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.
“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
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.
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
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?
We at TTS spend a lot (a LOT) of time looking at classified ads for cars – just like we know a lot of you do. Some of us <ahem!> have … Continue Reading How to Sell Your Car in the 2020s, during COVID-19, and Beyond
I’ve been spending an inordinate amount of time recently scouring the web for 1980s-vintage luxo-barge cruisers. Sure, yesterday’s Lincoln Continental Turbo Diesel is a rarity and an automotive curiosity, but … Continue Reading TTS Quick Pick: 1985 Oldsmobile Toronado
So you know we like old German cars, and you may know that we (at least I) like some of those cars best when they burn diesel fuel. But what … Continue Reading 1984 Lincoln Continental Givenchy Turbo Diesel: When is a BMW not a BMW?
As the old adage goes: There’s no replacement for displacement. Chrysler Corporation reminded us of that in spades when they released the bonkers Viper for model year 1992 with a … Continue Reading 1994 Viper or 2005 Ram SRT-10: Choose your MOPAR Madness!
Cars like this Dodge Monaco are the reason that Americans were able to function for so long without minivans, SUVs, crossovers, MPVs, and, well, you get the picture. You see, … Continue Reading 1970 Dodge Monaco: Yachting TTS-style…
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
A few months ago I had the pleasure of sitting next to the U.S. brand manager for Audi’s motorsports program on an overnight flight to Munich. He was off to … Continue Reading Dieseling Down: Why Can’t I buy the Diesel Car I Want in the US?
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
Front wheel drive isn’t for everyone, and I’ll be the first to admit that I generally prefer the back wheels propelling me down whichever back road I choose. That said, … Continue Reading 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado Deluxe: Before GM ran out of Style