Abandoned Lancia Scorpion Makes Youngstown, Ohio 15th Most Dangerous…

You see these bogus "Worst Cities In America" lists all the time, and usually the accompanying photo shows a vacant lot covered with weeds and broken Olde English 800 40-dog bottles, with a gutted '85 Cutlass or '79 Corolla in the foreground and a bullet-riddled abandoned apartment building in the background. This… » 12/01/08 1:30pm 12/01/08 1:30pm

Project Car Hell: Lancia Scorpion or Merkur XR4Ti?

The blowout Choose Your Eternity polls are fun, but we really enjoy the nail-bitingly close races... which is what we got yesterday, with the Roots-blown Old Beetle just barely beating the Pro Street Peugeot in a 175-165 vote split. Does that mean a German car just upset Project Car Hell GigaTeraPower France, or does… » 6/05/08 5:20pm 6/05/08 5:20pm

The Lancia Beta HPE: Italian Style, Russian Steel And American…

What's not to love about the Lancia Beta? The first post-Fiat-takeover car from Lancia isn't a vehicle you're going to find too many examples of in the US, mostly due to some reliability issues that have sent the vast majority of them to the scrap pile. Rarer still are the HPE (High Performance Estate) three-door… » 2/14/08 1:30pm 2/14/08 1:30pm

Jalopnik Guide To GM Global Platforms And College Greek Organizations

As a proud graduate of the University of Texas, there was a time when I knew all the letters of the Greek alphabet and all the fraternities and sororities that corresponded to them. There was also a time when I thought I knew all of the GM platforms and their associated Greek letters. Recently I've noticed that I'm… » 1/23/08 2:00pm 1/23/08 2:00pm