I grew up in the early 1980s, graduating high school in 1986. Almost all cars from the 1980s are unfashionable right now: they are electronically primitive, squarely styled, and most of them have fallen apart.

I love these cars.

They can be frustrating, but they were markers that things were getting better after the rather frightening 1970s: auto makers were finally learning how to build systems that could yield decent mileage, good emissions, and respectable performance. Aerodynamics were actually becoming more than an afterthought and every year brought more improvements—often significant ones.

This blog takes a free-form and affectionate look at cars of the 1980s and why they are interesting or notable. It is dedicated to two very young men who share my love of cars—Jack and Julian. I will not publish every day, but I make an effort to update often.