Iulian Dnistran
Loves cars since he was a toddler. Learned how to drive when he was 6. Born and raised in a small Romanian mountain town, he had a radio show with two buddies when he was 14, and continued his love affair with radio until the end of high school. Got a Master's degree in journalism in 2013 and started to write about cars the same year, when he got a job at the largest motoring website in Romania. Since 2016, he's a videographer and photographer and sometimes he still gets the chance to drive cool cars and write about them.
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The Story of the Chevy Corvair Rotting Away In the Darien Jungle

The Story of the Chevy Corvair Rotting Away In the Darien Jungle

There’s a very interesting story behind this American car that was abandoned in the jungle, but it’s not hard to believe

This is a Chevrolet Corvair, and it sits here, in the middle of the Darien jungle, less than a mile away from Panama’s border with Colombia. It’s been here for exactly 60 years, with trekkers brave enough to cross the inhospitable Darien Gap wondering what an American made, compact four-door sedan is doing rotting away between North and South America. Keep reading to find out how and why and how this particular red Corvair got into the jungle of Panama.

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The Story of the Darien Breakthrough - The Best Overlanding Experience Ever

The Story of the Darien Breakthrough - The Best Overlanding Experience Ever

Land Rover didn’t get the exposure it wanted, but the expedition was still a huge success

Everybody knows that Range Rovers are unreliable, right? Well, I’m here to tell you a story that might just change your perspective a little bit. And it involves two, first-generation Range Rovers, 12-hours a day mud trekking, snakes, bats, a lot of sweat, about 80,000 cigarettes, and a long-lost Chevrolet Corvair.

Keep reading to find out the story of the British Trans-Americas Expedition, the first-ever successful vehicle-based traverse of the Pan-American Highway through the Darien Gap. It’s a story of grit, determination and ultimately, a lesson in PR that would be impossible to replicate today.

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The Rise and Fall of Saab - A Story Of Interesting Intent, Success, And Failure

The Rise and Fall of Saab - A Story Of Interesting Intent, Success, And Failure

Saab is dead for now, but it might come back - can it grow past its troubled history?

Made by trolls in Trollhattan, this is the story of one of the greatest car companies in the world - from birth to success and then to its death and troubled resurrection. Today, we’re going to talk about how SAAB went from a safety and Turbo icon to just another General Motors casualty, like Pontiac, Saturn, and Oldsmobile.

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Everything You Need To Know About the Ferrari Purosangue

Everything You Need To Know About the Ferrari Purosangue

The Ferrari Purosangue is coming, and this is what you need to know about it.

With an estimated maximum output of 1,000 horsepower and a price tag that screams -FU Money- this is everything you need to know about the upcoming, 2022 Ferrari Purosangue, the Italian brand’s first-ever SUV and possibly the most hated, yet to be seen car of all time. So keep reading find out why Ferrari making an SUV isn’t such a crazy idea as you might think, and how it could cement the brand’s stability for decades to come.

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The Story of Turbo Titan - Chevy's Long-Lost Gas Turbine Truck

The Story of Turbo Titan - Chevy’s Long-Lost Gas Turbine Truck

The Chevy Turbo Titan III almost made it to production, then it disappeared

With the latest and greatest in gas turbine engine technology, lateral pop-out headlights, and the weirdness of twin-dial steering, the Turbo Titan III was Chevrolet’s attempt at creating the truck of the future. But with Ford’s own Big Red promotional gas turbine truck already roaming the growing Interstate Highway system, what did Chevy bring new to the table of experimental big rigs?

Well, keep reading to find out how one of the coolest-named trucks ever made was built to revolutionize the way America hauled cargo around the country, how it came THIS CLOSE to becoming a series-production rig, and how it disappeared without a trace.

So let’s try to unravel the mystery and learn some new stuff along the way.

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The Story of Fordlandia - One of Henry Ford's Bounciest Failures

The Story of Fordlandia - One of Henry Ford’s Bounciest Failures

Ford thought it could step into a new industry without even trying hard, and it failed miserably

Buried deep into the Brazilian jungle sit the remains of what was once Henry Ford’s utopian city. A place where one of the richest and most influential men on the planet wanted not to make money, but to - quote - help develop that wonderful and fertile land.

And I can tell you right now that Henry Ford definitely didn’t make any money out of his dream city. In fact, it turned out to be one of his biggest failures - but we’ll get to that later. So keep reading to find out the story of Fordlandia, an American attempt at making an American rubber factory and an American-style community in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon.

