This Shop Turned A Crappy Econobox Into An 'Eleanor' Mustang

If you had to pick two extremes for a scale of automotive badassery, you could reasonably peg the low end of the scale with the yawn-generating Chevy Optra, and the high end with a Mustang-based Shelby GT500. That would provide two extremes pretty much anyone could understand. Which is why Big Daddy Custom's » 7/30/12 3:00pm 7/30/12 3:00pm

Top Ten Best Movie Police Car Chases, With A Twist

Police car chases are as much a part of American cinema as the sappy love story and the life-like animated robot movie. With so many directors having tackled the police chase it has become a bountiful field from which to pluck perfectly formed flowers of destruction and tire smoke. As we continue our Jalopnik… » 7/02/08 12:30pm 7/02/08 12:30pm

The 50 Most Memorable Movie Cars, According To Rotten Tomatoes

The film critics over at the site all about Tomatoes that are Rotten, have proclaimed a list of the 50 "Most Memorable" movie cars. We won't give it all away here, but we were actually fairly satisfied with their choice for the numero uno slot. Obviously, they're not total hoons like us, but we were still interested… » 5/09/08 4:40pm 5/09/08 4:40pm

March Madness Down To Elite Eight, Voting To Final Four Today

And then there were eight. On Wednesday, we'll have the final round to decide which is the coolest car from the original Gone In 60 Seconds, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. Today, we have to pare these eight contenders down to a final four. Who's gonna make the cut? Which is the coolest? Eleanor or the Roller?… » 3/31/08 1:00pm 3/31/08 1:00pm

March Madness Narrowed To Sweet 16, Round 2 Of Voting Today

Well here we are, Round 2 of Jalopnik-style madness. After the first round of voting, we've eliminated half of the 32-car field. And there sure were some upsets; Parnelli Jones' Big Oly Bronco losing to some white Italian car being perhaps the most shocking. We even had a last minute buzzer-beater, with "Billy"… » 3/28/08 1:00pm 3/28/08 1:00pm

Unique Performance Mustangs Allegedly Built By Prisoners, Used 13…

Just when we thought there would be a break from the Unique Performance Saga, we get word that things were even more rotten in the city of Farmers Branch. First, an investigation by CBS11-TV has turned up solid evidence that unskilled Texas prisoners were used to do the bodywork on the replica "Eleanor" Mustangs,… » 2/23/08 11:40am 2/23/08 11:40am

Hot Rod's Final Four Best Car Movie Candidates

Polls are open until the first of the year in Hot Rod's "Top Car Movie Ever" contest and while the contenders aren't exactly surprising in the earlier categories, it's rather shocking that the Gone in 60 Seconds remake beat out Ronin for the late-period nomination. We suppose Hot Rod's readership don't cotton much to… » 12/26/06 5:30pm 12/26/06 5:30pm

Mass Destructo: The Original 'Gone in 60 Seconds'

Because we are untrue to the Gearhead Code, which requires viewing the original Gone in 60 Seconds at least once a year, (we hadn't seen it since were about eight), we'd forgotten that the infamous chase sequence runs from Long Beach, briefly through Pedro, into Torrance and Carson and up to Redondo. Needless to… » 9/14/06 4:00pm 9/14/06 4:00pm