The Sooke News Mirror – and its in-house car nut/reporter, Octavian Lacatusu, would like to welcome our readers to a new section, Hot Car of the Week, featuring a special car from within the Sooke community.
Hot this week? A 1987 Buick Regal that looks like it was cast as a Sith lord in the new Star Wars movie. It also bears the sinister looks of the iconic Buick Grand National, a turbocharged wonder from the mid-1980s that not only breathed life into Buick and GM, but also showed the world that cars can, in fact, be fast again. Doug Kerr’s Regal (pictured) doesn’t sport the Grand National’s legendary turbo 3800 V6, but a more hairy-chested, old-school 305 small-block Chevy V8, capable of turning the wide rear tires into smoke. Complemented by the clean lines and jet-black paint, this is without doubt, a cool ride.
The 1978 – 1987 Regal was also part of GM’s rear-wheel-drive G-Body; a chassis which gave birth to other sister cars, the Chevy Monte Carlo, Oldsmobile Cutlass and Pontiac Grand Prix.
Criteria for submission: Is your ride interesting? Is it a classic? Is it rare? Is it unusual, loud or all of the above? All years, makes and models are welcome, regardless of condition (either freshly restored, or if the doors are held together by prayer).
Your mom’s minivan however, does not qualify, sorry.
Send in your high-resolution JPEG photo along with a brief description that includes your contact info, model and year to: firstname.lastname@example.org.