Delica Starwagon of the Commonwealth

1989 Mitsubishi Delica Starwagon

The Mitsubishi Delica made its debut in 1968, and is now in its fifth generation. The Delica moniker was coined from the contraction the English words delivery and car. The Delica was sold in light commercial truck and van versions, and was in its third generation of production when this 1989 Delica Starwagon 4WD low roof was built, featuring unitbody construction with a … [Read more...]

Parking Lot Saab 96


Walking through the parking lot of a prestigious car show or auction always reveals an array of vintage drivers tucked in between towering modern automobiles. The lots at the 2015 Greenwich Concours d' Elegance were peppered with cars, trucks, and motorcycles which said a great deal about the enthusiasm behind the two-day event. Among the cars was this exquisitely worn-in 1960 … [Read more...]

The Forward Look Motors On


That any 1961 Plymouth Belvedere survived is incredible by itself, but a New England car that still drives on is that much more impressive. Promotional materials from the period introduced the Plymouth as the new solid beauty. This particular car is not only solid, but powered by a polyspherical 318 cubic inch V-8 backed by a push-button controlled Torqueflite automatic … [Read more...]

Power Wagon Ends Winter


The 2014-15 snowpocalypse had a devastating effect on greater New England and some of its citizens, at least one of whom spent the winter months endlessly shoveling the driveway at Ye Olde Clunkbucket Estate here in scenic Vermont. Not to worry. We can see green, and the mountain of shoveled snow has finally melted. And even though a freak blizzard will certainly descend upon … [Read more...]

Voisin C6 Laboratoire avec Propeller


Racing cars with propellers are something we would need more of around here. The propeller on this 1923 Voisin C6 Laboratoire Grand Prix special worked in reverse, utilizing otherwise unused energy borrowed from the blazing 100+ mile per hour top speed of the Voisin to circulate engine coolant in an attempt to keep the near 2000 cubic centimeter sleeve valve straight six from … [Read more...]