For $4,500, oh no, Beta!*

While a moot point in the era of digital downloads and DVDs, Panasonic's VHS did at one time beat Sony's Beta in the consumer video recording contest. Lancia's Beta also lost out to more reliable fare, but today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Coupé could rewind all that. That is, if its price makes it a master Beta. » 11/29/11 8:00am 11/29/11 8:00am

PCH, Italian Coupe For About A Grand Edition: Lancia Beta or Alfa…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! You don't need to be a millionaire to own a classic Italian machine. A thousandaire has enough cash! » 11/14/09 11:59pm 11/14/09 11:59pm

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 shot… » 12/01/08 1:30pm 12/01/08 1:30pm

PCH, Totally Affordable Racing Madness: Austin Healey Sprite or Lancia …

Welcome to Project Car Hell » 11/14/08 5:20pm 11/14/08 5:20pm, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Yesterday, the in a PCH Superpower Smackdown, which should make fellow PCH Superpowers Britain and France- unsettled since a - breathe a sigh of relief. Today we're going to let a couple of …

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