The inscrutable juju of the perfectly dialed-in car

We were talking about Porsche 911s. It was one of those chats that goes nowhere but nevertheless accomplishes something—my friend James Tate bought an '85 Carrera, he sent me an instant message, and 30 minutes disappeared into vagaries and nonsense. Club Sport wing—you need a Club Sport wing. You paid what? Did you… » 10/15/14 3:42pm Wednesday 3:42pm

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… » 8/27/11 5:00pm 8/27/11 5:00pm

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…