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

Rick Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes Of San Francisco – Archival Footage

This film is a bit of a departure for Need That Car, as it is more historical than automotive, but don’t worry, there are a ton of cars to glance as the film rolls along. Rick Prelinger has spent countless … Continue reading

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Fiat Abarth, Yes! 1976? No!

Did you see that Superbowl ad for the Fiat 500 Abarth? Are you one of the cool people who are thinking to themselves right now, “I saw it online waaaay before the Superbowl”? Either way, you are probably stricken by … Continue reading

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NTC Movie Review: Love The Beast

Love The Beast  is a documentary about Eric Bana and his 1974 Australian Ford Falcon XB Coupe.  It is currently available on Netflix Streaming and Hulu.com.  Bana directed the film and is a character – along with the car and a … Continue reading

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Hurry, A Turtle Top Super Van

You will need to get busy if you want to buy this Super Van.  It is listed here on ebay and it is going to end soon.  Once you buy it, you can use it to get busy (boom).  It … Continue reading

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Everyday Cars Of The Rockford Files

A gold 1974 Pontiac Firebird is the car you immediately think of when you think of the Rockford Files.  Watching the series now, in 2012, what stands out to me isn’t the Firebird, but the vehicles in the background.  It … Continue reading

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TVR Taimar: I AM Speaking English

You like your cars rare?  This car is for you.  This is one of 395 produced…ever.  It looks to be in good (brown) shape and is for sale in Heber, Utah.  Click it for more info on TVR and this … Continue reading

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Only Dropped Lada Club

Only Dropped Car Club is a bunch of guys from Russia with really cool Russian Ladas.  This video is of them doing what you should do in any special interest car: driving. Нажмите здесь for the worthwhile video.

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