Behold The Modern Marvel That Is Mr. Ford's Model T Horseless Carriage!

A carriage with no horse to drive it, powered by the miracle known as the internal combustion engine! Affordable transport for the hardworking masses! While it may seem like the unholy work of Satan himself, Mr. Ford's Model "T" auto-mobile is merely the product of modern technology! » 1/08/15 11:45am 1/08/15 11:45am

Airplanes Used To Be Started With A Modified Ford Model T

100 years ago airplanes didn't have electrical systems, no batteries and a poor guy standing out front slinging the prop around to get things going. Enter B.C. Hucks, Captain in the Royal Air Corps and aviation pioneer who decides to stick a projecting claw clutch on the PTO of a modified car. » 10/11/14 10:30am 10/11/14 10:30am

We'll race the shit out of anything

There's some weird-ass racing out in America. Did you know there's a sport known colloquially as "Pig 'N Ford" racing? Hand to God, these guys begin with a Le Mans-style start, dash across the course, grab a pig from a pen, hand-crank their Model T racers, jump in and do a lap. That's a thing, and it's not even the… » 3/03/14 6:07pm 3/03/14 6:07pm

Finally A School That Teaches How To Drive World's Most Impossible Car

The Ford Model T is renowned for many things, including the fact that it was incredibly mass-produced. One of its great mysteries, though, is why so many bought the things when it's so hard to drive. Thankfully, a museum has started offering classes on how to operate the conundrum that is the Model T. » 12/29/13 11:17am 12/29/13 11:17am

Watch A Bunch Of Kiwis Assemble A Model T In Under Three Minutes

Does it take you more than three minutes to, say, change your oil? Really? You must be doing something very wrong, because these six New Zealanders assembled a working, driving Ford Model T in under three minutes. » 10/02/12 5:20pm 10/02/12 5:20pm

This Handy Chart Shows All Of Tesla's Current And Future Electric Car…

Tesla's a pretty interesting car company, and I suspect we'll be writing stories about them for a long while. They also have a nice, orderly naming convention for their cars, having announced and/or released a Model R (or just Roadster), a Model S, and soon, a Model X. Other model names/letters have been hinted at or… » 9/13/12 4:30pm 9/13/12 4:30pm

There's Now A Blog That Tracks All The Crazy Cars Jay Leno Drives…

Our friend Jay Leno has a garage full of unique cars. That's not special. What makes Leno an ideal car owner is that he drives them around. Many Angeleños have seen the current Tonight Show host cruising through Southern California traffic in a Model T, a vintage race car, or even one of his steam-powered rides. » 8/22/12 2:30pm 8/22/12 2:30pm

For $9,500, Would You Like A T for Two?

The ‘60s were rife with wacky customized hot rods that flowed from the pens of designers like Dean Jeffries and the self-proclaimed King of Kustomizers, George Barris. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe VW-Based T is like a page ripped from that era, but is its price also far out man? » 8/03/12 8:00am 8/03/12 8:00am

The Yugo Was The Next Great Affordable Car

Every generation or so some smart guys came along who figured out how to make basic transportation at an affordable price. According to this vintage commercial the "smart guys" who created the Yugo would have you believe next in line after a Model T or a Volkswagen Beetle was the Yugo. » 5/19/12 4:00pm 5/19/12 4:00pm

Studebaker Burnt To The Ground By Vandals Is A Truly Painful Sight

While any act of automotive vandalism is senseless, we've heard of few more pointless acts of vehicular destruction than what happened last weekend outside of the Canadian city of Edmonton, AL. Sometime between last Saturday and last Sunday vandals broke into the barn where Don Keltie kept his car collection and the… » 4/22/12 9:00am 4/22/12 9:00am

This Is The Most Expensive Oldsmobile Ever Sold At Auction

An immaculately restored 1912 Oldsmobile Limited was hammered sold for $3.3 million last weekend making it the most expensive example of the now-defunct brand ever sold at auction. Before last Saturday the title for most expensive Olds belonged to the F-88 concept car that sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2005… » 3/03/12 10:30am 3/03/12 10:30am

Ford Makes One Million

It was 95 years ago yesterday when the millionth Ford rolled off the River Rouge Assembly line in Detroit. The first automaker to accomplish this milestone, within 9 years Ford had produced 10 times that amount. (Photo Credit:dok1) » 12/11/10 3:00pm 12/11/10 3:00pm

Model T, Model A Stolen Ahead Of Car Show

Some crumb bum in Allen Park, MI decided to pilfer a truck and trailer hauling a Ford Model T and Model A headed for a car show at The Henry Ford museum. Henry Ford's ghost isn't pleased. [WDIV] » 9/13/10 2:00pm 9/13/10 2:00pm

How To Drive A Ford Model T

Step one: Find Model T. Step two: Hands are for spark and throttle. Step three: Pedals — clutch, reverse, brake. Step four: Forget everything you think you know about cars. Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/NYT [NYT] » 7/15/10 5:15pm 7/15/10 5:15pm

Ford Model T: Complete With Jew Harpoon

Disclaimer: Half of Jalopnik's staff is Jewish, and we shvitzed our pants when we saw this a few years back. Aw, Hank — we love you, too. L'chayim! [] » 4/02/10 9:30am 4/02/10 9:30am

Why Yes, That Is A Turbine-Powered Ford T-Bucket

Let's review what's going on here: This is a Model T. It's powered by a Boeing T50/Model 502 gas turbine, the same thing the government once put in helicopters and anti-submarine drones. Now you can buy it on eBay. Gah! » 3/05/10 9:00am 3/05/10 9:00am

1924 Ford Model T

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Here's an 86-year-old Ford out on a food run to the Japanese takeout joint in my neighborhood. » 1/24/10 9:00am 1/24/10 9:00am

Bay: "Transformers 3 Coming July 1st, 2011"

Director Michael Bay, the master of robogasmic disaster, announced yesterday Transformers 3 just started pre-production and this next installment in his three-part GM commercial is coming July 1st, 2011. To commemorate, here's what a Model T Autobot would look like. » 10/02/09 11:00am 10/02/09 11:00am

Nine Great Bare-Necessity-Mobiles

Yesterday, GM announced a return to basics. That's good because sometimes, mobility alone is all we can afford. Few bare-bones cars had something making them more than basic transportation. Some, starting with the Model T, did. Here's our favorites. » 8/12/09 1:00pm 8/12/09 1:00pm