After weeks of impassioned voting, the good readers of Jalopnik have chosen the best, most thrashable, desirable, tune-able, drive-able beater of 2014: an old taxicab.
Hark! The time is upon us for the final vote of our Great Beat-Off. Which beater is best of all — the Fox Body Mustang or the W123 Mercedes?
The Final Four is here and perhaps the favorite for the Beat-Off is out of the running!
In what is possibly the closest competition in the Great Beat-Off yet, hope burns strong for that gas-sucking American tradition, the cheap V8.
"Now he mad, man he really mad, and he want revenge/and he vows on his momma's life he gon' do him in" — Gucci Mane, remembering those who killed the mighty Geo Storm.
"Many cars that were once great have now become crap; and those that were great in my time were crap before." — Herodotus, the Beater Histories, 440 B.C.
Rust, we do not fear you. We embrace you. We welcome your coming with wads of benjamins and dreams of budget rallycross.
The time has come, fartsniffers. Put the bong down and thin out the field of crapcans in the running.
Put down your lottery tickets, because it's time to vote for the best beater you can afford to crash into a tree and forget about!
Just sayin', you're going to want to go with cyclists over car enthusiasts on this one.
Spring is nearly here and that means one thing: scrounging up all your cash that hasn't gone to your weed budget and buying a shitbox of a car. So now let's pick the best — for thrashing, for offroading, for drifting, for even commuting to your new gig at that coffee shop next to the sneakers hut.
Yesterday was all about blowouts; none of the winners from yesterday got less than 70%! You folks were pretty decisive even if (in the case of the Rambler) sadly mistaken.
We're in the thick of March Muscle Car Madness now, with the secret Jalopnik underground muscle car proving ground a haze of thick exhaust and littered with the greasy parts of the losers. Yesterday had some great matches, and we've got more good ones today — the end is far from certain at this point, so get in there…
The first round of our March Muscle Car Madness is over, and we've got a good, strong parking lot-full of contenders for round two. These next battles look to be intense, and sure to get your muscle car loyalties tested; Let's see how this plays out with our first four second round match-ups.
There's smoke and the acrid smell of burning rubber everywhere. The ground is spattered with oil, and littered with tires, torn V-belts, piston rods, and what might be most of a horse. The first battles of our March Muscle Car Madness finished yesterday, but now we've got a whole new crop of muscle cars to vote on.…
Hopefully everyone's had enough time to scrutinize the bracket, done their research on the cars by renting, stealing or borrowing pristine examples and hooning them within an inch of their lives. Welcome to first round voting of March Muscle Car Madness as we begin head-to-head voting with the Zombie and Rod Rage…
This is it. The final round of the Gone In 60 Seconds Star Car Shootout tournament. Where's Eleanor? She didn't make the cut. The remaining contenders? In one corner, we have the gorgeous and yet completely motionless Lamborghini Miura. In the other corner, a powerful combination of Italian style and American muscle,…
This is it. The final four cars left in our Star Car Shootout tournament. It's been madness trying to get to here from our original selection of 32 cars, and maddening for you to deal with the brilliantly brutish poll system, but we've made it together seemingly none the worse for wear. Certainly, the cars left are…
And then there were eight. On Wednesday, we'll have the final round to decide which is the coolest car from the original Gone In 60 Seconds, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. Today, we have to pare these eight contenders down to a final four. Who's gonna make the cut? Which is the coolest? Eleanor or the Roller?…