Pinto-Engined Baja Bug Couldn't Hide In The Desert Forever

If you were into hot-rodded Beetles during the Late Malaise Era, as I most certainly was, you probably remember the small-print ads for the "Pinto Beans" adapter kit from the back pages of your favorite VW magazines. » 4/25/10 5:00pm 4/25/10 5:00pm

KV Mini, Towed 1,000 Miles Behind MGB, Takes Worst Of Show At Concours …

We couldn't cover the first-ever Concours d'LeMons in Monterey last weekend, because Jalopnik's entire West Coast Bureau (me) was busy covering some dumb race in Merle Haggard country. No problem, though- we've got photos aplenty! » 8/22/09 4:00pm 8/22/09 4:00pm

24 Hours Of LeMons Texas Gator-O-Rama 2009 Über Gallery: The Americans

As you know, American-made vehicles took four of the top five places at the 24 Hours Of LeMons Gator-O-Rama, and the Stars And Stripes flew proudly over the Index Of Effluency winner as well. » 3/22/09 9:00pm 3/22/09 9:00pm

Nice Price Or Crack Pipe: Restored 1973 Pinto Squire Wagon For Nearly…

It's time for Nice Price Or Crack Pipe » 9/26/08 8:30am 9/26/08 8:30am once again, where the readers decide whether a car's seller has anything close to a grip on reality when it comes to asking price. Last time we were here, the got a Nice Price thumbs-up from 48% of voters; not a majority, but the closest we've seen yet. Old guys like me, who…

Which Car Is The Biggest Death Trap?

Most of us feel the most alive when we're driving, which is why we occasionally pause before getting into cars that look somewhat less-than-safe. Of course, we're no strangers to waving off life-flight helicopters, so our perception of safety may be different from that of than others. Any car can be unsafe if not… » 6/12/08 11:40am 6/12/08 11:40am

In Gaza, Industrious Mechanics Turn Vintage Cars into Wannabe Pintos

Times are tough in Gaza. So tough, in fact, that the Middle Eastern region's residents, starved for petrol as a result of Israeli sanctions, have turned to running their cars on pressurized cooking gas, according to a report today in the Toronto Star. Yes, that's right: for a little under $300, Gaza mechanics will… » 2/11/08 2:15pm 2/11/08 2:15pm