In the 1980s, international rallying was virtually unrestricted. The cars became more and more powerful until a series of horrifying fatal crashes led to the series' cancellation. It's a story worthy of a film. In fact, one is getting made right now and it stars the dude from Game of Thrones.
Break out the Kleenex for this. A Metro Detroit man is reunited with his dad's 1973 Corvette Stingray, a car he hadn't sat in since he was about three years old. The last time he rode in the car was after his dad died while working on it.
There are so many questions here. A man on Detroit's east side was hospitalized last night after police fought off five pit bulls, possibly belonging to a squatter, attacking him in the nude.
You should know by now that the best events in Detroit are the ones where we multitask. Here we're combining the love of the automobile with the city's burgeoning underground art movement.
People are all "Cadillac is a traitor to Detroit!" and I'm just kind of "meh" about this morning's announcement, which followed months of speculation. So what if they're moving to New York? Relax, take a deep breath, and see why this is actually a good thing.
The other day I suggested that there needs to be a proper motorcycle shop in the city of Detroit. There isn't yet, but I discovered something else (better?) this weekend: A moped shop, dealing almost exclusively in classic models.
You want to make money, but you don't want to spend too much. You may have heard that Detroit is ripe for investment, but you're not quite sure how to go about it. Let me be your guide with these super-easy ideas.
It can't be possible. I refuse to believe it. But there are reports circling that the Batmobile has been stolen from the set of Batman Vs. Superman in Detroit.
Oh, the things that go down at my alma mater. It's not even basketball season yet and expensive things are being destroyed. Sometime this month, a chromed-out Lamborghini Gallardo and a Jeep Wrangler collided just off Michigan State University's campus.
Nothing new here, just more evidence that's car insurance is sky high in the Motor City. According to some figures, Detroiters pay 165% more than the national average.
The money was flowing, the pavements were widening, the population was expanding. The heyday of the American auto industry meant designers had free will to push all creative limits to accommodate the driving class, and now a documentary is here to celebrate their accomplishments.
Again, like the Detroit Police Department, I'm not sure this is the best social media policy for a municipal department having to save face in the wake of controversy. Is this the message for all those people with no water right now?
For you Motor City lovers, Model D has put together a list of must-read local blogs. We're obviously biased toward one of them, but there are so many great ones worth reading. (Thanks, Model D!)
The village of Holly, Michigan is probably best known for hosting the Michigan Renaissance Festival, but now they'll be infamous for ganging up on an Arab gas station employee after the town's populace accused him of refusing service to a man in uniform.
During a time when we're all watching police departments hoping they won't screw up, the Detroit Police Department seems to be, well, screwing up. They're doing a fine job with trying to clean up the streets, but communicating that message seems to be a challenge.
There is a real airport in the suburbs. But the small, mostly dormant Coleman A. Young Municipal Airport on Detroit's east side could go for sale soon as the city's lawyers try to settle this neverending bankruptcy. Oh, and it has a racetrack.
What would happen if an automaker read the comments of Jalopnik and gave you exactly what you wanted? Potentially a costly disaster, a lesson we should have learned from a 23-year-old episode of "The Simpsons."