That "70-Year Old Traffic Jam" Isn't Quite What It Seems To Be

For some reason, I've been seeing links to this "70 Year Old Traffic Jam" all over my social media accounts — Facebook, Twitter, Compuserve, the Source, all that. The story told is pretty compelling — American GIs ditched all those cars as they got the hell out after WWII — but it just doesn't seem to be true. » 7/10/14 1:49pm 7/10/14 1:49pm

These Guys Are Turning Dead Cars Into Living Bikes

Normally, seeing a video'd junkyard crammed full of hulks of vintage Citroëns and Fiat 600s makes me want to hop on a plane and save each and every one of them like some soft-hearted kook at the animal shelter. That's generally not possible, but what these folks over at Lola Madrid are doing with these basket-case… » 2/25/13 12:00pm 2/25/13 12:00pm

Photographs of a Mellow Car Purgatory

Have you ever wondered what happens to all those old cars which turn into neither steel scrap nor gleaming restorations? Cars which simply fall out of the life cycle of cars and fade away. Alícia Rius has. She’s a photographer from Spain who describes her work as a “search for hidden treasures”. Her latest project, » 2/10/12 4:30pm 2/10/12 4:30pm

Tour a junkyard full of vintage iron from the comfort of home

If you aren't lucky enough to live around fields full of rusting vintage cars, these 360 panoramic images of a Texas Junkyard might be the next best thing. Jalopnik commenter Supercharger.Heaven tipped us off to these awesome pictures from CTC Auto Ranch in Texas which are good for hours of car spotting. » 8/21/11 12:30pm 8/21/11 12:30pm

Classic cars of a huge Nebraskan junkyard get a second chance at life

Far too often when an old junkyard full of classic iron closes, decades of restorable cars and valuable parts are cashed out for whatever the per ton rate of scrap metal is at the time. Thankfully this is not one of those stories, at least not yet. Although the owners of the 50 year old salvage yard in Maxwell, NE… » 5/22/11 4:00pm 5/22/11 4:00pm