Trio of Hillman Imps define project car hell

It's a strange phenomenon, but it seems old rare cars are always able to attract more of their kind whether the owner is conscious of it or not. Sometimes it takes a few years, but usually similar old rusty project cars have a way of attracting others of their breed. Somehow this trio of Hillman Imps, currently listed… » 12/18/11 5:00pm 12/18/11 5:00pm

Chrysler Europe - Simca and Rootes, including Hillman, Singer, and…

Where would we be without the Chrysler experts at Allpar? We'd never have found the Chrysler A57 Multibank or IV2220 Hemi V16, for starters. Today we'll mainline the pure, un-stepped-on Allpar, with this history of Chrysler Europe. —Ed » 5/08/10 3:00pm 5/08/10 3:00pm

1962 Sunbeam Alpine

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Finally, 563 cars into this series, a Rootes Group car on the Alameda street! » 4/18/10 9:00am 4/18/10 9:00am

Any Car Will Get You To The Party, So You Might As Well Get a Talbot…

With ancestry stretching back to Chrysler Europe via Simca, the crypto-Peugeot 104-based Samba- the final vehicle to wear Talbot badges- may well be one of the most terrible European vehicles made during the 1980s. » 4/11/10 1:00pm 4/11/10 1:00pm

Rootes Group Stomps British Leyland In Dyno Challenge: 66 Horses At The…

You hear a lot of guys bragging about their cars' mighty power output, claiming 500 horses at the wheels and so on, but how many actually roll up to a real-world dynamometer test? Armand did! » 2/28/10 12:00pm 2/28/10 12:00pm

1962 Hillman Minx Down On The East Bay Street

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Digging into my vast backlog of DOTSBE cars for more interesting Brits. Howzabout a Minx? » 11/15/09 6:00pm 11/15/09 6:00pm

All 700+ Historischer Autofriedhof Gürbetal Cars To Be Sold!

Remember the Swiss neutron star of potential Hell Projects, Historischer Autofriedhof Gürbetal? All 700+ vehicles will be auctioned off next month! » 8/09/09 12:00pm 8/09/09 12:00pm

British Postwar Car Ads

Not long ago, one of the 24 Hours Of LeMons perpetrators gave me a big box of Autocar magazines from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Talk about your great British print car ads! » 8/08/09 4:00pm 8/08/09 4:00pm

Jalopnik's 16 Favorite British Leyland and Rootes Group TV Commercials

Some of you observant types might notice that British Leyland and the Rootes Group were totally separate corporations, but we like to fill up tables think their ads go together quite well! » 7/19/09 12:00pm 7/19/09 12:00pm

Fill Your Neighborhood With Affordable Rootes Group Machinery!

What do you call a collection of rusty Singers, Hillmans, Simcas, and Sunbeams, assembled as part of an "outdoor museum" in Waukesha, and all for sale cheap? Wisconsin Death Trip? » 5/31/09 3:00pm 5/31/09 3:00pm

If We Can Put A Man On The Moon, A Mazda Rotary Can Be Installed In A…

Say you've got a beater Mazda RX-7 with a good engine on one side of the garage and a clean Matra Murena with a miserable Simca engine on the other side. What do you do? » 2/21/09 12:00pm 2/21/09 12:00pm

PCH, Rootes Group Challenges The Prancing Horse: Sunbeam Venezia or…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! You want an exotic European Hell Project, do you? Well, who doesn't?
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PCH, Caning From The Stern English Headmistress: Aston Martin DBS or…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! We went for a Lambo-on-Lambo matchup last time, with the Espada taking the win over the Murcielago, and that means we need to give equal billing to Italy's rival PCH Superpower, Great… » 12/09/08 5:15pm 12/09/08 5:15pm

PCH, What The Hell IS That Thing Edition: Humber Sceptre or Simca…

Welcome to Project Car Hell » 11/25/08 5:20pm 11/25/08 5:20pm, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! We had as close to a tie as you're going to see in the Hell Garage, last time around, with in the poll. Now it's time to return to some mano-a-mano PCH Superpower action, and not only that-…