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
Every so often I am a little surprised at the realization that we have never discussed a certain car here on Totally That Stupid. Case in point: the 5th generation … Continue Reading 2008 Maserati Quattroporte: Sexy Can Certainly Come with Four Doors
There was a time – some of us actually remember firsthand – when cars came in colors. Don’t get me wrong, I agree that many cars look just fine in … Continue Reading 1977 Alfa Romeo Spider: How About a Little S2 Love?
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
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
Welcome to the newest TTS feature: TTS Quick Pick! These posts are dedicated to cars that.. Oh let’s be real – these posts are dedicated to interesting cars we stumble … Continue Reading TTS Quick Pick: 1971 Fiat 850 Spider
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
After writing about that gorgeous Alfa Romeo Duetto the other day, I got to thinking: there are a lot of ways to enjoy sleek European styling and a sonorous dual … Continue Reading 1978 Fiat 124 Spider: Disposable Sports Car #11
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
So My dad died about three weeks ago. In his honor, I’ve been trying to write something witty, something solemn, and even something really, really long. But ultimately I decided … Continue Reading 1977 Fiat 132: The Cars of our Fathers…..
So spring (or summer, apparently) has sprung – at least in the Mid-Atlantic region, but also throughout much of the rest of the country, from what I hear. What that … Continue Reading Top Down Fun: Nine Convertibles for Ten Grand or Less
As pre-driver’s licensed teenagers in the 1980s, one of the places we scratched our automotive itch, as it were, was in the video game arcade. You remember those, right? Dark, … Continue Reading 1985 Ferrari Testarossa: Has the Redhead Hit Rock Bottom?
My Dad’s 1969 Fiat 850 Spider is my oldest automotive memory. 850 spiders were also the cars that my TTS co-conspirator and I first bonded over, at the approximate ages … Continue Reading 1970 Fiat 850 Spider: Uptick in Values for Clean Survivors?
My wife and I were married fifteen years ago this year – the happiest years of my life. We’ve had two wonderful children, seen each other build healthy careers, and … Continue Reading Find them for Yourself: Where do the Cool Cars Come From?
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?
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