Raphael Orlove
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Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.
11/5/19
4:22 PM
23

i don’t have a license and don’t drive but could still be very good at it. we just don’t know! if i tried driving people might say: “wow, she’s so naturally good at driving”

10/14/19
4:37 PM
20

OK, then - here’s an opportunity to help me when, soon, I repaint Silky, my 1979 Olds Delta 88 Royale Brougham diesel coupé.

10/8/19
10:40 AM
38

OMFG. Thank you for explaining the remaining trestle parts at the Myrtle stop. I’ve been wondering about that for years. 

9/27/19
4:49 PM
27

Godzilla has a 2.0L 4-pot, the NSX isn’t mid-engine. But a NASCAR stock car is too different from a production car...

9/27/19
1:57 PM
60

One of my twitter followers pointed out that my tone might somewhat oversell this idea, so here’s a reminder that it’s really a pretty speculative thought exercise. Treat this blog as “wow! That’s a weird thing to think about!” rather than “wow, I better go tell my friends there’s a black hole orbiting the solar Read more

9/26/19
9:25 AM
2

I was in vacation in the south of France when I was 14 years old and with my father, we stopped at Paul Ricard by curiosity. Back in the day, there were no restriction to access the circuit, and we were very lucky to see a few 905 running in preparation of Le Mans. What a treat. I still remember this moment 25 years

9/25/19
8:10 PM
1

McLaren also went back to not caring when they ended up with the Peugeot V10 in 1994 and didn’t win a single race.  They ditched them for Mercedes-Benz in 1995.

9/25/19
4:10 PM
64

I’ve shared my Lada experience around here before, but it seem appropriate to mention again here. Read more

9/22/19
12:52 PM
2

Hesketh (the peer) is quite a character (and probably not so much of a nice guy nowadays) but Hesketh (the team, i.e. Hesketh Racing) is perhaps more interesting.
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9/22/19
5:04 AM
1

I think you may be confusing (or rather, conflating) Römerquelle (mineral water, an Austrian company) and Parmalat (dairy products). Indeed, until very late in his life Lauda used to wear a Parmalat cap, but he did not get that sponsorship until he was with Ferrari. Lets not forget Parmalat used to be an Italian group Read more

9/21/19
5:04 PM
1

Yeah, he took out a personal loan to help fund March in F2 before moving to F1. I can’t remember if he brought on sponsorship from Parmalat himself or not, but he did wear their logo on hats during public appearances for years after he retired. 

9/21/19
3:37 PM
8

Nikki Lauda was a pay to play driver at the start.  How you get access may not be as important as what you do with the opportunity.

9/21/19
2:11 PM
17

It’s been my profile picture for a long time now, any aspiring facial hair growers should take note of his extravagant yet classic look.

9/9/19
3:59 PM
3

Ho ho ho, I get this. I drove my dream car and bought it. A Golf III wagon. GT TDI Special. Sticker pack with party seats, big black body moulding, all of it. Every dumbass German feature combo possible.  Read more

9/9/19
3:07 PM
12

Keep the Cresta away from blonde haired former gang members.

9/9/19
2:37 PM
4

For those that are interested, Duncan Import is selling the manual for around $9K and the automatic for around $8K.