Some people like being in control –especially where driving is concerned and that’s why they insist on a manual transmission in their vehicles, especially those who drive sporty cars and vintage vehicles. But while it used to be known as the standard transmission, the manual or stick shift is fast becoming endangered. Future electric cars won’t have them and most drivers now prefer an automatic transmission. But manufacturers still cater to those die-hard fans, who like to enjoy the ‘real’ experience of driving, pedals and all!
The 1970s is a decade known for many things, and one of them should be cool cars. While we had to deal with fuel shortages, stricter emission standards, and regulations that made some cars die out, there were some seriously fun cars developed in the 1970s. Let’s take a look at these cars and take a ride down the road of nostalgia for a bit of fun.
The world is full of oddities that we can witness. When you look at a couple and they don’t seem like a pair that you would expect to be together but it seems to work for them, you get the opportunity to witness an odd marriage. There have been many of these cases over the years in the automotive world for us to see and enjoy as some vehicles that have either been a great way to make a vehicle or have let us down in some form. Let’s check out a few and you can decide for yourself.
The entire automotive industry seems to have it out for Elon Musk and his team at Tesla Motors. Whether it’s because they blatantly ignored tradition in every way or because they showed up the rest of the world with their luxury performance cars that are powered only by the batter cells in the floorboard is hard to say, but the fact is many automakers have bulls-eyes on Tesla and are more than happy to produce what we would call a Tesla killer, especially if it offers a longer range than the Tesla models. With word of what Aston Martin is working on I wonder if they have the next Tesla killer coming.