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Awesome Cleveland Car Museum Adds Radwood Exhibit to Celebrate '80s and '90s Car Culture Awesome Cleveland Car Museum Adds Radwood Exhibit to Celebrate '80s and '90s Car Culture

A few years ago, I visited Cleveland, Ohio, and stopped by the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum—an amazing place filled with immaculate, rare, obscure cars, many of which I’d never even heard of. It was awesome, and now it’s probably to get even more awesome, as the museum just announced a new exhibit celebrating ’80s…

Show Us How You'd Configure a 2020 Jeep Gladiator Show Us How You'd Configure a 2020 Jeep Gladiator

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup configurator is now online. And while it doesn’t show pricing, it does show available packages, colors, and other options. Show us how you’d configure the first Jeep pickup in over a quarter century.

Spill in Germany Creates Chocolate Road Of Your Dreams Spill in Germany Creates Chocolate Road Of Your Dreams

I’ve always dreamt of a road made of chocolate. One on which, even if I fell from my bike and landed on my face, I’d at least get to stick my tongue out and taste some cocoa goodness to ease the pain. Earlier this week, such a road existed in Germany thanks to a giant spill.

Germans Discover Military Jeep Hoods Used to Repair a Ceiling after World War II Germans Discover Military Jeep Hoods Used to Repair a Ceiling after World War II

Like many other places in Germany, the western city of Bonn had plenty of rebuilding to do after World War II. So, with materials scarce, the owner of one building decided to use hoods from junked army Jeeps to build up his ceiling. Those hoods have just been discovered after over 70 years, and they carry with them…

Ohio Senators Going Through Denial, Bargaining Phases of Mourning With GM Ohio Senators Going Through Denial, Bargaining Phases of Mourning With GM

Senators want GM to build EVs in Ohio, the Supra’s going to Barrett-Jackson, Audi gets a full-time CEO and much more on The Morning Shift for Thursday, the 13th of December.

Someone's Selling a Postal Jeep Powered by Two Small-Block Chevy Motors Bolted Together Someone's Selling a Postal Jeep Powered by Two Small-Block Chevy Motors Bolted Together

For the longest time, I’ve been trying to figure out where the 18 missing inches of my postal Jeep’s frame went, but now I have a possible answer: This over-17 foot-Jeep DJ-5 for sale on eBay stole it so that it could house two inline small-block Chevy V8s and a pair of sideways-mounted radiators. Just look at this…

Here's a Close Look at the Aston Martin Valkyrie's 11,100 RPM V12 Powerhouse Here's a Close Look at the Aston Martin Valkyrie's 11,100 RPM V12 Powerhouse

Aston Martin has revealed some juicy details about the 6.5-liter V12 powering the upcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie road car. They, along with the lovely detailed images, will make your inner powertrain-geek weak at the knees.

What It's Been Like Driving In a Michigan Winter With a Broken Heater Blower Motor What It's Been Like Driving In a Michigan Winter With a Broken Heater Blower Motor

Electrical systems. I hate them so much. They are among the only parts of my cars that I’m, frankly, incompetent at repairing. So when my 1995 Jeep XJ went from “Beater With a Heater” to, well, “Beater,” I bundled up instead of trying to mend the issue. Here’s what that’s been like so far.

Volkswagen Is in Hot Water for Selling Unauthorized Pre-Production Vehicles Volkswagen Is in Hot Water for Selling Unauthorized Pre-Production Vehicles

Volkswagen is in a bit of trouble again, this time for selling pre-production cars that weren’t approved to be on public roads, German newspaper Handelsblatt reports.

When the Second-Gen Chrysler Sebring Died, Its Tooling Went to Russia Where It Lived on as the Volga Siber When the Second-Gen Chrysler Sebring Died, Its Tooling Went to Russia Where It Lived on as the Volga Siber

Today’s fun-fact: The second generation Chrysler Sebring—the crappy one that preceded the also-crappy third generation—died after the 2006 model year, but it lived on in Russia as the Volga Siber. Here’s a look at the Russian plant that built the Sebring until 2010.

