Whores, Poker, And Thrown Rods: Get Ready For The 24 Hours Of LeMons,…

Racers will be on their own when it comes to locating whores and/or poker at the Goin' For Broken 24 Hours Of LeMons, but thrown rods will be provided early and often. » 5/17/09 11:30am 5/17/09 11:30am

Hang-Gliding German Swingers Prefer The Ford Capri!

When you're jumping off a cliff while strapped in your German-flag-colored hang glider and clad in the finest of polyester duds, you don't want your special lady to pick you up in some jive-ass tape-striped Opel. » 9/23/08 11:00am 9/23/08 11:00am You want her to roar down the mountain in a high-performance Ford Capri! Thanks once again to for the tip.

1976 Capri II Wants You To Know It's Not A Mercury, Even As It Awaits…

While Lincoln-Mercury dealers sold the European-made Ford Capri in North America, the cars themselves had no marque. Just to make things more confusing, Ford branded the later Fox Mustang-clone and Mazda 323-based Capris with Mercury emblems. Anyway, none of that matters for this car, which I spotted in an East Bay… » 8/08/08 2:00pm 8/08/08 2:00pm

Drive Phoenix To LA Very Slowly In a 1974 Mercury, Get Crap Mileage!

How is it possible that a car weighing just over 2,200 pounds and equipped with a 2-liter engine can drive from Phoenix to Los Angeles at the maddeningly geriatric speed of 50 miles per hour and manage only a pathetic 32.4 miles per gallon? Yes, that's the best the '74 Capri could do! We're thinking it was the weight… » 4/16/08 9:20am 4/16/08 9:20am

Berwyn Car Spindle Up For Sale!

We were all quite sad when we learned that the Cermak Plaza Shopping Center overlords had decided to remove the legendary Berwyn Car Spindle from their property. But now the Berwyn Spindle may be relocated... to your front yard! Yes, it's up for sale on eBay, with a starting bid of $50,000 (and a shipping cost of… » 4/14/08 8:00am 4/14/08 8:00am

Ideal Jalopnik Official Staff Car Located

The Gawker Overlords have so far refused to buy us an Official Jalopnik Vehicle, no matter how much we've tried to convince them that something like a Citröen SM or Tatra 603 would give us such unassailable credibility that our competitors would simply fold their tents and go home. Now we've found what may be the » 3/25/08 8:00am 3/25/08 8:00am

What To Drive In '75: Manta or Capri?

In our last What To Drive In '75 episode, we saw the 1975 Ford Maverick Grabber beat the 1975 Oleg Cassini AMC Matador in the poll. Today we're going for an all-import matchup, though it's a classic GM-versus-Ford contest as well. The Opel Manta and Ford Capri were bitter sales rivals across the Atlantic, and both had … » 12/05/07 11:00am 12/05/07 11:00am

Project Car Hell: Firebird or Capri?

We had another close one yesterday, with the '41 Ford eking out a narrow victory over the '51 Merc in the Woodless Woody competition. Since everyone is probably too busy trying to use waterlogged particleboard to "restore" their Woodies, we should probably show some mercy and give you a couple of easy cars to choose from … » 9/06/07 5:30pm 9/06/07 5:30pm