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Junkyard Find: 1980 Datsun 310 Coupe

Nissan sold lots of the original Datsun 510s in the United States, and so the remainder of the 1970s saw a whole series of model names ending in “10” showing up in Datsun dealerships. Some (e.g., the 610 and 710) were Bluebird-based cars like the 510, but the 310 was really a Cherry-based Nissan Pulsar. […] The post Junkyard Find: 1980 Datsun 310 Coupe appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: United States, Autos, Nissan, Cherry, 1980, 1980s, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Datsun, Pulsar, Miserable Econoboxes, Malaise, Malaise Era, Nissan Pulsar, Datsun 310


Sonic Boom: Seven Bands That Ruled Seattle's Formidable 80s Heavy Metal Scene

Before we get started on this headbanging nod to the heavy metal scene in Seattle in the 1980s, I think... The post Sonic Boom: Seven Bands That Ruled Seattle's Formidable 80s Heavy Metal Scene appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Lists, Seattle, Rail, 1980s, Shadow, Sanctuary, TKO, Forced Entry, Back In The Day, Fifth Angel, Upper Echelon


Locked and Loaded: Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud Discuss Their Classic 1988 Hip-Hop Debut

In the late '80s, they rode the cresting wave of the hip-hop duos. Likely born from the synergistic energy produced by seminal acts like Eric B. & Rakim, Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud were one of many rap duos competing for a place at the DJs turntable. They hit one nifty cut out of the park with the snappishly urban strut of "Do the James", a jam that tipped its hat to the legendary James Brown as well as the hyperkinetic basement hip-hop parties that were especially popular in the Bronx at th...
Tags: Google, Feature, Music, Interview, California, Nas, Rap, James Brown, Mtv, Hip-hop, Queens, Eminem, Manhattan, Bronx, James, 1980s


How to Wear Four of Spring 2019's Hottest Trends

These are about to become your new go-tos. Start thinking ahead! Although Spring still seems like a long way away, the fashion world has already introduced tons of new fashion trends for Spring 2019. With all of the options out there, though, you might be wondering which ones to pay extra attention to, and also how to wear them.So, with that in mind, I've rounded up the top four spring 2019 trends that I think will be some of the hottest of the season. I have also put together an outfit for ea...
Tags: College, Trends, Designers, Spring, Stella Mccartney, Shorts, Gucci, Modern, 1990s, Feathers, 1980s, Chanel Fendi, Kaia Gerber, Tie Dye, Feminine, Tops


Comparing the Hottest Fashion Trends of 2018 & 2019 (& What They Mean for Your Wardrobe)

What was big in 2018 and what is going to be trendy in 2019, and how do the trends compare? We have all the answers! Products: Blazer - Zara, Top - Zara Just a few days ago, we waved goodbye to 2018, a year that – in terms of fashion – surely set itself apart from the previous years. 2018 showed us that “something borrowed” can really make the difference in your marriage to style. From bright, eccentric colors to roaring prints, 2018's throwback-oriented trends made a statement to be remembere...
Tags: College, Trends, Kylie Jenner, Cher, New Year, Flares, Neon, Fringe, 1980s, 1970s, Animal Print, Spring 2019, Zara Top Zara


Movie Fashion Inspiration: Heathers

Dear Diary, my teen angst bullsh*t has a body count. For this week's installment of 10 More Movies for Fashion Inspiration, we will be looking at the 1988 black comedy Heathers. In the film, Veronica (Winona Ryder) is the newest member of the popular clique in high school, run by three girls who are each named Heather. The Heathers run the school through manipulation and cruelty, and Veronica isn't sure if she wants to be part of this group anymore -- especially after meeting bad boy J.D. (Chr...
Tags: Movies, College, Inspiration, Asos, Heathers, 1980s, Heather, Veronica, Mary Jane, Winona Ryder, Fashion Inspiration, Heather Chandler, Heather Duke, Heather McNamara, Veronica Sawyer, Movie Inspiration


Teddy Ruxpin won't leave my tortured brain alone

Just now, I tried to recall what I had for lunch the other day. I had to wrestle with it for a few moments before I was able to pin a chicken chimichanga at Espi & T's to the mat for a ten-count. I don't remember the face of the the woman who broke my heart while I was in my early 20s nor what happened to the boxes of the comic books I used to own. But my head absolutely refuses to let go of the theme song to The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin -- a cartoon that I watched MAYBE twice in my life. ...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Cartoons, 1980s, Teddy Ruxpin, Ear Worms


