Can You Really Daily Drive A Classic Car?

When I was fifteen, I began restoring my 1966 Ford Mustang which I drove daily from age sixteen to seventeen - in all of its dual exhaust, low-geared, four barrel carburetor, nine mile per gallon glory (I still have that car). At age twenty-two, I bought a 1979 MGB which was the most moody little thing I have ever… » 8/14/14 9:41am 8/14/14 9:41am

Can A Car With No Title Ever Get Legally Back On The Road?

You've been tempted by them before; abandoned cars in barns, junkyards, and on roadsides in "rusty but restorable" condition. Whoever owns it is willing to let it go for pennies, there's just one catch– the car doesn't have any paperwork, and without it you'll never be able to get a license plate. Or can you? » 8/08/14 4:41pm 8/08/14 4:41pm

The best old cars always have stories to tell

Not everyone can afford a car whose history involves a run-in with Fangio, or a win at Daytona. This Oldsmobile, however, told Benjamin Preston a story of New York, and what a neighborhood fixture meant to the people who lived there. » 1/22/14 12:39pm 1/22/14 12:39pm

How Would You Sum Up Your Automotive Activities In A Sentence?

One of the most interesting parts of the automotive world is the variety of different ways a life spent obsessed with cars can manifest itself. From high end car shows to low buck garage bastardization, all car lovers channel their passion in different ways. » 6/23/12 5:00pm 6/23/12 5:00pm

1967 Pontiac LeMans that was victim of brutal Lexus attack turns up at…

We showed you the painful aftermath of an asshat in an out of control Lexus flying into a classic car show back in June. While a 1940 Ford Roadster was damaged in the incident, it was the 1967 Pontiac LeMans seen here that took the worst of it in this random attack of the beige. Now the destroyed LeMans has showed up… » 9/10/11 4:00pm 9/10/11 4:00pm

Tour a junkyard full of vintage iron from the comfort of home

If you aren't lucky enough to live around fields full of rusting vintage cars, these 360 panoramic images of a Texas Junkyard might be the next best thing. Jalopnik commenter Supercharger.Heaven tipped us off to these awesome pictures from CTC Auto Ranch in Texas which are good for hours of car spotting. » 8/21/11 12:30pm 8/21/11 12:30pm

Forgotten stash of project cars goes up for auction

For some reason Nebraska is the place to be this July if you are in the market for a project car. We told you last month about the 200 car junkyard being auctioned July 17 in Maxwell, Nebraska. While browsing Hemmings this past week we came across another 150 car auction of one man's project cars that will be sold… » 7/03/11 4:00pm 7/03/11 4:00pm

Days may be numbered for old American cars in Cuba

Authorities in Cuba have proposed laws that could mean an end for many of the classic American cars that are still in use in the country. Under current Cuban law, cars registered after the 1959 revolution cannot be bought or sold. As a result Cubans have used a mixture of ingenuity and backyard engineering to keep the… » 7/03/11 9:00am 7/03/11 9:00am

Classic cars of a huge Nebraskan junkyard get a second chance at life

Far too often when an old junkyard full of classic iron closes, decades of restorable cars and valuable parts are cashed out for whatever the per ton rate of scrap metal is at the time. Thankfully this is not one of those stories, at least not yet. Although the owners of the 50 year old salvage yard in Maxwell, NE… » 5/22/11 4:00pm 5/22/11 4:00pm

Beautiful video highlights the hot rods and customs of Viva Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas is one of the most famous traditional hot rod and custom car shows in the world. Held in Vegas every spring, the show usually brings out some of the most interesting hot rods and customs the West Coast has to offer. Luckily filmmaker Josh Clason produced this well shot video capturing some of the… » 5/21/11 10:00am 5/21/11 10:00am

The Cars of L.A. Noire

The hyperrealism in the groundbreaking 1940's police detective game L.A. Noire extends to the 95 era appropriate production and concept cars that populate the gritty game environment. Here are over 60 of the real vehicles from the game. » 5/20/11 1:30pm 5/20/11 1:30pm

Study: Old cars safer than new ones during flu season

Put the Purell down. According to a new Australian study, what you really need is a clunker. Well-sealed new cars trap infectious particles inside, but your old car leaks airborne germs like it leaks oil. » 4/04/11 2:00pm 4/04/11 2:00pm

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Jalopnik

We may not all celebrate Christmas today, but it's hard not to appreciate the sight of an old Chevrolet truck with plenty of rust, patina, and holiday cheer. Enjoy your Holiday/Saturday and check back for regular posts all weekend. (Photo:austinevan) » 12/25/10 9:00am 12/25/10 9:00am

Fiat’s Roof Top Test Track

Fiat's Lingotto factory was completed in 1923. Unlike any other automobile factory to date, the factory featured a spiral assembly line that moved up through the building and a concrete banked rooftop test track. » 12/19/10 4:00pm 12/19/10 4:00pm

Stolen VW Bus Returned — After 36 Years

A Washington woman took her 1964 Volkswagen Bus home from California last week 36 years after it was stolen in Spokane, WA, and one year after she had unsuccessfully tried to buy it back. » 12/18/10 3:00pm 12/18/10 3:00pm

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

The 17-Liter Chain-Driven Speedster

What has 17-liters, 40-inch tires, 18 spark plugs, disc brakes and a chain drive system? The 1915 Van Blerk Special Speedster. Although this big beast is currently for sale on Ebay, it doesn't come cheap. » 12/11/10 9:00am 12/11/10 9:00am

Want To Look Cool In A Recession? Buy An Old Car

If you can afford a fancy new car, go ahead and buy one. If you're tight on funds, but still want to look awesome, purchase a sweet old car and instead of thrifty you can be thriftastic. » 9/03/10 2:30pm 9/03/10 2:30pm