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  • Project VW Polo 86c Classic: Bluemotion, but when?

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    As it is my white 1986 Volkswagen Polo that most readily drives me to writing, I was in luck to find this earlier example on an inspection station forecourt today. Well, there are also multiple dealers nearby and a carwash, but I think it’s the yearly roadworthiness inspection that has been the closest eminence for […]

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  • Back on track: the 60 Euro Polo slides again

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    Out of all the varied cars in my fleet, it is with the 1986 Volkswagen Polo Classic I feel the strongest kinship. I’ve often said I like a good underdog car, and what better demonstration of that than a literally rescued car I bought for less than a tank of fuel? Obviously it came with a […]

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  • Video: This is probably how it feels like to be a Miata

    Video: This is probably how it feels like to be a Miata

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    The funsters over at Mx5 International captioned a short clip from a MX-5 supercup race. Miatas are pretty personable with their friendly, dumb little faces, and this well-thought-out and a bit NSFW clip provides a realistic look into what goes through a MX-5 ECU at any given time.

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  • Weekend Edition: Old & Rusty Meet in Slovenia

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    One sure sign of the winter ending are the car meets popping up here and there, as it’s time to get one’s pride and joy out of the garage and out on display. One such gathering was this Slovenian eastertime meet held over the weekend, with a boatload of old classic metal on show.  There […]

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  • Weekend Edition: Old German cars on a Slovenian street

    Weekend Edition: Old German cars on a Slovenian street

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    A Slovenian friend of mine, Aleš shot these classic German cars in his town of Maribor the other day. Both of them are in need of light restoration, even if they’re durable enough to trundle around the streets in the condition in which they are now.

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  • Wagon Wednesday: 1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic

    Wagon Wednesday: 1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic

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    Last month, we drove to the nearby town for some burgers and a stroll around the snowy streets. The burgers there are a good enough reason to drive over, and taking a couple casual photos of this Caprice wagon fit the picture.

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  • Dumpy Weekend Edition: Liking the Austin Allegro is difficult

    Dumpy Weekend Edition: Liking the Austin Allegro is difficult

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    The Austin Allegro brings to mind Jalopnik’s Jason Torchinsky and his review of the German Hoffman car. In the video review, he concludes that every possible decision taken while designing the vehicle has been the absolute wrong one. That might not be the case with the Allegro, but it is difficult to follow the thought […]

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  • Japanese Soft-Roader Weekend Edition: Mazda BU-X Concept & Demio

    Japanese Soft-Roader Weekend Edition: Mazda BU-X Concept & Demio

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    Mazda also produced a fairly similar car to the Starlet Remix, called the Demio. Most everyone who spent their teenage years holed up in their bedroom, getting to grips with Gran Turismo, became familiar with the Demio, as it was one of the starter cars on the path to Pikes Peak Escudos. The Demio was […]

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  • The time still can't be right for the Renault Avantime – but it's cool

    The time still can't be right for the Renault Avantime – but it's cool

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    The Renault Avantime is one of the bravest ideas for a mainstream manufacturer’s production car. In essence, we are talking about a personal luxury coupe three-door minivan, and one from France. It cannot have come as a surprise that it didn’t exactly sell like hot cakes; production lasted from 2001 to 2003, with little more […]

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  • Looking at a Rally Stage – Where We Stand, Exactly

    Looking at a Rally Stage – Where We Stand, Exactly

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    This snowy video was shot at the Jari-Pekka Ralli in Heinola, Finland this month. It shows quite a few offs, with the cars barreling directly at the spectators because, well, once a rally driver becomes the passenger there’s not that much one can do except hold on and make a grimace. It’s up to the […]

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