David Tracy
David_Tracy
Writer, Jalopnik. 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle, 1985 Jeep J10, 1948 Willys CJ-2A, 1995 Jeep Cherokee, 1992 Jeep Cherokee auto, 1991 Jeep Cherokee 5spd, 1976 Jeep DJ-5D, totaled 2003 Kia Rio
10/14/19
12:06 PM
27

If you pull the plug on Tracy, he’ll continue to run for at least 20 minutes on the starting fluid that has seeped into his body, likely much longer.

10/14/19
11:43 AM
19

Before you criticize me for looking at a new project despite already owning eight Jeeps—many in desperate need of repairs—just hear me out: this Jeep in The Badger State is truly special.

10/14/19
11:43 AM
3

But at least there will be a manual ZJ back on the road, which I think is better than the Jeep just sitting or sucking up tons of cash as it’s being restored. Read more

10/11/19
10:33 PM
2

Wow, this rare beauty was hiding 30 minutes from where I used to live...crazy and small world!  

10/11/19
10:21 PM
15

Props to Savina for saving the car, and congratulations, but I also think the previous owner deserves a shout-out for being willing to sell something that he clearly wasn’t motivated enough to save himself. I suspect a lot of people would have gone the “I know what I have” route and set the price too high, and by the Read more

10/11/19
3:41 PM
30

My wife wouldn’t have said “fine”.  I’m thinking another “f” word...

10/11/19
3:38 PM
13

Warms my heart to see another sad old car saved. It’s in surprisingly good shape for having a barn fall on it. Hats off to the new owner and his wife for going along with it.

10/11/19
3:30 PM
12

This is great - I would’ve been so disappointed if he had bottled and sold it on. This will be a shit-ton of work, but he’s going to have an awesome 911- hell, a family heirloom and a great story - when he’s done. I’d be on this in a heartbeat.

10/11/19
3:24 PM
68

I’m just going to fix the rust that needs to be fixed and start driving it. That’s kinda where I’m at.” Read more

10/2/19
2:15 PM
1

The only reason I still frequent this site is to see if David Tracy is going to drive a vehicle that has no business going down the block for chips, on a monster road trip. Thank you.

10/2/19
8:18 AM
1

Two plants in Kenosha. Main plant on 30th ave. and 52nd st. was where the last engine production happened. There was also a lakefront plant that is now condos, a museum, and a marina. There’s also a site that they used as a rail staging area and the AMC proving grounds test track IIRC in nearby Burlington.

10/2/19
12:21 AM
1

I grew up in K-town and worked on the Pacer line before making my escape in 1977. Coolest thing about Kenosha was all the Ramblers! If you worked at “The Motors”, and when I did it was at their peak of 12,000 employees in a town of 60,000, you got to park at the closer parking lots if you drove an American Motors Read more

10/1/19
11:40 PM
1

As a Kenosha citizen, people often complain about the lack of things on the town (despite a population of roughly 100k) yet they look past the auto,olive history. My grandfather worked for the production plant for 42 years and even watched one of his past cars be built. It’s a cool town with a large American Read more