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Thom Taylor

Designer-turned-writer Thom Taylor is a veteran of many magazines and website articles, writing eight books about automobile design, car culture, and automotive history. He and his wife have two kids, two dogs, and no SUVs.

Tips, Tricks & Trends

Rusty Monday: VW Microbus Blues

It is hard to understand why any of these wasted VW Microbus rusty heaps escaped the crusher. That makes them the perfect choice for Rusty Monday. Most are so far gone you have to ask, “What’s the point of keeping them?” For your perusal, we have one that remains underwater and one resurrected from underwater. …

Tips, Tricks & Trends

Report: Are GM and Honda Merging?

Today Honda and General Motors signed a memo of understanding forming an alliance for a number of goals. The memo states it is an understanding to develop a range of vehicles, share purchasing, research and development, and platforms. That sounds more like the cusp of a merger than an alliance. So, are GM and Honda …

Trucks & SUVs

Rusty Monday: Trucks Rusted In Half

Trucks are modern mules. Some get worked until they die. Such is the fate of these Rusty Monday work trucks. These poor things got used and used up until they rusted so badly they broke in half. Literally. Only some serious rust could do this as truck frames are stout. But not stout enough to …