ACID FLASHBACK THURSDAY: 1975 Dodge Ramcharger

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Lighten up, Dad.

Where I saw one: High school parking lot

Nostalgia factor: 6/10 – Ahh, memories – mostly not mine.

Baseline: 2, since I never personally owned one; +1 because Dad had one; +1 because it had 4 wheel drive; +1 because it had a V8; -1 because it didn’t have a 440; -12 (includes -2 for no column shifter) because it had a manual – this meant a tractor transmission, and a 3 foot gear shifter; -7 because as far as I could tell, it shifted like a tractor too – as smooth and serene as Ned Beatty in the woods;  -1 because I never drove it; -5 because Dad refused to take the roof off; -1 because “It might leak when you put it back on” is lame; -1 because “where would we store the roof?”; -10 because “duh, you just built that huge garage you never park in.”

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Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato: Hit or Miss

We like Zagato.  As design houses go, they’re the most consistent. This is a plus, because they’re just so darn elegant you want to never let go of that style language.  Usually.

But, much like coaching searches, the results are not always hits.

Enter the Saab Sonnet.

Zagato: Let’s take my Dad’s Saab to JC Whitney and make it cool!

Zagato: We’ll call it an Alfa Romeo!  No one will know!

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My eyes! The ugly is burning my eyes!

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