Pope Francis Riding In A Ford Focus Is The Most Beautiful Thing Today

Yes, the fact that Pope Francis is riding in the back seat of a little hatchback is definitely the most beautiful thing in this video. What a nice man, taking the back seat. He's the generous friend you always wish you had, the one who knows how much you love leg room. » 6/25/14 11:36am 6/25/14 11:36am

Pope Francis’ Fiat Mobbed In Rio After Driver Takes Wrong Turn

Noted beater aficionado Pope Francis is hanging out in Brazil at the moment, and Brazilians are really excited to see him. Like, really really excited. So much so that the poor Pope's car got mobbed when his driver went down the wrong lane. » 7/23/13 10:26am 7/23/13 10:26am

How To Make A Quick, Makeshift Popemobile

See that column of black smoke up in the sky? That means all those Cardinals still haven't picked a new Pope. That also means you still have a chance, if you're a male Catholic. It won't be easy — this year's race to the right hand of God is hotly contested, with some serious celebrity endorsements. Like Dennis… » 3/13/13 1:15pm 3/13/13 1:15pm

Batman Vs. The Pope: A Comparison

After reading about His Holy Quitter, Pope Benedict XVI's exit in a Popecopter earlier today, the Jalopnik staff was, of course, talking about Popemobiles and the like. At that moment, I started to notice some strangely familiar things about the Pope. Who else was it that I knew of that had special cars and… » 2/28/13 4:11pm 2/28/13 4:11pm

Surprise! Pope Benedict's New Popemobile Is A Mercedes-Benz Again

Exciting news for fans of Pope Benedict XVI: His Holiness has a new set of wheels, and — shockingly! — it is a Mercedes-Benz SUV yet again. I guess he didn't take too kindly to my suggestion of an '86 Mitsubishi Starion Popemobile. » 12/08/12 9:30am 12/08/12 9:30am

This Is The First Electric Popemobile

Pope Benedict XVII, often called the Green Pope, is living up to his name and reputation thanks to his new, all-electric Popemobile, which was presented to him earlier this week. » 9/06/12 12:30pm 9/06/12 12:30pm

Pope's vintage Mercedes limo coming to the U.S.

My grandmother still has the program from when the Pope visited San Antonio in 1987. Wert saw him in NYC. Pope Paul VI's 1965 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman limo visiting the Ameila Island Concours isn't, but it's still kind of cool. » 2/24/11 1:30pm 2/24/11 1:30pm

The Pope Wants An Electric Popemobile

The Vatican's saying the Pope would prefer an electric-powered Popemobile over his current fleet of carbon-emitting holy rollers. Unfortunately, no one's offered him one, confirming our belief that the Holy Father's not as powerful or resourceful as Neil Young. [WashingtonPost] » 12/01/10 4:30pm 12/01/10 4:30pm

The Evolution Of The Popemobile

Being the living incarnation of two thousand years of religious tradition has got to be rough on a guy. Popes of the modern era have been burdened with the additional task of traveling to tend to the flock, heading out from the confines of the Vatican City to exotic places like Venezuela, Africa and Hamtramck. Look it… » 9/26/08 1:00pm 9/26/08 1:00pm

What Would You Be Driven In If You Were Pope?

Taking a gander at what the Pope was taken for a ride in this morning got us to thinking. Especially knowing what the main man from the Vatican takes out on parade days, we're interested to know what luxe ride you'd like to be taking down 1st Avenue in New York today. If you were the Pope, and rocking the white robes,… » 4/18/08 12:30pm 4/18/08 12:30pm

The Pope Travels In Cadillac Style

We'd heard the Pope was riding in Popemobile-style yesterday in Washington, DC so we were pretty excited to see it in person. That's right, we were able to witness his New York vehicle of choice firsthand from the 14th floor of Tudor City, right across from the front door of the United Nations. And although we're… » 4/18/08 11:30am 4/18/08 11:30am

New Popemobile a Drop-Top Geländewagen

It's a da freakin Popemobile! In addition to his M and S-Class, Mercedes has put together another ride for the Pope. This "Fair Weather Popemobile" is a new G 500 with the top shaved off and a specialty roll/hold bar for the Holy Father. We know it's hot, just try and stay off it, for your own safety. We're not joking… » 12/05/07 9:45am 12/05/07 9:45am

How Many Of The Pope's Driving Commandments Have You Broken?

We like the spirit behind this question much more than the actual question. Why? Well, first and foremost, the idea that we should listen to an ex-Nazi, 80-year-old virgin in a white dress and a funny hat who communicates with doors and chimneys about anything, let alone driving (or what to do with our genitals) is… » 6/21/07 1:30pm 6/21/07 1:30pm

Road Edict: The 10 Commandments of Driving

Hey Johnny, what's that St. Christopher medal there for its health? That's right, ol' Chris, the eye in the sky for travelers, bids us to be friendly and patient drivers who give rights of way to the poor and presseth thine gas pedal as you'd be pressed. Now the Pope's stepping in with some tricks of his own. No… » 6/19/07 12:45pm 6/19/07 12:45pm

Bush Limo Breaks Down In Rome, Bush Walks

Why yes, that IS the President of the United States of 'merica being forced to walk after his Cadillac DTS experiences a minor "engine issue" while in Rome this past weekend. We could make some kind of a joke about bullshit walking, but really, does the man deserve any more ridicule. I mean it Italian people, stop… » 6/11/07 3:15pm 6/11/07 3:15pm

Man Jumps Into Popemobile, Gets Severe Ass-Whoooping

As you can see from the video above, a man tried to jump in Pope Benedict XVI's popemobile during his weekly general audience held in St Peter's Square at the Vatican early this morning. The man was wrestled to the ground and beaten senseless by security officers before he could do any damage to his holiness or his… » 6/06/07 8:30am 6/06/07 8:30am

Breaking! Anna Nicole Smith News Tangentially Involving Cars!

According to the celeb-watchers at TMZ, John "Texas" O'Quinn, the lawyer for Virgie Arthur, Anna Nicole Smith's mother, collapsed in court just under an hour ago. TMZ says, » 2/22/07 2:05pm 2/22/07 2:05pm

So what the heck does this have to do with cars? Glad you asked — you see, in addition to being a in Texas (yes, that's why his nickname is…

Savior Survivor: VW Ups The Ante In The Fight To Provide The Pope's New…

Yes, either the Pope didn't like the XC90 that Volvo sent over back in June, or the boys n' girls at Volkswagen are seriously worried over whether or not they'll be reaching the pearly gates. Maybe that's why the German automaker's giving his excellency a brand spankin' new 450 hp Phaeton. We're hoping, for Pope… » 10/20/06 11:42am 10/20/06 11:42am

Viva La Compromise! Bavarian-Based Automakers Reach Truce Over Papal…


Who knew the problems a Pope can cause to two of the biggest and baddest Bavarian auto companies. Both BMW and Audi have been bickering like two catholic school kids over which automaker has the right to supply the official car for the six-day visit by Pope Benedict XVI. But after weeks of back-and-forth, folks over… » 9/13/06 9:19am 9/13/06 9:19am

Habemus Volvo! Pope's New Whip


Pope Benedict XVI received a brand new XC90 from the boys and girls at Volvo, custom-tailored for his papal use. His worshipfulness was presented with the keys for his brand-new SUV at a ceremony today at the Vatican. The V8 ride is dark blue with a light interior and Volvo officials say the car, like every Volvo… » 6/28/06 3:40pm 6/28/06 3:40pm