How new does a car have to be for you to consider it a "new car"?

What qualifies as a "new car" varies greatly depending on who you ask. Some people think a car becomes "old" as soon as it is no longer showroom fresh. A former co-worker of mine who restored Model-Ts used to tell me he didn't care much for "newer cars" like my 54 year old Plymouth Belvedere. This weekend we want to know… » 8/27/11 5:00pm 8/27/11 5:00pm

When Argentina ruled the Nürburgring

There are two great moments in Argentine motoring history centered around the Nürburgring and then there’s a third, a fourth-place finish at a race you’ve never heard of. Of course it’s the latter that’s the pride and joy of Argentine car enthusiasts: the story of the Torinos at the 1969 Nürburgring 84 Hours. » 8/03/11 3:00pm 8/03/11 3:00pm

The Jeepvette is what happens when Jeep and Corvette combine

We aren't exactly sure what inspires someone to put a Jeep CJ-7 body and the chassis of a 1984 Corvette, but this is what the mostly finished result looks like. This odd combination is currently on Ebay waiting for someone else who wants a Corvette that looks like a Jeep badly enough to finish up this bizarre project. » 7/24/11 11:00am 7/24/11 11:00am

24 Hours Of LeMons Arse Freeze-A-Palooza Über Gallery: The Bavarian…

17 BMW-based teams showed up at the '08 Arse Freeze, which makes BMW the most numerous marque at the race. Why is that? Well, BMWs are practically race cars right out of the box, with great suspensions and big brakes, and the incredible cost of repairing a 20-year-old example and/or getting one to pass California's… » 1/09/09 2:00pm 1/09/09 2:00pm

PCH, Financiapocalypse Moonshine Runner Edition: Mercury Marauder or…

Welcome to Project Car Hell » 10/09/08 5:20pm 10/09/08 5:20pm, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! With the today, we're all thinking about how we'll keep afloat during the hard times that seem to be looming, if not already here. Naturally, federal, state, and local governments are…

1975 BMW 2002, With Bonus 1975 Poll

Welcome to Down On The Street » 10/02/08 8:40am 10/02/08 8:40am, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. BMW 2002s aren't hard to find on the island, and we've seen , , and so far. I've built up a mini-stockpile of 2002 shots, so let's check out another '75 Bavario-Alamedan today. …

1972 BMW 2002

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Today we're going to look at a fairly rough BMW 2002- a total beater, in fact- that still sees daily-driver duty for its owner. This car parks on one of the busiest streets on the … » 7/31/08 9:20am 7/31/08 9:20am

Bavaria In The Rockies: A Trio Of Colorado BMW Survivors

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than Island That Rust Forgot. I've got quite the stockpile of photographs from Denver, thanks to Kitt, EJacobs, and my own bimonthly visits to the Mile High City. Today we're going to have another 3-Fer-1 … » 7/25/08 3:00pm 7/25/08 3:00pm