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Detroit-Area Jalops: Join Us For The Woodward Dream Cruise Tomorrow Morning

Lots of cars have been cruising metro Detroit’s Woodward Avenue all week, but on Saturday the Woodward Dream Cruise will turn the fabled Michigan M-1 into a genuine traffic jam of classic iron from all around the world. Erin Marquis and I are going to be there, and you should go, too. So let’s meet […]

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Two Years and 180 Cars Later, Michigan Man Forced to Sell 20 Cars A Month Has Eight Days To Clear His Lot

Roughly two years ago, a Michigan township told retired Ford powertrain dyno-cell technician Ron Dauzet that his 218-car automobile collection did not comply with a local ordinance, and so the vehicles had to go. Since then, the now-76-year-old has scrapped or sold approximately 180 cars, but the township is still…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Two Years and 180 Cars Later, Michigan Man Forced to Sell 20 Cars A Month Has Eight Days To Clear His Lot

Roughly two years ago, a Michigan township told retired Ford powertrain dyno-cell technician Ron Dauzet that his 218-car automobile collection did not comply with a local ordinance, and so the vehicles had to go. Since then, the now-76-year-old has scrapped or sold approximately 180 cars, but the township is still…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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A Big-Ass Truck Does Not Make You Tough

Yesterday, I shared some thoughts on the Ford Super Duty F-250 Limited with a few of my closest internet friends. Even though I had praise for the massive truck’s capabilities, I found it—not shockingly—not great for everyday driving and errands. I nevertheless found myself inundated with comments and emails that…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Volkswagen Beetle Has Come to an End. The Original Was a Gateway Drug for Weird Cars

Once again, the legendary and iconic Volkswagen Beetle has gone out of production. I say once again, because, depending on how you qualify things, this will be the third or fourth time this has happened: first it ended in Germany in 1978, then in Brazil in 1986, where it restarted in 1993, and ended again […]

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I Helped a Michigan Man Fix His Late Father’s Highly-Modified Pontiac Fiero and My God Does it Rip

When a reader named Dan emailed me in February asking for help getting his late father’s prized small block Chevy-swapped Pontiac Fiero back up and running, I could tell the vehicle meant a lot to Dan. So gladly, I headed over to his house and got to wrenching. Now, a few months later, Dan gave […]

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This Barn Find 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback Came With the Ashes of Its Former Owner

Back in November of last year, a Georgia man drove to North Carolina to pick up a 1968 Ford Mustang fastback, but when he arrived, he found a surprise. In the passenger seat sat a mason jar filled with the ashes of the pony car’s former owner. The story, originally written last fall by MustangFanClub, […]

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Germans Have a Whole Genre of Jokes About One Particular Kind of Opel

Every country seems to have its particular cars that are the butt of jokes. Here in America, we have jokes about Mustang drivers plowing into crowds, for example. Or jokes about the creepiness of while Econoline vans. But I don’t think any particular car in America has generated such an enthusiastic and specific joke…Read more… […]

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Guy Who Blew $4,000 Lowering His Car Is Demanding His Town Pay Because He Can’t Drive Over Speed Bumps to Get to Work

Have you ever had one of those moments where some embarrassing memory launches into your mind, unbidden and unwanted, and you spend several painful moments reliving your own shame and misery? I’m guessing that such moments may become common in Christopher Fitzgibbon’s future, and I’m guessing the moments he’ll…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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LA’s New Climate Change Plan Will Radically Overhaul the City’s Car Culture

Cars are as wrapped up in Los Angeles’ identity as tacos, the Hollywood sign, and palm trees. But the auto culture could change dramatically in the next few decades. On Monday, the city introduced its version of a Green New Deal and while it won’t quite ban cars, it will alter transit in the city. […]

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Collecting the Bizarre Homemade Cars of Russia’s Soviet Past

For most Soviet citizens, buying a new car was financially impossible. To put things in perspective, Alexander Petrovych (who built one of the cars you’ll see here) made a monthly salary of 140 rubles in the 1970s. At the time, a new Lada cost 6,030 rubles. So, if Alexander really wanted a Lada, he would […]

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An Open Letter of Apology to the Peoples of Earth Regarding My Hair and the Pain It Has Caused

My name is Jason Torchinsky, and I am the person that lives under Jason Torchinsky’s Hair. In many ways, I am the person responsible for that hair, which is why I am humbly and solemnly approaching you today. Recent events have brought attention to the issue of my hair and the pain and suffering it […]

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