What is the most automotive amusement $1500 or less will buy you on…

Hibernating cars and a general lack of automotive stimuli this time of year has us perusing craigslist and counting seconds until spring. Although it happens every year, recently we've started considering something automotive that would provide us with a little amusement in the depths of winter without costing enough… » 2/12/11 5:00pm 2/12/11 5:00pm

New Ford F-150, Dodge Ram Split Confusing Texas Truck Awards

Considering the tremendous capabilities and competency displayed by the 2009 Ford F-150 » 10/21/08 10:00am 10/21/08 10:00am, it's anything but a surprise the truck has been awarded the Truck of Texas title by the Texas Auto Writers Association, making it the sixth year in a row Ford has owned those bragging rights. It was a good year for Ford and no…

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: First Drive

When the chief (at the time, chief-in-training) took a close up look at the then-new 2007 Chevy Silverado » 9/11/08 4:45pm 9/11/08 4:45pm, the major improvements made in the areas of ride-and-handling, body control and interior design were fairly evident. We got to wondering, given the Silverado is now competing against the new Tundra and two new…

Chrysler To America: "Please, Please Buy Our 2008 Dodge Ram"

In two months, the all-new 2009 Dodge Ram will launch into the softest truck market in decades. In an effort to clear the store shelves and make way for the new truck, Chrysler is offering a whopping 6 years of 0% financing on the 2008 Dodge Ram to help motivate buyers into the showroom and help empty the lots. The… » 7/10/08 4:30pm 7/10/08 4:30pm

Karmann Ghia Engine Mystery Solved, Kinda

Yesterday we told that the engine from the Karmann Ghia Type III we're sorta helping to rebuild had to be yanked out because of a bad noise. Well, we just got the word from nous bon ami Scott and here is the why. If you remember way back to the beginning of this set of posts, you will recall that one of the pistons… » 6/07/07 5:00pm 6/07/07 5:00pm

NOOOOOO!!! Karmann Ghia 1500 Back In Pieces

Dang nab it. Last week we reported on our preliminary road test of crony Scott's Type III. In that report we, uh – reported – that the engine was making some funny noises. Scott figured these stemmed from an exhaust leak. Well guess what? Bad motivator on exhaust valve number two. And with only 15 miles between… » 6/06/07 10:45am 6/06/07 10:45am

It Lives! Preliminary Road Test Of The Rebuilt Karmann Ghia Type III

Oh happy day! Nearly 11 months since we first became involved in the rebuild, our pal Scott's 1962 Volkswagen 1500 left the garage. Actually, it was motoring about the day before we showed up to snap picks and drive it. Only we were out of town. Still, and you will agree if have rebuilt a car, that first drive is… » 5/30/07 12:15pm 5/30/07 12:15pm

A Little More Jalopnik Late-Nite: Vintage Veith-Pirelli Ad

After doing the post about the greatest motorcycle movie ever made and screaming mea culpa about following Davey over to Coop's place for some seriously sloppy seconds, we actually went ahead and peaked at Buddy Scott's VW+VW1500 restoration blog where we discovered this gem. Forerunner to the Pirelli Calendar?… » 1/18/07 2:28am 1/18/07 2:28am

Magnesium und Shteel und Sans-Serif: 1961 Volkswagen 1500 Ad Campaign

Buddy Scott has been blogging up a storm over on what was supposed to be a restoration chronicle of his Type III but instead has turned into (probably) the most complete site on teh interwebs for all things VW 1500. So be it. We find this particular entry fascinating cause we dig old car ads so much. Essentially, and… » 1/10/07 3:39am 1/10/07 3:39am

What in the Gasgacinch? 1962 VW 1500 Karmann-Ghia Restoration Blog in…

Buddy Scott is making slow but steady progress on the rebuild of his totally rare Type III. So much progress in fact he had to start a blog. And while the vehicle in question may be lacking the ALUMINUM UND SHTEEL! found in modern Deutsche-coupes, Scott's blog is indeed highly precise. How highly precise? » 12/07/06 9:15am 12/07/06 9:15am