Things Car Manufacturers Don’t Do Any More

This is my first series “Things Car Manufacturers Don’t Do Any More” posts I did on Instagram. I had been to Horniman Circle, Fort one Sunday morning and saw a few beauties that I have seen a few times already (but it never gets boring). There is something very pleasing about the cars of yesteryear or as we call them, classic cars or vintage cars. The more you look at them, the more fascinating details that catch your attention.

And that’s exactly what happened this time around, and here we have a great new series that I ran on Instagram. If you missed it, you aren’t following me on Instagram, are you? Go follow now, I promise you won’t be disappointed!

And it also makes me available for conversations via Direct Message on Instagram too. So if you ever wanted to share or ask me anything, this is the easiest and fastest way to get connected! 🙂

Without further ado, here are the “Things Car Manufacturers Don’t Do Any More”:

#1 Vibrant & Colorful interiors

#2 Curved Glass Windscreens/Windshields

#3 Stylish Wheels with white walls

#4 Headlights with Wipers

#5 Sexy Chrome ORVMs

#6 The Rear Fog Lights or High mounted tail lights

#7 Beautiful tail sections

"Things Car Manufacturers don't do any more" series: #7 Beautiful Tail sections! . The 1959 Chevy Biscayne was produced primarily for the fleet market, but they were also available to the general public. . Along with the Biscayne, Chevy was also producing the Bel Air & Impala. They all had very similar designs, but I'm sure the young people at that time could easily tell them apart. . I think I'll be taking some more time to learn about them! 😁 If you have any memories or anything to share please leave a comment! 😊#thebestcarblogever . #classiccars #vintagecars #vintagelifestyle #oldschool #classic #art #automotive #instacars #cars #classiccarsdaily #dailydriven #drivetastefully #carporn #chevy #chevybiscayne #chevyimpala #chevylife #chevrolet #biscayne #fleetmaster #1959

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#8 Crazy-looking awesome chrome decoration on the sides

"Things Car Manufacturers don't do any more" series: #8 Crazy looking awesome chrome decoration on the sides! Or Rockets 🚀 in short! 😂 . The 1959 Chevy Biscayne was produced primarily for the fleet market, but they were also available to the general public. Along with the Biscayne, Chevy was also producing the Bel Air, Impala. They all had very similar designs, but I'm sure the young people at that time could easily tell them apart. I think I'll be taking some more time to learn about them! 😁 #thebestcarblogever . #classiccars #vintagecars #vintagelifestyle #oldschool #classic #art #automotive #instacars #cars #classiccarsdaily #dailydriven #drivetastefully #carporn #chevy #chevybiscayne #chevyimpala #chevylife #chevrolet #biscayne #fleetmaster #chrome #rockets

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#9 Shiny chrome bumper guards

Last but not the least in this "Things Car Manufacturers don't do any more" series: #9 Shiny Chrome bumper guards! . They had a very iconic look, brought a very beautiful appeal to the cars with such garnish! Not to forget, they would protect the car too! There's also one in the front! . And with this post, this series comes to an end! I hope you guys liked it! 😊 Keep following for more such interesting stuff to come! Ask your friends to follow @thebestcarblogever too! 😁 . Which modern car do you think would this look good on?? #thebestcarblogever . #classiccars #vintagecars #vintagelifestyle #oldschool #classic #art #automotive #instacars #cars #classiccarsdaily #dailydriven #drivetastefully #carporn #chevy #chevybiscayne #chevyimpala #chevylife #chevrolet #biscayne #fleetmaster #chrome #chromebumpers

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There are more things that I am sure you know of, so do let me know about them, I’ll definitely try to find them. I’ll save them until I get photos of them myself!

You never know when there will be a part 2 of this series!

I hope you liked this little series that I did. It does make me aware of the beauty and things of yesteryear that somehow have gone missing. Some for good, and some for the bad. Feel free to leave me with your thoughts!

