If You're Going To Go To New York, You Might As Well Take A Taxi

Welcome to Little Car in the Big City, where I highlight fascinating cars I found walking around a town that is known for being bigger than everything else, but where every car is fighting to stand out: New York, New York. » 8/25/13 9:00am 8/25/13 9:00am

Call Me a Cab for $11,000!

There are lots of marathons that you can run in — Boston, New York, etc. Today, Nice Price or Crack Pipe has a Marathon that's not only big enough to run in, but one that you could also drive. » 12/09/09 7:30am 12/09/09 7:30am

The Ultimate Automotive Survivors: 50 Cars Made For Over 20 Years

While the Beetle, Ambassador, Mini, and 2CV each enjoyed more than four decades of production in pretty much their original form, we mustn't overlook the other long-term survivors of the automotive world. » 9/06/09 2:00pm 9/06/09 2:00pm

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

Checker Marathon

Once again we return to the streets of the Island Of Old Car Survivors, and look at what we've spotted today! Yes, folks, that there car is a Checker Marathon in a color other than yellow. » 6/06/07 10:00am 6/06/07 10:00am

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