Liberte for le Jetstar!
Jan 11 2013

It took me a while, but I learned how to drive stick (and how easy it is to break speed limits...and palm trees/fences) on this; a 2003 VW Jetta Wolfsburg, which was pretty reliable, as these things go.

Jan 8 2013

More craigslist fun. I know, curse of jalopnik, Volvo 240, yadda yadda, but it's their success in the 24 hours of LeMons and the engine swap potential (Olds V8 in such a sensible and easy to upgrade chassis? Yes please.), plus the easy junkyard parts availability, that make me want a 240. This one in particular: the

Nov 17 2012

My car decided to puke out some gas today, after a little bit of driving. Something isn't venting right, since it came out from around the gas cap. I had only been driving for ten minutes, and it's about 70 degrees outside right now. I have about 17 gallons in the 21 gallon tank. Read more

Nov 9 2012

When I visited the epic Virginia junkyard last summer, I had my first encounter with the Renault Daulphine. I also got stung on the head by a wasp. That, coupled with the August heatwave that had temperatures hovering in the high 90s and a 1963 Olds Super 88, gave me delirious visions of 4 Daulphine bodies chopped up