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Nissan Once Made An Unbranded Generic Car

Minimalism has become, somewhat ironically, a status symbol unto itself. How many painfully self-satisfied articles have you read about rich people “decluttering” and instead just having a few crazy expensive things carefully placed in a stark white loft? Too many, probably. That just shows how far ahead of its time…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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My Beetle And I Will Be On Television So Please Prepare Accordingly

Are you a television set owner/operator and uncertain as to what manner of audiovisual information you should play back through your device? If so, I have a suggestion: on April 30 at 10 PM, there’s going to be a show on the Discovery Channel that, improbably, has decided to feature me and my 1973 Volkswagen […]

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It’s Amazing How Tiny Design Changes Can Have Huge Effects

Car design can be a surprisingly subtle undertaking. Little details can have effects far larger than you’d expect, and I think that’s what’s happening here. Early prototypes of the Giugiaro-designed Volkswagen Golf had headlights set in a slightly different location, and, at least to me, it looks and feels…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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It’s Amazing How Tiny Design Changes Can Have Huge Effects

Car design can be a surprisingly subtle undertaking. Little details can have effects far larger than you’d expect, and I think that’s what’s happening here. Early prototypes of the Giugiaro-designed Volkswagen Golf had headlights set in a slightly different location, and, at least to me, it looks and feels…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Let’s Really Figure Out What That ‘Put It In H’ Car From The Simpsons Could Be

The Simpsons has given us a surprising amount of automotive-related cultural icons, including the Powell Motors Homer, the Canyonero, and even Homer’s own Plymouth Junkerolla. My favorite Simpsons car, though, may be the most mysterious: the strange, tiny car from a no-longer-extant country that a man named Crazy…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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