Ford Recalling Almost 40,000 Cars Fixed Wrong In Their Last Recall

Cops, old people, and anybody who rides in a taxi should know Ford is recalling 38,645 Crown Victorias, Mercury Grand Marquis', and Lincoln Town Cars because the last time they recalled those cars, they may or may not have done something "that could potentially result in a loss of steering." » 11/04/14 8:15pm 11/04/14 8:15pm

Tanner Foust Describes His Ideal Cop Car

Top Gear USA is starting their new season tonight on HISTORY and it looks like the boys will be hooning some cop cars. Since we learned almost nothing from Adam and Rutledge we went to RallyCross champion and Top Gear cohost Tanner Foust all about it. The man had lots of interesting things to say. Read on! » 8/14/12 8:10pm 8/14/12 8:10pm

The Oldest Cars Still In Production

The announcement last month that Lada will finally stop building the 2107 (also called the Riva) was sad news. At least sad to those of us perverse enough to love the idea that the 1966 Fiat 124 was still in production somewhere. That Lada was part of an ever-shrinking club of true automotive survivors. Let's see… » 5/14/12 2:00pm 5/14/12 2:00pm

The last Ford Crown Victoria ever built

After 32 years in production, the last Ford Crown Victoria will roll off the assembly line today. It's a record that surpasses all other North American vehicles, including the Model T. Its final destination, however, isn't a museum in Detroit or a American collector. It's being sent to Saudi Arabia. » 9/15/11 1:30pm 9/15/11 1:30pm

Watch a Ford Crown Victoria get trail-rated

Ford's Panther platform will finally ride into the sunset this August after 32 years in production, but one Crown Victoria owner decided it was just old enough to take it off-roading at Hell's Revenge in Moab, Utah. Jeep who? » 3/30/11 1:00pm 3/30/11 1:00pm

Car Abandoned In D.C. Rush-Hour Lane Takes Week To Tow

A Mercury Grand Marquis was recently abandoned in a rush-hour lane less than a mile from the White House and directly in front of the Djibouti Embassy. Amazingly, it took a week to tow. Abandonation without representation? » 2/26/10 10:00am 2/26/10 10:00am

Top Gear: Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VII Vs. British Army

In last night's Top Gear, Jeremy took a drug dealer's Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VII up against a slew of .50-caliber-spewing UK Army vehicles in a five-mile-long game of British bulldog. In a rock quarry. With live ammo. Epic. » 7/13/09 10:00am 7/13/09 10:00am

Not-A-Kit-Car 1979 Panther Lima Turbo for $15,000!

British sports cars bring you driving enjoyment at the cost of reliability. Today, Nice Price or Crack Pipe brings you an English cat with said reliability issues, but without the stigma of easy parts availability. » 6/16/09 7:20am 6/16/09 7:20am

DOTS-O-Rama Sunday, Rocky Mountain Edition: Panther Kallista!

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. Ever seen a Panther Kallista? tek_nic has! » 4/19/09 2:00pm 4/19/09 2:00pm

Want A 5-Speed Crown Victoria?

We all thought transplanting the drivetrain from a Lightning F-150 into a 2000 Ford Crown Vic was pretty cool, but some Panther owners might want to take on a less ambitious project that still makes our cars a lot more fun to drive. Say, grabbing the T-45 transmission out of a Mustang and installing it in a Panther,… » 5/01/08 10:00am 5/01/08 10:00am

Stop Worrying and Love the T-34



We here at tha Jalop tend toward two sorts of vehicular affection. We adore the high-tech and revolutionary, but we're just as smitten with mass-produced machines for the general populace. The T-34 strikes us as the 20th Century vehicle that really hit smack-dab in the middle of that matrix. It was KISS-simple, it… » 7/26/07 9:45pm 7/26/07 9:45pm