As we came across the faded yellow ‘97 Porsche Boxster with the red wheels and huge dent, I knew this was going to be a very special episode of Carspotting. Raph not only knew this car, but also the exact spot where it would be parked, which apparently is where the owner has parked the little yellow Boxster for the…
Many people will tell you that if you live in a city you need a small, compact hatchback to get around. A “city car,” they’ll say. This is bullshit, because the actual cars that park and drive around the middle of Manhattan are Oshkosh Medium Tactical Vehicles.
Welcome back to Carspotting! It’s been a while but we’re back with the worst walking tour of New York City, headed by me, a hack who is barely qualified to tell you which subway lines go uptown or downtown. It’s no longer a live series—let us know what you think about this—but we’re still out to find the best cars of…
There’s a McLaren 570GT running around Manhattan with diplomatic license plates. Well, license plate. Its owner appears to be using some of that international attaché clout to avoid affixing a front tag. But decoding the rear plate indicates that the car reps the archipelago of Seychelles.
What comes to mind when you think of Australia? Kangaroos, summer in December and doing the Locomotion, perhaps? For those not in the know, the car scene is probably not something that comes to mind. But after spending a week in Melbourne recently I found out it’s more than just utes and V8s—it’s just mostly utes and…
It’s not hard to find carspotters armed with cameras chasing after Bugattis and Paganis on the streets of London or Monaco when the weather gets warm. But this might be the single wildest street discovery in years. If you recognize this car without having to Google it, I applaud you. This thing is rare.
What makes a car an “old money” car? It’s hard to come up with an exact set of qualifications, but you know one when you see it, as two Londoners explain on tour of the city’s more—ahem—established neighborhoods in a very “new money” Bentley Bentayga.
Welcome back to Found Around Town! We at Jalopnik are always finding cool or weird stuff just sitting around parked on the street. It’s been a hot minute since we had a weekend carspotting series here, so let’s dive back in with gusto.
For a country as big as America—and during my three-week stay in California alone I realized just how big America really is—I couldn’t think of many other cities where there’d be as many exotic cars driving around like there were in Los Angeles. I can’t imagine New York being too supercar friendly. I guess there’s…
In between chasing Paganis through the Tuscan countryside and inhaling tire smoke at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, I spent a couple of weeks in London. It’s a city seeping with history and culture—and some very good cars, if you know where to look.
Rome, Italy is as much of a “car city” as New York- it’s a real pain to park and the roads are rough, but there are a few diehards with sweet rides crammed into back corners of cobblestone streets. Also, every little econobox from Europe looks fresh and exotic if you’re used to American traffic!
I recently got to spend a few days back in Berlin, right by my old neighborhood, and I was surprised at how many American cars I saw there (more than zero) and how many were Chrysler Sebrings (most of them).
In the past week, I wandered off to Los Angeles, mainly to take my girlfriend there for her first time, but also because I dig hanging out on the West Side. I used to live there, and while Austin is where I belong these days, LA’s everyday car scene can’t be beat.
The joy of carspotting—whether it’s in New York or Hong Kong or the rural Deep South—is stumbling onto something that seemingly has no place among the automotive masses, the endless sea of Nissan Rogues and Chevrolet Suburbans. It is a universal delight for car enthusiasts. So what’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever…
I was in the UK last week, visiting the set of Top Gear, a little show about motor-carriages you’ve probably never heard of. During the few down moments we had, mostly when they were hosing off the hosts behind the building, I managed to get out and poke around some of the interesting cars right near the studio. Join…
I just got back from a trip to Hong Kong, where I laid eyes upon some of the most incredible Japanese cars in existence. Here’s what I saw in just 20 minutes one night in Yuen Long.
Today we venture uptown to the Upper West Side, where the old cars stick around as long as the white-haired residents in their co-ops.
Last week we subjected ourselves to the torture of carspotting in Los Angeles to show you how stupid, annoying, hurtful, dumb and perfect cars live here. Here is what we found.
The LA Auto Show this year was filled with pansy cars for the weak: an Alfa Romeo crossover and a 911 race car with the engine in the middle. But for truly real Los Angeles realness, this was the one.
Fuck Los Angeles, the town of “I needed a cheap commuter car that’s good on gas, so I bought a 1986 Toyota MR2.”