The Truth About Cars » music http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 02 May 2016 15:00:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Car Wreck Humor, 1904 Style: Is That My Eye On the Dashboard? No, That’s One Of My Ears! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/car-wreck-humor-1904-style-is-that-my-eye-on-the-dashboard-no-thats-one-of-my-ears/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/car-wreck-humor-1904-style-is-that-my-eye-on-the-dashboard-no-thats-one-of-my-ears/#comments Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=480925 These days, with the nanny-state enforcers of IngSoc and Agenda 21 mandating 3,000 pounds of safety gear on each new motor vehicle, it’s refreshing to hear that folks in the very early days of motoring got some good yuks out of the idea of impalement on the tiller of a curved-dash Olds. We’ve dug up […]

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These days, with the nanny-state enforcers of IngSoc and Agenda 21 mandating 3,000 pounds of safety gear on each new motor vehicle, it’s refreshing to hear that folks in the very early days of motoring got some good yuks out of the idea of impalement on the tiller of a curved-dash Olds. We’ve dug up […]

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Harry Belafonte’s Kids Sing Olds Troféo-ized Version of Dad’s Big Hit, Civilization Collapses http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/harry-belafontes-kids-sing-olds-trofeo-ized-version-of-dads-big-hit-civilization-collapses/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/harry-belafontes-kids-sing-olds-trofeo-ized-version-of-dads-big-hit-civilization-collapses/#comments Fri, 20 Apr 2012 15:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=440721 After creating today’s Oldsmobile Toronado Troféo Junkyard Find, it becomes my duty to share one of the most brain-scrambling examples of the “What Could GM Have Been Thinking?” genre of car commercials. Yes, it’s a version of Harry Belafonte‘s “Banana Boat Song,” with “Tro-FE-oh” replacing the famous “DAY-oh,” and sung by Belafonte’s offspring. Let’s study […]

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After creating today’s Oldsmobile Toronado Troféo Junkyard Find, it becomes my duty to share one of the most brain-scrambling examples of the “What Could GM Have Been Thinking?” genre of car commercials. Yes, it’s a version of Harry Belafonte‘s “Banana Boat Song,” with “Tro-FE-oh” replacing the famous “DAY-oh,” and sung by Belafonte’s offspring. Let’s study […]

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When You Need Garage Tunes Right Now: Field Expedient Surround-Sound Audio System http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/when-you-need-garage-tunes-right-now-field-expedient-surround-sound-audio-system/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/when-you-need-garage-tunes-right-now-field-expedient-surround-sound-audio-system/#comments Sun, 19 Feb 2012 20:20:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=431624 When I moved into a Victorian near downtown Denver summer before last, I finally had something I’ve been longing for since I started messing around with cars: a garage! Since that time, I’ve been (very) gradually upgrading the place, with better wiring, insulation, beer signs, and so on. My long-term plan for the place involves […]

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When I moved into a Victorian near downtown Denver summer before last, I finally had something I’ve been longing for since I started messing around with cars: a garage! Since that time, I’ve been (very) gradually upgrading the place, with better wiring, insulation, beer signs, and so on. My long-term plan for the place involves […]

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Ask The Best And Brightest: What Will Replace Maybach As The Rapper’s Car Of Choice http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/ask-the-best-and-brightest-what-will-replace-maybach-as-the-rappers-car-of-choice/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/ask-the-best-and-brightest-what-will-replace-maybach-as-the-rappers-car-of-choice/#comments Mon, 16 Jan 2012 19:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=426434 Jay-Z may have been the biggest celebrity booster (certainly TTAC wasn’t) of the Maybach line, but the brand’s demise is going to leave Hov high and dry for new wheels. So will Hov go back to the Lexus GS that he started out with? Probably not. It’s up to the Best and Brightest to determine […]

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Jay-Z may have been the biggest celebrity booster (certainly TTAC wasn’t) of the Maybach line, but the brand’s demise is going to leave Hov high and dry for new wheels. So will Hov go back to the Lexus GS that he started out with? Probably not. It’s up to the Best and Brightest to determine […]

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Not Exactly Hard, Sweet, and Sticky: Sammy Hagar’s First Rock Star Car Purchase http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/not-exactly-hard-sweet-and-sticky-sammy-hagars-first-rock-star-car-purchase/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/not-exactly-hard-sweet-and-sticky-sammy-hagars-first-rock-star-car-purchase/#comments Sat, 02 Apr 2011 22:30:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=389599 I ended up with a copy of Sammy Hagar’s memoir as reading material for my last air-travel adventure, and found it quite entertaining (in spite of the tedious anti-David Lee Roth/Van Halen brothers diatribes). His tales of being the son of Fontana’s town drunk are worth reading, but the only real shocker came when Hagar […]

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I ended up with a copy of Sammy Hagar’s memoir as reading material for my last air-travel adventure, and found it quite entertaining (in spite of the tedious anti-David Lee Roth/Van Halen brothers diatribes). His tales of being the son of Fontana’s town drunk are worth reading, but the only real shocker came when Hagar […]

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Doomed Value Van Triggers Bad 80s Roadie Flashbacks http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/doomed-value-van-triggers-bad-80s-roadie-flashbacks/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/doomed-value-van-triggers-bad-80s-roadie-flashbacks/#comments Thu, 27 Jan 2011 14:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=381944 Some of you may be more familiar with this friend of the catering and drinking-water industries in its Chevrolet Step-Van guise, but I’ve always preferred GMC’s name: Value Van! I ran across this fairly complete example in my local self-service wrecking yard, quite close to the Simu-Wood™ LeBaron Town & Country wagon. Me and the […]

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Some of you may be more familiar with this friend of the catering and drinking-water industries in its Chevrolet Step-Van guise, but I’ve always preferred GMC’s name: Value Van! I ran across this fairly complete example in my local self-service wrecking yard, quite close to the Simu-Wood™ LeBaron Town & Country wagon. Me and the […]

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Stolen Cassette Deck Karma Goes Around, Comes Around http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/stolen-cassette-deck-karma-goes-around-comes-around/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/stolen-cassette-deck-karma-goes-around-comes-around/#comments Tue, 28 Dec 2010 14:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=378749 One thing that really sucked about the pre-MP3 era was that it was a huge hassle to get your car a cheap source of music that didn’t sound terrible. As I gather components to set up my Dodge A100 Hell Project with an ironic 8-track setup, I’m forced to recall the hot cassette deck that […]

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One thing that really sucked about the pre-MP3 era was that it was a huge hassle to get your car a cheap source of music that didn’t sound terrible. As I gather components to set up my Dodge A100 Hell Project with an ironic 8-track setup, I’m forced to recall the hot cassette deck that […]

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The Booth Babe Chronicles: The Song And Dance Of Car Commercials http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/the-booth-babe-chronicles-the-song-and-dance-of-car-commercials/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/the-booth-babe-chronicles-the-song-and-dance-of-car-commercials/#comments Sun, 13 Jun 2010 10:23:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=358761 Music and scents. That’s what surrounds me during my work at car shows. The music tries to drown out the display next door. The ladies, gentlemen, even the cars in the booth are carefully perfumed. (There are other scents … but let’s not go there.)  Nothing evokes a greater emotional response than music and scents. […]

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Music and scents. That’s what surrounds me during my work at car shows. The music tries to drown out the display next door. The ladies, gentlemen, even the cars in the booth are carefully perfumed. (There are other scents … but let’s not go there.)  Nothing evokes a greater emotional response than music and scents. […]

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