Crosley dealership sign scooter is one clever creation

If you came across an old Crosely dealership sign made from the outer four inches of either side of a 1949 Crosley convertible, welded together and shortened, what would you do with it? Most people would probably hang it in their garage, but Crosley collector Paul Gorrell had a slightly more interesting idea. Using… » 9/10/11 2:00pm 9/10/11 2:00pm

Is the 1932 Ford the greatest car of all time?

Edmunds.com released a list of the 100 greatest cars of all time this past week which gives the 1932 Ford top honors. Their list is an interesting read and is by their own admission "a biased list in favor of cars that enthusiasts love" with historically important models mixed in. » 8/21/11 2:00pm 8/21/11 2:00pm

Canadian Chrysler

Captured on a farm in Saskatchewan, this 1949 Chrysler shows some obvious signs of quite a few years spent out in the Canadian elements. Pictures of potential project cars like this one always manage to elicit automotive optimism from us, so it shouldn't come as a surprise we imagine this old Chrysler to be as… » 7/23/11 2:00pm 7/23/11 2:00pm

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

1949 Ford Takes Wrong Turn, Ends Up In The Crusher's Waiting Room

While I was off crossing mountain ranges in my beater Civic, tipster Douglas shot me an email with a photo of a startling junkyard find back in California. » 7/04/09 12:00pm 7/04/09 12:00pm

PCH, Land Of The Free Edition: V6 Chevette or Quadra-Packard Package…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and most hellish! We don't have so many American cars here, because parts are too easy to find… » 1/14/09 5:30pm 1/14/09 5:30pm

PCH, Benefits Of Positive Thinking Edition: Cooked Countach or Rusty…

Welcome to Project Car Hell » 11/20/08 5:30pm 11/20/08 5:30pm, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Yesterday, we saw a 6.9 Benz for the first time in Project Car Hell history, a feat that generally requires unholy intervention by himself, or at least the presence of Citroën badges.…

Ancient Arizona Kaisers Have Never Experienced Rust, Believe Life Is…

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition » 11/13/08 3:00pm 11/13/08 3:00pm, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the . You don't see many 1940s cars that live outside and haven't succumbed to the dreaded Rust Monster, but iron atoms have a tougher time getting together with oxygen in Arizona's dry climate. …

James May Disagrees With Telegraph Readers, Says '49 Triumph Mayflower…

The readers of Britain's Telegraph » 9/11/08 6:00pm 9/11/08 6:00pm decided that the Pontiac Aztek was the king of their , but James May disagrees. In fact, his pick for the Ugliest Car Ever wasn't even on the list! Meet the , about which Mr. May states: "Its details are ugly, its overall proportions are ugly, its very concept - as a car to appeal to…

Project Car Hell, Low And Slow Edition: 1964 Impala or 1949 Mercury…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! In our last plunge into the Lake Of Fire, we saw the Alpine A310 stomp the Matra Murena like Napoleon pulverizing the Russians in the Battle of Austerlitz, with a decisive 70-30 split in the… » 7/23/08 5:20pm 7/23/08 5:20pm

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

Project Car Hell, Caddy Ambulance Edition: '49 or '68?

In the agonizing choice between Italian style and American truckcar goodness, our readers tend to prefer an eternity spent with the three '59 El Caminos to one spent with three '73 Fiats, though the race was pretty close- more Dewey Versus Truman than Mondale Versus Reagan. Today, the choices are inspired by our… » 10/09/07 5:30pm 10/09/07 5:30pm

Project Car Hell, Angry Seller Edition: MG-TC or Morgan?

Yesterday's NSU-versus-Jensen matchup produced a near-tie, with the Interceptor holding a razor-thin lead at the time of this writing. We've been focusing on British iron quite a bit lately, since most of us seem to love and fear such cars in roughly equal measure, but it's probably time for us to leave the UK for a… » 9/13/07 5:30pm 9/13/07 5:30pm