Dirt-Oval Veteran '38 Ford Would Be Hell Project, Definitely Worth The Pain

I'm in Denver pretty regularly, and that means I'm often roaming about the area with camera in hand, looking for more photos of street-parked old vehicles to add to the Down On The Street Bonus Edition stash. I was happy to find three vintage Fairlanes on a previous trip, but I just about flew through the windshield… » 7/30/08 5:00pm 7/30/08 5:00pm

Another Perfect Jalopnik Staff Car Located

We pleaded and begged and threatened, but nothing we could do would induce the Gawker Overlords to buy us the Carrera Panamericana '54 Lincoln for use as the Official Jalopnik Staff Car. We were brokenhearted, but all will be forgiven if the Overlords buy us this 1938 Peugeot 402, enabling us to roll up to events in… » 4/25/08 8:00am 4/25/08 8:00am

Project Car Hell: Studebaker Dictator or Otas 820?

Yesterday, we had what may be our closest Project Car Hell vote yet, with the '91 Jaguar XJ-S holding a 199 to 194 lead over the Toronado-ized Dune Buggy in yesterday's Legends of LeMons Choose Your Eternity poll. I'd say that counts as a tie, and- try to follow the logic here- that means we need to do away with the… » 3/28/08 5:15pm 3/28/08 5:15pm

Project Car Hell, 1938 Edition: Mercedes-Benz or Graham-Paige

Not surprisingly, the 219 beat the 450SL in our-first all-Mercedes-Benz Choose Your Eternity Poll. It's hard for a 70s SL to compete with a big curvaceous Ponton on either coolness or agony. And, really, parts are just too easy to find for the Pontons, since they last about a million miles and all. No, for true » 3/11/08 5:15pm 3/11/08 5:15pm

PCH, Senior Citizen Edition: 1917 Overland or 1938 Traction-Avant?

Was it the Muppets connection that grabbed an overwhelming 80/20 victory for the Studebaker Starlight Coupe over the 1929 Model A in yesterday's Choose Your Eternity poll? We may never know, because the past is behind us now. And, speaking of the past, how about a pair of cars from waaaaaay back for today's challenge?… » 2/20/08 5:02pm 2/20/08 5:02pm