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Weekend Video – The Story Of The Alpine A110

The video below goes for 26 minutes. It features some of the worst sound mixing I’ve ever heard and I’m amazed it was allowed to go public with an international company’s name on it. But I’m so glad it did. This video gives a brief...

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Saabs Sold At Bonhams Auction – Paris

Five Saabs were offered at auction overnight at Bonhams auction house in Paris. Four of them were owned by the former Saab importer to Belgium – Behermans. The first to go under the hammer was a Saab 96L from 1976. The estimated sale price was...

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How Much Value Did Your Aston Martin Lose Today?

It’s one of motoring’s dirty little open-air secrets, isn’t it? Parts made in China. It’s not a problem for 90% of the cars sold around the world today. Those cars are automotive appliances and their owners don’t particularly care where they’re made or who makes...

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Poll: Best Car Names

I’m not sure we’ll ever be able to claim that this list is definitive – we’d need a few more votes than what we’ll get here to make a claim like that – but I do want a chance to draft a peer-reviewed list of...

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Maserati Do A Saab in 2014 Superbowl Commercial

Superbowl ads? Great entertainment for the viewers (mostly) but the jury’s out on whether the advertisers get good value for money. One thing’s for sure, you have to do something that generates significant buzz in order to justify the price of entry. Maserati seem to...

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Best Car Names?

I got an email tonight from a mate named Dr Roman Candle, who lives in Germany. Upon reading it, I replied that there’s a blog post in this, so I don’t think he’ll mind that I reproduce it here: Saw a Lancia Delta Integrale on...

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Saab Sonett Owners Will Want To Watch This Sale

I’ve been watching Sonett III prices for a while now. Quite a few of them are reaching five-figures these days, but there are usually some available for four figures if you look around. In fact, here’s a chart plotting the advertised sale prices for Sonetts,...

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Bleeding Heart Lefty

A non-automotive post. Attempt #4. Yes, I’ve been trying to write this one for a while. I am a bleeding heart lefty. I didn’t grow up political at all. I first noticed my political interest around the turn of the century, at 30 years of...