Massive Stretched Pontiac Station Wagon Is A Unique Head-Scratcher

Last month we showed you a stretched 1959 Suburban that we believed had started life as an airport limo even though we didn't have any documented history on the truck. Although we know exactly who built this eight door 1967 Pontiac Catalina—an airport limo company named Stageway—we still have no idea exactly how to… » 3/11/12 5:00pm 3/11/12 5:00pm

Super Duty Pontiac lives up to claims of driving excitement

Don't be fooled by the outward appearance of this 1962 Pontiac Catalina. Although there are few hints beyond the "Caution Aluminum" printed on the fenders, what appears to be merely a low trim level Catalina is actually a rare and high performance Super Duty equipped beast. » 3/26/11 11:00am 3/26/11 11:00am

Abandoned Seaplane At Critical Intersection Of Planelopnik, Crash Week

This seaplane, abandoned for almost fifty years alongside the Gulf of Aqaba in Saudi Arabia, is a PBY-5A Catalina, a military American seaplane from the 1930s, sits at that critical intersection of cool between Planelopnik and Crash Week. » 9/21/09 8:00am 9/21/09 8:00am

Sunday DOTS-O-Rama, Tomsk Edition: Wheels For Victory!

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. We're back for more of Tomsk's Orange County photographs! » 4/05/09 9:00am 4/05/09 9:00am

2009 Subaru Forester, Part Three

Why you should buy this car:
You are sickened by the sight of Chevy Suburban. You are a vegan who just loves Home Depot. You would sooner saw your right arm off with a rusty tree saw than vote Republican. Your wardrobe consists almost entirely of stuff made by Patagonia and The North Face. You are in an unconventional… » 3/12/08 12:00pm 3/12/08 12:00pm

2009 Subaru Forester, Part Two

Exterior Design: ***

The original Forester design sought to stuff an SUV into downscaled packaging more palatable to the food co-op set. The 2009 model abandons its predecessors' upright, boxy vibe for something closer to a streamlined crossover approach. Sleeker, yet still oozing functionality. And, of course, the… » 3/11/08 12:20pm 3/11/08 12:20pm

2009 Subaru Forester, Part One

Is it kismet? I suspect so, as over a few short weeks, a couple of themes have begun to emerge in our Jalopnik Reviews. First, Hardigree gets his hands on a Dodge Caliber SRT4 and loses a tire. Not two weeks later, I voyage to sublime Laguna Beach, and then to Catalina Island for some hoontastic off-roadin' in the… » 3/10/08 12:30pm 3/10/08 12:30pm

I'm On My Way to Catalina!

Inspired by commenter pres' fine-looking '64 model, we thought it was time to pay our respects to the fabulous Pontiac Catalina. Our Grandjalopniks owned two Safari models — a '62 and a '68, while our Jaloparents had a '69 four-door bought from Stan down the street (note that said Jaloparents didn't pay more than a… » 2/05/07 6:30pm 2/05/07 6:30pm