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Here's How the GMC Hummer EV Will Challenge Rivian

Here’s How the GMC Hummer EV Will Challenge Rivian

Is the Hummer EV really a formidable opponent for Rivan or is GMC just blowing smoke?

The all-new Hummer EV SUV is here, and it’s really impressive, but there are some things about it that just beg the question “why”? Keep reading to find out what the all-electric Hummer SUV is all about.

And first thing’s first, the eco-minded people of the 90’s and noughties should now sleep peacefully, knowing that their most-hated vehicle of all time, the Hummer, is becoming all-electric. So basically it’s a win-win situation, for them and GM.

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2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup - Everything You Need to Know

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup - Everything You Need to Know

Will it be a real pickup truck or will it fall victim to scrutiny like the Honda Ridgeline?

This is the all-new Hyundai Santa Cruz, a pickup we’ve been waiting for for six years now. So get ready, Ford Maverick, because the Koreans are out to get you and your fancy unibody construction.

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 - Why It's a Solid Alternative to the Tesla Model 3

Hyundai Ioniq 5 - Why It’s a Solid Alternative to the Tesla Model 3

With a charging time of just 18 minutes from ten to 80 percent, and a face you’ll instantly recognize, this is the all-new Hyundai Ioniq 5. Keep reading to find out how Hyundai plans to revolutionize the EV segment with cool looks and blazing fast charging.

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Electric BMW i4 First Look - A Tesla Model 3 Competitor.... Kind of

Electric BMW i4 First Look - A Tesla Model 3 Competitor.... Kind of

Is the i4 really a good competitor for the Model 3? Learn what we have to say and decide for yourself.

This is the all-new BMW i4, an all-electric four-door gran coupe that will sort of, kind of compete with the Tesla Model 3. So let’s see what it’s all about, shall we?

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Everything You Need to Know About the New 2022 Ford Maverick Pickup

Everything You Need to Know About the New 2022 Ford Maverick Pickup

The new Ford Maverick will be to the market today what the Ranger compact pickup was in the 90s

America loves pickups, but with an F-150 costing up to $80,000, it’s easy to see why maybe some people would want something cheaper. Much cheaper. So keep reading to find out everything you need to know about the upcoming Ford Baby-Bronco based Maverick - a pickup that will start at just $20,000.

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2022 Toyota Tundra - Everything You Need to Know

2022 Toyota Tundra - Everything You Need to Know

With less than impressive sales in one of the most profitable segments of the American vehicle market, and an ageing, 14-year old generation still on dealer lots, the Toyota Tundra is arguably due for a complete overhaul. And I’m here to tell you that the all-new and improved 2022 Tundra is closer than ever, with an estimated launch date sometime towards the end of 2021 as a 2022 model year.

Keep reading to find out all the latest information regarding the third generation Toyota Tundra, a truck that will be „dominating” soon.

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Volkswagen Wants to Charge You For Equipment That's Already On Your Car

Volkswagen Wants to Charge You For Equipment That’s Already On Your Car

Is Volkswagen looking to double dip by withholding use of equipment and features it’s already sold you?

Hey, want to buy an all-new, all-electric Volkswagen and then pay extra for stuff like lane assist, adaptive cruise control or even more range? Even though the car is already paid for and equipped with everything I mentioned earlier? Well, then - ze Germans are here for you.

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Jeep Wrangler Magneto: How Jeep Plans to Make the Wrangler All-Electric

Jeep Wrangler Magneto: How Jeep Plans to Make the Wrangler All-Electric

Can an all-electric Wrangler really appeal to true Jeep loyalists?

Another year, another Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, and this time around, America’s off-road car brand is going electric. And it’s really quite interesting, so keep reading to find out how Jeep plans to electrify the good old Wrangler.

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The Story of Big Red - A Turbine-Power Truck That Almost Disappeared

The Story of Big Red - A Turbine-Power Truck That Almost Disappeared

How cans something so big just vanish from the public eye?

With a 600 horsepower gas turbine engine that could haul not one, but two trailers at the same time, and with amenities like a bathroom and TV, this was supposed to be the future of trucking in America. It was glamorous, beautiful and a sign of what the superhighways of tomorrow would look like, but it almost came to a heartbreaking end.

This is the story of Ford’s ‘Big Red’ Turbine truck from the ‘60s, and how it nearly disappeared from the face of Earth after years and years of collecting dust in a warehouse.

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Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo - What You Need to Know

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo - What You Need to Know

This is the most beautiful EV on the market right now. And people say wagons are dead - pfff.

