Category: History

Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: the Scuderia Fluffball Fiat 128 sedan

Posted August 13, 2019

If there’s one kind of car we love to see on our race tracks, it’s Italian cars. Yes, passionate, soulful Italian cars, and no car could be more Italian than the little front-wheel-drive sedan that revolutionized the European automotive world in 1969 and was built all the way through 2009 (in Egypt): the versatile Fiat 128! Yes, the 128 was way more fun to drive than those boring Austin Minis, Ford Fiestas, and Honda Civics, and it was cheap as well. My parents bought a pair of new 128 sedans when I was in first grade, and they sounded like…

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Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: The Green Hornet 1974 AMC Hornet

Posted August 8, 2019

We’re pretty excited about all the American Motors products we expect to see competing— that is, dominating— at the Smells Like AMC Spirit race in October. Many AMCs (and Eagles) have competed in the series and earned their rightful share of Index of Effluency glory, and it all began with a sporty V8-powered coupe that began life in Kenosha and achieved Lemons glory in 2008: the Green Hornet 1974 AMC Hornet.

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