Follow me on Instagram and save yourself from missing out on the action – again! 🙁 There is more coming up on the blog here and Instagram too! I hope to see you there! 🙂

Detroit Auto Show – Part 2

I wrote about the best cars which are in production or are production-ready from the Detroit Auto Show in my last post (check it out in case you missed it!). Now we’ll look as some of the best Concept cars from the Show!

1. Subaru Impreza Sedan concept

After being showcased previously at the Tokyo Motor Show and the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Subaru Impreza Sedan concept was shown at the Detroit Auto Show. The concept will hopefully look as appealing when its production ready. What will go under the hood hasn’t been revealed yet. It puts the “wide and Low” design philosophy to display. The concept’s roof line is sloping, and the corners and character lines are more contoured. Its got some great looking hawk-eye headlights, a larger and more elegantly designed grille-mounted emblem and black-and-red fan-blade wheels. See the pics!

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2. Nissan Titan Warrior concept

When Nissan unveiled the Nissan Titan at the Detroit Auto Show last year, on the first look everyone could notice the similarity to the Ford F-150. And why not? The Ford F-150 has been the class leader for a really long time. And anybody trying to get into this market would be definitely referencing it first for design cues that have been a success. This year’s Nissan Titan Warrior Concept too faces a similar case. It looks really similar to the Ford F-150 Raptor. For images of the Raptor look at my previous post.

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3. Acura Precision concept

The Acura Precision concept was built specifically with the aim to be showcased at the Detroit Auto Show 2016. After the NSX, the Acura design team has been playing around with more specific styling as the Precision concept’s end goal is to define the news styling that will be adopted by all the Acura models soon. It is larger than the NSX in may ways – wider than the NSX by almost eight inches, height four inches more than the NSX. Its got deeply cut sides, debuts the brand’s aggressive “Diamond Pentagon” front grille which is a definite relief from the Acura grille we’ve seen for quite some time. The grille perfectly compliments the “Jewel Constellation” LED headlamps. I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.

One more point to note after looking that the futuristic interior on the Precision concept – Acura believes that the future human-machine interface (HMI) will have the ability to scan each occupant in the car to load their personalized settings for music, maps and vehicle performance.

4. Buick Avista concept

There’s not a single thing in this Buick that doesn’t look awesome on its own. The Avista might not be currently confirmed to go in to production but it will definitely be the cue to the design of all future Buick cars. It’s got powerful grille, wing-shaped head- and taillights, lean and muscular character line. The wait for the new Buick cars won’t be long, as the next-generation Regal mid-size sedan is due within the year, and a new Enclave crossover won’t be far behind.

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Bonus!

Here are some other cars that grabbed my attention and should appeal to you too!

VLF Force 1 V10

Gilbert Villarreal, Bob Lutz and Danish designer Henrik Fisker – joined forces to build high-end, limited-edition American sports cars, under the brand named formed of the initials of their surnames . They launched the Force 1 with the aim of taking on big names like Ferrari, Maserati and Aston Martin. It is equipped with a roaring 745 horsepower, V10 engine. It is made with carbon fiber and based on the Dodge Viper, but with a more plush interior. This limited edition vehicle will be priced just under $300,000.

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Chevrolet Bolt EV

Check out the images here.

Lexus LC500 Coupe

Check out the images here.

2017 Smart Fortwo Cabriolet

Check out this gallery here.

Extra Bonus!

What else happened at the Detroit Auto Show 2016??

Jeep celebrated its 75th anniversary by showcasing some awesome looking special editions of its cars. Jaguar Land Rover skipped the Detroit Auto Show to focus on other international shows. (Jaguar Land Rover are going to be present at the International Auto Expo 2016 in India, which starts from 3rd of February, 2016). MINI has given Detroit a miss and will also not be present at the Auto Expo 2016.

What’s going to happen at the Auto Expo 2016?

The Best CAR Blog Ever is going to be present here and will post about all the action from ground-zero starting from 3rd February 8am onward!

