Andrew P. Collins
andrewpcollins
Reviews Editor, Jalopnik | 1975 International Scout, 1984 Nissan 300ZX, 1991 Suzuki GSXR, 1998 Mitsubishi Montero, 2005 Acura TL
4/1/20
9:58 AM
11

Just so you know...it *IS* possible to find LED lights, for a pre-1980 vehicle, with a properly designed lens to aim/focus them properly, without them looking as tragic as the ones on that poor Land Rover do:

3/31/20
9:26 PM
32

Too much power and stupid headlights, but other than that a perfectly executed retromod. Just perfect. So many of them try to make behave like a new car with old looks, lush interior and wheels that clash with the design. This seems to at least attempt to keep the spirit and feel of the original product. Read more

3/31/20
3:16 PM
1

I wish I had a photo, but one of my customers has a unit similar to the Smittybuilt in his Defender 110. I have yet to figure out why the pictured vehicle in his appears to be a Pontiac Fiero. 

3/31/20
3:00 PM
14

In high school we always just hung something from the rear-view mirror that would give us direct information about pitch and roll, which also served as a g-sensor. Too far over in one direction or another meant “hang on to the oh-shit handles!”

3/31/20
2:49 PM
4

I’m inclined to agree with you on inclinometers, Andrew. Here is the kind (iirc) that we had in our Army LMTVs:

3/30/20
7:23 PM
5

Skip the takeout, that’s just one more chance of spread...pack a lunch.

3/30/20
6:30 PM
3

What? Socially isolating means going somewhere on a whim, to eat lunch and get gas? Exposing all kinds of unsuspecting people to your viruses and germs? Take a seat, sir. You’re dizzy, and obviously should be chained to your sofa.

3/30/20
5:47 PM
6

Just here to post my Suzuki GS that I picked up for $1,400 last year. Reliable, super easy to work on, and lots of parts available if you’re into such things. (headlight brackets have been flipped since this was taken)

3/30/20
3:19 PM
1

Hey. How old was your Dad when he got his motorcycle endorsement? Does he still ride, and how does he feel about it? I got my license at 39 and felt like I left it a little late. I am still riding 11 years later, and really love it, but I wonder how other older people feel about riding.

3/27/20
7:37 PM
97

No, Trump bloviates, grandstands, and personally attacks people who call him on his bullshit, and the gets criticized for bloviating, grandstanding, and personally attacking people who disagree with him. The trash comes from his supporters and hanger-ons who would be mental if any one else did the exact same thing. 

3/27/20
3:33 PM
4

years ago, my friends dad set out to rebuild the engine of his families oldsmobile. he had never done this before. Read more

3/27/20
12:09 PM
1

watch a buncha videos on youtube before you do it. I drive Volvos, i did my first one in under 2 hours. I think i spent more time studying it, than actually doing it, but it helped my confidence, and i got it right the first time.

3/27/20
11:19 AM
3

There are a multitude of YouTubers offering videos on how to do almost everything with cars. Consequently, our cars are looking really sharp after I followed these to detail them. I’ve seen videos on replacing the batteries in a Toyota Prius, head gaskets, exhaust systems, etc.

3/26/20
3:37 PM
8

Ha! That’s a funny comment. The Land Rover staff all had light grey shirts, and the two test pilots you see running down the hill with them in that shot (Henry and, I think, Matt Prior) just happened to be wearing similarly colored shirts that day. The guy in the dark blue is Charlie Mayhew from Tusk.

3/26/20
3:22 PM
4

Andrew, can you answer a question I had? In the scene where everyone was running down the dune, why are so many people dressed in the exact same outfit? Was there a uniform or something or do automotive journalists all subscribe to similar styles (Jalopnik is so special, I’d expect you to not adhere)??

3/26/20
11:16 AM
4

DAMD’s been doing this for a long, long time, offering styling changes to tiny Japanese vehicles. VW Type 2 kits for Subaru Sambars, Dodge A100 kits for Honda Actys, Renault 4 kits for Suzuki Lapins, etc.

3/26/20
11:08 AM
6

I don’t see those as angry eyes. I see them as the face of a petulant thirteen year old about ready to cry because they didn’t get what they wanted. Or your average Wrangler owner who secretly wanted a Defender. Read more