Jul 9
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There’s not a many cars that have been named for specific dog breeds, but I think this Bedford Beagle here feels pretty beagle-like. Dog breeds should be used more for car names! Even more generic names like “hound” would be good for maybe a work-focused SUV, or maybe ahepard?. “Whippet” for a Lotus-like sports car.

Jul 8
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An old rite of passage in mid-century Holland was to place a young boy, about 12 years old, behind a running car and have him breathe the exhaust in deeply, over and over, until he finally passed out. If he lasted a set amount of time (this varied region to region) he would then become an official “Man of the City”

Jul 7
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It’s not all that often that you can look at a car and get a taste in your mouth almost immediately, but this MG Magnette is absolutely, unquestionably the same flavor as grape soda. Or a grape Tootsie Pop. That purple flavor we call “grape” even though it’s really purple flavor. Lick your screen to see for yourself!

Jul 6
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Welcome to a whole new week! It’s useful to contemplate the idea of actions and consequences before embarking on your new week of daily—perhaps hourly—triumphs, so please consider the fate of this 1975 Sunbeam being driven through ocean water. Did it rust away before the morning’s shoot was done, or did it hold on

Jul 3
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There’s no Morning Shift today, most of the Jalopnik staff has the day off for the holiday weekend. You’ll still have a few fresh blogs to read though, and I’ll re-run some classic goodies on the homepage. Meanwhile, isn’t this a great picture? The Skyline Spec Nür was basically the R34’s best and last variant.

Jul 2
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Man, just once I’d love to be at the right place at the right time to see a Land Rover Forward Control truck egg hatch from its underground nest and see that newborn Landie come clambering out of the ground, all confused and eager. I’ll even have a pan of gas ready for it!

Jul 1
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It’s not widely known, but early Ford Tanus 17Ms used a lot of anti-caninium alloys in their hood, which could sometimes cause tiny dogs to float, unsettlingly, over the car’s hood and fenders.

Jun 30
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There! Do you see it now? Do you see how I’m right? That cloud looks way more like the concept of “disillusionment” than your cloud looks like the concept of “trepidation.” So pay up.

Jun 29
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Before SUVs took over everything, people just did SUV-ad shit with their cars. This ad for a Mercury Montego, a heavy RWD car on street tires and without great traction, was being advertised driving into a damn lake or bay or whatever here, and everyone was just fine. JUST FINE.

Jun 26
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Remember how you were asking me to explain to you the fundamental concept behind convertibles but I was working and didn’t have time and was perhaps a little short with you? I’m sorry about that. To make it up, here’s a handy diagram from Abarth that should explain it all, in detail. Hug?

Jun 25
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It’s kind of amazing how popular this type of VW Type 2-ish truck design was in the 1960s and 1970s, and how it’s hardly seen today, at least in the US. It’s such a good design! This Fiat 238 is a lot like the VW one, down to the under-bed locker and three fold-down sides. Here you sit on the engine, though, which

Jun 23
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“Ma’am? Ma’am? Can you please put that down? We’d like our coffee table back now, please. And our stuff. We’re okay with the towels, but you have to return the furniture. It’s hard to run a bed and breakfast out here, so, please, if you could...ma’am?”

Jun 22
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Look how proud this asshole is. “That one, lone box? Yeah, I lifted it two and a half feet to shove it into this car. That was me! Guilty as charged! Maybe in a bit I’ll do the same magic on this other one. Maybe!” I hope you feel as good this week about your accomplishments as this yutz feels about lifting that one

Jun 18
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Okay, here’s that guide to how open your Renault 4CV sunroof should be in various situations you wanted. To recap, windmills:closed, traffic: half-open, rural areas: NO SUNROOF, shipyards: half, and mountain ranges: full. Please commit this to memory so we can avoid any unfortunate incidents.

Jun 17
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I know it’s not often discussed, but in the wild there were a number of recorded cases of Mini Clubmen hunting and eating others of their own kind, almost always in times of resource scarcity, but it did happen. Pictures of such a hunt are rare, but this one of wild Clubmen in the forest is the most famous. This

Jun 16
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If the phrase “class warfare” meant something else, this woman would be a general.

Jun 15
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Hey! Welcome to a whole new week! Let’s start this one with a little mystery: what’s going on with the Peugeot logo? Why does the “P” look like a huge, lowercase “q?” Why is it backwards?

Jun 12
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It’s Friday! The world is still pretty messed up! But look who’s here in her Glas 1304 S convertible: that classy lady in the corflower pantsuit. Get in! She knows what to do. 

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