A long time ago in a state far, far away, I was part of an interesting band of lovable whackos called the Senior Six Registry. Alternately known as the … Continue Reading 1985 BMW 323i Baur TC2: A Small Update
About a year ago I published a piece entitled “The Cars That Keep Me Coming Back for More” wherein I talked about a variety of cars that keep finding their … Continue Reading (My First) 25 Years of Mercedes-Benz Addiction..
One of the things that the “BringaTrailer” phenomenon has seemingly accomplished is having helped push prices of even many of the most esoteric of classic Mercedes-Benzes (and countless other marques) … Continue Reading 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SE: Bargain Benz That’s Better Than You Think
The first car my wife and I bought together with co-mingled funds was a 1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata. It was September, 1996, just weeks before we were to be married, … Continue Reading Fleet Update: 1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata BRG – “The Placeholder”
In Episode 004, Reed and Jonathan reminisce about the cars of their teen years (in the 1980s, to be specific): the Pontiac 6000STE and Grand Prix, the Chevrolet Malibu, the Buick Riviera, the Mercury Topaz, and the lesser-spec pedestrian versions of the cars our parents seemed to acquire over our own more sporting preferences. There is content for them furrin’ car folks, too, but you have to listen to get it. There’s also a little chat about plumbing and survival drinking, both separately and together.
Your humble servants here at Totally That Stupid have been on a bit of a nostalgia trip lately. Not just for the cars we or our families owned when we … Continue Reading 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme: Absolutely Somebody’s Father’s Oldsmobile
“Nobody drives American anymore.” – John Cusack as Martin Blank, Grosse Pointe Blank, 1997 The truth is: I’ve never owned an American car. We had them when I was a … Continue Reading 1989 Pontiac Bonneville SSE: If RAD Could Be Measured In Buttons…
“Life is full of mystery.” Frequently derided as the default answer of the intellectually lazy, one could chalk up a lot of our modern life to that clichéd axiom. The … Continue Reading 1995 BMW 525i Touring 5-Speed: Let Me Tell You A Story
As certifiable Car Geeks, the majority of us would LOVE to have a collection of cars like the arguable King of Collectors: Jay Leno. Reports vary on the number of … Continue Reading Living Like Leno: Some of Jay’s Cars that Regular Folks Can Afford, Too
In Episode 003, Jonathan and Reed talk branding, disclaimers, the cars of the Gilmore Girls, Dodge Chargers, convertibles, battery inadequacy, right-hand drive, and what else you could get for the same money. Yes – THOSE Gilmore Girls.
There are some cars for which I know I will never get buy-in. For better or worse, my wife Chris has an opinion about our vehicular children. But let me … Continue Reading CHOTW: 1991 Volkswagen Jetta GL
In Episode 002, Reed and Jonathan obsess over a 1968 Pontiac Catalina convertible and then go on to discuss the sharing of a collective brain, the logistics and pragmatism of dumb, seeing phantom Miatas, third-generation Honda Accords, and snakes. Big, menacing snakes.
The setting was Connecticut’s gold coast, the year was 1987. My friend Dave drove a white ’83 V8 Thunderbird (on which we painted the grille and headlights surrounds black because … Continue Reading 1988 Ford Mustang GT: 80s American Muscle Summed-up in a Single Car
In Episode 001, Jonathan and Reed talk Saabs, why you should pay more for a better car (assuming availability), venerable engine designs, convertibles, twin-turbo yuppie-era Maseratis, parts cars, and rust free vs. “rust free.” We also mock the Chrysler TC by Maserati and Cadillac Allante, while delving into a little bit about what it means to be Totally That Stupid.
I didn’t start out wanting to cover RADwood-eligible cars. It just sort of happened. For the tragically unhip, the phenomenon known as RADwood bills itself as “a celebration of ’80s … Continue Reading RADwood On The Cheap
We’ve made no secret here at TTS about our affection for old-school Hondas, and Preludes in particular. Back in the 90s, both of us daily drove 2nd generation Preludes – both … Continue Reading 1998 Honda Prelude: Last of the Breed