Day: July 24, 2021

The Japanese Ads That Sold Chevy Cavaliers as Toyotas Felt Like The Simpsons Doing NSYNC

I can’t get the jazzy remixes of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ out of my head ever since Car Bibles writer Kevin Williams introduced me to the Japanese TV commercials that pitched Toyota Cavaliers as cool and exotic American cars.

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Frankly, I didn’t realize the Toyota Cavalier was a thing at all. Did Akio lose a bet or something? Anyway it was a pretty silly week over on The Drive‘s sister site but I’m eager to see what folks think about some of our more abstract automotive content, so don’t be shy in the comments section. Hah, as if I’d ever have to say that. Please enjoy this roundup of my favorite posts we published this week.

a close up of a car

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Car Bibles is generally focused on DIY-related content, practical advice, cultural commentary, and automotive entertainment celebrating low- to medium-budget motoring. We’ve stepped up our schedule to

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Petersen Museum to exhibit iconic F1 cars

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles is set to open a brand-new exhibition dedicated to Formula 1 cars.

a close up of a road: Petersen Museum F1 Exhibition

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Petersen Museum F1 Exhibition

Opening on July 24, “Pole Position: The Juan Gonzalez Formula 1 Collection”, includes F1 racers from the 1980s through to 2018.

Ten cars owned by Juan Gonzalez, Chairman of the Board of Mission Foods, will be accompanied by an immersive 180-degree video experience.

Taking pole position

Petersen Museum F1 Exhibition

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Petersen Museum F1 Exhibition

Two of the cars on show at the Petersen Museum will have a link to the late Ayrton Senna

The bright yellow Lotus 99T took the Brazilian driver to two victories in the 1987 season. This included the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix.

The 1994 Williams FW15D is one of the last Formula 1 cars driven by Senna before his tragic death.

Video: Lewis Hamilton takes

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