Restoring a '37 Lancia Aprilia: How Hard Could It Be?

The answer: Restoring an original 1937 Aprilia Berlina is very, very hard (but worth every wad of $100 bills and gallon of sweat). I visited the legendary Conrad Stevenson's Alfa Romeo shop last weekend and found this work-of-art-in-progress there. » 7/04/10 3:00pm 7/04/10 3:00pm

Legendary Alfa Romeo Shop Registers 500 GigaRads On Jalopnik…

I've been running into Northern California Alfa restorer Conrad Stevenson pretty regularly- he's the Ecurie Ecrappe crew chief and a LeMons perpetrator, after all- but I'd never visited his shop… until now. » 7/19/09 6:40pm 7/19/09 6:40pm

"Mormon Meteor" Duesenberg SJ Special Takes Pebble Beach Best in Show

It set a 24-hour speed record in 1935, hitting 135.58 miles per hour. Sixty-nine years later, The Duesenberg SJ Special "Mormon Meteor" sold for $4.45 million at a Pebble Beach Auction held by Gooding and Company. Now owned by Harry Yeaggy of Cincinnati, it's won the approval of the seersucker'd set at Pebble, taking… » 8/20/07 6:19am 8/20/07 6:19am

Jalopnik Fantasy Garage: 1931 Daimler Double Six 50 Corsica Drophead…

You have been warned. Anyone who votes against the Daimler Double Six 50 Sport Corsica Drophead Coupe's induction into the Jalopnik Fantasy Garage will be ceremoniously banned, without possibility of appeal. Sayonara. Auf Wiedersehen. Fugedaboudit. [Not really, but you get the sentiment — ed.] However, we are not… » 4/03/07 1:00pm 4/03/07 1:00pm

Megasquirted 2002 on the Streets of San Francisco

Last night, we popped by the 500 Club in San Francisco with Friend o' tha Jalop Melissa. The place was reasonably packed, so we asked a couple of guys if we could share their booth. We got to chitchatting about jobs and whatnot (In SF, introductions are more often than not followed by the inevitable "So, what do you… » 12/31/06 4:00pm 12/31/06 4:00pm

Easy-Peasy Rotisserie!

When performing a restoration, a rotisserie is often helpful, allowing one a comfortable working position while providing access to places that would otherwise be nigh-on impossible to get to without an expensive lift. We came across this ingenious solution while up at Trevor's a couple of months back — Trev's… » 12/29/06 3:00pm 12/29/06 3:00pm

What in the Gasgacinch? 1962 VW 1500 Karmann-Ghia Restoration Blog in…

Buddy Scott is making slow but steady progress on the rebuild of his totally rare Type III. So much progress in fact he had to start a blog. And while the vehicle in question may be lacking the ALUMINUM UND SHTEEL! found in modern Deutsche-coupes, Scott's blog is indeed highly precise. How highly precise? » 12/07/06 9:15am 12/07/06 9:15am