Chinese Company Wants To Sell Us Armored Cars

In the latest installment of "We're-only-a-website-no-commerce-here" — also known as our own brand of cotomer sevis — instead of getting email from an eager buyer, we were propositioned by the other side of the capitalist equation. Or, to be specific, the e-mail is from what appears to be a shady Chinese exporter of… » 4/01/08 5:45pm 4/01/08 5:45pm

Dr. Haynes Presents His 100% Green UFO

Having invested heavily in Jeep slogans and thereby multiplied our sales by four times, we're happy to learn that space travel is going green. Dr. Doug Haynes, of Blue Ridge Airlines, is pleased to announce that he's created the first 100% green form of space travel. The non-polluting Haynes Saucer UFO (a.k.a. the… » 2/01/08 1:00pm 2/01/08 1:00pm

Top Secret Slogan Will Help Jalopnik Sell More Cars

This is getting ridiculous. Folks, please, we don't sell cars. We don't sell parts, we don't repair cars, we are not a dealership, we are not an importer/exporter. No doubt this clear and to the point statement will be overlooked by people like Paul WRIGHT, who writes to us with a proposal. He tells us he has a Grand… » 1/28/08 1:30pm 1/28/08 1:30pm

Nigerian Request for Tata Nanos

For some strange reason, Belema West, apparent President of the GrassRoots Peace Ambassadors Forum, sent us a request for 300 of the budget-friendly Tata Nano mini-cars revealed mere weeks ago. You read that right, 300. That's $750,000 worth of Tatas. The substantial fleet of small cars would be used to shuttle… » 1/24/08 12:30pm 1/24/08 12:30pm

Simca P60 Aronde Cotomer Sevis

We're beginning to wonder if this blogging may be the wrong business to be in. Like, maybe there's better money in fielding weird requests from the worlds automotive eccentrics. Alan Berj writes to us with a request. It seems he's the owner of a 1959 Simca P60 Aronde and he's getting nervous about a long interval… » 1/10/08 1:30pm 1/10/08 1:30pm

Rustam Mamedov is Angry With Us

Back in 2007, we posted what we thought to be a request to order an armored Maybach 62 for the President of Azerbaijan. Turns out our cotomer sevis really is that bad. Mr Mamedov sent us what we assume to be an angry letter letting us know that we are silly for transferring such information to the internet, and that… » 1/02/08 1:00pm 1/02/08 1:00pm

Jalopnik Reader Requests Armored Maybach for Azerbaijani President?

We get some strange requests here at Jalopnik. Sometimes those requests are admittedly from some very strange people. But the e-mail we got last night was by far the most strange request we've seen in quite some time. It's from a man named Rustam Mamedov. If it's the same Rustam Mamedov we found in a quick Google… » 12/31/07 11:00am 12/31/07 11:00am