I choose to believe that inside every junkyard or scrapyard there lives at least one Junkyard Chimera, a wonderful, mythical beast improbably crafted from parts of other cars, and now forgotten, abandoned, a confusing corpse that suggests a fascinating, if usually unknowable story. I believe I found such a Chimera at…
Normally you’d expect to buy your Ferrari from some chichi showroom, but today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe 308 is offered by a Porsche parts palace. Maybe that means they’ll part with it for a song!
Fortunately, you don’t need access to a demolition derby or even a ridiculously huge jump to enact redneck-grade destruction on the beater of your choice. All you need are a bunch of car parts laying around, some of which you can use as a ramp.
A Cummins diesel in a clapped-out old Cadillac? At first I thought, surely, Roadkill is just bored at this point. And they might be, but they’re still putting on a hell of a show. Watching this terrible car turn fuel into noise is way more fun than it should be.
I think I’ve died and gone to Jeep heaven, because my trusty $600 Jeep Cherokee and I just stumbled upon the most incredible Jeep junkyard I’ve ever seen. I want to live in it.
So apparently there’s a bunch of super cool people with a junk yard. Not only that, but these particular super cool people film themselves going absolutely demolition-derby-dooda on some cars, mainly behind the wheel of an unstoppable Volvo wagon.
In the beginning, cars can give a much-needed feeling of hope for the future to their all-too-happy owners picking them up from the showroom. But after a while, cars become sad versions of what they once were, and that's when you get places like this Copart salvage yard treating someone's once-pride-and-joy like a…
Carroll Shelby is worshiped for building the fastest Fords on the planet and admired for creating a handful of fascinating Mopar products, the greatest of which may well be a one-off Shelby-ized truck prototype known as the Street Fighter Rampage.
In a perfect world, your car would never break, and if it did, magic fairies would fly into your car with a stack of fresh parts and fix it for you. But the world isn't perfect. Your car will break, and if you want to a) save money and b) be awesome, you'll fix it yourself.
For years if you needed a part or just wanted to wander through a field of aging Volkswagens, Sunray Bugs in Dade City, Florida was the place to go. Now the owner has until February to finish clearing what's left of the 800 or so old VWs left on his property.
If you've ever wondered what a junkyard full of vintage Russian iron looks like, wonder no more. Complete with a "not sure if it's intended to be comical" music choice, this video takes a look at some of the intriguing automotive oddities you might expect from a old car junkyard in Russia.
From the wide open hood and trunk to the busted out glass, this 1959 Pontiac has all the tell tale signs of an extended stay in a junkyard. When it was captured earlier this year in Alberta, Canada it looked like this late 50s sedan still had quite a few useful parts left to give.
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It may be tired and weathered, but this 1955 Chevrolet 4400 still looks fairly complete. Unfortunately large commercial trucks such as these are not nearly as desirable as smaller trucks of the same era, which means it's unlikely this old truck will ever see the road again.
This 1952 Buick may have lost a few pieces of trim, but it's managed to hang on to its distinctive grille and front bumper, at least for now. Even though the Texas junkyard where this old Buick was spotted is likely the car's final resting place, at least it is going out with a grin.
Car lovers are losing junkyards like the ones shown to time, increased environmental regulation and the rising cost of scrap metal. As the amount of old untouched junkyards dwindle catching a glimpse of the ones that remain, like this collection of old trucks in Canada, becomes that much cooler.
After reading about the 1,000-car rattlesnake-infested junkyard in Texas last week, a Jalopnik reader decided to survey the scene. Google's satellites were right: What Detroit makes, the earth takes. Here's a look inside a huge rotting classic car graveyard.
The origin of this photo is unclear, but that's definitely a mostly undressed Rosario Dawson in a junkyard. Also unclear is what the Econoline did to be so lucky. [via BZRong]
Car ownership is a gamble. Owning the perfect car can easily turn out less than perfect. Buying a crappy car can sometimes work out a lot better than expected. You really never know. What‘s the best car you've ever owned?
Somewhere in northeast Ohio meadow sits massive throng of rusting 1950s military aircraft. Here's the story behind the incredible horde of aircraft, complete with aerial pictures. UPDATE