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Blip: The Other Singer

I just realized that the vast majority of posts on Jalopnik tagged with “Singer” are about the builder of lovely restomod Porsche 911s I’ll never be able to buy. But before that, Singer was a British carmaker that’d been in business since 1875, and was later part of the Rootes Group, where they built what […]

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Blip: Picnic At The Pit

Man, this brings back some memories. Memories of being taken to the Great Perfectly Round Pit Of Blackest Ichor in the back of my Church Of The Blackest Ichor youth group leader’s Fiat 1800 wagon, being fed from a dense hockey-puck-like cake set on a large slice of prosciutto, and being left there to fend […]

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Blip: Ivy League

I’ve always liked the generally-unliked Volkswagen Type IV. It was, arguably, the first real modernization of the VW air-cooled formula, with all kinds of up-to-date (maybe finally up-to-date) techniques like unibody construction, MacPherson strut suspension, fuel injection, all that. This one here was VW’s first real…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Blip: A Magical Time

If you hear any Olds going on and on about the 1960s, one thing they usually forget to mention while they’re distracted going on and on about the Beatles is that it was effectively the last era when Volvo and Ferrari were selling cars you could mistake for one another at a small distance. Read […]

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Blip: How Small is That Small Soviet?

If you were one of the Soviets a bit more equal than others, you may have been able to get yourself a Volga instead of a Zaporozets or something a bit less equal. It was a very degenerate, American-looking thing, appealing with its two-tones and star jewelry. One question, though—just how little is that driver? […]

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Blip: How Small is That Small Soviet?

If you were one of the Soviets a bit more equal than others, you may have been able to get yourself a Volga instead of a Zaporozets or something a bit less equal. It was a very degenerate, American-looking thing, appealing with its two-tones and star jewelry. One question, though—just how little is that driver? […]

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Blip: The Hatless Kadett

The Opel Kadett was a pretty basic car in most of its forms, really. Nothing all that strange or unorthodox, so when they did have a bit of fun, it’s worth pointing out. Like this open-air Kadett variant that looks pretty fun, really—it’s sort of Targa-style, just, you know, less fun and money than the […]

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Blip: Holy Crap It’s 2021

Huh. I guess all this “progression of time” talk wasn’t just some goofy marketing gimmick to sell calendars with kittens or half-dressed CPAs on it. It’s 2021, the most currently annual year, ever! In it’s honor, here’s a car from 100 years ago, a 1921 Bour Davis, of the Louisiana Motor Car Company in Shreveport. […]

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Blip: RIP Pierre Cardin

Fashion legend and a person very interested in making the people of the future actually dress like future-people, Pierre Cardin, died today, so it seems like we should show his best-known automotive contribution: the 1972 Cardin Edition AMC Javelin. It’s got one of the best interiors of any ’70s car, period.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Blip: RIP Pierre Cardin

Fashion legend and a person very interested in making the people of the future actually dress like future-people, Pierre Cardin, died today, so it seems like we should show his best-known automotive contribution: the 1972 Cardin Edition AMC Javelin. It’s got one of the best interiors of any ’70s car, period.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Blip: When Your Car Is More Real Than You

I like this ’80s-era Peugeot 205 convertible ad because it’s fun to imagine whatever budget the photographer was given went right up their nose, leaving the money set aside for a real California-style beachy shoot all gone, so they were forced to make do with a couple of bags of playground sand, a blown-up sky/palm…Read […]

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Blip: The Other Land Cruiser

Did you know Studebaker made a Land Cruiser about four years before Toyota did? It’s true, and that’s it up there. It’s about as far from Toyota’s version as I can imagine, but I think it would be fun to bring one to some exclusive Land Cruisers-only show and demand to be let in. I […]

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Blip: Ocean Dalmatians

Ever heard of the Earthtone Republic? It’s a country that, due to geological anomolies, only contained earthtone colors. The ER had one small stretch of coastline, and from there they could extract Ocean Dalmatians, which they would use to extract pure black and white pigments that they would use to slightly enhance…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Blip: Typical

You gotta admit, there’s something pretty magical about a company that makes work vehicles and has this amazing set of options as their “typical” paint schemes.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Blip: Strange Mating Habits With Peugeots

In the French-speaking Trans-Balsamic country of Chienmaison adolescent social traditions are very rigid and controlled. The primary dating tradition is known as the “voiture-L,” where two cars (preferably Peugeots) park perpendicularly, forming a 90 degree angle, and the two interested teens exit the cars and scream…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Blip: The Nose Option

There’s very few times in automotive history where you could basically specify a hood/nose as an option for a vehicle, but these old MAN trucks seem to be one of those rare times. What a glorious world it would be if you could go into any dealership and ask for, say, an Altima, with the […]

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