Kids of the 1980s Imagined the Year 2020 With Robot Butlers, Bubble-top Cities, and Nuclear War

Earlier this month we looked at predictions from kids at the turn of the 20th century. But what about more recently? Say, from the 1980s? Well, you’re in luck, because today we have predictions about the future from kids in 1984. And some of them are as dark and terrifying as you might guess for kids who were…Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Science, Jobs, Education, Medicine, Montana, Computers, Robots, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear War, Predictions, 1980s


Decades Party Outfit Ideas

First, 20th, 40th, 60th, 70th, 80th, 90th, 2000th decade party? Still stumped on the perfect outfit for your favorite era? We've got you covered. Total 1950s vibes over here! For some, a decades party is just another one of those college party themes that requires you to hit up Party City or Amazon to get a solid costume. For others, it’s a night to pretend you live in another era and add your style to the retro look. Maybe you’re a flapper from the '20s, a hippie in the '70s. The possibilitie...
Tags: Amazon, College, Asos, 1940s, 1990s, 1960s, 1980s, 1920s, 1970s, Gatsby, Jackie Kennedy, Party City, Tie Dye, Fashion Tips, 2000s, Decades


Porsche’s Iconic 959 Supercar Gets A Doug Score

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Tags: Porsche, Autos, 1980s, Doug DeMuro, 959, Porsche 959, 959 S


Junkyard Find: 1984 Toyota Van

When Chrysler had such a smash hit with the K-derived minivans of the 1980s, Toyota USA needed some kind of family hauler bigger than the Cressida, Camry, and Tercel wagons. The solution, from the perspective of the suits in Aichi, was obvious: Americanize the TownAce mid-engined van and ship it west ASAP! Here’s an ’84 […] The post Junkyard Find: 1984 Toyota Van appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Chrysler, Toyota, North Carolina, 1980s, 1984, Van, Minivan, Aichi, Toyota USA, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Toyota Van, 1984 Toyota Van, HiAce


Junkyard Find: 1989 Nissan Stanza Sedan

By the 1989 model year, the weak-selling Nissan Stanza Wagon (aka Nissan Prairie) was gone from the United States, but the unrelated Nissan Stanza sedan continued to sell (poorly) through 1992. You didn’t see many of these cars back then, and they’re exceptionally rare Junkyard Finds today. Here’s an ’89 that I found in a […] The post Junkyard Find: 1989 Nissan Stanza Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: United States, Autos, Nissan, 1989, 1980s, Violet, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Datsun, Auster, BlueBird, Nissan Bluebird, Nissan Stanza, Nissan Stanza Wagon, 1989 Nissan Stanza


These videos of Radio Shacks and Furry Conventions in the 1980s are incredible time capsules

Watching this 1987 video of two Radio Shacks (one with Madonna music in the background) makes it clear that 30 years can be a long, long time ago. Prancing Skiltaire (the person who uploaded this video) said, "This was shot in Garden Grove, CA and Buena Park Mall, CA. The person who recorded was an employee working with a regional manager who was inspecting under performing Radio Shacks they were going to renovate." I was fascinated for all 15 minutes of this spellbinding video. Be sure to c...
Tags: Video, News, Madonna, 1980s, Garden Grove CA, Radio Shacks, Buena Park Mall


Junkyard Find: 1984 Dodge Ram 150 Royal SE with Slant-Six engine

Can you imagine buying a new full-size Detroit pickup truck with the top luxury trim package and less than 100 horsepower? In 2018, such a truck would be smashed to bits by angry mobs, were it to appear in a showroom, but this half-ton pickup with 95 Slant-Six horses, four-on-the-floor manual transmission, and the Royal […] The post Junkyard Find: 1984 Dodge Ram 150 Royal SE with Slant-Six engine appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Ram, Autos, Dodge Ram, Truck, Dodge, Detroit, Pickup Truck, 1980s, 1984, Pickup, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Slant Six, Luxury trucks


This He-Man Action Figure Is Ready for Christmas

Seasonal action figures are a really fun idea. And who’s more suited for Christmas than the Master of the Universe himself, He-Man? After all, he’s taken his turn as Santa before, in a wonderfully bizarre Christmas special. Why not take that power to plastic?Read more...
Tags: Science, Christmas, Santa, 1980s, He Man, Master Of The Universe


