How I Turned A Passion For Cars Into This Gauge-Inspired Watch

My buddy Bradley Price owns an old '83 Alfa Romeo GTV6 and lets me ride in it occasionally. Also he makes these incredible watches for people like him who love vintage style but can't afford to drop thousands of dollars on a car-inspired watch. I can't give you a ride in his Alfa but I did ask him to explain how he… » 5/17/12 2:00pm 5/17/12 2:00pm

Here's Proof Imported Car Dealerships Were A Good Place To Be In 1971

Although it's hard to imagine when you take a trip down your local row of modern car dealerships, in the early days of imported cars many different brands were sold out of the same dealership. As you can see from this photograph taken in 1971, the result was often a desirable selection of early imports in one place. » 3/25/12 12:30pm 3/25/12 12:30pm

Mazda Miata dressed up like vintage Alfa answers a question no one…

Jeremy Clarkson has famously contended that you cannot be a true "petrolhead" until you've owned an Alfa. For those of us in America, this presents an issue as old Alfas are increasingly few and far between. We've found one automotive answer to this problem that although strange should be expected—a Miata. » 1/29/12 11:00am 1/29/12 11:00am

Say "god dag" to this Alfa Romeo-powered '30s roadster

Welcome to another episode of "Because Swedecar [UPDATE: Make that Because Finncar.] Today we're examining a take on the 1930s roadster aesthetic, whose engine has eight spark plugs. (Of course, it also only has four cylinders.) Without further ado, here's the, er, Alfa Romeo hot rod. » 8/12/11 3:00pm 8/12/11 3:00pm

Budapest’s secret Grand Prix street circuit

This Sunday will mark the 75th anniversary of the Hungarian Grand Prix, an event held since…1986. Fifty years before Formula One came to the Hungaroring, there was a Grand Prix race in downtown Budapest with 100,000 people in attendance. The Silver Arrows came. Scuderia Ferrari came. Three-quarters of a century later,… » 7/29/11 4:00pm 7/29/11 4:00pm

Do your spreadsheet in a Porsche-inspired desk chair

Toiling away will never be like flogging a classic GT at 11/10ths, but a line of seats inspired by classic sports cars' butt-buckets may make doing that presentation just a bit less sucky. » 7/28/11 12:30pm 7/28/11 12:30pm

How to parallel park a 1968 Alfa Romeo racing prototype

Connoisseurs of vintage Top Gear clips will know that parallel parking a big, mid-engined Italian supercar—say, a Lamborghini Countach—is a chore. The same cannot be said of big, mid-engined Italian race cars, like this Alfa Romeo 33/2. And when its owner was kind enough to accept a hand, Jalopnik was there to help. » 7/12/11 4:00pm 7/12/11 4:00pm