Historiography: Still Riding With a Panther

The answer above would be a proper response to the question of the Panther platform's longevity. It also serves as a reminder as to why Panther platform cars are recycled at a greater rate than any vehicle ever made in the past 35 years. Everywhere you go – regardless of the average income of a neighborhood, you will find more than one such rear-wheel drive dinosaur driving around the block.

Historiography: The Once Mighty World Conqueror

Interestingly enough, it was not Willys Overland’s civilian Jeep lineup that would be the world conqueror in the post-World War II universe. That would come from one of the vehicles influenced by the Jeep – the one the British automotive industry would produce as one of their own.

My Favorites Of Amigo Avenue and Gilmore Street

On Amigo Avenue, the street where I lived, our corner lot at Gilmore Street offered plenty of curbside parking for any of the cars our family owned and any car I would take home from a rental car lot. As with many days in the Valley, when the sun was setting in the west came this shimmering white light across the mulberry trees that would give any of those vehicles a shimmery gleam to our property. In the early years, Mom’s Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Luxury sedan would catch that sheen when she arrived home. On most days, that meant things were OK in the world – even when they were not.

V&R Stories: That !@#$ing Mustang II!

I was looking back through the site to see what stories I have not told from the past. There’s probably something out there that could be told to wider audience.

The Ninth Anniversary Favorites List

Victory & Reseda’s ninth anniversary celebration cannot be complete with a look back at the vehicles that made this site what it is today. Not the way back machine you read through the past several days.

Rental Car Review: The First Ford Fusions

By the mid-2000s, Ford reached a point where they had to do something about their mid-sized sedan offering. With a lineage that included the Tempo and the Contour (the American version of the Mondeo), Ford needed something that fit perfectly between the Focus and the Taurus.

Quickies: A Pre-Historic List of Rental Car Reviews From The "Cutting Room Floor"

Prior to April of 2011, I tried my hand on automotive vehicle reviewing by talking about the cars I rented. They helped me understand what these vehicles were all about. I paid attention to their positive and negative attributes very closely. The result was informed opinions with the approach of living with each of these vehicles day in and day out.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2020 Ford Expedition MAX Platinum

The Ford Expedition challenged the large SUV market with its aluminum body construction and a stronger, more durable 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6. The result is a lighter offering that simply laughed at the trio from General Motors – the Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban, and GMC Yukon. Not to mention being superior to anyone else wanting to play in the large SUV space.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2020 Ford Escape SE Sport Hybrid

Ford may not have been the first to occupy the compact SUV
segment, but they have sold more than enough of them to keep it within our
conscious.

Since its debut twenty years ago, Ford sold 4.27 million
Escapes in the USA alone. You may find many of those still on the road.