At least one person was injured at an explosion at General Motors’ assembly plant in Hamtramck, Michigan earlier today.
On Friday, a new addition to Detroit’s downtown landscape arrives: a 3.3-mile streetcar line along its main artery, the first to service the city in more than a half-century. To Detroit boosters, it’s the potential first step in solving the city’s notoriously bad public transit. But it’s nothing more than a publicity…
My friend recently gave me a ride in his Chrysler 200S (yes, someone actually bought one), and showed me a little “easter egg” that Chrysler included to throw some shade at the folks down the street in Detroit.
The night 18-year-old Bernard Howard was hauled into Detroit police headquarters he was unequivocal: he knew nothing. Police had heard a man nicknamed Snoop—something Howard’s friend on the east side called him—might’ve been involved in a triple homicide, but Howard was clear: he didn’t know a thing. So he was…
Yeah, what the hell. Above is a photo of someone with a goddamn kangaroo in Detroit, hopping down a street on the city’s west side. Why is this happening? I don’t know.
A man from Bellaire, Michigan was preparing to take his gorgeous restomod 1960 Corvette to Autorama, a huge custom car show in Detroit’s Cobo Hall. But the car never made it there, because someone stole it, chopped it into bits, and—what kind of bastard does this—set it on fire, Fox 32 reports.
When the Dieselgate emissions scandal broke, Volkswagen put a stop sale on TDIs and eventually started buying back hundreds of thousands of affected cars from customers. Hundreds of those cars now sit in the abandoned Detroit Lions stadium parking lot, others are rotting on a decommissioned California Air Force base,…
Hello from Detroit, home of Motown, the U.S. automotive industry and, perhaps the most innovative development in this town’s history, a combination Applebee’s-IHOP. These are exciting times to live in the Motor City; nothing gets residents’ adrenaline pumping like the lingering concern of their cars are being broken…
Last night the horrible people of the Internet cried out in shock that Beyoncé performed at the CMAs. It was rare, to say the least, to see a black singer on stage at such a white event. But how did this dichotomy come about? As BLAC Magazine noted today, Henry Ford’s war on black, Jewish jazz—using country music—in…
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In case you hadn’t noticed, clowns are terrifying pretty much everyone. Clowns in the woods, clowns threatening schools—you get the idea. But this clown is straight out of a horror plot, hanging from the back of a vehicle like a true menace to society. We can’t run anymore. The clowns are mobile.
This year’s Woodward Dream Cruise, while dampened a bit by rain, still brought out some exceptionally quirky cars, along with some fantastically compelling ones. Here’s what I saw on Michigan’s M-1.
In Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan—just outside of Detroit—a man in his 60s drove his Cadillac ATS into Lake Saint Clair, the Detroit Free Press reports. Watch as policemen and good samaritans rush to extract him before the car goes down for good.
We’ve covered the Woodward Dream Cruise, the enormous annual car show on Michigan’s M-1, in the past. But as good as that event is, even a standard run-of-the-mill Saturday on the iconic road is heaven on Earth for us Jalops. Here’s what I saw yesterday morning.
Edsel Ford II, great-grandson of Henry Ford and a member of Ford Motor Company’s executive board, was arrested due to accusations of domestic abuse last night and spent the night in custody, multiple outlets report. Ford was later released with no charges filed after his scheduled arraignment this morning.
I’m at Lingenfelter’s shop in Wixom, Michigan for a cars and coffee. Come walk around with me and check out some awesome cars.
Here’s a different kind of distracted driving: Michigan state police say a Detroit driver fatally crashed while watching porn on his phone. The unnamed driver was ejected from the sunroof of his 1996 Toyota Corolla. He was not wearing his seatbelt, nor pants, police said.