Why wanna have a Chevy Impala when you can have the Chevy Opala?

There are over 50 million cars cruising and crashing on Brazilian streets at the moment. Most are looking boring, some look promising. In 2010 the General Motors Corporation had a market share in Brazil of about 20 percent, as much as Volkswagen. As one of the largest manufacturers on this earth with a broad range of… » 3/10/15 4:56am 3/10/15 4:56am

These are the Corvairs of our dreams!

We all know that the Chevrolet Corvair, when introduced in 1960, was a car that was loved by some and laughed about by many others. But there had been three ultra-cool Concept Cars shown in 1962 that should definitely have been built. So sad… » 1/23/15 4:50am 1/23/15 4:50am

The Phantom of General Motors

When thinking about concept cars in general, not just referring to General Motors, you often see the hottest and wildest thoughts put on wheels for the motor show floor – but when it comes to the final product the designers lose their courage it is the bean counters that destroy these visions. In the end we finally… » 1/19/15 9:23am 1/19/15 9:23am

Once upon a time… Station Wagon-Corvette

As promised I will go on with my new Jalopnik-section talking about the most beautiful concept cars built by General Motors a long time ago. Today we want to look at some cool stuff based on the 1st Gen-Corvette. Ladies and Gentlemen – the Corvette Station Wagon. » 1/15/15 3:17am 1/15/15 3:17am

Be tough, Chevy guys - Look who really invented the El Camino moniker

Years ago I wrote a coffeetable book about the most beautiful concept cars built by General Motors between 1933 and the 2000's. It was available only in german language, but still can be found somewhere on the internet, like here: » 1/13/15 5:21am 1/13/15 5:21am

Garage-Queen-Sound: 1995 Dodge Viper RT/10

Just took the old snake out of the garage for some smaller repairs. Thought of sharing a bit of the sound of the 8-Liter-V10. Not too spectacular, but still nice to listen to, I think. I promise to show you more videos of the Viper as soon as the german winter is over! » 1/07/15 9:36am 1/07/15 9:36am

Petrol converted to wine - somehow...


For all us car and wine lovers out there - a pretty cool idea, I think! Simply take an old once hard working petrol can and convert it to the perfect can-binet. That's creativity... » 12/01/14 6:10am 12/01/14 6:10am

If it is not good for the tranny: Why is my factory-spec Audi A3 Sportback - when used in "Eco-Mode" on Drive-Select - going into "Sailing Mode", meaning it coasts in neutral and gets into gear back again as soon as I hit the gas again? » 10/17/14 4:27am 10/17/14 4:27am

Modern MOPAR Meet in Germany

After bringing you all the details on how a german classic car meeting for a variety of makes looks like I would now like to talk about a smaller meeting for lovers of modern MOPARs that took place last weekend in my hometown Buchloe in the Allgäu Region in Bavaria in the southern part of Germany. To not mislead all… » 10/06/14 4:56am 10/06/14 4:56am

This is what a Classic Car Meeting in Germany looks like

Let's start with a simple fact: Cars from the US of A always had a special place in my heart. Owning old American iron like a 1995 Dodge Viper, a 1969 Mercury Monterey or a 1949 Studebaker Champion Starlight Coupé here in Germany are one proof, but me visiting the USA for nearly 30 times within the last 15 years says… » 9/22/14 3:56am 9/22/14 3:56am