It’s once more time to bless your timeline with a Retro Car Bot, a bot that tweets out retro cars and information about them. That’s it. It’s so great.
Last week as David Tracy and I were questing across America in his ‘86 Grand Wagoneer, we met a Jalopnik reader in Colorado with a beautiful old Ford Falcon running steel-and-wood roof racks that were so elegant and artsy looking I was sure they must have been custom made. But, nope, here they are for all of us.
We remember the Figaro probably best today, but the Nissan Be-1 was the first of Nissan’s Pike Cars, a handful of limited-production retro vehicles of the Bubble Era. It was adorable, down even to the names of its available colors.
The OG Land Rover, and I mean the first one which had been missing for decades, has apparently been found. Land Rover’s restoration specialists say it was hanging out in a garden down the road from the company’s Solihull, U.K. headquarters after a long life of sitting in other piles of dirt. This year, the trucklet’s…
YouTube videos of 1,000 horsepower cars and memes from Fast & Furious movies have clouded our memory of how the last Toyota Supra became the icon that it is. Here’s what the car was like before all of that mythologizing, before it became one of the Holy Grails of tuning.
Somebody finally figured out how to set the clock on a VHS player and holy crap, turns out that thing was actually a time machine all along! Also, if summer camp games plus motorcycles sounds appealing, you’re suddenly in luck.
Last week a ratty old Mustang was dragged out of a Mexican junkyard that may in fact be the car from Steve McQueen’s Bullitt. Experts now seem pretty certain it’s the real deal. Given McQueens’s god-like status among car guys and the movie’s 50th anniversary coming up, who wants to play Price Is Right?
The original Toyota Land Cruiser you know as a rugged adventure icon is called the FJ40, or “Shorty Forty” because of its relatively short wheelbase. Since then there have been many Cruiser variants over the years, but the 40’s big brother the FJ45 is one of the coolest and least-appreciated. This restored and…
I never liked the Ferrari 550 very much when I was growing up. I should have. It was a powerful, stylish, front-engined not-quite-supercar with a gated manual transmission, a V12 and, unbeknownst to me at the time, one of the most pointless and luxurious options a sports car can have.
Building a project car with limited money and skills forces you to find creative solutions to basic problems. But sometimes finding the dumbest “solutions” end up making me feel like a goddamn genius.
It’s time for the early ‘80s Toyota Corona 1800 GT-TR with a spritely 160 horsepower from its 1.8 liter hemi-head twin cam turbo four. Yes. Now is the time.
In an era that seems dominated by cynicism and corporate greed, the story of some Nissan engineers spending nights and weekends to restore a piece of automotive history “just because” is enough to lift anyone’s spirits. Behold: the 1987 Nissan Patrol Fanta Limon Paris-Dakar rally car, returned to its former racing…
Watch them fly, hear them sing.
Tim Mings, possibly the only full-time Honda N and Z600-mechanic left on Earth, spent a good chunk of this year restoring the very first Honda in America after realizing Serial Number 1000001 was sitting on his lot. Now we finally get to see the finished product.
“The Race of Gentlemen” is like cosplay for reliving the early days of motor racing– primitive engines powering tin can cars and clattery motorcycles, on the beach, driven full-noise by greasy mustached caricatures having the time of their lives.
John Bothwell builds brand-new Bugattis to 1927 specifications, right down to the leather engine parts, so you know he’s got style. He also drove one across the U.S., the long way, so you know he’s insane. But after watching his brainchild Bug’ roll around SoCal I’m starting to think he’s on to something.
If you’re not familiar with the off-road vehicles Australians consider “iconic,” here’s your chance to see how well four of the all-time greatest hold up against the outback. And if you do know these trucks, you know they’ll be fun to watch.
Some say the BMW M3 of the 1990s was a bit of a crap can, impure and unworthy of the “///M” badge. I happen to think it’s a handsome looking car but any way you slice it, there’s no denying the European spec version was superior. This video breaks down how.
The 1970's were a simpler time, friends. And cars just didn’t get put together to the exacting standards we (for the most part) see today. Check out what’s really under the skin of this “rust-free” barn find classic.
The Ferret Scout Car is an armored and turreted war machine designed in the 1940s. More than 4,000 copies in some 60 variants are said to have been made, and few of them are even still in military service. But only one has a Chevy V8, long-travel shocks and a freaking winch cannon. Oh, and a racing champion at the…