Do You Remember the Brochure for Your First Car?

Okay, I have a confession.  It’s true!  I have been a bit piggish, keeping this small, amazing website to myself and my family since I first got my email address way back in 2010.  Everybody in the family enjoys it, and certainly remembers the brochures for their first car (that is, once they look at the brochure…).  I am now divulging the great secret!  This website hosts all the brochures of almost every car from the 1950’s through the 1980’s.  How great is that?

If your car memory is spotty, you can look on this AWESOME website and see the original factory brochures for almost every American car!  It’s really quite simple:  just pick the manufacturer, the car, and the year.  But, it’s good to know that the Corvettes are in their own section.  Also, there are tire brochures, transmission brochures, oil brochures, rental company brochures, bus company brochures, boat brochures, spark plug brochures, travel trailer brochures, windshield brochures, piston ring brochures,wheel brochures, car body brochures, and even more!

There is also a blog that the webmaster/author writes.  He lives in Norway, and REALLY likes American cars!  If you have a brochure older than 1990, you can contact him, and it will go onto the website.  If you have a special car brochure that is older than 1990, he will definitely consider it!

Enjoy the website and many hours of interesting reading!  Don’t let your boss see all the time you spend on this website…


Car of Your Dreams or Dream a Little Dream For Me

Building the car of your dreams ain’t that hard. No, I don’t mean the building it from the wheels up!  You can do it from the comfort of your living room or office!  It’s that easy!  Just about every automaker has an online configurator that is, quite possibly, the culprit in work-time computer fun.  These configurators go far beyond the days of old, when you just had to hope that the car you wanted was waiting for you in a car lot.  It’s super easy to send the car of your dreams from an online configurator to a dealer.  The dealer will email you, telling you how much your wallet will shrink to have that car in your driveway.

Try not to get carried away with the nearly ten million possible configurations available!  Otherwise, just another lost day at work or school!

If you are looking for a new MINI Cooper S, here is an example:

But, for me, the best one yet is the configurator.  Try to avoid endless hours of daydreaming at the computer.  You still like your job, right?

With the Rolls-Royce Ghost, the combinations are so endless, that you could stay on the computer until October, and you still wouldn’t be finished picking out every little detail!  I figured that with a cheap car (the MINI), an ultra-exclusive car (the Veyron), I needed something for the everyday person.  I proudly present the Rolls-Royce Ghost!,i13

Of course, this wouldn’t be a good post with out some good ol’ American Muscle.  So, I had to include a 2011 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca!  With a Retail price of $48,778, a lease of $884 a month, this car certainly isn’t cheap!

Most automakers have an online configurator for all their cars.  The downsides are that many automakers don’t let you see changes to the car interior. Chevy and Honda let you see the interior, but not the carpets. If it’s under the hood, go onto Google Images.  You won’t find it on the website.  Also, most sites require you to have a good high-speed internet connection.  And all the latest multimedia connections, such as an email address and/or Facebook or Twitter.  If you configure your dream car for me, and post it with your comment, you might have a surprise!

Remember to Dream a Little Dream Of Me!

Watch Videos of Cars right Before Your Eyes!

Now the title may be confusing, but we can’t watch the movie “Cars” here.  I haven’t figured out how to do that yet (its pretty embarrasing!).  But, I do have a link to a cool website called  It has enjoyable videos of cars, a horsepower and torque definition page, a speed/rpm calculator, and lots of stuff that only God knows about.  This is a great website for the practical car enthusiast.  Here’s the link.  Enjoy.