Never let anyone else drive your car.
I have a deep-seated mistrust of valet services. I don’t trust strangers to take my car to a place where I can’t see them park it. I don’t trust strangers who don’t give a shit about my car. I don’t trust strangers in a hurry with my car. I don’t trust strangers in my car.
It was just a matter of time and here it is: the first valet to get busted doing bad things to a nice Corvette, all caught on tape by the C7's dash cam and data logger.
Everybody knows, I mean really knows, not to give your precious baby over to a valet.
Valet parking. The name itself just oozes class, sophistication, and convenience. And the best part is that for a nominal fee, you get to forget about the hassles of searching for a parking spot yourself.
We just received this photo of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, apparently driven by a valet, that managed to vault itself over a Mini and into a Maserati GranTurismo and a vintage Porsche 356 just minutes ago. No one was hurt, but there could be damage to $400,000 worth of cars depending on the specifics of the Porsche.
Times are tough when even Valet Girls, a scantily-clad, all-female valet service out of Malibu, California is making layoffs. This story is practically made for misogynistic jokes, but we'll refrain.
Continuing our Monday morning Ferrari smash-up meme, check out this Ferrari 575M spotted in L.A. looking like it was taken for a Ferris Bueller-style valet joyride. Unlike the mileage run-up in the movie, this 575M seems to have come back in a noticeably more Cameron Frye-like state of wellness. We'd hoped that Audi A8
It's the worst case scenario. Anyone that's ever left their car with a valet has had this flash in their mind right as the grinning attendant takes the keys and assures that he'll "take care of it." It's the oddly specific fear that the valet is going to take your car on the road, drive it far too hard, and smash it…
[This guide was put together by valet parking expert/Jalopnik commentator M0L0TOV for your edification - ed. note] Once again, the holidays are upon us, parties, shopping, and other social events loom overhead. Some of us that are impatient or don't have the time will see the signs for "valet" and cough up the money…
A valet at Pensacola's Baptist Hospital probably didn't get a tip when he brought amputee Harold Towne's car through the emergency room's plate glass windows and on top of Mr. Towne's wheelchair. He was, however, given a citation for careless driving. In defense of the valet, he apparently was confused by the car's…