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Jason Torchinsky
jasontorch
Senior Editor, Jalopnik • Running: 1973 VW Beetle, 2006 Scion xB, 1990 Nissan Pao, 1991 Yugo GV Plus, 2020 Changli EV • Not-so-running: 1977 Dodge Tioga RV (also, buy my book!: https://rb.gy/udnqhh)
Apr 14
5

Looks like you’re right (I was still squinting at the logo, pitty the photo isn’t higher res).

Apr 13
12

It’s got the old Magirus-Deutz logo on the side. There is evidence of them working on VW Transporters but not a whole lot of it seems properly documented. Might need to search more using some German language to get results. Read more

Apr 13
3

An actual 1896 electric car, a Riker Roadster:

Apr 9
15

I worked for one of the big 3 (or maybe big 5) dry van companies in the early-mid 90's. We had a few trailers which were insulated, with vent doors front and rear, which we called “potato trailers’ because these were specially requested for loads of potatoes we used to haul out of Idaho. When it wasn’t harvest season, Read more

Apr 9
18

I saw a truck just this afternoon with that door open on the back. I wondered what it was and theorized the exact answer you found. Flash forward 4 hours and here’s your article. Read more

Apr 9
192

I’ve worked in trucking for over 50 years. All these answers are wrong. They are called “hotdog doors”. Whenever we go to truck stops to do whatever it is we do there, we also buy lots of hotdogs. Sometimes hot, sometimes cold, it all depends on the altitude of your location. We would store said hotdogs in the Read more

Apr 1
1

Loved some of the ideas, although you didn’t do a lot of work on them. Your mind though is full of all sorts of comic routines like this one: “My remaining family still laughs at the insulin gag I pulled on my brother Mendel when he was 14! RIP, Mendel.”  I don’t think my mind could ever come up with this.  

Apr 1
2

I think for this I’d have put in two identical orange squares and labeled one as the one the DOT didn’t want, and the other as the proposed new color. Read more

Apr 1
6

I like the other model Torch proposed here a few weeks ago. I think it was nap based. I could use a nap.

Apr 1
1

Holy fuck, #3 made me spit soda on my screen!

Apr 1
49

10. SAE Announces New Level 6 Of Autonomy, Where The Sentient Car No Longer Gives A Shit About Driving Your Stupid Ass Anywhere Read more

Apr 1
1

7 and 8 made me really happy. They might be even better like this, allowing me to imagine my own content.

Mar 31
23

Oh.....and while we are throwing out requests.....a buddy cop YouTube series featuring you and Sandy Munro.  Thanks in advance.

Mar 31
72

Torch, serious question.....can you PLEEEEEEASE do an article featuring a car designed from all your favorite items like this. Your own The Homer, if you will. The Torch.  Please? PLEEEEEEEAAAAASE????