Corbran's Corner

CLIMB RIGHT IN!

CLIMB RIGHT IN! by Jim Corbran, Automotive Columnist Go ahead and admit it, you’ve always been intrigued by those mean-looking Chevy Tahoe PPVs cruising the highways (PPV standing for Police Pursuit Vehicle). Perhaps not intrigued enough to garner a ride in the back seat of one (it can be arranged, though!), but enough to think that, yes, these are cool-looking vehicles. Needless to say, they’re n

WE HAVE ALL BEEN HERE BEFORE

WE HAVE ALL BEEN HERE BEFORE by Jim Corbran, Automotive Columnist Or to paraphrase Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: it’s deja vu all over again. Back when I was growing up in the 1960s, many American men, those both of and not of driving age, fell into one of three camps: Chevy, Ford, or Mopar. In the pony car wars, this translated to: Camaro, Mustang, or Challenger/Barracuda. The dear ‘Cuda has

Throwback Thursday — 1976 AUDI 50

Throwback Thursday — 1976 AUDI 50 by Jim Corbran, Automotive Columnist If you think this little yellow car looks familiar, you must be up on your European car-spotting. The Audi 50, built from 1974-78, was eventually rebadged as the Volkswagen Polo, a car in the supermini class so popular in Europe for a variety of reasons (cost, size, fuel economy...). Although the Audi 50 disappeared after only