Workhorse Engine of the Day: Volkswagen Air-Cooled

We saw the Small-Block Chevrolet engine in the last WEOTD, which means it's time to take a look at what may be the only engine that can rival the Chevy in terms of longevity and units built: the air-cooled VW. In one form or another, it was manufactured for 70 years; while it had its weaknesses (feel free to list… » 10/15/07 4:30pm 10/15/07 4:30pm

Project Car Hell: VW Bus With 911 Engine or 911 With VW Bus Engine?

The Jalopnik readers have spoken, and it seems that yesterday's Project Car Hell poll resulted in a the Maserati Merak administering quite the beat-down to the TVR 280i. It's probably not fair to stack a British machine up against the one-two coolness/madness punch of a Franco-Italian car, though. And, speaking of… » 8/29/07 5:30pm 8/29/07 5:30pm