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

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

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