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.
Kids in Detroit are taught to hustle as early as elementary school. There is a company in metro Detroit called Morley Candy Company. The candy company offers schools across the state, but especially in Detroit, opportunities for fundraisers by selling chocolate bars, truffles, summer sausage, and other seasonal…
As a car enthusiast, I live on Craigslist. I’m always looking out for great deals on cool cars. I’m an addict. But in spite of what we recently decided on Answers of the Day, I think Michigan might be the single worst place to buy a used car on Craigslist. Here’s why.
Good news, citizen! Remember how we all were sad with the news that the trusty work horse that is the Ford Crown Victoria was ceasing production? Worry no more, as Detroit has a new plan to keep their cruisers-a-cruisin’.
In some parts of the country, like California, the really hot and cold states, or Michigan, you may just get lucky when you’re out driving and spot a mule. Most of the time they’re pretty boring — new sedans, new trucks, new crossovers, etc. I saw a Bentley Bentayga mule on may way to San Francisco last week. But one…
While my fancypants colleagues were in Monterey wearing boat shoes and pastel colors, I was hanging out near Detroit at a real car show: The Woodward Dream Cruise. And boy were there some amazing cars rolling up and down Michigan’s Highway One.
A worker was crushed to death in the wastewater treatment section of Chrysler’s Jefferson North Assembly plant in Detroit, according to local CBS affiliate WWJ. A company spokesperson confirmed the incident, though specific details of the incident are as of yet unclear.
You know the one type of track most of us will never get to drive, even if we're hardcore track dorks? A temporary street circuit. Detroit's Belle Isle is one of the prettier ones and Magnus Racing threw a camera in their Porsche 911 GT America to capture this series of chaotic restarts.
It can't be possible. I refuse to believe it. But there are reports circling that the Batmobile has been stolen from the set of Batman Vs. Superman in Detroit.
From Jalopnik Detroit: "Do they still make cars in Detroit?" "Do they only drive American cars in Detroit?" I've had a year and a half of these questions in the comments of Jalopnik Detroit. If this doesn't convince you, I don't know what else will.
Pictured here, ladies and gentlemen, is the dream: a fully-outfitted garage to house and work on all your favorite toys that just so happens to be attached to a duplex you can live in. All for the low, low price of $99,000. I want to go to there.
Jalopnik Detroit writer Aaron Foley is a national treasure, that much is settled Fact. Every goddamned day he brings the perspective of someone who actually lives in Detroit, an incredibly complex city, and it's a task that can seem daunting. So when another Gawker Media writer messes up, he takes them to task as well.
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Reader Browndogwelding just had a look around the Detroit Autorama, grabbing some awesome photos of vintage trucks and other iron for us. Enjoy.