David_Tracy
David Tracy
David_Tracy
Sr. Tech Editor, Jalopnik. Always interested in hearing from engineers—email me. Cars: Jeep J10 ('85), Jeep Cherokee ('79, '91, '92, '00), Jeep Grand Cherokee 5spd ('94), Chrysler Voyager Diesel ('94)
Jan 18
1

This is awesome and brave, but also a weird kind of privileged. Its a privilege that kids today don’t have—the ability to write stupid stuff on the Internet and not suffer consequences. One of the tragedies of online life today is that your tweet about a woman’s motorcycle IS sexist, but its the type of stupid thing a Read more

Jan 15
3

This is pure gold David!  Was laughing from start to finish.  Thanks so much for being shameless and allowing us to have a laugh at your expense.  Good show old boy!

Jan 15
4

This is uniquely incredible. Big props for putting it out there, I laughed pretty hard a few times. Read more

Jan 15
4

Don’t worry about it man, it’s just a thing that happens. It’s a normal thing for a dude’s head to do. There is a very wide range of totally normal ways for a human body to look.

Jan 15
6

You said you got a Jeep. What does your speedometer go up to? My friend had a Jeep and his speedo went to 120.  Is yours that fast?

Jan 15
45

I just can’t respect a car enthusiast who didn’t buy their first car until they were 19. Any true gearhead has a vehicle by the time the are old enough to drive. Read more

Jan 15
7

David, you are certainly a man of the people for airing all of this dirty laundry for us all to read. As someone whose hair started falling out at 19 and wired a push button start into his 1993 Geo Prizm using crimp connectors and hot glue, we all gotta start somewhere. Respect.

Jan 15
6

So that’s at least two engines you’ve hydro-locked? That’s OK, nobody’s counting. They’ve said Mick Schumacher is a slow learner too (and Very Fast once he “get’s it”...) Read more

Jan 15
8

I always thought David was close to my age, but now I know that we’re pretty much the same age! I’m also 29 (30 in two weeks) and my hairline is starting to recede. Please don’t look at the Facebook “notes” I wrote 12 years ago. It’s poetry, and it’s...bad.

Jan 15
4

This is gold. Good on you for sharing this, David!

Jan 15
11

Maybe someday you’ll have a house with a disused swimming pool, and a crane... just back up the tanker truck and fill it with a few feet of PB Blaster and every time you get a new project car, dip it about halfway to the door handles.* Read more

Jan 12
5

From what I have experienced, color anodizing is most commonly type II, sulfuric acid anodizing. Soft anodize. You can scratch through this coating with a nail clipper file. This type of anodize is what we might see on a window screen frame. Is it Type III, the hardcoat anodize that is the one that is credited with Read more

Jan 12
31

Boomer checking in. I thought the commercial was kinda funny and not the least bit offensive. It would have been a bit better if that big old V12 roasted the tires on exit, though. Read more