We Need a Google Books for Car Parts

You know about Google Books, right? It's an ambitious project by Google to, essentially, scan and make publicly available every known book. I'm guessing the end goal is to put them all onto a chip implanted in Larry Page's brain so he can always beat anyone in an argument, forever. It's a grand, noble idea, and it's… » 12/22/11 12:00pm 12/22/11 12:00pm

Restored or Original? The Debate Rages On!

Having been to enough car shows featuring Detroit-built entrants with $30,000 paint jobs recreating the exact texture of orange peel that was created on the line back in the day, we've seen our share of restoration absurdity. But when it comes to the only remaining unrestored '57 Jaguar XKSS, what's a wealthy car… » 8/21/07 12:30pm 8/21/07 12:30pm

"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

Engine In: Karmann Ghia 1500 Rebuild Update

It has only taken a smidge over eight months since we dropped it, but this past Sunday I helped buddy Scott nearly-literally shoehorn the beautifully rebuilt 1500cc wind-chilled motivator back into his project Type III. Scott has a much more knowledgeable write up of the day's proceedings over on his impressively… » 3/27/07 4:36pm 3/27/07 4:36pm

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

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