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SPOTLIGHT: What's the deal with the Bricklin SV-1

So I have heard grumblings that people want more American cars and have also heard that people want more imports that aren't Japanese talked about here on The Blog. So I have done both and in doing so I have also found the most obscure car in Minnesota to write about. If you've ever wondered if there was ever a Canadian sports car, the answer is yes and this is it. The oh-so-canadian named SV-1 or Safety Vehicle One, famous for being the safest sports car of the 1970s. So what the hell is the Bricklin SV-1 and why should you care? What's the deal with the Bricklin SV-1, eh?

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Feature: Yuriy's AutoVaz VAZ-2101 - The Gulanator

What was your dream car when you were a teenager? What did you aspire to own? For a lot of us from America, we think of the golden age of gearheads in America and the muscle cars, but that phenomena is very much so a product of the American car market. Now lets toss a wrench into this equation, what if you grew up behind the iron curtain? In the Soviet Union there was a completely different crop of cars, it was literally a different world and that legacy stands in Eastern Europe today.

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SPOTLIGHT: What's the deal with... The Citroën 2CV?

It was a perfect example of a Citroën 2CV (Deux Chevaux), the most iconic French car of all time. Soon more people were paying attention to the 2CV than the Aventador behind it, and what can be only described as a small mob lead mostly by women and small children descended upon the tin snail. It's no spoiler to say that it's design is rather crude and that the car isn't exactly fast with the best of them putting down a whopping 29 HP. So, we have to ask, why do people get so excited over this? What's the deal with the Citroën 2CV?

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SPOTLIGHT: What's the deal with... The Nissan Pao?

Over the last few months we have seen a large influx of JDM cars thanks to Brian Jannusch and International Vehicle Importers opening up shop in St. Paul, MN. One of the first cars he ever sold up here was this Nissan Pao (pronounced: Pow), sold to Hiep Dang of Pristine Detail. While unlike the Suzuki Alto at Proving Grounds, which resulted in me being blown up like the surface of Scarif with questions, the Nissan Pao seems to have a following of people who vaguely remember seeing it in Gran Turismo 4. I don't want people feeling like this is some secret kept within only the Japanese car community so we gotta ask... What's the deal with the Nissan Pao?

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SPOTLIGHT: What's the deal with... The Suzuki Alto?

So I've been the recipient of at least a dozen snapchats, Facebook PMs, text messages, telegraphs and carrier pigeons all asking me what this strange little car cruising around the pits at Proving Grounds was (pictured above). The car is none other than a HA21 Suzuki Alto Works. Although I was not there and couldn't talk to the owner, apparently it was a Canadian fella that got word from a friend of the event at BIR and decided it was worth the drive down south. This is a pretty esoteric car for those of us who aren't Gran Turismo geeks or neckbeard JDM Otakus so I'll give a quick description about the hype around this car.  So what's the deal with the Suzuki Alto?

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FEATURE: Emilio Rescigno's 1991 Toyota Supra - The Supra Remastered

Since the dawn of the automobile there has been a draw to improve upon the basic bones a manufacturer offers. Early Model T owners were fitting perfromance carburetors and aftermarket water pumps on the cars as early as 1910. As we all know, these innocent little attempts to improve the usability of automobiles would eventually evolve into the $73 billon per year industry we have today. At the heart of it all is the same desire, the drive to improve the machine you have and overcome it's inherent weaknesses.

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