Jason Torchinsky
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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!)
1/24/20
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What I like about this old 1967 Brazilian Willys ad is the group of people chosen to be around the pickup and the Willys Rural: a doctor, a photographer, a guy holding a big thing with four floodlights on it, a chauffeur/butler, a farmer (I think?) standing in the bed, a delivery guy, two kinds of soldiers, a hunter

1/22/20
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Take a good look at this image, because it’s something that’s absolutely extinct today. It’s from a 1976 Vanden Plas 1500—a fancificated version of the generally miserable Austin Allegro—but that’s not what’s important. What’s important is that this is a premium, luxury car, full of leather and carpet and wood and a so

1/21/20
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I really like Citroën’s commercial trucks, and I get why this 1969 brochure would want to use a high-tech com-pu-ter-ized typeface like that, but you’d think you’d save the compu-talk for something other than “very comfortable cabin.” That part doesn’t really need computers. Those knee-windows, though, that’s

1/17/20
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The 1965 Opel Diplomat V8 had a very nice rear indicator light solution, I think. They even sort of look like little arrows! That’s some classy turn indicating. It’s the equivalent of approaching a person, placing your hand on their shoulder in a warm and comforting manner, fixing a caring and determined look right

1/16/20
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There’s something especially wonderful about the “Handling by Lotus” badge on a little pickup truck. Especially one called a “Jumbuck.” But Proton has the right idea here—just because you may be delivering boxes filled with remaindered orthopedic stockings, does that mean you somehow don’t deserve Lotus-tuned