Basically, a beefed up version of the regular Taycan, this is the all-new Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo - a concept car turned series production EV. This is how Porsche is keeping the wagon flame alive - at least until it makes its first electric SUV.

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Jeep Sold Hundreds of Thousands Of Vehicles With a Spelling Error

Jeep Sold Hundreds of Thousands Of Vehicles With a Spelling Error

Someone wasn’t paying attention

You know how Jeep hides all sorts of easter eggs into its brand-new cars? Well, today we’re going to talk a little about this. Probably. Not. Long story short, the Jeep Cherokee XJ was sold for a whopping 13 years with a spelling error hidden in plain sight. Let me explain.

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The Longest Range EVs You Can Buy in 2021

The Longest Range EVs You Can Buy in 2021

Even if the much-anticipated Tesla Roadster has been delayed to 2022, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any electric vehicles worth waiting for this year. In fact, there are a number of 300+ miles of range cars out there that are worth checking out. So keep reading to find out what are the longest range EVs you can buy in 2021 - presuming every party involved keeps their word and actually starts production and deliveries until December.

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The Story of Mahindra And How It Became A Global Automotive Authority

The Story of Mahindra And How It Became A Global Automotive Authority

Cars, buses, trucks, planes, tractors, boats, and more! This is the story of Mahindra, the Indian company that started with knock-down Jeep kits after World War II and became a money powerhouse that owns SsangYong and Pininfarina - yes, THAT Pininfarina.

So keep reading to find out how a small family-owned business from India became an integral part of today’s international automotive industry - Jeep scandal and all.

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The Story of Big Muskie - The Largest Walking Dragline Ever Made

The Story of Big Muskie - The Largest Walking Dragline Ever Made

It was huge then, suddenly, it was gone - well, kind of.

Standing nearly 22 stories tall and weighing as much as 10,000 Miatas, this is the story of Big Muskie, the biggest, most-badass walking dragline ever made. So keep reading to find out how it was made, how much power it needed in order to operate - hint: it was A LOT - and how ultimately it disappeared from the face of the Earth. Except one part, that is.

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Volkswagen Golf MK4 - Everything You Need to Know About One of the Best, Most Boring Cars Ever Made

Volkswagen Golf MK4 - Everything You Need to Know About One of the Best, Most Boring Cars Ever Made

With millions of units sold worldwide and some love from a future Pope, this is everything you need to know about the VW Golf mark 4, one of the best AND most boring cars ever made.

I should know, I own one.

So stick around and read until the end to find out how Volkswagen managed to transform a cheap-ish hatchback into basically a premium compact car, paving the way for the luxuryfication of the whole brand. And if that isn’t a word, it is now. Also, it’s one of the best, cheap and most reliable second-hand cars you can buy today, with tons of parts available and easy servicing at home, so it’s got that going for it, I guess…

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Last of a Dying Breed? This is the Porsche 911 GT3, And It Represents The End of An Era

Last of a Dying Breed? This is the Porsche 911 GT3, And It Represents The End of An Era

You know what’s amazing? The sound of a naturally-aspirated, four-liter, six cylinder boxer engine that can rev up to 9,000 rpm and makes a whopping 502 horsepower. And it’s under the hood of the all-new, 2022 Porsche 911 GT3. And that’s what we’re here to talk about today – this amazing engine and how Porsche managed to make yet another non-hybrid, non-electric supercar in a world where everybody else seems to think electrons are the way of the future.

Oh, and did I mention that it has a manual gearbox and it lapped the Nurburgring in under seven minutes?

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Quick Facts About the 2022 Chevy Bolt EV and EUV

Quick Facts About the 2022 Chevy Bolt EV and EUV

Nothing has really changed powertrain-wise, but the new Bolt EV and EUV certainly look serious

This is the new and improved 2022 Chevrolet Bolt hatchback, and this is its slightly bigger, more crossover-looking brother, the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV. They’re both all-electric vehicles with a range of at least 250 miles on a single charge, and they cost from $32,000. In other words, less than the outgoing Bolt, but with more standard kit. So, let’s see what’s what with these electric cars that are meant to get the masses rolling on electrons.

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McLaren Artura - The Plug-In Hybrid Supercar Without a Reverse Gear!

McLaren Artura - The Plug-In Hybrid Supercar Without a Reverse Gear!

No reverse gear? How the hell does that work?

With cutting edge technology inside its all-new twin-turbo V6 engine, an electrical plug AND a warranty - surprised face - this is the brand-new McLaren Artura, a plug-in hybrid supercar that finally has a name you’ll remember. Probably. Oh, and it also doesn’t have a reverse gear.

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