Top Ten American Automotive Pilgrimages

It wouldn't be a Jalopnik Automotive Amerigasm without a nod to the places that make American automotive history so great. Eddie Izzard may joke that he's from "Europe, where the history comes from," but the relative young age of the auto industry means our automotive history is as old and rich as anyone's...and of… » 7/03/08 2:00pm 7/03/08 2:00pm

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 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

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