The Booth Professionals of the 2008 Guangzhou International Auto Show

As a result of covering an auto show » 11/21/08 7:30pm 11/21/08 7:30pm or in our time, we've become veritable connoisseurs regarding the mistresses of motors we lovingly refer to as Booth Professionals. We've brought you delightful displays of debutantes from far away locations such as , , and . Apologies for the blurry nature of a few of these…

Lamborghini Opens Las Vegas Boutique Featuring Italian Models Of All…

We find it absolutely fitting Lamborghini has opened up a new Las Vegas showroom complete with its first Lamborghini fashion boutique right inside. Why? We've been thinking about it, hard, and there may be no car brand and city more made for each other than Lamborghini and Las Vegas. Gaudy, brash, over the top,… » 8/13/08 12:30pm 8/13/08 12:30pm

U.S. Receives First Street Legal Koenigsegg, Let The Tickets Begin!


Where else would the first street legal Koenigsegg CCX end up than swinging Las Vegas? The great thing about bringing the car to Vegas is that if you accidentally marry a tranny stripper one night you can just take the CCX to its top speed of 245 mph and go back in time to prevent the nuptials (and whatever else… » 12/12/07 2:30pm 12/12/07 2:30pm

Jalopnik at the D1 Grand Prix, Day Two: Finals

[Las Vegas stringer Curtis Walker, who hasn't yet sublimated in the desert heat despite short odds to the contrary, brings us day two of the 2007 D1 Grand Prix.]. Narratively, we're always drawn to both underdogs and classic, rear-drive Japanese cars. So we caught up with John Russakoff to get the lowdown on his 1984… » 7/15/07 2:41pm 7/15/07 2:41pm

Jalopnik at the D1 Grand Prix, Day One: Practice

[Our Las Vegas stringer Curtis Walker is on scene making with the photos and words — ed.] With temps pegged in the triple digits by Friday afternoon, the air above the Las Vegas Motor Speedway hinted at a firestorm. The Formula D Grand Prix is in town, and that means wafts of tire smoke and smolder hanging over the… » 7/14/07 8:38am 7/14/07 8:38am

Shocker! Vegas Hummer Dealer Flies Outsized Flag!

We often think that if one moves to Las Vegas, one gets what one deserves. We have visted few more wretched hives of scum and villainy. We do not understand why people look forward to visiting it. We always leave more exhausted than when we arrived, the architecture is tacky, the people (both the denizens and the… » 5/24/07 5:15pm 5/24/07 5:15pm

Grand Theft Southwest: Your Car is Leaving Las Vegas

Why is that cowboy hitching a ride? Because most likely his car's been stolen. Last year, 22,441 vehicles were stolen in and around Las Vegas. Which makes it the #1 place in the USA for such cruel activity. Which somehow makes Oscar Goodman proud. At first blush you might think, "Well, they're close enough to Los… » 4/25/07 3:00pm 4/25/07 3:00pm

Best Little Car Show In Vegas: Viva Las Vegas 10

Our 1960 Ford Fairlane 500 driving Vegas homeboy Curtis Walker snuck away from the Las Vegas Grand Prix long enough to stop by Viva Las Vegas 10 at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino. It was the latest in a decade's worth of rockabilly/hotrod that's gone, daddy. Check out Curtis's photo gallery and wish your pompadour was… » 4/09/07 2:04pm 4/09/07 2:04pm

SEMA Show: How Can You Sell Tires If You Don't Have Any Booth Babes?

As Jalopnik photographer-of-the-star-cars Curtis Walker was want to tell us — there are rules for booth babes at SEMA. Apparently, this stuff doesn't just happen by chance — and here's his explanation of where you'll find the booth babes, what they'll be wearing and why — and all with a helpful reference gallery below:
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Hook 'Em When They're Young: GM's Hooking Up College Journalists With…


The General's West Coast PR maven Diedra Wylie, in an e-mail to reporters and editors of a number of university newspapers, offered a free trip to Vegas this past weekend — with ten Universities reportedly accepting the trip. The program reportedly focused "on car customization culture which is relevant to young… » 9/11/06 9:37am 9/11/06 9:37am

We Love the Smell of Recovered Vehicles in the Morning: Robert Duvall…

There are at least three guys who won't be going surfing for a while due to the efforts of Lt. Robert Duvall of the LVPD. The Sin City cop and his cohorts busted an auto theft ring and recovered 1.9 million bucks worth of stolen vehicles. The thieves are implicated in at least eight carjackings, plus a number of… » 8/10/06 1:30am 8/10/06 1:30am

Bullrun Update: Ditka Would've Taken the Lot of 'Em

As the teams first pulled into Chicago, there were conflicting reports as to whether the Magnaflow RS4 driven by Stefan Johannson and Prince Malik came in first or the RENNTech CL600 of Team Reicke came in in the lead position. The Reicke boys, Jay Reicke and Byron Burkhardt, were the confirmed first-placers, rolling… » 7/23/06 10:14pm 7/23/06 10:14pm

Ferrari 599 GTB Commercial Video Est Arrive!

The product of that video shoot late last year that was reported to show a Ferrari 599GTB Fiorano ripping through canyons of the western US has hit the online. Despite (enhanced by?) lovely French narration by Audrey Tautou (in our mind), the video shows heli-shots of a red 599 being flogged on a road near where the… » 6/09/06 10:00am 6/09/06 10:00am