Comment of the Day: Give Us Our Manual Wagons Or Else Edition Comment of the Day: Give Us Our Manual Wagons Or Else Edition

We Jalops love our manual wagons, so when BMW announced that its new generation of 3 Series will not come with a long roof in the U.S., and that its non-M models won’t have a clutch pedal, the natural response was to somehow make the company change its mind. Reader EZBrzy has a solution.

Watch a Jeep CJ-7 Beast-Mode This Alaska Road Destroyed By an Earthquake Watch a Jeep CJ-7 Beast-Mode This Alaska Road Destroyed By an Earthquake

A devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Alaska late last month, leaving the state’s roads in shambles, and littered with enormous sinkholes. But that didn’t stop one man from taking his lifted, big tire-having Jeep CJ-7 over a mangled mess of dirt and rock that was once a street. Watch as his Jeep makes the…

Here's a Lancia Delta Integrale Parts Car Just Sitting in a Garage in Hong Kong Here's a Lancia Delta Integrale Parts Car Just Sitting in a Garage in Hong Kong

My brother Michael is a Geologist and photographer in Hong Kong, and over the years, he’s been kind enough to share some of the amazing, often abandoned cars he’s spotted around the Special Administrative Region of China. His latest find: a Lancia Delta Integrale just sitting, gathering dust in a parking garage.

An Illinois Company is Building Brand New Ford-Licensed First-Gen Broncos  An Illinois Company is Building Brand New Ford-Licensed First-Gen Broncos 

Everyone’s excited about the upcoming 2020 Ford Bronco, in part, because of what the nameplate means to American culture: adventure, ruggedness, and fun. It was the first-gen model that created this meaning, so it’s cool that one Illinois company is now building those old Broncos from the ground up as a Ford-licensed…

The Hummer H3T Is America's Dream Truck but It Came Ten Years Too Early The Hummer H3T Is America's Dream Truck but It Came Ten Years Too Early

“That 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison. I must own it!” your inner patriot screams. “The 2020 Jeep Gladiator! Please let me spend all of my money on it!” your apple pie-eating, baseball-watching, red, white, and blue subconscious whispers. This love of off-road pickups is cute, but let me remind you: The short-lived 2009…

Here's a Closer Look at the 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison's Armor

Earlier this week, I reviewed the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison, and showed some photos and CAD images of the fairly extensive underbody protection that make it even more robust than the already capable ZR2. But don’t take it from me, click the video above and watch AEV’s president Dave Harriton break down the ZR2…

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD High Country Fixes the Face (Kind Of) The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD High Country Fixes the Face (Kind Of)

You all saw it on Tuesday. Then you saw it again early on Wednesday morning in your nightmares. Then in your daymares. And now you’re just living every hour in terror as the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD’s grille taunts you. But there’s good news, because Chevy unveiled a range-topping High Country version of the truck with…

People can’t seem to agree on anything these days, but can we at least all acknowledge that the Oldsmobile Vista-Cruiser—with its raised Skylight-equipped roof—is one of the greatest looking station wagons ever? Especially this 1969 model, which came standard with woodgrain, and, of course, a big V8 and rear-wheel…

Why You Should Keep the Receipts From Every Automotive Repair Why You Should Keep the Receipts From Every Automotive Repair

Every time you take your car in to a dealership for a repair or even a minor service, you get a receipt. Over 20 years, those receipts can pile up into a thick wad that you may be tempted to throw away. Don’t. Keep those receipts forever, especially if you plan to sell that vehicle at some point. My 1991 Jeep Cherokee…

Nine Cars Is Too Many Cars Nine Cars Is Too Many Cars

Something has been off with me lately. When I start typing Detroit into my search bar, the Detroit News home page is the first thing to pop up, not Craigslist. In fact, I’ve refrained from habitually checking Craigslist for months now. I just haven’t been in the mood, and I think I know why: I own nine cars. That’s…

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