For $450, Czech Mate!

Czechoslovakia once had an illustrious and enviable reputation for automotive engineering and construction. As in most industries, the nation's communist takeover snuffed that out, leaving cars like today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Škoda 120 to do the country proud. Is this rare and rusty rear-enginer also priced for… » 8/06/12 8:00am 8/06/12 8:00am

Was driver in fatal PCH Ferrari crash joyriding in a customer's car?

A Ferrari was cut in half after colliding with a power pole and crashing onto a beach Sunday along the Pacific Coast Highway near Los Angeles, killing the passenger and critically injuring the driver. Police aren't sure how the driver got the Ferrari 360, but we've got a theory. UPDATE! » 9/19/11 1:30pm 9/19/11 1:30pm

Blogger crashes into Honda prototype, takes photos from ambulance

Honda engineers testing the next-gen Honda CRV can mark "curtain airbags" and "side-impact worthiness" off their checklists. A dustup with civies driving Toyota-built SUVs on the Pacific Coast Highway apparently resulted in major damage to the camo'd proto-CUV. » 7/27/11 1:30pm 7/27/11 1:30pm

California Barn Find: 50 Vintage Cars, All Up For Sale!

A cache of over 50 vintage cars, mostly British, have gone up for sale from a mysterious southern California collector who's decided to liquidate. Abandon hope all ye who enter here. » 5/22/09 1:15pm 5/22/09 1:15pm

Project Car Hell, Underdog Versus Superpower Edition: Glas or Lotus?

Welcome to Project Car Hell » 11/07/08 5:40pm 11/07/08 5:40pm, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Yesterday, we found a way for a Citroën SM to lose a PCH challenge: set up a pretty nice example as a clay pigeon to be No, it wasn't fair, but it proves the point that the SM still reigns…

Sexual Humiliation Forces Young Elephant Seals to Take Their Chances…

A 5,000-lb. elephant seal? A speeding Ford F-150? California's PCH near San Simeon? A deadly melange, according to a report today in the LA Times. Theories abound as to why elephant seals are trying to move from their protected environs on one side of California 1 to the other, but our fave has to be that, starting in… » 2/04/08 3:45pm 2/04/08 3:45pm

I Am The Gert: Riding Shotgun In A Se7en Over Decker Canyon

For part 47 of "Why My Job Is Better than Your Job," I direct your attention to how I spent my Saturday. Turns out that Jalopnik blabbermouth commenter and all around righteous dude Al Navarro is president of, a new club dedicated to all cars inspired by the legendary Lotus 7. He sent the Postfather a query… » 2/12/07 12:00pm 2/12/07 12:00pm

PT Cruiser PCH: Dodge Announces California Edition Cruiser

Carmakers have been building California edition cars since the Governator was just a seed in the pocket of some Austrian's brownish shirt. Now, as Wert found out — he's prowling around metro Detroit, looking for a free press luncheon and a nice cabernet — Chrysler's building a limited edition PT Cruiser with a West… » 8/15/06 9:59am 8/15/06 9:59am

A Compendium of Pre-Mel Gibson PCH Action

So, of course, the big news in Celebutown this week is Mel Gibson's arrest for DUI while rolling in an LS430 with a bottle of tequila. Somehow, we imagine Mel having a war with his inner Max Rockatansky, but seeing as we doubt the LS was equipped with a faux-blower and most likely did not suck nitro, we'll get down… » 8/02/06 6:00pm 8/02/06 6:00pm