Here's Why GM Must Call Its New Sport Compact The "Vega"

By all accounts, GM is really thinking about building a rear-wheel-drive sport compact car. That car will slot in below the Camaro in Chevy's lineup, giving the brand an entry-level coupe to pit against the Toyobaru on fan forums. Good news, right? But what to name the thing? » 5/13/13 10:02am 5/13/13 10:02am

For $16,500, Vita-Meata-Vegamino

The failure of Chevy's Vega was possibly not just due to its reputation for horrific durability, but also - with only two-door sedan, hatchback coupe, and wagon offerings - for its dearth of body style choice. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Vegamino, with it's mid-mounted V8 fixes that problem, but is its price still … » 9/15/11 8:00am 9/15/11 8:00am

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" beating… » 3/28/08 1:00pm 3/28/08 1:00pm

March Madness Begins, First Round Of Voting

Yesterday, we gave you the brackets. Today, the voting begins and Jalopnik-style March Madness ensues. If you haven't finalized your own bracket for the office pool just yet, hurry up! The field of 32 cars from the original 1974 film Gone In 60 Seconds is about to get narrowed down by your votes. At the end this round, … » 3/27/08 1:00pm 3/27/08 1:00pm

Commenter of the Day: Vega Venison Edition

Y'all hunt? Not me, but my brother does. He's a dog man. Likes to shoot at ducks and pheasants. Hates deer hunting. Hates it. Who wants to spend the whole day sitting in a tree stand, waiting for your elusive quarry to meander into rifle-range? Of course, this is all rendered hassle-free if you a.) are a rally racer… » 1/31/08 5:30pm 1/31/08 5:30pm

Heads Up! Mid-Engined Vegamino Alert!

Putting a truck bed on a Chevrolet Vega has been done many times, so spotting a Vegamino for sale is something of a ho-hum event. However, when we see a Vegamino with a Chevy 350 mounted just behind the cab (thanks to Corvair components and a "Saginol" 4-speed transmission), it gets our attention. Thanks to Junkman » 11/23/07 10:30am 11/23/07 10:30am