Catch all the action first on Instagram (follow @thebestCARblogever) and then followed by detailed posts here and Facebook.

Transformers 4: The CARS and the Truck you’ll get to see in the movie!

While Transformers 4 is set to hit the theatres across the world on June 27, 2014, The Best CAR Blog Ever! has got for you eyes some interesting images of the CARS and the truck you might get to see in the movie…

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Transformers 4

Transformers (2007) was a box office sensation, opening at #1 and made more than $700 million worldwide. The  second installment, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) grossed more than $830 million worldwide. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) was the biggest hit of them all and grossed more than a billion dollars and became the 5th highest grosing film of all time. Collectively, the franchise has made a whopping $2.6 billion worldwide.

The really interesting CAR, though here is the 6th generation Chevy Camaro Concept or the Chevy Camaro 2015.. Yes that’s right the Concept is going to be unveiled in the movie first!

As can be seen clearly from the photos that follow, most of the work has been carried out on the Front and the Back of this Camaro, alot many fans have said that “they would rather open a body shop when this Camaro gets into production, so that they can make the front and rear of it to look like any of the better-looking previous generation models”. Criticism shall follow and everyone might have their own opinion. But one thing for sure, the Camaro has definitely caught my eyes in terms of the design changes they made.

Without much delay now, here are the pics…

Bumblebee 2014 Concept Camaro
Bumblebee 2014 Concept Camaro |  Source
Bumblebee 2014 Concept Camaro
Bumblebee 2014 Concept Camaro  | Source
Bumblebee as a highly modified, vintage 1967 Camaro SS.
Bumblebee as a highly modified, vintage 1967 Camaro SS.  | Source
The completely upgraded, custom-built Optimus Prime from Western Star (a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America).
The completely upgraded, custom-built Optimus Prime from Western Star (a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America).  | Source
A classy 1,200-horsepower Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse worth more than $2.4 million.
A classy 1,200-horsepower Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse worth more than $2.4 million.  | Source
A special race-inspired C7 Corvette Stingray, based on Chevrolet’s upcoming 2014 production car!
A special race-inspired C7 Corvette Stingray, based on Chevrolet’s upcoming 2014 production car!  | Source
The adventure continues to transform with a very different offering from Daimler Trucks North America . . . the imposing 2014 Argosy cab-over truck by Freightliner.
The adventure continues to transform with a very different offering from Daimler Trucks North America . . . the imposing 2014 Argosy cab-over truck by Freightliner.  | Source

If seen closer, the above photo has been grey-scaled and the lights have been photoshopped to look in colour… Thus hiding the fact which character is it going to be. It is speculated to be either Nemesis Prime, Ultra Magnus or the Motor Master. We’ll have to wait until the movie releases to find out.

More of the CARS and trucks can be checked out at Michael Bay’s website! Bay has been a part of the series since the first instalment.

Also you can check this thread at the Camaro5.com for more snaps of the Transformers CARS and other vehicles!

Chevy Camaro – The CAR, Its Journey

Today’s Post on my favourite CAR ever, the Chevy Camaro..Hence it took a while for me to cut it short (I know its still long! but i couldn’t miss anything out on its journey so..)

The Chevy Camaro is one of the finest, performance-oriented, muscle car ever to be built and has been in existence since 1966..yes that’s about 46 years..

The current Camaro is the fifth generation Camaro.. that obviously means there were four previous generations of the Camaro..

A lot to say about the CAR but a picture is worth a thousand words… So I’ll let the pics do all the talking..

A first generation, 1968 Chevy Camaro

The first generation debuted in September 1966, with the 1967 model of the Chevy Camaro and then succeeded with the 1968 and 1969 models of the Camaro.

A second generation, 1970 Chevy Camaro Z28

The second generation was introduced in the 1970 with cosmetic changes especially in the 1974 and 1978 models. This generation was produced from 1970 to 1981. The Camaro was heavily restyled and had a larger and wider body. The second generation also came with the Z28  package, which included an air induction hood scoop.