Junkyard Find: 1982 Dodge 400 Landau Coupe

Lee Iacocca’s original Chrysler K Platform spawned an incomprehensible tangle of K-related offspring between the 1981 and 1995 model years, but only a few U.S.-market models were true K-Cars: the Chrysler LeBaron, Plymouth Reliant, Dodge Aries, Dodge 600, and Dodge 400. Of these, the 400 has been the hardest for me to find in the […] The post Junkyard Find: 1982 Dodge 400 Landau Coupe appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Chrysler, Dodge, 1980s, Lee Iacocca, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Iacocca, 1982, Malaise, Malaise Era, Chrysler K Platform, Chrysler K Car, Chrysler Lebaron


Rare Rides: Justy a Little Subaru, From 1990

Just two Subaru models have graced these Rare Rides pages in times past. The first was a very beige Desert Fox edition of the midsize GL wagon, and the second was a clean example of the very first car Subaru ever offered in the United States: the tiny 360. Today we combine the characteristics of both […] The post Rare Rides: Justy a Little Subaru, From 1990 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, United States, Classic Cars, Editorials, Used Cars, Autos, 4wd, Subaru, 1990s, 1980s, Imports, Subaru Justy, Economy Cars, News Blog, All Wheel Drive, Collector Cars


Play Bubble Bobble, Wolfenstein, and 13,000 other Commodore 64 disks free online

The Internet Archive now offers in-browser emulation of more than 13,000 Commodore 64 floppy disks. The Sentinel, Paradroid, Oregon Trail, Wasteland... they're all there, waiting for you. Software Library: C64 (Internet Archive)
Tags: Post, Games, News, Computers, Retro games, Videogames, Commodore, 1980s, Retro Gaming, Commodore 64, C64, Bobble Wolfenstein


Junkyard Find: 1989 Chevrolet Corsica, Ministry in Poetry Edition

I have found the self-service wrecking yards of Phoenix to be among the best in the country when it comes to discovering top-shelf Junkyard Finds, so much so that I have taken a couple of trips there just for the junkyards. You’ll see everything from a Taurus MT-5 to a Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 4.5 to […] The post Junkyard Find: 1989 Chevrolet Corsica, Ministry in Poetry Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Religion, Corsica, Arizona, Autos, Chevrolet, 1989, 1980s, Phoenix, Mercedes Benz, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Chevrolet Corsica, 1989 Chevrolet Corsica, Chevrolet Corsica Ministry


Moon Knight #12 - Frank Miller cover

Frank Miller Moon Knight v1 #12, 1981 - Uncommon for comic book covers, Frank Miller gives readers a close-up view of Moon Knight and his foe Morpheus. The composition is cropped in tight, almost uncomfortably so. Both combatants' hands seem jarringly out of proportion and distract from the drawing's otherwise competent rendition. Other artists in this issue include Bill Sienkiewicz. This is [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Marvel, Superhero, Miller, 1980s, Frank Miller, Ted F, Bill Sienkiewicz, Moon Knight, Frank Miller Moon Knight


The Ultimate Guide to Debbie Harry's Style

We’ve been breaking down our list of 16 classic fashion icons everyone should know. Last week, we covered Jackie O, the classiest fashionista in American history and a historical figure all her own! This week, we're completely mixing it up and covering a rock star rebel, Ms. Debbie Harry.  View the original article to see embedded media. Also known as the lead singer of Blondie, Debbie is a fantastic musician who has made waves in the music industry for decades. Her edgy, cool look has been the ...
Tags: College, Wikipedia, Inspiration, Bbc, Elton John, Jackie, 1980s, 1970s, Blondie, Miami Florida, Debbie, Debbie Harry, Debbie Harry View, Blondie Debbie, Debbie View, Angela Trimble


Flashback: Ozzy & Dio's War of Words After Dio Joined BLACK SABBATH

"Those FOOLS!" -Ozzy Osbourne responding to statements made by Tony Iommi about Ozzy's inability to remember lyrics during live performances,... The post Flashback: Ozzy & Dio's War of Words After Dio Joined BLACK SABBATH appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Ozzy Osbourne, Editorials, Black Sabbath, 1980s, Ozzy, Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Blizzard of Ozz


