Project Car Hell, Best Of 1974 Edition: De Tomaso Longchamp or Bricklin…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Last time, we watched in disbelief as the insanely complicated agglomeration of iron oxide shaped vaguely like a Jensen FF got shellacked in the Choose Your Eternity poll by the much… » 8/08/08 5:20pm 8/08/08 5:20pm

Project Car Hell: Bricklin SV-1 or Fiat Spider Torino?


We were a little surprised to find that the 911-engined Transporter opened a can of whoop-ass on the Type 4-powered 911 in yesterday's poll, but the Jalopnik masses have spoken! So get under that van and start bustin' knuckles! Today we've decided to lower the bar on the price thing and get a couple of sub-$2000 cars… » 8/30/07 5:15pm 8/30/07 5:15pm

Every New Morning: Bricklin's China Plan Changes Again

If one thinks about it, the only truly great thing Malcolm Bricklin ever did was bring Subarus to America. Other than that, Yugo? The Bricklin? Entirely amusing vehicles, but only if other people own them. So who really expected his venture with Chery to succeed? Well, we kind of did. At least for a while. But now… » 11/20/06 5:00pm 11/20/06 5:00pm

A Chinese Bee: Chery to Build Dodge Hornet?

Will the Dodge Hornet be made in China? Automotive News reports today that DaimlerChrysler is in "late-stage negotiations" with China's Chery Motors to build a new small car for export, a car most believe will be one based on the Hornet concept (pictured) DCX showed in Geneva earlier this year. DaimlerChrysler… » 10/03/06 11:30am 10/03/06 11:30am

Bricklin's First?: Chery Crossover Unveiled in China

China's Chery motors last week uncovered the car many say will be its first US-bound export — the V525 crossover. It's the latest incarnation of an MPV-style car entrepreneur Malcolm Bricklin has said his Visionary Vehicles company will import to the US beginning in 2007. The V525 was reportedly developed with a… » 6/05/06 9:35am 6/05/06 9:35am

Swank Connecticut Dealer to Sell Bricklin's Cherys

Malcolm Bricklin's bid to bring the first Chinese-built cars to the US has been the object of both scorn and derision. (C'mon, we kid the Malclolm.) Actually, if his Visionary Vehicles venture keeps signing up northeastern dealer heavyweights like Bob Ciasulli and Miller Motorcars — a dealer of Aston Martins,… » 3/21/06 9:52am 3/21/06 9:52am

Big Dealer Says 'Woohoo!' About Wuhu: Ciasuilli Stoked on…

Tim Ciasulli, CEO of Planet Honda and head of the Visionary Vehicles Dealer Board is way stoked. Completely, utterly and totally stoked. Stoked the point of irrational stokedom, in fact. As the head of a a family-owned dealership chain which has sold nearly a million cars, he claims he's never seen an opportunity as… » 12/01/05 2:10pm 12/01/05 2:10pm