Just what in the hell is a sleeper? It’s the unassuming grocery-getter that can blow the doors off your V8 midlife-crisis-on-wheels. It’s also the type of car I asked my readers to find last week, and from the suggestions, I’ve selected the ten best vehicles that can discretely burn rubber without burning a hole in…
There you are, out for a nice afternoon ride when you pass a little white scooter. You make the pass and get along your way, and he’s out of your mind. That is, until he wheelies past you like a unicorn galloping in a fit of glory.
The other night I did something I do a lot. I met up with a guy I’ve only met briefly in the past to go out in his car and...wait that could be misleading. Let me start over. The other night I shot some photos of a bonkers ‘01 S4, and it turns out I first met this car about 4 years ago.
I have no shortage of love for the noble Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight. A 1988 version was the first car I got to drive around a parking lot when I was a kid. They’re big. They’re classy. And here’s one with a 455 cubic inch Oldsmobile big block holding its own around an oval next to a race-winning stock car.
Remember when the Golf used to be called the Rabbit? Well, meet the Killer VW Rabbit of Caerbannog: twin-turbo, all-wheel-drive, 740hp, rip-your-head-clean-off insanity in the body of a 6th gen Golf. Run away! Run away! Somebody fetch me the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch!
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Chevy pickup is the epitome of a sleeper, looking stealthily innocuous on the outside, while hiding a big block secret underneath. Together, it looks totally awesome, but will its price cause you to hit the snooze button?
By packing 38 tire-blistering horsepower into a cut-down, ultra lightweight 2 wheeler with a straight-cut, 4-speed transmission, the German mental patients at Scooter and Service may have just built the world's most perfect vintage Vespa.
Introduced in late 1975 as the US member of GM’s global T-platform, the Chevy Chevette was for a time the lightest production car built in America. Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Chevette is somewhat more hefty owing to its Buick mill, but will that addition ensure its price fits to a T?
I know what you're thinking, two Nice Price or Crack Pipe Cavaliers in two weeks, what's wrong with you? Well, this week's car packs a punch, and there's nothing wrong with that. The question is, does its price put a turd in the punchbowl?
This is a brave man. Despite the fact that the engine on his circa 1980 Ford Fairmont sounds like a sewing machine and is clearly about to explode, he takes it to the drag strip and sprays nitrous through the whole run.
Although straight line performance was certainly not among the strong points of the third generation Toyota Corolla, you wouldn't know it to watch this white four door scream down the drag strip in less than twelve seconds.
At the mention of modifications to new pickup trucks a flurry of lift kits, overly bright headlights and unnecessarily loud exhausts immediately come to mind. The owner of this Chevrolet Silverado decided to skip all of these and came up with a significantly less conventional and more interesting way to modify their…
Sleepers come in many forms, from well disguised muscle cars to monsters in economy car clothing. After witnessing the insanity of the 728 horsepower Camry we started thinking about the variety of different options when it comes to creating a sleeper. This weekend we want to know about your ideal vision of a seriously…
Last year, sales of BMW's midsize sedan hit 5.5 million. The outgoing 5er, known as the E60, represented the car's fifth generation. I have at least five personal stories to tell about the 5-series. Coincidence? I think not!
Back in the ‘70s, Mazda's tepid little family car took liberties with the appellation "Great." But today Nice Price or Crack Pipe has a GLC that should be PDQ, and it asks orange you glad I didn't say banana?
It's time again to test your automotive intellectual fortitude by figuring out what car this engine bay's from before you click through. Sure, you'll say you got it right in the comments, but only you'll know the truth.
From the Getaway In Stockholm series comes a Volvo Amazon that gets the Jalopnik Stamp-O-Approval applied with such force that we've dented the hood. It has 500 horsepower (though the video provides maddeningly little information about the engine). It has S80 brakes. It handles like a "snake on a hot summer day."…
Today's question comes to us courtesy of master commenter JayP71. And that's all he had to say. We know there are better answers out there, but we'll play it safe and go with an old favorite. A few years back, the neighbors across the street had their house on the market. I was upstairs when I heard a burble. I…
J-Lop all star Bumblebee proposed this one, apparently after getting spanked by a hopped-up CJ-7. Bumblebee isn't alone, as we got spanked by a sleeper recently. Pulling up a red light we notice a Caddy CTS in the next lane. It had but one tailpipe, meaning the car was not the awesome CTS-V. The guy starts gasing the…