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Craigslist: 1989 Chevy Caprice – LT1 Squared

Kamil Kaluski January 18, 2017 For Sale

89 chevy caprice

There is something about the last of square third generation Chevy Caprices that is just special. I am not sure exactly what that is – its industrial looks, new one piece headlights, smoothed out corners of an amazingly square car? Perhaps they were simply around in abundance when I was a little kid in New York City, forever influencing my taste in cars?

Whatever the reason is, it turns out that there are many yahoos like me out there, with feelings for this workhorse. Today we look at one one of the last ones, with an LT1 motor from the later Caprice.

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2018 Ford Mustang – Yey or Ney?

Kamil Kaluski January 17, 2017 All Things Hoon

2018-Ford-Mustang

This is the face of the 2018 Ford Mustang. The whole internet car world seems to have an opinion about it. We felt left out, so we are asking – improved or ruined?

In addition to the rhinoplasty, the Stang’s rear-end also gets surgically enhanced. Under the hood, the four and the V8 get more power (unknown how much more at this time) and the V6 is dropped – will anyone miss it?

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Quick Pic: Plain Rally Car

Kamil Kaluski January 17, 2017 Quick Pics

rally car without livery

Much like the BMW M235iR, this Ford Focus rally car looks equally great without graphics and sponsor stickers.

Source: Imgur

2017 New England International Auto Show starts today

Kamil Kaluski January 12, 2017 All Things Hoon

New England Auto Show

If you live within an hour’s drive of Boston you owe to yourself to come to the New England International Auto Show. It starts today and goes through January 16th. It’s the biggest show in New England and unlike other show it is actually represented by the automakers and not just local dealers.

If you remember the Boston auto show of many years ago, forget about it. New location, bigger floor, more of everything. It’s at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210. Adult tickets are $15.00, children 6-12 are $6.00 and children under six are free.

 

Quick Pic: BMW M235iR by Turner Motorsport

Kamil Kaluski January 12, 2017 Quick Pics

BMW M235R

The BMW M235i is a fantastic little car. If you yearn for E36s and E46s, the F22 should be on your shopping list. I haven’t driven the M2 but the difference between it and M235i can probably be measured only at 10/10s.

Now Turner Motorsport has developed the M235iR, a race car version of the M235i. TMS posted the above picture on their twitter feed and I was instantly in love. There is something really attractive about a racecar free of its racing livery.

The best part is that TMS will sell you all the parts needed to turn your 228i or 235i into one of these cars. Heck, they can even do it for you. How much money do you have?

Wagon Wednesday: Buick Grand National Wagon

Kamil Kaluski January 11, 2017 Wagon Wednesday

grand-national-buick-wagon

Well, it’s obviously not a Grand National but it is a 1983 Buick Regal Estate. The body has been tastefully modified to Grand National specs, while retaining its long roof. While the original engine has been replaced, it’s been replaced with a healthy V8 rather than a turbo V6.

But does any of that really matter? Just look at it…

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Craigslist: Geo Metro with 450hp Turbo Ecotec Engine

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Everyone loves the old hot rod theory of slapping a big engine into a small car. But is there is a fine point at which most of us would agree that too much power, is in fact too much. This Geo Metro, with a 450 horsepower Ecotec engine, might be approaching that too much line.

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Quick Spin: 2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo

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Save the manuals, they say! I’d buy it if it was stick, they scream! I would buy the stick model if it came with power blah and leather blah! I would buy it, but it doesn’t have a turbo! I would buy it, but the price is too damn high!

Well, Nissan just took all those excuses away from you. Here is a new Nissan with a manual transmission. It is available with the fancy stuff you want.  There is even hair-dryer under the hood. The icing in the cake is a price of under $23,000.

So is this 2017 Sentra SR Turbo a worthy replacement to the Sentra SE-R from the 1990’s?

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Project 4Runner: LED Auxiliary Lights from Rigid Industries

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Winter months frequently send us north, into New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. A few hours of driving takes us from the hustle and bustle of Boston and into the serenity of wooded, snow covered, mountains. Two-lane roads meander between those mountains, following the paths of the rivers that shaped them. Covered bridges connect the old with the new. The fresh air is instantly rejuvenating, reminding us that we don’t spend enough time here.

Driving the main roads is not particularly challenging. The surfaces are well maintained and the snow is plowed often. But it’s the secondary roads that can get tricky and it happens quickly. Some are not paved and others infrequently plowed. The locals know how to get around but the fancy navigation systems used by the city slickers often send them down the wrong paths.

I find night driving to be particularly challenging. Factory low-beams on my 4Runner don’t illuminate far enough and high-beams point straight ahead in a narrow path. I needed to add secondary driving lights but I did not want to add any light bars to the front of my rig. I started searching…

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Craigslist: 1991 Alfa Romeo SZ – Sprint Zagato

Kamil Kaluski January 4, 2017 For Sale

alfa-romeo-sz-front

SZ, or Sprint Zagato, was a sports car based on the Alfa Romeo 75, or Milano as it was known in the United States. Typical of Zagato, it was more of a redesign of an existing a vehicle, a coach build, if you will. The SZ, or its RZ roadster sibling, were never sold in the U.S. but through the magic or time and internet, you can not have one!

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