Mike Spinelli
Apr 15

I still can’t believe Jalopnik lasted 15 minutes, let alone 15 years. But I can always count on good people finding their way to becoming keeper of the takes. Godspeed, Ballaban. May a haircut that suits your face someday find you, as it has still eluded me. Or mine. Whatever.

Jun 21 2019

Thanks Yozzie. The awesome, resonant power of bullshitting about cars.

Oct 13 2017

We have another one-hour special (the Iceland episode) this season, and it definitely is nice to have the space.

Oct 13 2017

I would never do such a thing! That’s what half-witted manservants are for.

Nov 4 2015

Well, it was like 1979 or 1980, so my recollection may be a bit hazy, and I may be combining different times, and yes, I know it sounds implausible to be so out to lunch, directions-wise. But a lot was left out, like how maybe we MISSED the RT 4 exit, and may have wound up SOUTH on 17 toward East Rutherford first, Read more

May 23 2015

I’m lame in ways you haven’t even imagined yet. What did it for you?

May 4 2015

My dad had a red ‘75 sedan that we picked up from a dealership on Peninsula Boulevard in Five Towns (that’s Long Island). It immediately overheated on the Throgs Neck bridge, and then proceeded to disintegrate over the next 10 years. Yes, it lasted a whole decade. Shocking. Read more

Mar 24 2015

Track AND wheelbase. Don't scratch your head too much, it's only a few millimeters.

Mar 19 2015

Put the right suspension and tires on almost anything and you can make it a track monster.