What Was This Tow Truck Thinking At Mosport, Eh? [Updated]

It’s hard to tell whether this was a tow truck that went out before a yellow flag could be thrown, or a marshal team that wasn’t on the ball with flags, but for some reason, there was a tow truck just off the racing line on lap two of this weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge race [that appeared to be moving] under green » 5/18/15 9:35am 5/18/15 9:35am

Tow Truck Gets Shanghai'd By Angry Driver

This may or may not be a staged video, but it's still funny to us. A Shanghai lady was not about to let some orange-clad tow truck driver take off with her beloved Chevy SUV so she hopped in and drove away — with the tow truck in tow. The best part is watching the truck driver realize he's gone from the tow-er to the… » 12/10/08 12:00pm 12/10/08 12:00pm

Saudi Arabia Needs A Lesson In Vehicle Towing

We tried hard to think of a situation where we would be in Saudi Arabia with a broken down car in need of a tow. After watching this shaky "Blair Witch Project" style video from Riyadh, we're glad it's not an occasion we're likely to see. If you somehow find yourself needing a tow from a Saudi local, you might be… » 4/25/08 6:40pm 4/25/08 6:40pm

March Madness Narrowed To Sweet 16, Round 2 Of Voting Today

Well here we are, Round 2 of Jalopnik-style madness. After the first round of voting, we've eliminated half of the 32-car field. And there sure were some upsets; Parnelli Jones' Big Oly Bronco losing to some white Italian car being perhaps the most shocking. We even had a last minute buzzer-beater, with "Billy"… » 3/28/08 1:00pm 3/28/08 1:00pm

Maybe A Sincere Note Will Dissuade The Tow Truck Guy!


One of the fun things about the junkyard is that you often find items in cars that tell an interesting, though often sad, story. As I've mentioned before, I love cool found objects from cars, and one of my very favorite junkyard finds is a heartfelt, pleading note left on a car by an owner desperate to avoid the… » 3/12/08 4:00pm 3/12/08 4:00pm