The Greatest Dead American Car Brands From The 1950s

America has had a rough week. The tragedies in Massachusetts and Texas are still firmly on everyone’s minds, despite the jubilation last night, and it can begin to weigh on a country. With all that’s been going on, why don’t we take a brief respite and work up a bit of nostalgia? » 4/20/13 1:30pm 4/20/13 1:30pm

Custom Nash-amino Needs No Explanation

Any vehicle that is post-op car to car-truck hybrid is bound to be a bizarre creation, but switching a rare example of a long defunct brand like a 1953 Nash is pretty much guaranteed to up the strange factor even further. Behold the Nash-amino. » 3/31/12 11:00am 3/31/12 11:00am

Reclaim your car buying independence with the 1984 Buick Regal

The spokeswoman featured in this commercial had men buying cars for her entire life. From the really cool Nash Metropolitan her Dad purchased for her to the significantly less cool Malaise era GM clamshell station wagon provided by her husband, the car making decisions had been made for her by someone else. » 9/25/11 9:00am 9/25/11 9:00am

Project Car Hell, Cool Names From Doomed Manufacturers Edition:…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! After yesterday's QOTD, it just makes sense to go shopping for project cars with cool names! » 7/04/10 1:00pm 7/04/10 1:00pm

Project Car Hell, Party Like It's 1955 (and You're Broke) Edition:…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! I haven't been able to do as many PCH posts as I'd like, so let's have a 4-fer-1 today! » 12/05/09 5:00pm 12/05/09 5:00pm

Abandoned Cars Down In The Kentucky Weeds

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Goingincirclez took some arty shots of sad-looking discarded cars found on Kentucky roadsides. » 11/29/09 3:00pm 11/29/09 3:00pm

1961 Nash for $16,500 Cash!

Generally, describing a car as an appliance is pejorative, indicating it is dull as dishwater. Today Nice Price or Crack Pipe brings you a car that's totally not boring, but does look an awful lot like a refrigerator. » 9/23/09 7:00am 9/23/09 7:00am

PCH, 57 Varieties Of Hell Edition: Two 1957 Cadillacs or 1957…

Welcome to Project Car Hell » 9/08/08 5:20pm 9/08/08 5:20pm, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Last time around, the '69 AMC SC/Rambler grabbed a photo-finish 51-49 win over the '70 Chrysler 300 Hurst in the We're going to stick with good ol' American machinery today, but instead of…

Nash Rambler Cross Country Custom

As is traditional for the Woodward Dream Cruise, the best cruising is already happening, days early. Now is when all the good stuff comes out of barns and garages for a run through the cool evening air, avoiding the choking crowds and coolant-boiling traffic of the Saturday cruise. Last night we stumbled onto this… » 8/12/08 6:00pm 8/12/08 6:00pm

The Ten Crappiest Cars Of The 2008 Monterey Auctions

The Pebble Beach Concours is always a spectacle of the well-heeled celebrating the well-known in the fancy-pants car show circuit. To go along with the car show wine is the cheese, also known as the Monterey Auctions, put on every year by the house of RM Auctions. There are always hit lists of the most desirable and… » 8/11/08 4:00pm 8/11/08 4:00pm

More Old Cars Than You Ever Believed Possible Down On The Tampa Street

We're mighty pleased with the vast quantities of DOTS Bonus shots from our readers these days, and some readers are going the extra mile and shooting multiple cars found street-parked in their towns. We saw Warpig's Oslo-O-Rama last week, and now it's NiceNurseRatched's turn. NiceNurseRatched lives in Tampa and she's… » 6/05/08 2:00pm 6/05/08 2:00pm

Nash Statesman Coupe and Ambassador Sedan

With perfect Michigan weather yesterday, there was no excuse for us not to make the drive over to Ypsilanti for the annual Orphan Car Show. Yes, it's a show dedicated to the fantastic classic cars left out in the cold by their dead brands. This year, the show's featured marques were Plymouth and DeSoto, but there were… » 6/02/08 4:40pm 6/02/08 4:40pm

Ferrambo Wins 2008 Ridler Award At Detroit Autorama

After the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, we needed a little recoup time, but yesterday we were back on the beat at the 2008 Detroit Autorama. We're just going to lay the smack down right away, the winner of the 2008 Detroit Autorama Ridler Award was a car we saw last year in the building stages - a Ferrari-engined Nash… » 3/10/08 7:30am 3/10/08 7:30am

Need a Subcompact, But Don't Want an Aveo?

Unlike most super-obsessive car purists, Nash Metropolitan fanciers tend to have a sense of humor... which is a good thing, because otherwise there'd be a pitchfork-and-torch-wielding mob pursuing the builder of this somewhat customized machine. As far as we're concerned, there's only one thing wrong with this 1960… » 2/10/08 2:30pm 2/10/08 2:30pm

Dan Patrick "Working" On His Nash Metropolitan


Now that the affable and lovable former ESPN sportscaster is no longer with the sports network, it would seem he's got all sorts of time to do things like work on his Nash Metropolitan. And by "working" we mean walking around the car in his garage and regularly stopping to stare at the classic cruiser, dressed in the… » 8/29/07 10:35am 8/29/07 10:35am

Live a Little, Drive a Rambler!

Apparently, Walt Disney had a deal with American Motors back in '55, allowing them to use a crypto-Mickey Mouse character in their ads. While this Nash ad isn't quite as twisted as the Disembodied Mickey Head Mitsubishi ad, it's still a bit strange to see a family of animated mice shilling for the Pacer's ancestor. » 8/16/07 2:00pm 8/16/07 2:00pm

Let's Learn About Landaus!

While the term "laundau" dates back to 18th-century open carriages with foldable weather-protection, most gearheads of a certain age tend to associate it with mid-'70s Chevy Monte Carlos and Chrysler Cordobas. In fact, the proper term for these overwrought personal luxury vehicles would probably be faux-laundaulet,… » 10/11/06 12:30pm 10/11/06 12:30pm

Nash it Up! Proto-AMCamino!

Reader Ben cares enough only to send the very best, and he has, having dropped a goddamn train on us in the form of this Nash converted to pickup duty. Combining elements of bombas, wacko Barris custom jobs and early-'80s-style '60s Camaros, this beastie is somewhat obscene, but in the best way possible. The owner… » 5/11/06 4:54pm 5/11/06 4:54pm

Yeah, Hupp! Near-Forgotten Hupmobile's Really Gonna Punch You Out

We figure if Radio Birdman's "New Race" is good enough for Toyota to use in Corolla commercials on Spanish-language TV, it's good enough for a meager Jalopnik headline. We've been thinking about the poor, proud Hupmobile a lot lately for some reason, so we thought that we'd offer a little love here on the august… » 9/08/05 6:11am 9/08/05 6:11am

Postal Service Issues Classic Car Stamps

Rooting for the USPS lately is somewhat like being a Buffalo Bills fan in the early 1990s. With private carriers like FedEx encroaching on their turf and stealing market share, the Postal Service seems to be keep kicking 'em wide of the goalposts. But FedEx doesn't have classic car stamps. This new issuance of… » 8/31/05 2:02pm 8/31/05 2:02pm