video

This post originally appeared here, at Hooniverse.com. Just in case we have fallen short on our coverage of the two-engined MR2/FX mashup Lemons build, here’s one more post about it. Many of the commenters in the previous posts have asked for … Continue reading

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Fastback Friday: World’s Nicest ’82 Capri Up For Sale

This post originally appeared here, at Hooniverse.com. Note: The claim in the title of this post is based on thousands tens of hours of research in this area. If you want to pick nits, perhaps it should read, “World’s Nicest … Continue reading

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Ebay Find: Sweet Datsun 510 Wagon For Sale (mine)

This Datsun 510 checks all the right boxes.  It has no rust, original paint in a 70s-tastic shade of yellow, it’s a wagon, and it’s a 4 speed.  Word on the street is that it’s current owner is pretty amazing.  … Continue reading

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Quick Hitter: Lotta Ladas Edition

Click for larger image. This parking lot, likely in Samara Oblast, is chock full of Ladas.  Need That Car has a real soft spot for these little Russian clunkers.  The Lada was also known as the Fiat 124, which sold … Continue reading

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24 Hours Of Lemons, Thunderhill 2012: A Beginner’s Perspective

This post originally appeared here, at Hooniverse.com. The sun rose over the rolling hills of golden winter wheat and filled my tent with light.  I rustled, rubbed the sleep from my eyes, and thought, “Holy shit!  I’m first on the … Continue reading

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Padded Vinyl Landau Roofs For Everyone! The 1987 Chrysler Lineup

Take several different Chrysler ads from 1987 and mash them up into a 3 minute video and what do you get?  You get a humorous glimpse at the sorry state of Chrysler at the time.  Landau roofs, integrated coach lights, … Continue reading

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Truck Thursday: 1980 Plymouth Arrow Sport

Here it is folks.  The holy grail of the D50/Mighty Max/Arrow family.  This isn’t some customized fixed up truck, it is all original.  The spoked wheels, the f*&#ing awesome decal package, the push bar, and the sunroof are all factory … Continue reading

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