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
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…
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”
“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…
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
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
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
I’ll admit – I am biased on this one. My first BMW was a 1984 533i in Alpine White over Natur Leather just like this car has. Perusing this listing … Continue Reading 1984 BMW 533i – From the “Find Another One” Files
It should probably come as no surprise to regular TTS readers that we like old school Swedish bricks. Heck, my daughter drives a ’92 240 which is, for all intents and … Continue Reading 1974 Volvo 142: ALL the Orange!
Here at TTS we love sports cars, q-ship sedans, even station wagons. We are confirmed CAR people. That said, we can appreciate all manner of vehicle, and we maintain that we … Continue Reading It’s Winter! Here Are 5 SUVs for $5K or Less You Don’t Have to Be Ashamed to Drive
As a certifiable Car Geek I often joke (am I joking?) with family and friends that I am on a long quest to own one of every car I’ve ever … Continue Reading Mercedes-Benz W123 300D Turbo Diesels: Still Affordable Despite What You’ve Heard
It’s probably no surprise that around these parts we are somewhat partial to our German cars. As both of your TTS hosts were raised by engineers in the 1970s and 1980s, … Continue Reading 1967 Imperial: Fancy a MOPAR Hardtop Sedan?
Given the state of perpetual flux that financial markets have seen as of late, I have noticed a lot of chatter around various car blogs and social media sites about … Continue Reading 1995 Ferrari 456 GT Manual: Twelve Cylinders with Upward Potential