G. David Felt
Alternative Fuel Reporter
CNBC.com just released their 10 Ugliest Auto's of all time list.
While concepts can WOW people and start a long life money maker like the Mustang. There are others that just leave people flat with the "What Happened?" attitude. Some of these models have been vindicated later down the road and other have just become a history footnote in a book.
While i will list the 10 auto's here, Review the complete list at this site with their explanation and then sound off on whether you agree or disagree and why for this Top 10 Ugliest List.
10 Ugliest Auto's
1958 Edsel Corsair
1960 Plymouth Valiant1965 AMC Marlin
1970 AMC Gremlin
1978 Mercury Zephyr
1982 Aston Martin Lagonda
1990 Pontiac Trans Sport
1999 Isuzu VehiCROSS
2001 Pontiac Aztek
2002 Isuzu Axiom
List out your top 10 and tell us why.
Found this on Mustang and Fords .com web site, a really nice series of Mustang concepts including the 1963 4 door version. I love the 1967 Mach 1 concept that they suspect was crushed, but man is that a lovely Mustang. Check em out.
Additional good concepts of early mustangs also here:
Posted 02 August 2016 - 12:08 PM
G. David Felt Staff Writer Alternative Energy - www.CheersandGears.com
Rip Off or Compliment?
Today MSN Auto asked and posted the following pictures on what people thought about one OEM auto company copying another OEM Auto company. This is very common in China where independent Chinese auto companies pretty much buy and clone every part in a established brand and sell it with no recourse or intellectual protection from the government for the name brands in comparison to markets like Europe and the US.
69 Mustang versus 73 Toyota Celica
Bentley versus Lincoln
Hummer Versus Dongfeng who still makes this Hummer rip off and sells to the Chinese military.
Land Rover Versus Landwind
Rolls Royce versus Geely
Mercedes-Benz versus Kia
Porsche versus Nissan
So what are your thoughts? Should China enforce protecting intellectual property rights, should these companies have to pay for ripping off designs from other companies?
So found this on Motor Trends web site, the top 10 concepts that should have been built. I have to say I really like most of them and the one Chrysler did, while the first time seeing it for me, this should have been done from day one. Talk about pure sex on wheels.