Be Unsafe at Any Speed for $14,000!

Is a vintage convertible with a rear-mounted flat six on your to-do list? Well, Nice Price or Crack Pipe says to put away your lederhosen, because this one's not a Porsche. » 9/14/09 7:00am 9/14/09 7:00am

This Corvair Is Exactly Why We Need The Evergreen 747 Supertanker

What's left of this first-generation Chevy Corvair found in front of what's left of its garage yesterday in Tujunga, California is exactly the reason we need the Evergreen 747 Supertanker fighting the Station Fire. Save the Chevys! » 9/01/09 11:00am 9/01/09 11:00am

1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Hooray, another Alameda Corvair! » 8/30/09 9:00am 8/30/09 9:00am

Got Six Cylinders And Uses Them All: NASCAR's Falcons, Valiants, and…

When we think of NASCAR in the early 60s, we think of big cars. Impalas. Furies. Galaxies. But for two glorious years, Detroit's new compacts took to the tracks in NASCAR-sanctioned events. » 8/15/09 8:00am 8/15/09 8:00am

1973 Dodge Challenger

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Would you believe this is only our second Alameda Challenger? » 8/02/09 9:00am 8/02/09 9:00am

And The REAL LeMons Winner Is... UDMan's Team Trailing Throttle…

It was getting close towards the end, with the Adopted From Jets Saab 99 breathing right down their necks, but the Team Trailing Throttle Oversteer Corvair came in 23rd place versus the Saab's 24th-place finish! » 7/12/09 6:30pm 7/12/09 6:30pm

24 Hours Of LeMons New England Underway: Peugeot, Datsun 510, Citation…

We're just starting to get updates from the action at Stafford Motor Speedway now. Apparently the inspections went smoothly, but cars started to disintegrate as soon as they touched the track. » 7/11/09 1:20pm 7/11/09 1:20pm

Perk Up Your Corvair With 425 Cubes Of Oldsmobility: Torvair!

Long before anyone thought to drop a Cadillac 4.9 V8 in a Fiero, crazed engine swappers were finding ways to shorten their life expectancy with V8-powered Corvairs. » 6/13/09 3:00pm 6/13/09 3:00pm

1962 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. This Greenbrier created quite a stir when it appeared on the island. » 6/06/09 9:00am 6/06/09 9:00am

UDMan Recruiting Corvair Race Team Members For LeMons New England, You…

When you saw the video of the Team Unsafe At Any Speed Corvair living up to its team's name at the Arse Freeze-a-Palooza LeMons, did you feel envious of those mighty Corvair jockeys? » 4/25/09 4:00pm 4/25/09 4:00pm

1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Can you believe 450 DOTS vehicles and today's is the first Corvair?
» 3/28/09 9:00am 3/28/09 9:00am

PCH, Engine In The Back Edition: Renault Dauphine Gordini or Pair Of…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Today we're going to debut a new PCH logo, courtesy of Walker Canada.
» 1/27/09 5:00pm 1/27/09 5:00pm

Minnesota, 1960: Corvairs Battle For Ice Racing Supremacy With…

My grandfather was quite the rally and ice-racing fanatic back in the 1950s and 1960s (running mostly Porsche 356s and Saab 93s) and now I've got a couple of his 8mm movies, shot in 1960. » 1/27/09 4:30pm 1/27/09 4:30pm

Yes, They Drive Those Old Chevrolets On The Island That Rust Forgot!

Some folks wonder whether the Down On The Street vehicles actually get driven, so I had them in mind when I snapped these shots while running some errands on the island yesterday. » 1/15/09 10:40am 1/15/09 10:40am

24 Hours Of LeMons Arse Freeze-A-Palooza Über Gallery: The General's…

You naysayers who want to claim that the Geo Metro is really a Suzuki can go away now, because we say a GM car- albeit a Honda-powered one- won this race! The rest of the GM field was far from Camaro-only, which is always good to see; nothing against Camaros, mind you, but they've been pretty numerous in LeMons events… » 1/09/09 2:00pm 1/09/09 2:00pm

More Reasons Not To Cut Corners On Racing Safety Gear: LeMons Arse…

LeMons racers really need to be ready for the unpredictable to take place on the track; sometimes you'll whack into the wall, sometimes you'll blow up, and sometimes other drivers will make apparently unwise decisions.
» 1/02/09 3:00pm 1/02/09 3:00pm

Guess The Thunderhill LeMons Effluency Contenders' Lap Totals, Win…

Is The Man really sweatin' you on the job today? Don't let salt-mine toil break your spirit; instead, spend the next couple of hours debating the merits of these extremely reliable race cars! » 12/19/08 3:00pm 12/19/08 3:00pm

The Peugeot 505 Turbo is a powerful rear-wheel-drive machine, with performance that shocked many a BMW owner back in the…

The Oldest 24 Hours Of LeMons Car Yet: UDMan's 1963 Corvair

While Team Unsafe At Any Speed » 11/14/08 4:00pm 11/14/08 4:00pm will be to the next month- thus snarfing the coveted Ralph Nader theme- they'll only be the record for Oldest LeMons Car Ever, since was also a '65. Not only that, their car is safe at speeds, because by '65 the Corvair had a Communist-mandated IRS rear instead of the patriotic…

Forward-Control Vans Down On The Key West Street

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition » 11/03/08 4:20pm 11/03/08 4:20pm, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the . Key West, Florida, gave us the excellent , and now

Index Of Effluency Bar Set Unreasonably High For Thunderhill: Peugeot…

As we keep saying, the team that gets the most laps at a 24 Hours Of LeMons race should feel very proud of the accomplishment, checkered flag waving, all that stuff. However, the prize you really » 10/24/08 4:30pm 10/24/08 4:30pm want to shoot for is the Index Of Effluency, which goes to the team that gets the furthest with the most ridiculous…