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A third generation, 1982 Chevy Camaro

The third generation was produced from 1982 to 1992. This generation also celebrated with a “20th Anniversary Commemorative Editionin 1987 and a “25th Anniversary Heritage Packagein 1992. These were the first to offer modern fuel-injection, four-speed manual and five-speed automatic transmissions. It was also 227kgs lighter than the previous generation.

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A fourth generation, 2002 Chevy Camaro SS (35th Anniversary Edition)

The fourth generation, which was produced from 1993 to 2002, retained the same body style and also came as a Convertible (introduced in 1994). The fourth generation gave a choice and variety of V6 and V8 engines. The standard engine was 3.4 litre V6, from 1993 to 95. A more powerful 3.8 litre V6 was introduced as an option and made standard in 1996. The V8, the standard engine for the Z28 model, was borrowed from the 1992 Corvette.

The interiors were restyled in the 1997 model and more exterior styling changes were made in the 1998 model. Also, an all-aluminium engine was introduced later, which was also obtained from the Corvette C5, which gave the Camaro a thrilling 305-horsepower.

It remained in production continuously for 35 years till 2002, after which production was stopped due to slowing sales and its deteriorating market.

It wasn’t the end for this successful, powerful muscle CAR.

After 2002, a 2006 Camaro Concept was revealed at the North American International Auto Show on January 6, 2006, which was the official indication from General Motors (GM) that a fifth generation of this CAR would follow. Exactly a year later, on January 6, 2007, the  2007 Camaro Convertible Concept was revealed at North American International Auto Show, 2007. The roof wasn’t the only difference between the two concepts, but there were several subtle changes to the exterior of the Convertible.

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The 2006 Camaro Concept

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The 2007, Camaro Convertible Concept (Front and Back)

The body styling of both the fifth generation concepts was evidently lined on the first generation Camaro.

GM announced in 2006, that they would start the production of the all-new Camaro in 2008, which would be based on these award winning concepts. But the production was delayed and the actual production started on March 16, 2009.

Chevrolet General Manager Ed Peper said the new Camaro “will appeal to both men and women, and unite customers with fond memories of previous Camaros with those who first experienced a Camaro” when the concept was unveiled in January.

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A fifth generation, 2010 Chevy Camaro SS

The fifth generation came with five different trim levels; the LS, 1LT, 2LT, 1SS and 2SS.

The LS and LT trims are powered by a 3.6 litre GM LLT V6 producing 312 hp. The SS with manual transmission is powered by the 6.2 litre GM LS3 V8 producing 426 hp, while the one with automatic transmission is powered by the 6.2 litre GM L99 V8 producing 400 hp. [You can google for more detailed specifications..that’s why I haven’t included them.]

An RS package is available on the LT and SS trims that include HID headlamps (High Intensity Discharge lamps, see the photo below and you’ll understand..) with integrated Halo Rings, spoiler and RS-specific taillamps and wheels.

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Chevy Camaro with the RS package

The fifth generation of the Camaro has seen the most number of Special/Limited Editions ever. It was also featured in the movie Transformers as the Autobot Bumblebee first depicted by a 1977 Z28 Camaro and later as a fifth generation concept variant. The modified fifth generation 2010 and 2012 Camaros are shown as Bumblebee in the sequels Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

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The 1977 Camaro as the Bumblebee

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The 2010 Camaro as the Bumblebee

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The 2012 Camaro as the Bumblebee

The fifth generation also celebrated with a “45th Anniversary Edition” in 2012.

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2012 Chevrolet Camaro 45th Anniversary Special Edition

A special edition Camaro ZL1 is also a part of the fifth generation of the Camaro.

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I am really stopping myself from writing more about the Camaro in this post now. Sorry that you had to read and see so much.. But I know it was worth it. Smile Smile