Most 80s thing I've seen today: Swedish Metal Aid (1985)

There is a dream, and they all spread the word that they can save this world. (Thanks, Jeff Ahern!)
Tags: Video, News, 80s, 1980s, Big Hair Don't Care, Musicians Save the World


Junkyard Find: 1982 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible

While Chrysler developed endless variations of the original K Platform, adding branches to the K-car Family Tree through 1995, only the Dodge Aries/400/600, Plymouth Reliant, and Chrysler LeBaron were true Ks. The K-cars saved Chrysler from near-certain bankruptcy, with the first Dodge and Plymouth versions rolling off showroom floors as 1981 models; the LeBaron came […] The post Junkyard Find: 1982 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, Denver, Convertible, 1980s, Dodge Aries, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, 1982, Chrysler K Platform, Chrysler K Car, Chrysler Lebaron


Watch H.R. Giger's fantastic home stereo commercial from 1985

In 1985, HR Giger created a Japanese ad campaign for Pioneer's Zone home audio system. Apparently the biomechanical masterpieces seen in these print and TV campaigns were originally created by Giger for Alejandro Jodorowsky's never-made adaptation of Dune. https://youtu.be/Q_B57z6Uqrs
Tags: Art, Video, Commercials, Television, News, Advertising, Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1980s, Giger, Steros


Vintage logos and motion graphics for today's Internet companies

Future Punk created retro logos and motion graphics for today's Internet companies if they existed decades ago. The artist was "inspired by great work of Sullivan & Marks, Robert Abel & Associates, Computer Image Corporation and various other early CG/Scanimate companies." And if you're not hip to Scanimate: Scanimate is the name for an analog computer animation (video synthesizer) system developed from the late 1960s to the 1980s by Computer Image Corporation of Denver, Colorado. The 8...
Tags: Video, Design, News, Wikipedia, Illustration, Logos, Motion Graphics, 1980s, 1970s, Computer Image Corporation of Denver Colorado


Old Predictions About Space Travel Can Be Super Depressing in 2018

You’re probably familiar with the old sayings, “where’s my flying car?” and “where’s my jetpack?” But the most depressing question for plenty of space nerds from the 20th century might be, “where’s my vacation on the moon?” And I just got really depressed reading a paper from 1987 about the space travel advances we…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Nasa, Space Travel, Mars, Predictions, 1980s, Daniel Bell


Junkyard Find: 1986 Dodge B250 Leopard Van

I see two types of distinctively Coloradan sticker-covered vehicles in Denver-area self-service wrecking yards. One type is the stony-ass wastoidmobile Subaru plastered with decals from cannabis dispensaries, vape-juice shops, and microbreweries. The other is the battered outdoorsy Detroit truck, plastered with decals from mountain-bike shops, ski resorts, rafting outfitters, and environmental causes. These types tend […] The post Junkyard Find: 1986 Dodge B250 Leopard Van appeared first on The ...
Tags: Colorado, Ram, Autos, Truck, Dodge, Detroit, Denver, Subaru, 1980s, 1986, Van, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Dodge Van, 1986 Dodge Van


Junkyard Find: 1983 Mercury Lynx L Wagon

Before the North American Ford Escort became a Mazda 323/Protegé sibling, the folks in Dearborn masterminded a Mercurized version known as the Lynx. Escort wagons are rare now (though I have shot a couple during my junkyard wanderings), so I did a double-take when I saw this optioned-up ’83 Lynx wagon in a Phoenix self-service […] The post Junkyard Find: 1983 Mercury Lynx L Wagon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Arizona, Autos, Wagons, Mercury, 1980s, Phoenix, 1983, Escort, Mazda, Dearborn, Wagon, Lynx, Ford Escort, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard


Junkyard Find: 1986 Subaru GL 4WD Wagon

Living in Colorado (as I do) and spending a lot of time in junkyards (as I do), I see discarded Subarus. Lots of discarded Subarus, in fact, so many that I only notice the more interesting ones — say, an XT Turbo or a really ancient wagon out of a novelty song. Today’s Junkyard Find isn’t […] The post Junkyard Find: 1986 Subaru GL 4WD Wagon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: 1988, Colorado, Cannabis, Autos, Awd, 4wd, Denver, Subaru, 1980s, Leone, Wagon, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Gl, All Wheel Drive