Tag Archives: Automotive Dark Ages
White Tires… Black Truth
The sad truth is that humans are adaptable. Why is this sad? Well, it means that we can come to terms with, and even embrace, situations and/or environments that may be significantly sub-optimal. And, let’s face it, not much screams “sub-optimal” louder and with less taste than the Automotive Dark Ages. A perfect case in […]
Slot Mags and Shotguns. Pick Up Your Toys!
All good things must come to and end, and so it was with the once-illustrious “Chevy Nova” nameplate. Bowing out in 1979, the final Nova was a de-tuned, lacklustre ghost of it’s former self. Now, MPC had always had a way to taking outdated models and making them into something fresh and new, or at […]
A Fancier Shade of Fail
Luxury isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be. A perfect example of this is the Mercury LN-7. The LN-7 was an attempt to create an upmarket sporty coupe for Mercury dealers to sell to young, sporting and better-off people. Unfortunately, it was based on the anemic, crampedly-useless and bizarrely styled EXP. How do you […]
Flare(s) for the Dramatic!
If there’s one thing you HAVE to say MPC knew how to do, it was take an out-of-date annual model and really dress it up for the following years. There are few examples of this “lipstick on a pig” approach more optically violent than the 1980 Volare Road Runner that was dolled up as “Fuzz […]