David Tracy
David_Tracy
Sr. Technical Editor, Jalopnik. Always interested in hearing from auto engineers—email me. Cars: Willys CJ-2A ('48), Jeep J10 ('85), Jeep Cherokee ('79, '91, '92, '00), Jeep Grand Cherokee 5spd ('94).
1/16/20
1:52 PM
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David Tracy wins this one, hands down. A nicely-restored Willys Wagon is a perfect medium for advertising — enough real estate on the body to get your message seen, but not distract from the iconic look of the Willys. And what better way to advertise a remodeling business than on a remodeled wagon? Read more

1/16/20
12:23 PM
23

For once, each and every recommendation makes perfect sense. I d go so far to say that David jumped right in and stole the show, but maybe thats because his joy to finally recommend a Jeep is almost palpable.

1/16/20
10:35 AM
59

3rd: Let me get this straight, Toyota thinks widespread EV adoption is never really going to happen but flying taxis will?

1/16/20
3:16 AM
2

Yes! Kristen’s sardonic nature is delightfully countered by David’s irrepresible joy at simply being there, and their pairing is one of the most delightful things I’ve ever seen here. This is absolutely a case of the total being far greater than simply the sum of two of my favorite Jalopnik peeps together!

1/15/20
4:18 PM
1

So without scrolling through the various comments, has Brad of the red Aztek seen this article / video? That was absolutely classic.

1/15/20
10:45 AM
1

I would 100% watch this as a recurring series or TV show. Give me 20-30 minutes of this a week ten weeks a year and I am in.

1/15/20
9:12 AM
5

And with a slither of whirling red particles, David Tracy appears out of a small self contained whirlwind. Read more

1/15/20
7:41 AM
1

Charming and interesting article and video Kristin (and David). Appreciate looking at car culture from different viewpoints....this is also a great companion piece to Bradley's car art article. Good job!

1/14/20
5:02 PM
10

Was this shot during a routine someone-from-the-home-office-does-a-life-check-on-David-Tracy visit?

1/14/20
4:29 PM
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David!! Asking the followup questions by calling the Aztek owner! Great job! That was hilarious lololol

1/14/20
1:38 PM
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Kristen, you are a brave person to risk tetanus by being anywhere in the vicinity of David Tracy.

1/14/20
1:23 PM
7

Not familiar with that specific yard, but Detroit boneyards are a thing of joy. Bring a toolbag and a buddy and wile away the hours wrenching on what you need and, occasionally, having a big ol’ wave of nostalgia from finding a brother or sister to something you drove back in the time. Read more

1/13/20
6:41 PM
3

This is a great idea.I’m looking forward to the results

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1/13/20
5:33 PM
2

Ahh, that’s a copy of Heywood’s ‘Internal combustion engine fundamentals’ you’re holding. You’re clearly an engineer of discerning taste. Read more

1/13/20
4:23 PM
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I like the International Edition of your Text Book. So Much cheaper