Scenes From The 2014 Tokyo Classic Car Festival

Photographer Ken Ishii visited the 2014 Tokyo Classic Car Festival near the very famous Meiji Shrine (which is next to the fashion area of Harajuku). His shots are amazing and well worth the potential load times. Personally, I like the yellow BMW Isetta the best. » 11/30/14 11:50am 11/30/14 11:50am

How This Guy Flipped Cars From A $500 Toyota Up To His Dream Ride

Here's the story of one ambitious car flipper bought-and-sold his way from a chewed-out $500 Land Cruiser to the truck he's always wanted... another, much nicer Land Cruiser. He definitely took the long way 'round, but he got some great automotive adventures in on the way. » 11/29/14 11:58am 11/29/14 11:58am

Truck Built 'Backwards' Still Works But Looks Really, Really Weird

Body-on-frame construction gives customizers free range to do all kinds of wacky things; like turn a truck "backwards" so the driver looks out across the bed and the rear wheels do the steering. Who would do something like that? Apparently, this guy named Roy. » 7/24/14 3:22pm 7/24/14 3:22pm

Eisenhower's WWII Willys Is Intact, And Might Be The Prettiest Jeep Ever

President and World War II Supreme Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower was given this Willys Jeep along with a castle apartment in 1946 by the National Trust of Scotland, which was apparently properly grateful for his efforts keeping Hitler off their island. The thing is beautiful like a Koenigsegg is "quick." » 7/15/14 11:15am 7/15/14 11:15am

Buy these cars, become a millionaire

Alright, fine. So you may actually have to be a millionaire to reasonably afford some of the metal on this list, but there's some attainable hardware here, too. For example, did you know the average transaction price for a 240Z has shot from $4,000 to $19,000 in nine years? Check out our list of seven cars that may… » 3/05/14 1:33pm 3/05/14 1:33pm

1974 Mopar Support Truck From The Awesome, Uncelebrated Side Of Racing

This 1974 Dodge D800 Truck Factory Oleynik Race Car Transporter is one of the few relics I've ever seen from the support side of racing to survive outside a museum. » 2/11/14 12:31pm 2/11/14 12:31pm

For $2,500, Go On Patrol

The Nissan Patrol holds the distinction of being the first vehicle to successfully cross Australia’s brutal Simpson Desert. Similarly, buying today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe ’69 might just cross your mind, that is of course if its price doesn’t make you go d’oh! » 9/27/13 8:00am 9/27/13 8:00am

David Piper has bankrupted Mark Hales

Remember the case? Wealthy Porsche 917 owner lets journo drive his car. Engine blows. Owner sues journo. Journo now bankrupt. Full text of email from Mark to his supporters here » 6/21/13 4:08pm 6/21/13 4:08pm

Rover Classics in Staten Island, NY is a Jalop's Dream

Though today's NPOCP is taken right from the web pages of the Rover Classics dealership in Staten Island, New York, the rest of the inventory itself seems to be a jalop's dream. » 2/15/13 10:31am 2/15/13 10:31am

An Open Letter to the Typical Classic Car Seller/Owner

Consummate Detroiter Thom Douglas shares his love for classic cars and his contempt for an older cohort of owners who think classics should accrue value instead of miles, making them unattainable for a new generation. — Ed. » 8/20/10 4:00pm 8/20/10 4:00pm

The Norman Timbs Buick Special


The folks over at Jalopy Journal dug up a real gem the other day, the Norman Timbs Buick Special . The car was built in the late forties by the racecar designer and cost the princley sum of about $10,000 to put together. The aluminum body over tube frame stretches out to 17.5′ long (same as my Lincoln) with a 117″… » 1/22/08 10:15am 1/22/08 10:15am