Coop Takes a Hooptyride

Given that the august Mister Jalopy hasn't seen fit to update his marvelous catalogue of wonderous things in over a month, Coop hopped in his new Falcon (the wagon is sadly still in a lawyer-induced state of disrepair) and went to check out the goings on at Hooptyrides, Inc. Also, one post down, he details an encounter » 7/19/07 7:00pm 7/19/07 7:00pm

Citroën Blueprint Drawings!

Now here's a place where a dork could get lost for hours. It's a goldmine of blueprint-type drawings of all manner of vehicles. We're especially crushed out on the Citroën section, which features everything from the fabulous FAF Break to the saintly SM. Our inner Franco-dweeb is twitching right now; our irises are… » 7/11/07 7:30pm 7/11/07 7:30pm

Yes, Please Lick the Plug: Coop's 78-Foot Painting

Coop is not a man to be understimated. He not only paints pictures just shy of 80 feet, they also happen to feature spark-plug-licking females illustrated in his inimitable, sexy style. Pop by his flickr page and check out the genesis of this bechwheemouth of rad-ass art. Also, check out his Kimberly Kane stuff, which… » 5/21/07 8:00pm 5/21/07 8:00pm

Coop Felled by Lawyer!

Poor Coop. His recently-purchased Ford Falcon wagon was uncerimoniously crumped by a legal eagle sipping a caffeinated beverage and making an illegal left turn. Mister Cooper's laid up with a busted leg and the front end of his fresh garage-saling ride is ailing in a way that isn't just gonna buff right out. We wish… » 5/08/07 2:00pm 5/08/07 2:00pm

Uberraschung! Du Bist Tot! Hypermagnified Roadkill

Chris Paukert, often simply referred to as "The Exclaimer," hipped us to this bit of oddball morbidity over at Deutschland's der Spiegel. It's a collection of highly-magnified photographs of insects who met their end courtesy of a motor vehicle. Good fodder for the next anti-car PETA campaign too, we suppose. » 3/02/07 8:00pm 3/02/07 8:00pm

The Future is Then: Coop on Decals

Pal-O-Tha Jalop Mike LaVella once said, "For some reason, and I'm not exactly sure why, American Culture seemed to peak around 1963." We'd be more likely to say '68, but we do understand LaVella's argument for '63. Regardless, the 1960s were simply an incredible time for design and popular art in this country; we grew up … » 3/01/07 4:00pm 3/01/07 4:00pm

Excelsior! A Profile in Obsessively-Awesome Geekery

Wow and yikes. Paul Brodie's 1919 Excelsior OHC replibike project is absolutely well...crap, we don't just have the words. Suffice to say, we just killed an hour absolutely rapt watching the prototype come together. Starting with a few photographs (none of which feature the left-hand side of the motorcycle), Brodie… » 1/25/07 3:00pm 1/25/07 3:00pm

Jam Econo, Von Dutch-Style: '65 Ford Van Up for Auction

Von Dutch, even in death, has been sand in the Vaseline of the estabilshment, whether said establishment was mainstream culture of the 1950s and '60s or the hot rod hegemony of today due to the use of his logotype on clothing worn by people Dutch most likely would never have associated with. But, for all his legendary… » 7/21/06 3:00pm 7/21/06 3:00pm