A few weeks ago, we bid a fond happy 40th anniversary to the automotive dark ages of 1973-84 that have come to be known as "The Malaise Era" – the performance ice-age when 160 horsepower was a lot and a 0-60 time of under 10 seconds was remarkable. Like music in the 1980s, everything in automobiledom didn't suck, however. There were a few bright spots. Here are five of our favorites:
Like it or not, we're all guilty of falling into the traps laid for us by stereotypes. For example, if we were to say the phrase "Porsche owner," odds are you'd have a very specific type of individual in mind... and that individual would likely look nothing like Magnus Walker.
The Associated Press reports that autophiles with lots of money on their hands are turning to car condos to store and protect their precious automobile collections. While expensive parking spots are nothing new (a spot sold for over $200,000 in Boston recently and go for more in the major metropolitan areas of the U.K.), car condos protect a vehicle from door dings and other unfortunate occurrences that go along with garage parking. They are weatherproof, climate-controlled, patrolled by se