The Wrecked Corvette

A recent Jalopnik post let readers gripe about warranty repairs. In my "real" job, I am an attorney and specialize in "Lemon Law," having filed thousands of lawsuits on behalf of aggrieved buyers of unfixable cars. It gets to the point where phone calls that start with, "My transmission fell out of my car on the… » 7/16/14 12:49pm 7/16/14 12:49pm

Fine, How About Some Tanks?

The other day I shared some pics from the RAF museum in London, which reminded me of my visit to the British Tank Museum a few years earlier. The museum is in Bovington, which is a bit of a hike from London, but well worth the trip if you like huge metal vehicles that can blast holes in stuff (and each other).… » 6/26/14 3:47pm 6/26/14 3:47pm

My Father's First Truck

My grandparents owned a cabin on a piece of property on Lake Superior which our family referred to as "The Camp." In the summers, my parents would often take their six boys – among whom I was the youngest – to visit for a week or two. The property had a couple other buildings as well. My earliest memories of… » 6/14/14 3:53pm 6/14/14 3:53pm

The Summer of the $35 Hemi

I am the youngest of six brothers raised in a suburb of Detroit. We lived just a couple minutes from Woodward Avenue and spent many a summer night driving the circuit between the various ice cream stands which lit up the night. A love of cars might come naturally to any teen in that environment but I had more… » 3/21/13 8:01am 3/21/13 8:01am

Godspeed, Robert F. Courter, Jr., (1925-2013), The Man Who Had the Coolest Job on Earth

Only one man flew BOTH of the devices you see on the left: the Jet Belt and the Rocket Belt. He passed away recently and it is only fitting that we pause for a moment to reflect on the remarkable career and life of Robert F. Courter, Jr, the man who had the coolest job on Earth. » 3/04/13 8:51am 3/04/13 8:51am