Jason Torchinsky
jasontorch
Senior Editor, Jalopnik • Running: 1973 VW Beetle, 2006 Scion xB, 1990 Nissan Pao, 1991 Yugo GV Plus • Not-so-running: 1973 Reliant Scimitar, 1977 Dodge Tioga RV (also, buy my book!)
5/22/20
8:45 AM
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It’s the end of the week! Let’s wrap it up by looking down at the VW Thing, but not metaphorically, because what kind of monster looks down on a Thing? It’s actually a pretty good bit of packaging--remember that’s a trunk up front, so all that sharp-cornered, corrugated area from the front bumper to the folded roof is

5/21/20
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The set of things Toyota claims “makes the Celica ST go” is pretty fascinating. Let’s list them! Filmmaking, faces between flowers, archery, looking to the left, shooting rifles, riding horses, perhaps singing or gasping, sexily, being part of a pit crew, surfing, smoking with corrective lenses, wearing fire suits,

5/20/20
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I felt this old Renault Alliance brochure was important for you to see because that restaurant there, Casa Gallardo, was the first place I ever encountered a chimichanga. It was like an edible crispy box of meat. Of course, this was a life-changing event. 

5/19/20
8:46 AM
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I always liked how these Simcas look like they’re currently staring at something horrifying they can’t turn away from. It’s soothing. 

5/18/20
8:45 AM
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Hello! Welcome to a thrilling new week! I think you’re really going to enjoy this one--we’ve made it from only the finest, choicest hours and days. To get it started, consider this image of an Opel Rekord Coupe, and how you could probably write a dissertation of the unsexy-to-sexy spectrum of how its two passengers

5/15/20
8:45 AM
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It’s Friday! Hot pickles, it’s Friday, which may or may not still have relevance in this weird-ass period anymore, but if it does, please celebrate or even sale-abrate with this Ford of Britain prototype Cortina variant called the Saxon, which looks kinda like a shrunken Thunderbird with better taillights. Pretty