Here are my Car of the Year Awards for the first 25 years of the Savage On Wheels column, as they appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. This year the Zoomies will appear only on this website. Watch for their posting …. very soon!
Here are the past Zoomie winners:
2014: Mazda3 (light, swoopy hatchback with power, fun handling and fuel efficiency)
2013: Dodge Dart (sassy smart looking small car, full of youthful features, value)
2012: Chevrolet Volt (good looking, well built and cutting edge technology)
2011: Ford Mustang (in any trim a beautiful, fast, fun car with excellent ride and handling)
2010: Suzuki Kizashi SLS (modest price, good looks/handling, loaded with goodies)
2009: Volvo C30 (sassy, economical, fun with fresh styling)
2008: Nissan Altima Coupe (awesome looks, good value, fun drive with power)
2007: Mazda5 (stylish blend of sportwagon-van, low price, practical)
I have to put this on my bucket list, going to the Woodward Dream Cruise held every year in August. Born in 1995, it’s a celebration of Detroit’s golden age and all things automotive. As many as 40,000 muscle cars, classics and customs line Woodward Avenue each August, with 1.5 million spectators there to watch.
One of the cars there was a 1969 Camaro SS owned by Hagerty’s who took the car as a basket case and turned it into this gem.