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”
Or, I Owned an Aircooled 911 Targa for a Year and It Didn’t Suck As a child of the 1970s and 1980s, the big, impact bumper (or “G-body”) Porsche 911 … Continue Reading Scratching the Aircooled 911 Itch
If history teaches us anything, it’s that we humans forget things – even bad things – pretty quickly. You might argue it has something to do with our resilience as … Continue Reading The Car Geek Life, During And After COVID-19
Poking around BaseFook the other day, one of the ads from which they thought I would derive tremendous value from was a t-shirt for The Manual Gearbox Preservation Society. “Pfft!” … Continue Reading Disposable Sports Sedan #1: 1991 Alfa Romeo 164
There’s change afoot here at TTS. The biggest change and most noticeable will include some more frequent posting. This once-a-quarter pattern isn’t really working for us, although traffic has remained remarkably … Continue Reading Change is in the Air…..
We have covered the Alfa Romeo 164 before here on Totally That Stupid. That doesn’t mean we’ll shy away from a nice example, especially after a nationwide search, and especially … Continue Reading 1995 Alfa Romeo 164 Quadrifoglio: Too Nice To Daily
As a car guy, one of my favorite things on social media is when a friend announces that they are looking for a particular car. I take those posts as … Continue Reading 1966 Alfa Duetto – Any Color You Like, But Probably Red
Parts. Bin. Engineering. Manufacturers use parts from other brands all the times. It can be significantly cheaper to source parts-counter bits than creating your own. Sometimes those brands are in … Continue Reading 1967 Fiat Dino Coupe: Itsa Bitsa Anyway
So I figure that our recollection of our first cars falls into one of two categories: either it was a complete and utter embarrassment to be seen in and you … Continue Reading 1982 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce: Department of Redundancy Department
We write a lot about sedans here at TTS because we’re that kind of geek. Actually, we’re a lot of different kinds of geek. We certainly like our sports cars, … Continue Reading 2003 Volkswagen Passat W8; Hilarious or Hand Grenade?
One thing I want for the next silly old car is something I don’t see a lot of. The previous installment of “Next?” – the Audi Coupe Quattro – certainly … Continue Reading Next? 1980-1987 Alfa Romeo GTV6
This car has been haunting me. It keeps showing up in searches, rearing its attractive Italian face whenever I start meandering about Craigslist and SearchTempest.com. I think it’s following me.
The Italians have always done things just a little bit differently, and with a little bit of flair. Take the Alfa 164 for example: at a time when its European … Continue Reading 1991 Alfa Romeo 164S: Style, Pace and Grace
So it’s press day at Techno Classica Essen here in the sunny Eastern Bloc-era grey concrete jungle that is Essen, Germany. As promised in yesterday’s comments, one of my first … Continue Reading Living Classified Ads: What’s for Sale in Essen (that we can’t get at home)?
We’ve discussed before how convertibles were very much a dying breed going from the 1970s into the 1980s. While there were a handful of holdover cars from another era from … Continue Reading 1984 Toyota Celica GTS Convertible: Rare, Especially in This Condition
From the 1950s through the 1970s, Alfa Romeo was best known for peppy four-cylinder cars like the GTV, Giulia, Giulietta, Duetto, and later the kamm-tail Spider. The cars were penned … Continue Reading Your Own Personal Show Car (but you gotta like blue): 1973 Alfa Romeo Montreal