Seriously. A bunch of people who evidently hate cars but fell ass-backwards into a job at a car site, and a bona fide enthusiast as nutty as the rest of us. Bravo for this piece and the depth of the reporting inside the factory.
There’s THIS....and then there’s the rest of Jalopnik. Hard to believe this is on the same site. Thanks for the awesome posts Mr. Tracy. One of the only reasons I keep coming back.
Gawd. Hooters always smelled of grease and loneliness. It’s the ultimate combination of mediocrity and misogyny.
GM’s 250cid inline 6 cylinder in a ‘72 Pontiac Ventura II coupled to a 2 speed Powerglide transmission. Prior to 1972 this engine was one of GM’s reliable workhorses. But in 1972 it was hard to start and hard to turn off (would diesel for nearly a minute). Heralded the malaise era for my parents. I drove it for a year… Read more
I think they’re asking him for directions. “Wahl, fust ya go down to wha-ere tha old oak tree used ta be and take a left. When ya get ta tha intasection wha-ere McFahley flipped his tracta two yeahs ago, then ya gonna wanna take a right....”
This is clearly some kind of hazing ritual. The grinning driver’s hands are on the wheel, he’s ready to go. Canoe guy will have to chase the Chrysler until he collapses under his burden.
In Soviet Russia, bilge pumps you!
Yeah, I’d reckon most pageants in the South and Midwest have racist as hell roots. But I’m not going to blame kids and socially-obligated young adults for participating in something that lost its racist overtones decades ago.
Oh man, you didn’t check in to see how this insane stretch of a nothing-burger was getting roasted over at The Root? Cause it’s getting no traction there, and it feels like their readership should know. Read more
My passion for cars may be to my own detriment in some ways, but it IS a passion. And passions are powerful.
All of this because he lives in a country where the cost of healthcare would kill him otherwise. This is all great and warm and fuzzy, but let’s not forget that this would not be necessary in a country with a working healthcare system for its citizens.
Oh yeah, it’s absurd. It’s so absurd, in fact, that the police themselves will tell you to disregard the orders of police officers if they will put you in danger (like driving to a well-lit area). Read more
And all that ignores that there is absolutely zero reason for police to have ever pulled their guns out. The fact that people believe cops acting this way is at all acceptable is sad.
Yeah, if I have psycho cops with guns pointed at me outright saying ON CAMERA that they’re gonna kill me (no idea how else you’re supposed to interpret “ride the lightning”), I am a fucking statue from that point forward. Not reaching for anything, not turning my head. If they’re going to kill me at that point, all I… Read more
Joe Scarborough covered this on his Republican-lite morning show, Morning Joe. And I suppose I will give him some credit for acknowledging what was directly in front of his face, as he was asking questions like, “How long has this been happening?” “How were body cameras ever even a debate?” and “Why do we keep seeing… Read more
America’s problem with policing goes beyond the initial creation of police departments before the Political Era of policing. To this day, we reach for the lowest common denominator for officers (you can be a fucking officer with a GED), given them inconsistent and worthless training, and fail to screen out those that… Read more
What’s that color called, “Grandma’s Hard Candy?”