Category Archives: Car Reviews

Operation Vagabond Falcon: Part 1



Filmed at http://www.brucehennsgarage.com/
Operation Vagabond Falcon is the third goal of RCR’s Patreon. Thank you so much to all our supporters for making this possible. We are building a 1960 Ford Falcon into a Coast-to-Coast cruiser and “mascot” for Regular Car Reviews. In this first episode Bruce Henn and Tony asses the Falcon and take measurements.

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Regular Car Reviews: 1990 MX5 NA Miata



Looking for RCR’s original Miata video? Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp1kuo6xkbE

The Mazda NA Miata MX-5 debuted at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show, but it was manufactured inHiroshima, because they’ve made it their mission to avoid any more bombs. It was conceived as a small roadster, and the first gen featured the 1.6 L straight four with DOHC. It sold 400,000 units from 1989-1997, which is pretty impressive when you consider that small roadsters were on the way out at the end it was released. The Alfa Romeo Spider was in production, but it was the only small roadster produced at a comparable volume, so the MX-5 filled a gaping hole in the market. In the first generation, this was a car for the kind of guy who uses the term “confirmed bachelor” to avoid addressing his sexuality in mixed company. But the Miata would grew to be the pre-cum of bro culture, with later generations serving as the full load. It was derivative of other roadsters, but that was part of its charm. It had a reverence for the classics but also an inflated sense of its own importance. It’s the Kanye West of cars.

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Regular Car Reviews: 1997 Dodge Ram 1500



Chrysler created the best pickup truck of the 90’s by building a Tonka Truck instead of a complainant work vehicle. This 4 or 6 wheeled masculine-dicto-simpliciter also changed the line-up of every manufacturer forever. The new Dodge Ram de-throned the luxury four-door sedan as the King of the Car Lot. In the 1990’s, trucks became premium vehicles.

The Dodge Ram also cemented the idea that a truck must look like a synthol-pumped, penis-panicking, club-brawler.

I got the tow/cargo ratings all wrong in the Dodge Ram video. Sorry about that. As a peace offering, please accept this novelty Johnny-Cash-style song written and performed by a friend of mine. Three people are murdered in the song. The song is called: “Wodega.”



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