The 100 Most Popular Jalopnik Posts Of 2012S

Looking over the list of our 100 most popular posts of 2012 I was pleased to see that generally, you liked what we liked. Most of our list of favorite longreads of the year show up here, along with the much shorter posts we also loved. Almost all of the posts are new ones, but the occasional old story or random one also found itself going viral thanks to Reddit, Digg, and Fark.

Here are your favorite posts of the year.

The top ten posts by unique visitors are ordered by a mixture of Facebook, Twitter, commenting, and other popularity measures. The other 90 are in unique visitor ranked order.


The 100 Most Popular Jalopnik Posts Of 2012

"Jesus Tap-Dancing Christ" The Greatest Craigslist Car Ad Ever

I know it's a bold claim, to say you've found the best Craigslist car ad ever. When a site exists where you could likely see an ad offering a 1985 Isuzu Stylus in exchange for a wood-burning set and 20 minutes of fellatio, the bar is pretty high. More »


The 100 Most Popular Jalopnik Posts Of 2012

How To Be A Dick To Your Wife At 80 MPH

Not everyone is great at math. But this woman trying to explain how many miles you can travel in an hour when driving 80 MPH takes math skills to a new low. More »


The 100 Most Popular Jalopnik Posts Of 2012

Jeremy Clarkson Confirms No Top Gear Until 2013, Blames 'Fat People Singing'

Jeremy Clarkson just confirmed our report about there being no more Top Gear until 2013 is true, although the reason is not the Olympics. It's Simon Cowell.
Yesterday, we reported that the Jezza let slip on a South African radio show that they weren't going to be showing any Top Gear in the fall,... More »


The 100 Most Popular Jalopnik Posts Of 2012

How A $500 Craigslist Car Beat $400K Rally Racers

Professional motorsport is a cold, hard place. If you want to run with the big dogs, you can't just build a car in your mom's garage and show up, right? More »


The 100 Most Popular Jalopnik Posts Of 2012

Since 1997, A Man Has Been Digging Out His Basement Using Only R/C Scale-Model Construction Equipment

A Canadian guy named Joe has been digging out the basement of his house using nothing but radio-controlled scale model construction equipment... since 1997. More »


The 100 Most Popular Jalopnik Posts Of 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Ferris Bueller's Mysterious Super Bowl Ad Is For Honda

There's a lot of buzz right now for the clip above showing Matthew Broderick appearing to be a grown-up Ferris Bueller (bow-bow-chik-chika-chika sound effect included) looking to skip work for another day off.
While everyone thinks it's a teaser for a sequel to the hit flick "Ferris Bueller's Day... More »


The 100 Most Popular Jalopnik Posts Of 2012

This Man Is In A Coma Because He Complimented Another Man's Wheels

If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. But if you're with 25-year-old Daman Lehman, it's best not to say anything period. James Foster, 21, is in a coma after complimenting Lehman's wheels outside a bar in Puyallup, Wash. More »


The 100 Most Popular Jalopnik Posts Of 2012

Tesla Motors' Devastating Design Problem

Tesla Motors' lineup of all-electric vehicles - its existing Roadster, almost certainly its impending Model S, and possibly its future Model X - More »


The 100 Most Popular Jalopnik Posts Of 2012

The US Marine Behind This Brutal Attack On A Cab Driver Won't Be Charged With A Felony

Island Taxi in Surf City, NC recently installed video cameras in all of their taxis for the safety of their drivers. Early Sunday morning, one caught a passenger, who happened to be a US Marine, beating his driver to a pulp.
And after all that, the Marine won't be charged with a felony.
The video... More »


The 100 Most Popular Jalopnik Posts Of 2012

The True Story Of How A Ferrari Ended Up Buried In Someone's Yard

These photos, taken in February, 1978, show a Dino 246 GTS being unearthed from the front yard of a home in Los Angeles. The photos have been making the rounds online for years. More »


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Thanks for reading and look forward to even bigger stories in 2013.