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!)
9/5/19
8:43 AM
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I heard the original plan was to go with an ad that referenced the scouring powder that comes in the can that’s the same color green as the parmesan cheese instead of the astronomical phenomenon. I guess this was a better choice.

9/3/19
8:45 AM
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Who remembers the awesome early ‘80s CBS show Windbreaker and Fern? It was about a guy who dressed like a Safeway night manager and this talking houseplant with ESP that was really a reincarnated Dutch wizard, and they’d go out and solve crimes in a very well-maintained Econoline? Why isn’t this on Netflix yet?

8/29/19
8:45 AM
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I never minded the look of the Mini Clubman, but it is sort of the automotive equivalent of how that girl from Dirty Dancing seems to have a totally different face now. The face isn’t bad, it’s just, you know, not what you remember.

8/28/19
8:45 AM
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In 1973, many Buicks were air-dropped in remote locations that they were in no way capable of being driven out of. Descendants of the people seen in this photograph still live in that Buick to this day. 

8/27/19
8:45 AM
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Ah, Tuesday! The day of the week that, were it a character on an original Star Trek episode, would have worn a red shirt and been dead before the first commercial break. For this Tuesday I’d like to give you this cutaway drawing of a 1945 Morris Eight, which has the most convoluted description of a trunk ever: “inbuilt