I have a weird history with square-shaped General Motors products from the late-1970s to the early 1980s. It started with a 1977 Chevrolet Impala wagon, dark blue on blue vinyl. … Continue Reading 1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham: Boxy Nostalgia
We’ve talked before about how Jonathan is more the BMW guy here at TTS and Mercedes-Benzes are more my thing. While that is certainly true both by the sheer numbers of … Continue Reading 1985 BMW 745i: When an S-Class is Just Too Milquetoast
“Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up.” Our man Inigo Montoya was right. A lot has transpired in the last three years. In more or … Continue Reading Fleet Update: It All Happened So Fast
This piece was first published in Classic Mercedes magazine’s Winter 2022/2023 issue, where my good friend and editor holds me to a strict timeline and set of minimum expectations – something … Continue Reading Rally, Ho!
Hey, now! How’re things? Did you make it through COVID? Wasn’t that a drag? Did you put on the COVID 50 like we did? Moreover, are you still interested in … Continue Reading Watch This Space…
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