Down On The Alameda Street, 1940s Style: Can You Identify These Mystery…

On my way to the neighborhood taqueria, I passed the Eternal Yard Sale House down the block- every 'hood has one, right?- for the thousandth time... and finally bought something: a 50-year-old photo album with some cool old car photos. » 11/14/09 1:00pm 11/14/09 1:00pm

Can You Identify All The Cars In This 1970 Photograph?

Now that I'm scanning negatives, I've fed some old family slides through the scanner as well. Here's one from pre-California Chez Martin, circa 1970, in lovely Spring Lake Park, Minnesota. » 5/16/09 6:00pm 5/16/09 6:00pm

Guess How Many BMW E30s This Peugeot Will Beat At LeMons Reno, Win…

The Goin' For Broken 24 Hours Of LeMons race just has too many Index Of Effluency contenders to have our usual guessing game, so we've come up with a modified version for the Reno event. » 5/03/09 12:00pm 5/03/09 12:00pm

What Color Should Junkman Paint His Olsen Eagle For The Concours…

Remember the Olds Toronado-based Olsen Eagle that filled us with such awe last year? It now sits in Junkman's garage, and he's bringing it out to Monterey for the Concours d'LeMons in August! » 4/18/09 1:00pm 4/18/09 1:00pm

Effluency Rises To Unprecedented Levels For Reno 24 Hours Of LeMons!

It seemed impossible to improve on the outstanding field of Index Of Effluency contenders that clanked onto the track at the Arse Freeze-A-Palooza LeMons last December. We were seriously mistaken! » 4/18/09 10:00am 4/18/09 10:00am

Take A Shot At The Model Bloat Limerick Contest, Win A Fabulous Prize!

During the last Jalopnik Haiku Contest, I threatened to make the next Poetry Deathmatch a limerick contest, so get those rhyming motors running! Today's subject will be Model Bloat, as exemplified by the Camaro's history. » 4/12/09 5:00pm 4/12/09 5:00pm

Try Your Hand At The Toyota Boredom Haiku Contest, Win Glory And…

Last week's GM Downward Spiral Haiku Contest produced so many works of genius that we have no choice but to give our poets another shot. » 3/29/09 2:30pm 3/29/09 2:30pm

Try Your Hand At The GM Downward Spiral Haiku Contest, Win A Fabulous…

Franzouse has suggested another Haiku contest, since it's been so long since the last one. I've just finished DeLorean's On A Clear Day You Can See General Motors, so thematic inspiration is right at hand. » 3/22/09 6:00pm 3/22/09 6:00pm

Guess The 24 Hours Of LeMons South Laps, Win Fabulous Prizes!

Before the Gator-O-Rama 24 Hours Of LeMons race, readers guessed how many laps they thought a couple of Index Of Effluency contenders might complete. Syrax takes that one, with an amazingly prescient guess.
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SnowBot Has Closest Arse Freeze-A-Palooza LeMons Lap Predictions, Wins…

Remember the You Guess The Effluency Contenders' Laps contest we had, oh, nearly a month ago? I've finally gone through the predictions, and we have a winner! » 1/16/09 3:00pm 1/16/09 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…

San Francisco, 1973: How Many Cars In This Photo Can You Identify?

Because I've become obsessed with finding at least one semi-focused shot of the pair of Fiat 128s my parents bought in the early 1970s (when the 128 was the cheapest new four-door sold in America), I've been spending a lot of time digging through boxes of hopelessly jumbled family photos. No Fiat photos yet, but I did » 10/08/08 2:00pm 10/08/08 2:00pm

Can You Identify The Car Parked In Front Of This Burning Meth Lab?

I love found photos, and this yard-sale score is right up there on my all-time favorites list with the police evidence Polaroids » 10/06/08 6:00pm 10/06/08 6:00pm that came with my ex-cop Crown Victoria. The sun-scorched sandy desert yard suggests that the location is somewhere in California's High Desert region, which means that it doesn't take a…

10K Mile '81 Cadillac Cimarron For $8,995: Nice Price Or Crack Pipe?

A decisive 85% of you felt that the $39,975 Iran Khodro Paykan Deluxe required a major helping of Hubba Rocks to look like a wise investment, but today's choice might be more of a dilemma. Yes, the Cimarron was a total disaster for Cadillac, diluting its brand at the worst possible time, but that makes it a … » 9/10/08 8:00am 9/10/08 8:00am

Nice Price Or Crack Pipe: The $39,975 Iran Khodro Paykan Deluxe 1600!

77% of readers thought the low-mileage Chryslerati » 9/08/08 8:00am 9/08/08 8:00am falls on the Crack Pipe side of the NPOCP Scale. That might be a bit harsh, but the K Car underpinnings of the Chrysler TC By Maserati may have seemed too . That's why today's car is something that we're pretty sure nobody has ever seen driving in the street in North…

11,000-Mile Chrysler TC By Maserati: Nice Price or Crack Pipe?

It's telling that 90% of listings for the Chrysler TC refer to the Most Expensive K Car Ever as a Maserati in the headline, with no mention of Chrysler. But they really are Maseratis » 9/02/08 8:00am 9/02/08 8:00am, so you'd expect to pay way more for one than you would for, say, a Le Baron Turbo. What we're wondering is whether a Chrysler TC By…

Audi, Lancia, or Ford: Which Hoonworthy Vintage Race Machine Would You…

SoNaive was shopping for a project Ford RS200- yeah, might as well aim high- and found these three 80s race cars, any one of which is capable of sending the entire Jalopnik staff into paroxysms of longing that threaten to shut down all operations for the rest of the week. So, it's Monday, you're hunkering down for a… » 8/11/08 2:45pm 8/11/08 2:45pm

Vote For Your Favorite Transmission Name!

We got waaaay more entries than we expected in yesterday's Create The Jalopnik Transmission Name contest, so after slogging through all the suggestions (and discarding those with Astroglide references, you pervs- this is serious business here!) we've come up with thirteen finalists instead of the planned "few." The… » 6/10/08 1:00pm 6/10/08 1:00pm

Create The Best Transmission Name, Get Fabulous Prizes!

We love contests, so what better way to brighten the gloom of that ol' Monday salt mine than by thinking up the ultimate cool transmission name? Those of you who have been following the Cool Transmission Name Of The Day series have no doubt looked at names such as Toyoglide and Dynaflow and said to yourselves, "Hey, I… » 6/09/08 11:40am 6/09/08 11:40am

What Are Your Ten Favorite Wrenching Albums?

We've talked about the Ten Best Driving Albums, but what about the albums you want to listen to while you're systematically removing all the skin from your knuckles on your Hell Project? The music that just sounds best when played on the oil-spattered beater boombox that lives in the garage? This question came to me… » 4/25/08 10:00am 4/25/08 10:00am