Mayhem, Machismo and Mopars: Why Duel is The Greatest Car Movie Of All Time

A while back, I met the Jalopnik crew out for drinks. I approached Justin Westbrook—president of the Jalopnik Movie Club—and asked him why he hadn’t written about what I called (and what the world should know as) “the greatest car movie of all time.” He asked me what movie I was referring to. “Duel, of course,” I…

From Tuskegee Airman to Racing Godfather, Jim Barbour Is the Living Legend You Don’t Know About

Ninety-two year old James Barbour III is tough in an unusual kind of way. The stereotypical tough guy grimaces and fights and struggles. Instead, Jim has the remarkable ability to stay even, to keep things light. To make it seem like when the going gets rough, well, it’s not rough at all. According to him and wife,…

The Search For A Lost Plymouth Road Runner At The Center Of One Family's Hopes And Heartbreak

A man whose life revolves around automobiles searches for the very first car he ever rode in. It sounds simple enough, but that’s just where this story begins. For this family, the past, the future, loss and joy are all hung together in the present. There’s a stranger, a son, a sibling, a spouse, and a woman who loves…