First Retro Car?

I came across the Nissan Figaro this evening while browsing classic Japanese cars. I've seen this before, but I never realized how old it is. 1989 is when this debuted at the Tokyo Auto Show. 20,000 of them were built in 1991, two years before Plymouth debuted the Prowler concept.


Listen, I'm not new to this whole "internet" thing. I know I'm a little late to the party on this one, but I've ignored it long enough. This is ridiculous. This is called "vanning." It's quite popular in Japan. I find it hard to believe that these are off the shelf parts like the unpainted body kits plaguing Hondas everywhere, but if they're not, this is some serious fabrication skills. A few other examples here.


Travis Clark Harley Davidson Concept - Core77

This caught my eye over on Core77. Really nice concept. While much sportier than any current Harley, I could certainly see this fit really well in the lineup between the Sportster and the discontinued Buell. You can check out the rest of Travis Clark's portfolio here.


Cadillac Commercial

I love this commercial. It's so well done, and it really speaks to me. It reminds me of a time that we anxiously awaited the unveiling of the new model year. Back when a new car would just make you stop what you were doing so that you could watch it role by, nearly in slow motion as you memorized it's character lines, striking awe in our minds, hearts, and souls.

click:  Cadillac Commercial.