Here's More Of The Most Eccentric Car Collection In The World

When we met with longtime Jalopnik commenter/car collector Myron Vernis (aka Junkman) at his garage in Ohio late last year, we wound up with too much material to use in our Junkman profile for Jalopnik on Drive. So we pasted together some extra footage of oddball Junkman cars we had to leave out. » 3/04/13 3:50pm 3/04/13 3:50pm

Check Out The Most Eccentric Car Collection In The World

If you've hung around here long enough, you know Junkman as the commenter-turned-Jalopnik-motoring-conscience and tireless procurer of awesome, oddball vehicles — some even seen here first. More than anyone we know, Junkman, aka Myron Vernis, has truly turned the Jalopnik dream into reality. » 11/15/12 2:00pm 11/15/12 2:00pm

What Color Should Junkman Paint His Olsen Eagle For The Concours…

Remember the Olds Toronado-based Olsen Eagle that filled us with such awe last year? It now sits in Junkman's garage, and he's bringing it out to Monterey for the Concours d'LeMons in August! » 4/18/09 1:00pm 4/18/09 1:00pm

PCH, Become A 24 Hours Of LeMons Legend Edition: Panhard PL17 or 1951…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Thinking about entering The Lamest Day LeMons race? We've got the car for you! » 2/05/09 5:45pm 2/05/09 5:45pm

Junkman Sells DB HBR-5 To Record-Breaking Bonneville Madmen

The Land Speed Record for the Grand Touring Sports Car Under 750cc had stood at 80.143 MPH since 1991, and what better car to make a run at the record than a Deutsch Bonnet » 8/26/08 4:00pm 8/26/08 4:00pm HBR-5? That's what Mark Brinker of Texas thought, and he knew where to find one: You can get the details after the jump, but we can tell you…

PCH, Chevy-Powered Brits Edition: V8 MGA or V8 TR6?

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Yesterday, the combo of rotary weirdness and potential performance of the RX-7 scored a win over the Caprice's monster torque and bullying physique, according to the Choose Your Eternity poll » 8/01/08 5:20pm 8/01/08 5:20pm

1969 Honda 1300

The Coupe 9 version of the Honda 1300 now resides in the Jalopnik Fantasy Garage (as well as in Junkman's garage), but the standard 1300 sedan was a pretty interesting car as well. You got an air-cooled engine with four carbs and dry-sump oil system sending 100 horses to the front wheels and styling that must have… » 6/26/08 11:00am 6/26/08 11:00am

Raymond Loewy Designed 1959 Cadillac Eldorado For Sale

Raymond Loewy is one of those industrial design legends who has no problem maintaining a spot in the pantheon of automotive history. The design lead for Studebaker during the post war years, Loewy and Virgil Exner, another luminary, were responsible for some of the most forward thinking and trend setting designs of… » 5/29/08 12:45pm 5/29/08 12:45pm

Junkman's Porsche Jagdwagen-O-Rama!

Apparently unsatisfied with the rarity of his Honda Coupe 9, Junkman also keeps a pair of Porsche 597 Jagdwagens. With only 71 made, Porsche's off-road military machine is a rare site indeed. Make the jump for Junkman's description.

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Leata Cabalero: Most Beautiful Car Ever Built In Post Falls, Idaho

Sure, Junkman has some nice cars in his collection. There's the Honda Coupe 9, the Pontiac-powered Deutsch-Bonnet, and the insane Porsche 356. But something was missing... until Junkman obtained this Chevette-based 1977 Leata Cabalero. Make the jump to hear what he has to say about this beauty!

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Junkman Has the Honda Coupe 9!

First we drool over the amazing Honda Coupe 9 in the Fantasy Garage. Then we spot one on eBay and we figure, well, that's the last we'll see of that car. But wait! Now we hear from Junkman (the madman behind the Pontiac 400-powered Deutsch-Bonnet and the Chevy 400-powered Porsche 356) that he has obtained that very… » 11/05/07 10:30am 11/05/07 10:30am

The Junkman Always Rings Twice: Pontiac-Powered Deutsch-Bonnet!

We all really enjoyed seeing Junkman's Chevy-powered '57 Porsche 356 last week, but Junkman has other projects worthy of the Jalopnik Certified Madman Engine Swap Stamp-O-Approval. Like, say, this '62 Deutsch-Bonnet LeMans Spyder with a Pontiac 400 V8... » 9/04/07 1:15pm 9/04/07 1:15pm

Engine Swap of the Day: Junkman's Small-Block-Powered 356

The other day, Junkman mentioned his Chevy 400-powered '57 Porsche 356. Well, one thing led to another, and we invited him to send in some photos for us to share. See, when most guys claim online to have some outrageous engine/car combo ("Dude, I got a '72 Kadett with Detroit Diesel Series 60!") you take the claim… » 8/31/07 3:30pm 8/31/07 3:30pm