Dan Neil Live Blogging Le Mans

It's no secret that us Jalopniks heart Dan Neil. Obviously, he's a fantastic writer, a sharp dresser and takes down big prizes. Plus, like, you can't front on "spumy flinders," now can you? But, there's something else you may not know about Dan. He's a bolt counter. Yup, we've seen him in action. While everyone else is… » 6/16/07 2:00pm 6/16/07 2:00pm

Le Mans: Start Your Engines

Here's a high-octane treat we're hoping sweetens your weekend. We just dropped $1,200 playing 6-way pot-limit Omaha high and are pretty far down in the dumps (not that far, we're still up over $700, but man that hand was a bad beat... stupid river Ace cracking my Queen set). Anyhow, this clip has sure cheered us…

» 6/16/07 11:00am 6/16/07 11:00am

What Would You Bury In Tulsa?

As you're aware, they just exhumed a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere in Tulsa, OK. Apparently, this is pretty big news as KPCC (an LA public radio station) sent kitsch archivist extraordinaire Charles Phoenix all the way to the Sooner State to cover the muddy dig. Which got one of our readers thinking. Given a big hole in the… » 6/16/07 9:00am 6/16/07 9:00am

Why Do You Love Cars?

Legend holds that when we were just a single year-old, we painted a white, 6" high racing stripe along the length of the old man's copper 280Z. We don't know how we got the lid off the can of house paint either. Some of our fondest childhood memories involve bounding up and over Decker Canyon in that same Datsun,… » 5/19/07 9:00am 5/19/07 9:00am

Supercar Weekend: Some Video of the Orange Gumpert Apollo

We wish we had something really clever to say. But after two-hours of searching los interwebs for some decent car porn, we have reached the conclusion that no one should be allowed to point a video camera at a car unless they work for the BBC. That said, we officially have a crush on the Gumpert. Oh, and there's…

» 4/29/07 2:30pm 4/29/07 2:30pm

Supercar Weekend: Steve McQueen's Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso Goes…

Before our dear reader GoatBoy bunches his panties screaming, "Nuh uh! Nuh uh! That's not technically a supercar," we know. Technically the Ferrari 250 GTO is the world's first supercar (though the 1939 BMW 328 Mille Miglia Touring would beg to differ). We don't care. I mean, are you going to tell Steve McQueen that his… » 4/29/07 9:00am 4/29/07 9:00am

Troublemakers! Block and Scotto Crash Subaru Show

Taking Rally America driver Ken "Flying Car" Block over to a Subaru gathering at a rainy Dave and Busters parking lot to sign posters and surprise the faithful seemed like a wicked awesome idea until the party got slightly out of hand. Block and Scotto himself shoed in with their Subarus to take the usual static car… » 4/28/07 3:03pm 4/28/07 3:03pm

Supercar Weekend: Tiff Needle Has a Funny Voice

Still, any man having a cargasm on camera is worth watching. What's he so excited about? Well, at first Tiff putters around in an Enzo. Which he thinks is OK. You know, just your average run of the mill supercar. But then he gets into the goofy center-seat of a McLaren F1, and well... you should watch. We will warn …

» 4/28/07 9:00am 4/28/07 9:00am

Supercar Weekend: Gumpert Apollo Actually Looks Good in Orange, Europe

We've been following the progression of Gumpert's Apollo for some time now and exactly like most bespoke hypercars, the specs are beyond reproach while the aesthetics are lousy. Let us amend that to say were lousy. Above is one sexy German! Sure, that's what your Exige would look like after a weekend with Barry Bonds.… » 4/27/07 5:30pm 4/27/07 5:30pm

Supercar Weekend: Get in Touch With Your Inner 12-Year-Old

Had we been in the middle of this, and had we been 12-years-old, we would have been dead from an aneurysm. For back when we were wee Jalops, just sighting a single slant-nosed 935 made us hyperventilate. This very well could have been us, too, as the Las Virgenes exit they pass on the 101 North is just a few miles…

» 4/27/07 4:00pm 4/27/07 4:00pm

(Uncle) Sammy Hummer Weekend: Deceitful Mini-Jeep Assails Mini-H2's…

Yeah, normally this is the spot where we put the lyrics to the song about dominating the parking lot at one of the Red Rocker's shows, but... these videos takes some explaining. Basically watch what's above, and then make the jump to see a new rendering of the phrase, "beaten like a rented mule." We find the second…

» 4/22/07 10:00am 4/22/07 10:00am