As car people, one of the questions we are always asked is “What are your favorite car shows or movies?” For many of us, the motion pictures that formed our … Continue Reading Did Disney’s “The Love Bug” Foreshadow Pixar’s “Cars” Universe?
You, our loyal readers, may have noticed an aesthetic revamp of this site. If so, congrats! If not, well… Part of the new look is a rotating header image. One … Continue Reading Some Pretty Things: TTS Header Photo Dump
Part of being a TTSer is coveting the strange, unusual, abnormal, underappreciated, etc. – automotively speaking. One of our favorite pastimes in the TTS offices is to peruse classified ads … Continue Reading Five Cars You Can Buy Today that Your Neighbor Doesn’t Have
When I was writing the ad to sell the Miata, the one negative that gnawed at me was the old, flat-spotted Dunlop tires. I knew they were old, because 1) … Continue Reading Garage Corner: New Shoes for the 1993 MX-5 Miata
In the early 1990s, after being exonerated from the “unintended acceleration” scandal which concluded with the simple fact that drivers are stupid and resulted in the brake release for automatic … Continue Reading 1993 Acura Vigor GS: Honda Builds an Audi
To anyone who has visited our blog more than, well, once, it probably goes without saying that we like big stupid cars. I like them with big, gas guzzling V8 … Continue Reading 1983 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL: Grey Market Goodness
You don’t see a lot of hot-rodding once you arrive at the c-suite level of cars. Sure, over the years Alpina and Hartge have rubbed on some BMW 7-series, and … Continue Reading It’s Just a Big 5000S, Right?
Romeo Void rocked a blend of new wave and proto-alternative with “Never Say Never,” a song best remembered for the eminently quotable line, “I might like you better if we … Continue Reading I Might Like You Better If I Knew What This Car Was
A lot of folks tend to dismiss the Porsche 912 as nothing more than a VW Beetle with a Porsche body tacked onto it. To those who know better, the … Continue Reading Sub-$10K Steal: 1968 Porsche 912 coupe
For my money, the American automobile industry has produced very little that is unique or interesting since about 1969. Sure, that new Cadillac CTS-V Wagon is a little different, but … Continue Reading 1994 Dodge Viper RT-10: Think Cobra
I cannot tell you definitively if the British or the Italians actually invented the two-seater sports car, but both take credit. My money is on the Brits, at least for … Continue Reading And now for something completely different: 1985 TVR Tasmin 280i Convertible
We’ve been running a lot of Audis on TTS lately (and interestingly, cars from Portland, Oregon), but this one deserves special attention. You see, Audi was somewhat out on their … Continue Reading Hard to Find: Clean, Low-mileage 1987 Audi 4000 Quattro
I think I may have mentioned that we here at TotallyThatStupid are closet station wagon geeks. In fact, it is mentioned at least here, here, and here. Station Wagons (or … Continue Reading Get one while the Gettin’ is Good: 2006 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Wagon
Inspired by the Mercedes-AMG Hammer, in the late 1980s German luxury carmakers made it part a priority to develop super-sedans in a race for power that continues to this day. … Continue Reading Ingostadt’s Ür-Super Sedan: 1993 Audi S4
It was the 1980s. Michael Jackson was black, Chevy Chase was funny, and Cadillacs were for old people. Then came the … Continue Reading What are they Smoking: 1986 Cadillac Cimarron
I turned forty earlier this year, and it struck me as a long time Beatles and John Lennon fan that through chance, luck, or some sort of cosmic intervention, I’d … Continue Reading Watching John Lennon’s Wheels: Happy 71st Birthday, John.