The acres of flooded cars for sale after a major hurricane can be temptingly cheap, but as the POS Racing team is finding out, there are extremely good reasons why. POS Racing bought a 1992 Honda Prelude that they’d like to race in the 24 Hours of Lemons, and it came with a whole lot of water for free!
We were worried no one would come. It was right after Thanksgiving, at the end of a cold month, and it had already been rescheduled. But I should have learned by now that the Jalops always come through. Thanks to you, our hurricane relief charity car show in Newark on Sunday was an overwhelming success.
Sunday is for the cars, and this coming Sunday in New Jersey, the car time happens for a great cause. This is your reminder that we’re throwing the inaugural Jalopnik Auto Show in Newark this weekend, and you should definitely buy tickets because they go to relief for three areas devastated by hurricanes this summer.
When a disaster hits, most of what you see is the aftermath and relief efforts concentrated in that area. What you usually don’t see is the logistics of cleaning the area out, such as hauling away the flooded, ruined cars from a hurricane so residents can replace them and get back to everyday life.
Now that hurricanes Harvey and Irma have come and gone and most everyone affected can focus on rebuilding and recovering, that could also potentially mean buying a new car to replace the one that got destroyed. Problem is: how do you know if the new car you’re thinking about hasn’t also been hurricane damaged?
Devin lives in Texas and, like a lot of people, was unfortunately in the path of Hurricane Harvey. His house was damaged and all his cars including his Tacoma and 74’ Celica project car were totaled. He needs something with decent gas mileage that can help him rebuild. What car should he buy?
A ton of people in Texas have lost vehicles to Hurricane Harvey, but Chris Burns says he lost his Honda Prelude in a far more malicious way. A week after the car was almost completely buried in sand by the storm, he uncovered an Instagram post where someone bragged about completely crushing it with a truck. (UPDATE:…
To most people, hurricanes are to be avoided at all cost. The thought of intentionally flying an airplane directly into a hurricane is quickly dismissed as a very bad idea. Yet there are small groups of aircrew and scientists who regularly board planes that will not only penetrate the storm but will spend hours…
With insurance claims, relief efforts and attempts to salvage property going on in the Houston area after Hurricane Harvey, it can be easy to forget that more than just humans had to face the storm. But these shelter animals weren’t an afterthought, and got a plane ride out of Texas with the cabin to themselves.
There are estimates that as many as half a million cars were damaged from the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey along the Texas Gulf Coast, and many people are wondering what happens to those cars now. While some believe that they will be dragged off directly to junkyards or maybe even crushed, the process of…
Fast acting Houston-area BMW enthusiast Cody W. Crochet was able to save all his cars from the floods brought by Hurricane Harvey using landscaping bricks to raise his garaged red E36 M3 up out of rising waters. Here’s how he carefully lowered that car back down—brick by brick, corner by corner.
Hundreds of thousands of cars along the Texas Gulf Coast could be totaled after Hurricane Harvey dumped trillions of gallons of rain on the region. If your car got caught out in the flood—or any flood—you may think it needs to be replaced immediately. If you’re lucky, there are things you can do to save it.
When everything else is completely upside-down, you’ve got to find joy wherever you can. Normally, boats pull water skiers along, but in the unprecedented flooding that followed Hurricane Harvey, a lifted truck will do.
“Light water damage” reads the headline just above a picture of a Kia Sedona (labeled “Sorento”) up to its headlights in flood water. In what is among the saddest Craigslist ads I’ve ever laid eyes upon, the owner is apparently selling the car straight from the flooded streets of Houston.
It’s not uncommon for gas supply to go down and prices to go up following a major natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey’s devastating impact in Texas, which crippled the region’s oil refineries and cut a large portion of the U.S. short-term oil supply with it. But the U.S. plans for situations like these, so there’s…
A week after Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Gulf coast, crippling America’s fourth largest city and killing dozens, the country is still feeling its effects. One thing that has been particularly hard is the country’s gas supply. In the last few days, shortages across Texas has caused gas prices to rise and there…