The 103-Year-Old Mr. K Upon Hearing A Datsun 510 Was Named A Jalopnik

It's starting to feel like the main reason publications indulge in Car Of The Year awards is so the winning automaker will put their name in a bunch of advertisements, making the publication feel like a big shot. At Jalopnik, we don't buy in to this. We receive hand jobs from our partners, not from the automakers. » 12/19/12 10:00am 12/19/12 10:00am

Nice Bright Colors! Greens Of Summer! All The World's A Sunny Datsun!

No, not a Datsun Sunny, a sunny Datsun. Maybe this is Kodachrome, maybe not, but we don't care. John Morton was a king, Pete Brock is a legend, and anything in BRE stripes is the bomb. [via Wired Autopia] » 4/26/10 10:30am 4/26/10 10:30am

A Man And His Car: George Lucas' Senior Thesis Film Found!

Before there was Han, Luke and Chewy, or even Indiana Jones and a whip, George Lucas created A Man and His Car, his senior thesis film at USC focused solely on Peter Brock and his Lotus 23 race car. » 12/02/08 2:30pm 12/02/08 2:30pm

Carroll Shelby Buys A Replica, Will He Sue Himself?

Just about every time Carroll Shelby smells merely a whiff of somebody using the name "Shelby" or "Cobra" or "Automobile" without paying through the nose for it his permission, ol' Shel' slaps em' with a good old 'merican-style lawsuit. Remember the case against Wilhelm Motor Works? There was even a suit against the … » 4/24/08 12:20pm 4/24/08 12:20pm

Down in the Parking Garage: Superformance Shelby Daytona Coupe

Yesterday we waxed nostalgic about some awesome American racing greatness from the middle 1960s (both here and here). And while we're typically not the biggest booster of replicas, when done correct, they completely rule. Like this Superformance Brock Coupe. As promised, 1300ccsOfFury filled my gmail box with pics.… » 1/08/08 1:30pm 1/08/08 1:30pm

Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe

Last week we asked you to name your favorite automotive legends. While the answers were (of course) stellar – Smokey Yunick rules – we're a little disappointed that no one mentioned the genesis of this week's Fantasy Garage candidate, the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe. Though, it is worth mentioning that almost… » 7/24/07 12:00pm 7/24/07 12:00pm

Peter Champion: Australian For Morbid Car Enthusiast

Moments before Australian racing legend Peter Brock died tragically during a rally in Perth, he probably wasn't thinking about what would happen to the car afterward. That's where Peter Champion, owner of the Champion Brock 05 Museum in Yeppooon, Queensland (no joke — look it up!) comes into the picture. He thought… » 2/13/07 7:31am 2/13/07 7:31am

Retirees Buy The Darndest Cars: Schumacher Acquires Daytona Super Coupe

A German newspaper reports that retired Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher picked up a 38th birthday present for himself. It's a rare Daytona Super Coupe. No word on whether it's a replica or one of the originals, though we'd imagine if anyone had the bank to scoop up one of the mid-1960s Shelby-Brock… » 1/02/07 3:46pm 1/02/07 3:46pm

Whither Johnny Morton? Datsun 510 is AB's Reader's Ride of the Day

As we power up the Jalopnik laptop each morning, we're usually greeted by a period shot of Pete Brock's BRE racing team circa 1971: driver John Morton, Brock and engine chief John Caldwell, along with the Datsun 510 racer the team ran in the SCCA Trans Am series that year. That the Jalop comprises all manner of 510… » 12/14/06 10:26am 12/14/06 10:26am

Australian Racing Legend Peter Brock Dies in Crash

Fate caught Australia unawares yet again earlier today. Beloved race driver Peter Brock — nine-time winner of the Bathurst 1000 — was killed in an accident during the Targa West Rally in Western Australia. It happened in Gidgegannup, about 40 kilometres east of Perth, where according to local police, Brock lost… » 9/08/06 8:11am 9/08/06 8:11am