The Year In Jalopnik, 2007 Edition

Another year has come and gone and one thing's for certain — it was a tumultuous year both here and in the auto industry. We saw Jalopnik have a orderly transition of power. We saw an automaker get sold by another automaker to a bunch of guys with a lot of money who've never built a car before — and then we saw Chrysler purchased by Cerberus, creating the entity now known as Chryslerberus. There were some good times, some bad times, some I'll-be-on-your-side-forever-more times. We saw the creation of Project Car Hell and Down on the Street. Although the Jalopnik Fantasy Garage was started at the end of 2006, it was in like the last two weeks of the year, so we'll count it as 2007. We saw Wert drive the drop-top Camaro concept and have a robogasm. Ben was there, he remembers. We saw Murilee and Wes each play with the Audi R8 while Wert cried. Jonny, like Al Haig, was in charge on the second day of the LA Auto Show, even getting behind the wheel of the Honda FCX Clarity. Travis made a big splash with a very big Optimus Prime costume and Matt told us the best of what to buy and the worst of what not to buy. We introduced a woman, and found out one of us wasn't one. We saw a college kid play with a toy-like car. All in all, it was a very good year. How good was it? Let's find out. Here's the top of the top of everything from 2007 here on Jalopnik.

The Top 21 Most Trafficked Posts from 2007
1.) The 1993 Lincoln Mark VIII Rolling Door Concept Car Hides Your Heavy Doors
2.) Exclusive First Pictures of KITT From The New Knight Rider TV Series: Yes, It's a Shelby GT500KR
3.) Spy Photos: 2008 Honda Accord
4.) Spy Photos: 2008 Honda Accord V6
5.) Homemade Optimus Prime Costume Also Deserves Props
6.) Let's Do The Time Warp Again: The DeLorean Will Be Back In 2008!
7.) Transformers Movie Update: Optimus Prime Has Lips?!
8.) Frankfurt Auto Show: Lamborghini Drops One-Million Euro Supercar
9.) GM Gets Lindsay Lohan to Show Off Her Breastesses
10.) World's First Flying Car Enters Production
11.) Exclusive Transformers Movie Update: Barricade's A Bad Saleen, Yes He Is!
12.) Stunning Video Of John Force Funny Car Crash In Texas
13.) Spy Photos: 2008 Toyota Land Cruiser
14.) Spy Photos: 2008 Dodge Challenger
15.) Somebody Catch it Now: Donked on the Strip!
16.) Gumballers Nick Morley And Matthew McConville Arrested After Hit-And-Run Fatality
17.) 2010 Porsche Panamera - Showing Us A Wing, No Prayer In Sight
18.) 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: Revealed, Officially!
19.) Jalopnik Question Of The Day: Is GM Designer Vicki Vlachakis Hotter Than The Pontiac Solstice?
20.) Super Snake: Shelby To Create Bigger 'Stang With Longer Fangs and 725 Hp?
21.) 2009 Corvette ZR-1


Top 5 Most Viewed Galleries of 2007

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Top 11 Most Commented Posts of 2007
1.) Porsche? Or Porsche?
2.) What Was Your Very First Car?
3.) What's Your Mostest/Leastest Favorite Bumper Sticker?
4.) What Do You Want in the Fantasy Garage?
5.) 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: Revealed, Officially!
6.) Which Brand Needs To Die?
7.) McLaren F1
8.) Commenter of the Day: I Hate the Internet Edition
9.) Who Drives Better, Men or Women?
10.) What Do You Drive on Your Last Drive?
11.) What's the Best Real World Driver's Car?


Jalopnik Post Count
Wert - 2285 Posts
Spinelli - 1502 Posts
Murilee - 1155 Posts
Johnson - 775 Posts
Lieberman - 665 Posts
Hardigree - 488 Posts
Bumbeck - 393 Posts
Wojdyla - 126 Posts
Siler - 114 Posts
Tingwall - 40 Posts
Hudson - 28 Posts
Burstein - 12 Posts

Top Five Jalopnik Commenters in 2007
1.) danio3834 - 2246 Comments
2.) jonnylieberman - 2143 Comments
3.) Turboner - 1899 Comments
4.) FreeMan/Retiree - 1840 Comments
5.) lascauxcaveman - 1667 Comments


Least Viewed Gallery of 2007


Top Five Most Trafficked Auto Shows of 2007
1.) Detroit Auto Show
2.) Frankfurt Auto Show
3.) Tokyo Auto Show
4.) LA Auto Show
5.) Chicago Auto Show

Top Five Most Trafficked Events of 2007
1.) Woodward Dream Cruise
2.) Gumball 3000
3.) Bullrun
4.) Pebble Beach Concours
5.) Darpa Grand Challenge

And that's all folks. All of us here at Jalopnik hope you had as great of a 2007 as we did, and we're looking forward to having your help to make 2008 even more autogasmic!