In Dale Earnhardt’s 30+ year racing career, he drove a lot of cars. Everyone remembers the black #3 Chevrolet Goodwrench car or the #3 Chevrolet Wrangler car, but there were others. Oh yes, there were many others. Here are some of the best and coolest stock cars ever driven by the legendary Dale Earnhardt.
#3 Wheaties Car
Dale Earnhardt drove this Wheaties car at The Winston in 1997 (currently known as the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race) when he finished second to Jeff Gordon. Team owner Richard Childress said The Winston was one of Earnhardt’s favorites because “it was short, paid a huge purse and we didn’t have to worry about getting in trouble or be worried about the championship.” [keep reading]
The 90′s are coming back and the proof lives at TeenNick on Nickelodeon. From midnight until 2AM each night, the network airs reruns of Keenan and Kel, Clarissa Explains it All, All That and Hey Arnold!, to name just a few. Nostalgia is the hot “thing” right now and used car dealers have an opportunity to target their late model cars toward the nostalgic young adult. Consider the average viewer was about 10-18 years old back in 1998, that means they are about 23 to 31 years old today, give or take. They’re movers and shakers and they want to drive the cars from their youth, right? Of course they would want the Dodge Caravan with all those Cheetos stains on the back bench and fake exterior wood paneling. What about the luxurious Buick Roadmaster? Read on to find out some of the cars from the 90′s that could be making a comeback.
Edmunds released a list of the Top 10 Best Road Trip Vehicles in August based on their editors’ selections. Some of their choices like the number one pick, Chevrolet Equinox, or number three pick, Ford Flex, make sense. There are also some anomalies though. Take a look at the breakdown:
At Mojo Motors, we sell used cars and there are some really great models to be had right now, like this Mercury Milan or Subaru Outback. The thing is, there are other great cars we love, but can’t include in our listings because they’re still concepts or too brand-spanking new. That’s why we share these vehicles in our segment, “Cool used car of the future.” This week we are featuring the Cadillac Ciel convertible.
There is no shortage of used car buying guides on the web. These resources can be invaluable, especially before spending thousands of dollars of a used car, but let’s simplify how to get schooled a bit, shall we?
Ending each week on the Mojo Motors Blog is “Putting it into park,”a compilation of interesting links and news from the past five days.
-Auto Buds posts pictures of two identical cars parked next to each other. Is it authentic? Don’t know, don’t care. [link]
-Bob Lutz is going back to General Motors as a part-time senior adviser after retiring in 2010. [link]
-TheRitchOnCars Daily aggregates all the auto news every day from an extensive list of blogs, websites and Tweeters. [link]
-Every Wednesday from 9-11PM, check out the #Motorama chat on Twitter where hard hitting questions are asked like, “Would you rather have a domestic or import with 200,000 miles?” or “Is a Volvo wagon really that reliable?” [link]
-Car Guy Dad’s review of the Nissan Quest minivan. The dashboard looks pretty. [link]
-Relay Rides hopes to take a chunk out of Zip Car’s market dominance by letting people rent out their own cars. [link]
-Frank Lloyd Wright designed a futuristic gas station in Minnesota that inspired Starbucks. [link]
Everyone knows Tanner Foust can drive a car and to give him credit, he isn’t a bad Top Gear host either. The thing is, what if Foust wasn’t a host on the show and furthermore, who could fill his spot as the guy who can actually drive a car? No offense to his co-hosts Rutledge Wood and Adam Ferrara, but those guys are professional jokesters (possibly eaters too), not drivers.
We’ve assembled a list of drivers we’d like to see in Foust’s spot. Make the jump to read on. More
At Mojo Motors, we sell used cars and there are some really great models to be had right now, like this Rabbit R32 or Mustang GT500 Shelby. The thing is, there are other great cars we love, but can’t include in our listings because they’re still concepts or too brand-spanking new. We will share these cars in a weekly segment appropriately titled “Cool used car of the future.”
In this week’s edition, we’re featuring the the Audi A7 which was released only a few months ago.