Game On! Round III Of The Official Car Pundit Drinking Game Tonight On…

CNBC's On The Money has again asked our own Motown associate editor to get back on the horse and drop some of his mad pundit skills about some "Bold Moves" being made by Big Boss Bill and the boys n' girls at FoMoCo. He'll be talking up a storm at 7:00 PM tonight about the most recent tv adverts to hit the airwaves —… » 8/29/06 12:51pm 8/29/06 12:51pm

Help Me, Rhonda! Jalopnik Team Party Crash: Woodward Dream Cruise…

It's that time of the year again, when thoughts turn to classic cars on Detroit's most sprawlerific avenue. That's right, it's time to get funky and clap your hands for the 2006 Woodward Dream Cruise. We're now just two weeks away from the most amazing of all amazing automotive events — and this year, we're actually… » 8/04/06 4:55pm 8/04/06 4:55pm

Return Of "Crazy-Eyes": The Many Moods Of A Jalopnik Editor, Round II…

Wert's back, the big LeBeau-ski's back and Melissa Francis is filling in for Dylan Ratigan. So with the gang (+1) all back, it's time for another photo gallery from Wert's performance last night on CNBC's "On The Money" , this time he'll be playing Round II of the Official Car Pundit Drinking Game. So raise your… » 7/27/06 7:38pm 7/27/06 7:38pm

That's The Money Shot! CNBC Agrees Jalopnik's Home Of The "Official Car…

Here's the back story to the above: Last week, when Jalopnik's associate editor from Motown — Ray "crazy eyes killer" Wert — appeared on CNBC's "On The Money," commenter TexansAreHot came up with the "Official Car Pundit Drinking Game", to be played during Wert's punditry. We're not sure if the ex-fratboys at "On… » 7/24/06 2:00pm 7/24/06 2:00pm

Take One Drink — The Many Moods of A Jalopnik Editor, Redux

This is starting to become a thing — we feel like from now on every time a Jalopnik Editor makes it onto national TV, you'll get a picture gallery giving you a look behind the scenes. This time things weren't so easy for our industry-loving insider. Not only was Wert looking to answer questions and sound at least… » 7/21/06 2:07pm 7/21/06 2:07pm

One Drink For A Second Appearance: Jalopnik Editor Makes Bold Moves "On…

For those of you who may have missed our associate editor last night on CNBC's "On The Money" — just know he's very disappointed. But, we have a way for you to make it up to Wert. Here's your chance to play the first ever unofficial CNBC drinking game (patent still pending) from the comfort of your cubicle, office or… » 7/21/06 12:19pm 7/21/06 12:19pm

They Didn't Learn Their Lesson The First Time: Jalopnik Probably on…

Well, it looks like CNBC would like to see us do the ol' pundit thing again. One of us is tentatively scheduled to be on CNBC's On The Money again to talk about FoMoCo and whether Big Boss Bill has what it takes to get the job done over at the Glass House in Dearborn. What do we think? Well — flip the boob tube on to… » 7/20/06 4:36pm 7/20/06 4:36pm

He's Crafty — The Many Moods Of A Jalopnik Editor

Just for pure silliness this afternoon, we've decided to poke a bit more fun at Wert's very animated appearance on CNBC yesterday. Here's the "Many Faces of Wert." We're going to try something new — if you click on each picture you'll see what was flashing through our Motown industry maven's warped little mind. By… » 7/12/06 5:45pm 7/12/06 5:45pm

Adventures In Punditry: Hold Your Laughter, Jalopnik On CNBC

Yes, we know GM CEO Rick Wagoner was on CNBC last night — and we'll have some clips from that shortly. But since Rick's not well known for being the most energetic speaker, we wanted to give a hand to our own Associate Editor in the Motor City for his significantly more animated appearance on CNBC a little bit after… » 7/12/06 11:41am 7/12/06 11:41am

We Know Step Two? Jalopnik Probably On CNBC Tonight

If you're not doing anything at 7:00 PM tonight, flip the channel to CNBC for some (potential) hot Jalopnik action. One of us is tentatively scheduled to be in a round table discussion on General Motors during "On The Money." If they don't cut the live segment, look forward to watching one of your least favorite… » 7/11/06 6:18pm 7/11/06 6:18pm

