Archive for category Junk Car Comedy
What would Batman drive for his weekly trips to Home Depot for the bits and pieces needed to keep his lair deep below Wayne Manor in tip-top condition? Certainly not the Batmobile – there’s no way a 4×8 sheet of plywood will fit between the wheel wells, not to mention the fact that jet turbine engines have an unfortunate tendency to set trailers on fire when towing…
No, what Batman needs is a pickup truck. The boys from Ford teamed up with Galpin Auto Sports to build just such a machine, and it has just debuted at Comic Con. Designed by Jared Barris, grandson of the legendary kustomizer George Barris, the 2012 F-150 pickup you see here, dubbed Crime Fighter, is painted Tuxedo Black with Ferrari Red highlights and is affixed with fins on each side of the truck bed. It’s nothing if not unique. Continue reading “Holy crime-fighting Ford F-150, Batman!” »
I can’t lie. I’ve always dreamed of hooning old cars on a homemade dirt track in the middle of nowhere. For some reason it just feels so right, so American and it looks like SO much fun. Sure there’s a fair amount of risk involved, but in this day and age, what doesn’t involve danger! Check out the mayhem after the jump. Continue reading “Hillbilly 500: Oh! That’s never good!” »
A police chase in Houston early this morning ended when the suspected carjackers crashed into a deputy’s patrol car.
The chase started when the two suspects driving a stolen car rolled through a stop sign. The chase ended a few blocks away when the suspects cut into a field, spun out, and slid into a deputy’s patrol car.
KHOU News reports no injuries and no positive ID on the suspects.
Here’s a Jalopnik top tip: if you’re running from the police, try not to crash into a cop car.
Photo Credit: KHOU News
Meet the world’s laziest tow truck driver. #nailedit
Today, the California DMV released the following list of 100 banned license plates. The list, accumulated over the past few years, has some obvious offenders. Others, like “3MTA3,” are a little trickier to decode. How many of them can you translate?
We’ve made plates of our twenty favorite banned California license plates — peruse them above — and then head over to the last page at the end (or, if you don’t want to scroll through the plates, click the little double-arrow thing a few times and then click on the last image in the gallery).
Thanks to NBC Bay Area!
Here’s the full list of 100 license plates banned by the California DMV.
How to decode the list:
Asterisks (*) denote spaces
Slashes (/) denote a half-space
“Kids” plates have special characters:
# = “Hand” symbol
$ = “Heart” symbol
& = “Star” symbol
+ = + (“Plus”)
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What does the term “Convertible Conversion“ mean to you? Is it used when an enterprise turns a hardtop automobile into a fully functioning soft-top automobile, that still passes as a weather-proof transport device, or is it simply a vehicle that once had a hardtop, and now it doesn’t. I have already outlined the former, now is time for the latter in the form of this GMC Suburban that calls Texas its home.
Exactly what it says on the tin, NOW WATCH! There’s a 1975 AMC Gremlin in there too, and it dukes it out with the Prius!
Oops, it’s a £700,000 prang… Hapless blonde crashes her Bentley into a Merc, Porsche, Ferrari and Aston Martin
What do you get when you combine the movie â€œChitty Chitty Bang-Bangâ€ with a bottle of Makerâ€™s Mark? Apparently, if you are an old Kentucky boy like 62-year old Mickey Nilsson of Bardstown, a bourbon-powered junk car.
It only took Nilsson six months to create his bourbon-powered junk car. He got the idea when someone came and offered to take an old still off his hands. He didnâ€™t sell, but he wasnâ€™t sure what to do with it either. Then he got the idea to watch the old Disney classic movie, â€œChitty Chitty Bang-Bang,â€ and the rest is history, according to iSpyce.