Taiwanese graveyard of old US musclecars

In the Summer of 2011, I was on a business trip to Taiwan and working in biotech, most of my time was spent visiting state-of-the-art DNA sequencing labs. Then one day in Taipei, we’re going to visit a customer - and the lab is on the first floor of a 30 year old US musclecar bumper factory! And even more oddly, both… » 7/11/13 9:38am 7/11/13 9:38am

1972 Volkswagen Type III Fastback: The Jalopnik Classic Review

First of all, this car has a name. Of course this car has a name. This lovely, citrusy 1972 Volkswagen Type III Fastback is named Edna, after the archetypical Little Old Lady that was the previous owner of the car. That human-Edna sold car-Edna to Joy Ivy eight years ago, when the VW had only an astounding 15,000… » 1/22/13 4:00pm 1/22/13 4:00pm

Eleanor Has Competition With The Obsidian SG-1

When Gone in Sixty Seconds came out in 2000, the Mustang which held the lead role as "Eleanor" became an overnight sensation. You couldn't throw dead blow hammer without hearing someone compare a car to Eleanor. The brutish fastback was just the right mix of vintage and modern. In that vein, the Obsidian SG-1 is a car… » 4/29/08 6:00pm 4/29/08 6:00pm

Mas Junk In Die Trunk: Volkswagen Type III Fastback Commercial

You have to admire VW's brass for using the diminutive Dustin Hoffman (supposedly 5'5" standing on his wallet) to show off how big their new car is. That guy made the Duetto look roomy. Still, we dig his semi-Beat parlance and rapid fire delivery. The car, as it happens, is pretty jazzy, too. The fedora gets… » 5/30/07 3:30pm 5/30/07 3:30pm