I Am Indy: Trying To Make Lance With Us, Leather

So we're told this is a really exciting race. Something about Michael Andretti leading his son and then his son passing the old man's ass and Hornish on both their asses. One of us is pretty excited about this, but the other one of us was too busy making sure the excited one was working hard — real hard — to try to… » 5/28/06 5:17pm 5/28/06 5:17pm

I Am Indy: Yes, We're Stuck In The Corporate Hospitality Suite With You

So here's our concept. I'm eating in the corporate hospitality suite — Austin's watchin' the race and I'm watchin' via Austin — all through the wonders of instant messenger. Here' s our convo: » 5/28/06 2:52pm 5/28/06 2:52pm

I Am Indy: Let's Get It Started, Hot!

So, we decided with two and a half hours to go its high time we quit the shenanigans and cover the race — so to start we're providin' a fun and nouveau way of dropping the "starting grid" — a term we just learned today — with pics from yesterday's parade. See, Chevy's like this big sponsor of Indy stuff — and they… » 5/28/06 11:30am 5/28/06 11:30am

I am Indy: Running 'Round the Brickyard

Here's a bit of Indy to keep y'all settled until we get an opportunity to get over to the track this morning. It answers the question held by motor and motor sports enthusiasts alike: What's the coolest job ever? Well, how about being the guy that makes regular cars into pace cars, like Gary Mulder does for… » 5/28/06 7:49am 5/28/06 7:49am

I Am Indy: The Parade's The Thing, Part II — Ray's A Maniac, Maniac, In…

This is the part where Ray went crazy. And we don't mean the crazy like the crap we pulled earlier in the day. You see, being in a parade is much different than watching a parade. You have unimaginable powers. The whole crowd is watching you, and they're just waiting to be excited. I learned this when Ray hopped… » 5/27/06 9:05pm 5/27/06 9:05pm

You're With Me, Feather

Wert and Austin are coming to ya live and correct from the capital of all things Hoosier — Indianapolis. We've made it to the hotel and have already been living high on the corporate hog. While walking back to the hotel from dinner, we ran into this fine feathered race fan, the Firestone Tires mascot, Firehawk —… » 5/26/06 10:46pm 5/26/06 10:46pm

I Am Indy: Paddle Me, Austin!

Apparently the trip down to Indy isn't just for booze, babes and blow — and Austin's hard at work testing out the capabilities of this curvaceous red Corvette. Although youll be able to read the review here next week, here's a video teaser we recorded just for your pleasure. In this installment, the sunglassed Mike… » 5/26/06 2:13pm 5/26/06 2:13pm

I Am Indy: Drive-Time For Us; Contest For You

Austin and I have our bags packed full of pork rinds, coors light and our good friend Jack — well, that's a lie — we actually finished our good friend Jack well before we packed up. But we'll bring Jack with us though, kind of like our own little mascot / friend / trainer to keep us company for the trip. It'll be … » 5/26/06 12:59pm 5/26/06 12:59pm

I Am Indy: Wert and Austin Cover Indy; Indy Runs In Terror

Have we got a treat for you. We're sending Mike Austin, of Davey-coverin' fame — and our very own Ray Wert on a mini Cannonball Run to Indy and back to cover the grandaddy of automotive whiplash, the Indy 500. Here's the better news — Mike's conned the General into dropping off a sweet ride for the trip — the… » 5/26/06 8:00am 5/26/06 8:00am

Happy Mom's Day: Momma Wert Turns New Hotness BMW Into Ol' Busted —…

The Wert boys were such good boychiks — we made our momma some tasty brunch, bought gifts, flowers and most important of all — bagels! So we're still puzzlin' 'bout why Momma Wert decided to rip outta the garage in her apple red BMW and smack its ass right into the passenger side of our newly bought Jeep Liberty in… » 5/14/06 9:17pm 5/14/06 9:17pm