PCH, Mega-Doors Edition: 8-Door Checker or 6-Door GMC?

Project Car Hell voting is supposed to take into account both the coolness and the impossibility of a project, which means the 80/20 stomping administered by the Alfa over the Opel in yesterday's Choose Your Eternity poll wasn't a huge surprise. Today we're going to switch from cars to something a bit different,… » 1/17/08 5:30pm 1/17/08 5:30pm

Project Car Hell: 4x4 Checker or Borgward Wagon?

Yesterday's Quattro versus Quattroporte Choose Your Eternity poll (in which the Audi emerged victorious over the Maserati) featured two fairly different types of vehicle, but there was still a unifying theme involved. Today we're going to go back to the format of the first few matchups, in which two very different… » 10/12/07 7:00pm 10/12/07 7:00pm

Project Car Hell: Porsche 928 or Checker Marathon?


Remember that Top Gear episode in which our British automotive heroes had to buy running Porsches for £1500? You call that cheap? 1500 pounds is close to three American grand! Pure squanderation! What you need, dear hellbound friend, is a $1000 Porsche... and we ain't talkin' about no low-end 914 or 924 here,… » 8/13/07 5:30pm 8/13/07 5:30pm

Andy, Are You Goofing On Elvis? The Joy of 'Taxi'

'Round Jalopnik parts, we now and then mention television series like Starsky and Hutch, The Dukes of Hazzard and Knight Rider. Shows in which automobiles and car chases were as part and parcel of the episodes as the actors. Taxi, while nominally centered around a group of people operating Checker Marathons, had… » 3/13/07 7:00pm 3/13/07 7:00pm