Greatest Racing Series Ever: AMC vs Austin vs Hindustan Ambassadors!

While the penumbral financial backers of my DUI Telepresence Crown Victoria Figure Eight Racing series shovel rubles into briefcases, I'm moving on to an even bigger Greatest Racing Series Ever™: Last-man-standing road racing of the three great automotive Ambassadors! » 9/04/10 3:00pm 9/04/10 3:00pm

How My Youthful Junkyard Scrounging Habit Got My High School Evacuated …

After reading the tale of the science-geek kid whose innocuous Gatorade-bottle-based motion-detector project got the bomb squad on his ass and his life ruined forever, I was reminded of my own similar experience involving a '75 Ford LTD seatbelt buzzer. » 1/17/10 1:00pm 1/17/10 1:00pm

Murilee's Favorite Posts From Ought-Nine

Everyone does the "Greatest Hits" retrospective thing at the end of the year, right? Right! I'll admit that some of these posts weren't big hits, traffic-wise, but they were the ones that made me proudest. Enjoy. » 1/03/10 3:00pm 1/03/10 3:00pm

The Car That Started Murilee On His Vehicular Downward Spiral: Hubert…

Here's a story I've been meaning to tell since I started writing for Jalopnik: how it came to be that I love junkyard-built, low-budget, primered-out heaps so much. You can blame this '58 Volkswagen! » 2/22/09 1:00pm 2/22/09 1:00pm