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February 17, 2010 5:51 AM   Subscribe

Ate Up With Motor provides well-reaserched articles on automotive topics.

A few samples:
A study of Henry Ford's Management and Engineering style and the creation of the Flathead V8
A history of the American car-based small trucks, the Ranchero and El Camino
The esoteric differences between the terms Curb, Gross and Shipping Weight
A complete history of the Pontiac Fiero
posted by 1f2frfbf (9 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

One of my friends in college had a Buick Reatta. The digital-touch dashboard seemed hilariously 80's-future in 2004. Also it was really uncomfortable to ride in the space behind the seats.
posted by ghharr at 6:50 AM on February 17, 2010

Oh, wow. This site is excellent.

My boss in '95 had a Reatta as well. She refused to let her employees (all ISP nerds) mess with the touchscreen.
posted by mrbill at 8:06 AM on February 17, 2010

Excellent post, looking forward to the M3 and Datsun 510 write-ups especially.
posted by saladin at 8:24 AM on February 17, 2010

Nice site, for sure.

Of course, the 2nd and 3rd articles are brief histories of the the Kaiser-Frazer car company. My dad was one of the founders of the Kaiser Frazer Owners Club, and he'll get a kick out of the articles (once my mom prints them out for him, cause he doesn't like computers much).
posted by Relay at 8:56 AM on February 17, 2010

Wow, cool find. I could waste a good day reading there. The articles about the Reatta and the Seville really drive home how clueless CM was (is).
posted by octothorpe at 9:35 AM on February 17, 2010

Err, make that GM not CM.
posted by octothorpe at 9:45 AM on February 17, 2010

I just found this site recently, and it is absolutely amazing. Deep articles on all types of topics automotive. Truly a gem.

saladin: Your M3 write-up. Like all AUWM articles, it's heavy on the history. And then it details just the E30 M3, but, c'mon, the E30 is the only real M3, right? (Ok, not really.)

Looking forward to a 510 write-up myself.
posted by cyclopticgaze at 2:27 PM on February 17, 2010

Looking forward to a 510 write-up myself.

Perhaps I should have linked to the archive, wherein you will find this.
If you were really planning on getting any work done, I apologize...
posted by 1f2frfbf at 7:32 AM on February 18, 2010

Damn, this is great. Don't think that I've been so interested in reading about cars since I was 10 years old ...
posted by Len at 1:31 PM on February 18, 2010

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