Rusty Berkeley Corona Beats Odds, Evades Crusher

You can't go more than a block or two in Berkeley without running across some sort of interesting old car; we saw the Jag XK140 that Herr Johnson shot for us last week, and now we're going to look at a car that's nearly as rare (though not quite as sought after). The Toyota Corona has more or less disappeared from… » 5/30/08 3:00pm 5/30/08 3:00pm

Berkeley Isn't Just About The Prius: Street-Driven Jaguar XK140

Those of us who live in Alameda or Oakland might cringe a bit when our Berkeley neighbors once again make the national headlines for something silly, but the hometown of Philip K. Dick (not to mention plutonium) is a no-arguments international superpower when it comes to cool old cars- especially weird European… » 5/22/08 4:40pm 5/22/08 4:40pm

East Bay Volvo Stereotypes Confirmed By Junkyard Visit

As we saw a while back, the onslaught of the all-conquering Toyota Prius has been booting hundreds of once-cherished East Bay Volvo 240s into the local wrecking yards. In some ways it's a shame for such well-built machines to be cast aside like that, but it's a boon to those of us who want to build race cars out of… » 2/27/08 2:00pm 2/27/08 2:00pm

Nuclear-Free Zone to Buy Plug-In Hybrids

Following its hippie rivals in Marin, Berkeley has become the second municipality to order up a fleet of plug-in hybrids. The problem, of course, is that no manufacturer currently builds such a vehicle, and we're assuming that hacked vehicles aren't acceptable to governments, seeing as both Berkeley and Marin have… » 11/01/06 2:00pm 11/01/06 2:00pm