Posted on 24. Apr, 2013 by BajaBusta.
Based on the Dodge/Plymouth Neon, the Aviat concept was a computer generated creation for a 21st century sports coupe with excellent coefficient of drag. Power was supplied by a DOHC 16-valve 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder that produced 145 horses, and although the engine was front-mounted, the cooling system was repositioned within the outrigger-style rear-quarter fenders. Scissors-style [...]
Posted on 12. Apr, 2013 by BajaBusta.
The idea was hot. And a performance car built to this formula was too. Redraw the plans for the Dodge Neon stretching the body work taut over gargantuan tires. Give it a smug, two plus two cockpit under an aggressive roofline. Build the structure in featherweight aluminum. In the time honored [...]
Posted on 11. Apr, 2013 by BajaBusta.
Plymouth jumped into the sport utility craze with the Back Pack concept vehicle, a mini sport ute designed to deliver maximum fun. The Back Pack was part utility vehicle, part pickup, and part sports coupe, and Plymouth described it as a “crossover vehicle for young, active people who want to to everywhere, do everything, and [...]
Posted on 07. Apr, 2013 by BajaBusta.
The Ford Sky Splash Ranger Super Cab is a ‘down-to-earth concept pickup with high flying additions, such as a customer made hang glider with an auto feed towing/launching winch and easily removed cargo box insert wtih a built in lockable storage compartment.
Posted on 06. Apr, 2013 by BajaBusta.
Water sports lover? This truck…….was for you! The For Ranger Sea Splash, a concept vehicle especially for those who find their fun shooting the rapids or canoeing the lakes and rivers across North America. The Ranger Sea Splash was the ideal transporter when the river of the lake beckoned. But when it’s not in use [...]
Posted on 04. Apr, 2013 by BajaBusta.
Who doesn’t enjoy a good mystery? So imagine the surprise when Mercury unveiled the Premys in Detroit for 1994. An amalgam of”preview” and “mystique”. Turns out there was not much mystery here at all. Except for the flashy purple-people-eater paint job, and a gewgaw or two, this was the 1995 Mystique [...]
Posted on 03. Apr, 2013 by BajaBusta.
This was how Ford chose to preview the imminent Ford Contour – in the guise of the Euro-spec Mondeo buffed out to maximum overload. The Profile was given life by way of a heavy breathing DOHC 24-valve 2.5 liter V-6making a formidable 240 horsepower and 225 pound feet of torque. A five [...]
Posted on 01. Apr, 2013 by BajaBusta.
The Dodge Ram, Motor Trend’s 1994 Truck of the Year, was an intelligent manifestation of the belief that traditional truck buyers will step up to high styling. Ford hoped this trend would continue as it gathered show goers impressions of the Power Stroke concept truck. Like it or not, this wild, banana [...]
Posted on 29. Mar, 2013 by BajaBusta.
Billed as “a visual, refined representation of the future of the Eagle brand,” the Jazz took Chrysler’s “cab forward” design philosophy to new lengths: The wheelbase was nearly identical to Eagle’s full size Vision sedan, but the front drive Jazz was more than two feet shorter. Interior accommodations emphasized family oriented conveniences. Jazz’s unique front [...]
Posted on 28. Mar, 2013 by BajaBusta.
Drawing on classic designs from the past, Chrysler hit the auto show circuit in 1995 with the stunning Atlantic. Displaying an upright grille, long hood, short deck, and pontoon fenders, it was reminiscent of certain Bugatti’s that wowed the auto world back in the Thirties. As the story goes, the Atlantic was inspired by some [...]