If The ZR1 Makes You Feel Patriotic...

When the 2009 Corvette ZR1 recorded a world-beating lap time of the Nurburgring, it sure made us proud to be Americans. But, let us not forget the monster 'Vettes that went before it, like this 700+ HP Le Mans racer from 1976 that was good for over 216 MPH down the old Mulsanne straight.
[greenwoodcorvettes] » 7/04/08 11:00am 7/04/08 11:00am

Top Ten Best Real-Life Police Chases

After yesterday's top ten silver screen police car chases, we're continuing our week-long Amerigasm with the top ten real police car chases. Because whether you're rooting for the baddies to make a clean getaway, or for the long arm to catch 'em, there's nothing quite like a good ol' real-life American police chase.… » 7/03/08 12:30pm 7/03/08 12:30pm

Are You Proud To Buy American Cars?

Mr. Siler just dropped a load of seeming anti-American sentiment in the midst of our week-long Amerigasm, commenting on the lack of desire to buy American cars. Though the piece was reasoned, it's time for those of us who believe the U.S. of A. is the greatest and the best to explain why we're going to overcome this… » 7/03/08 11:45am 7/03/08 11:45am

Five Reasons Why We're Not Proud To Buy American Cars

We just read Car & Driver's recent salute to five vehicles demonstrating all that's right and good with American car companies. Although they're right to be pointing out five great products, the Amerigasmic rah-rah fest left a bad taste in our mouths. Not because it's slightly sycophantic, but merely because it's… » 7/03/08 11:15am 7/03/08 11:15am

Top Ten Best Car Ads Of The 1980s

In hindsight, we needn't have bothered with a poll in yesterday's Top Ten Best Car Ads Of The 1970s, because Ricardo Montalban's Corinthian Leather tour de force obliterated the other nine competitors with a 56% share of the total vote (the Top Ten Best Car Ads Of The 1960s vote was much closer, with the winner… » 7/02/08 2:00pm 7/02/08 2:00pm

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

Top Ten Best Car Ads Of The 1970s

We saw the 'I like it going up and down' Mini run away with the vote in the Top Ten Car Ads Of The 60s poll yesterday, and today we continue the Fourth Of July Celebration Of Vehicular Consumption Series with- you guessed it- the 1970s. The decade of Watergate, the Fall of Saigon, oil embargoes, 5 MPH crash… » 7/01/08 3:20pm 7/01/08 3:20pm

Ten Greatest American Police Patrol Cars

We're celebrating Independence Day with a week-long automotive Amerigasm heading down two diametrically opposite roads. The first, started yesterday, is a salute to the best car commercials — a celebration of the conspicuous over-consumption that made this nation great. The second road is one we'll be traveling at… » 7/01/08 12:30pm 7/01/08 12:30pm