When it comes to SW feature cars, they all hold some type of value. Armand Pranadi’s MR2, however, hits home for us in a rather different way. These days, an MR2 is not something I’d typically take a liking to, but there’s something to be said about this one in particular. Between the oversized fenders, the bright red paint, the massive wheels, and the extravagant looks, it is exactly what would have been on my wall as a kid.
The term “Family Reunion” is one that is typically followed by the onset of mother-in-law hatred and the frustration seeing people you’d rather not. People you object to being related to, but you put up with it for loved ones and those you care about. Perhaps it is a positive term, and you enjoy it when it happens… For us though, it’s a bit different.
Photos by Travis Cuykendall
There’s a special feeling some of us experience each year as red and orange leaves fall from the trees and clutter the black asphalt. There’s no denying the absolute beauty that comes from the autumn months, but with the joy and the allure of the two weeks where the earth turns orange comes a sense of fear and distress.
If you’re anything like your grandfather, there’s a chance, a long time ago, that behind his garage door sat something he cherished. Maybe it was American iron; perhaps foreign steel. It could be that he waxed it every Saturday morning, or maybe he left it dirty after the Friday night races. One thing, however, is for certain: we have quite a bit to thank him for.
There’s one thing many people assume: for a car to grab attention, and better yet, hold it, it must be built to the nines. There’s no arguing that building a car in such a fashion is a surefire way to leave an impression; however, sometimes it is simplicity that appears most complex.
There’s something to be said about a car that defines the word “understated.” On paper, John Holdridge’s B8 S4 is one that may leave something to be desired.