The Greatest Dead American Car Brands From The 1950s

America has had a rough week. The tragedies in Massachusetts and Texas are still firmly on everyone’s minds, despite the jubilation last night, and it can begin to weigh on a country. With all that’s been going on, why don’t we take a brief respite and work up a bit of nostalgia? » 4/20/13 1:30pm 4/20/13 1:30pm

Hornet-amino Is The Truck Hudson Should Have Made

From the looks of this custom 1953 Hudson Hornet pickup truck, you'd think the brand never discontinued truck production in 1947. Unfortunately they did, so this Hornet-amino is unfortunately just a well executed custom vehicle rather than a mass produced car/truck hybrid. » 6/17/12 12:30pm 6/17/12 12:30pm

What is the coolest car or truck with an animal model name?

Most new car model names suck. There— we said it. We once lived in a world of cars named for exotic locales and badass living creatures. These days we're lost in a sea of letters, numbers and words that require a dictionary or an marketing degree to make sense of to identify new cars. » 12/03/11 5:00pm 12/03/11 5:00pm

Rare and original 1947 Hudson truck for sale on Ebay

Although it's generally accepted the Ranchero was the first of the car/trucks, Hudson produced a more utility based truck using the front sheet metal from their cars in the late 1940s. The result was a unique mixture of car and truck that predated the Ranchero by 11 years. This very original example of a rare Hudson… » 9/25/11 12:30pm 9/25/11 12:30pm

Hudson up high

Sitting on the edge of a Canadian junkyard if this old Hudson isn't enough to scare away potential trespassers, we aren't sure what is. We're going to guess where you see this old Commodore is likely where it will remain until it eventually meets the crusher. For now, the weathered old car sits above the junkyard… » 6/12/11 12:30pm 6/12/11 12:30pm

PCH, Carpocalypse Past Edition: '56 Hudson Hornet or '57 Packard…

It's Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Since the ongoing Carpocalypse is on everyone's minds, let's go with the late-50s Carpocalypse today! » 12/26/08 5:30pm 12/26/08 5:30pm

PCH, 57 Varieties Of Hell Edition: Two 1957 Cadillacs or 1957…

Welcome to Project Car Hell » 9/08/08 5:20pm 9/08/08 5:20pm, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Last time around, the '69 AMC SC/Rambler grabbed a photo-finish 51-49 win over the '70 Chrysler 300 Hurst in the We're going to stick with good ol' American machinery today, but instead of…

Nash Rambler Cross Country Custom

As is traditional for the Woodward Dream Cruise, the best cruising is already happening, days early. Now is when all the good stuff comes out of barns and garages for a run through the cool evening air, avoiding the choking crowds and coolant-boiling traffic of the Saturday cruise. Last night we stumbled onto this… » 8/12/08 6:00pm 8/12/08 6:00pm

Ass-Kickin' Engine of the Day: Hudson Six

You know what's wrong with NASCAR these days? Two things: the fans no longer drink beer from steel cans, and nobody races inline-six flatheads! Oldsmobile and Chrysler had new overhead-valve V8s in the early 50s, but Hudson Hornets equipped with 308-cubic-inch, twin-carb (called "Twin-H") flathead six engines utterly… » 5/06/08 2:00pm 5/06/08 2:00pm

PCH, Fireball Edition: Ferrari 308GT4 or Hudson Terraplane?

Is there any Hell Project that can compete against a car with chain drive, one carburetor per 200cc of engine displacement, and pretty much zilch in terms of parts availability? We can't say for sure, but we now know that more than 60% of Jalopnik readers surveyed believe that the Honda S800 out-hells the Lotus Europa. » 2/27/08 4:30pm 2/27/08 4:30pm

Commenter of the Day: Out-of-Biz Marquee Edition

Remember Pan Am and TWA? Yeah, neither do I. But I do remember that for a time I thought I could impress girls by quoting Shakespeare from memory, specifically Macbeth. Anytime someone would mention the temporal nature of existence, which was a disturbingly common theme amongst girls that would agree to date me, I'd… » 12/13/07 5:30pm 12/13/07 5:30pm

Jalopnik Poll: Noir Cars: Your Take?

Due to the rather tumultous affections of the last five women we've fallen for like a flaming lunchbag of well-overly-ripe okra dropped from 45,000 feet onto the Bonneville Salt Flats, we've developed a serious thing for Neko Case's music. It's what happens when punkers grow up, gain an appreciation for the rural and… » 1/19/07 5:00am 1/19/07 5:00am