What’s popular on Autocade

What’s been quite fascinating with having the stats reset on Autocade is getting a fresh perspective on what its most popular pages are. When a website has been going for 14 years, and the stats have never been refreshed, it doesn’t give you the most up-to-date picture. You know historically what was most popular, but […]

Read More… from What’s popular on Autocade



Most of our top 10 sellers reflect our ignorance

The Suzuki Swift: one of the saving graces on New Zealand’s top 10 list.   At the Opel relaunch briefing yesterday, I was shocked to find that these were New Zealand’s top selling vehicles for 2021. I knew about the first two, but had always assumed a Toyota Corolla would follow, plus some regular cars. […]

Read More… from Most of our top 10 sellers reflect our ignorance



The new Autocade is coming soon

At just past its 14th birthday, Autocade will return on a new server, with a new Mediawiki installation.    Because Mediawiki got rid of the stats with v. 1.25, sadly they weren’t imported into the new version that we’re running. We’re going to start the count from 0, though of course right before the changeover […]

Read More… from The new Autocade is coming soon



Slightly slower growth at Autocade as it reaches 27,000,000 page views

Autocade did get to 27,000,000 page views some time last week, earning its latest million in two-and-a-half months. It was a slower pace of growth than what I had observed through the latter part of 2021, probably because I hadn’t done too many updates to the site during Q4 (unsurprisingly, having had to deal with […]

Read More… from Slightly slower growth at Autocade as it reaches 27,000,000 page views



John Shaft beats Luke Skywalker hands down

I always had decent pencil cases at kindergarten in Hong Kong and then when I started school in New Zealand. Usually they were car-themed but the pièce de résistance was this one, far nicer than what my classmates in my new home country had.    While other kids were into Star Wars and things I […]

Read More… from John Shaft beats Luke Skywalker hands down



GM and Ford keep falling down the top 10 table

It’s bittersweet to get news of the Chevrolet Corvette from what’s left of GM here in New Zealand, now a specialist importer of cars that are unlikely to sell in any great number. And we’re not unique, as the Sino-American firm pulls out of entire regions, and manufactures basically in China, North America, and South […]

Read More… from GM and Ford keep falling down the top 10 table



Autocade reaches 26,000,000 in under two months

Overnight, Autocade served its 26 millionth page view, which is a new record, having cracked the latest million milestone in a day under two months.    Only 24 models have been added since the last post on this topic, bringing the total to 4,524. Of the last 20, 10 were, rather disappointingly, crossovers or SUVs. […]

Read More… from Autocade reaches 26,000,000 in under two months



Have you driven a Ford … lately? Probably not

Ford’s Brazilian line-up, 2021. Once upon a time, there were locally developed Corcels and Mavericks; even the EcoSport was a Brazilian development. Today, it’s Mustang, a couple of trucks, and a rebadged Chinese crossover.   We heard a lot about the demise of Holden as GM retreats from continents at a time, seemingly in a […]

Read More… from Have you driven a Ford … lately? Probably not



Autocade nets 25,000,000th page view

Above: The new Honda Civic, the 4,500th model added to Autocade. In the next few hours, Autocade will have netted its 25 millionth page view, at a slightly slower rate than the last million by several days (it’s two months, 10 days this time). Therefore, it’s not quite a record rate, but I hope it […]

Read More… from Autocade nets 25,000,000th page view



Rocketman’s most annoying scene

Originally noted at NewTumbl, this is the sort of stuff that can annoy me in films.    This is a scene from Rocketman, where Elton John (Taron Egerton) arrives at the Troubador in Los Angeles in 1970. Car people, spot the problems.    If you’re like me, you’re going: Elton’s in a 1978 Lincoln Continental […]

Read More… from Rocketman’s most annoying scene