30 Years Of Sir Stirling Moss Being Awesome

Britain has given the world more Formula-1 World Champions than any other nation. The list includes Jackie Stewart (3), Jim Clark (2), Graham Hill (2), Mike Hawthorn (1), John Surtees (1), James Hunt (1), Nigel Mansell (1), Damon Hill (1), Lewis Hamilton (1) and Jenson Button (1). » 1/17/13 3:20pm 1/17/13 3:20pm

A Crosley dealership circa 1948

A few years after the war the streets and sidewalks were lined with Crosleys, at least they were outside Mack Motors. The Rochester, NY dealership seen here specialized in the tiny American cars and evidently carried an inventory large enough to line the sidewalks and the street with Crosleys. I'll take two. » 6/18/11 12:30pm 6/18/11 12:30pm

Rare and beautiful 1948 Healey Woodie wagon on Ebay

In between the stretched Stude-aminos and bathroom themed custom cars sometimes you can find some truly amazing cars on Ebay. This 1948 Healey wagon certainly fits that bill. Beautiful and very rare, this British wagon is one of two remaining examples known to exist. » 5/29/11 2:00pm 5/29/11 2:00pm

Inside The Smithsonian’s Secret Car Collection

Get a rare peek inside the Smithsonian's hidden 217 vehicle collection. Of the 73 cars in the collection, a 1948 Tucker and a 1929 Miller were recently chosen in an online poll to return to public display in the Smithsonian. » 1/23/11 10:00am 1/23/11 10:00am

The Very First Porsche

Spotted at the Porsche Museum, this 1948 356 is the first car to ever wear the Porsche name. Ferry Porsche, Ferdinand's son, built the aluminum bodied car because he couldn't find a suitable new car to purchase. (Photo Credit: xmatt) » 1/15/11 10:00am 1/15/11 10:00am

1948 Plymouth Deluxe Six

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. You say Alameda is running out of good cars for this series? That will never happen! » 3/14/10 9:00am 3/14/10 9:00am

1949 Chevrolet Suburban

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. The Suburban was once a bit less luxurious than today's version. » 7/25/09 9:00am 7/25/09 9:00am

Project Car Hell, Nightmare On A Budget Edition: Iked Lotus Elite or…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Want an oddball European project, but you're living in a hobo jungle? Problem solved! » 5/10/09 5:00pm 5/10/09 5:00pm

Your Plymouth Pursued By Repo Men In A DeSoto? Hide By The…

All the film geeks say that Sunset Boulevard is one of the best movies ever made, and they're right. You hear a lot of talk about Norma Desmond's Isotta-Fraschini, but what about the repo-ripe '46 Plymouth driven by Joe Gillis in the beginning of the film (not to mention the '48 DeSoto belonging to the repo men)? We… » 6/17/08 4:20pm 6/17/08 4:20pm

Yet More Vintage Machinery From Denver's Streets


When you see "Denver" in the title, you might figure you're looking at more shots by prolific DOTSBE photographer Kitt. But hold on- now we've got two readers shooting interesting vehicles on the streets of John Fante's hometown. We've got Kitt covering the south side of town and ejacobs working the northwest… » 4/04/08 3:00pm 4/04/08 3:00pm

PCH, Mysterious But Cheap Edition: 1919 Dodge or 1948 Morris?


The Itchy Fiberglass Hell that is the '57 Devin managed to beat out the Dodgy Deal Hell of the Hemi Bantam in yesterday's Choose Your Eternity poll. Of course, we all want basket-case old race car projects against which to dash our hopes and empty our bank accounts, but there's a lot to be said for cheap projects… » 3/25/08 5:15pm 3/25/08 5:15pm

1948 International Harvester KB-2 Pickup Truck

The real problem with doing DOTS Truck Monday is that International Harvester trucks are too hard to find. We saw the '80 Scout last month, and there's another Scout on deck, but where are the IHC pickup trucks? That's why I was overjoyed to spot this 60-year-old work truck parked in front of a Gold Coast mansion that… » 1/21/08 9:30am 1/21/08 9:30am

Tatra-Land USA!

Since several of Los Jalopniks are now frantically scouring all potential North American Tatra sources in hopes of obtaining a fixer-upper example of our favorite air-cooled V8 Czech car, it was inevitable that we'd stumble across Dr. Nick's "Tatraplan" site. Sadly, all it has accomplished is to make us realize that… » 10/03/07 11:00am 10/03/07 11:00am

Front-Engined Tucker Torpedo Could Be Yours!

Who in his or her right mind wouldn't love a Tucker Torpedo to drive? Thing is, the helicopter-sourced rear engine and oddball transmission setup installed by Mr. Tucker wasn't exactly the most reliable drivetrain ever put in a vehicle. So, back in the 60s, the owner of Torpedo #46 (out of 51) figured he'd just tear… » 8/14/07 4:00pm 8/14/07 4:00pm