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Construction On The Packard Plant Supposedly Begins Next Month

Fernando Palazuelo is the next Detroit media savior in a local media landscape that has too much of a savior complex. I'm still highly skeptical, but Palazuelo says he'll have the Packard Plant up and renovated in the next 15 years. He will start to move some dirt around in September. » 8/20/14 8:44am Yesterday 8:44am

Grain of salt alert: While traipsing around the Chrysler show at the Woodward Dream Cruise, we overheard someone in the know saying that the much-hyped Dart SRT will have SRT power, but not the SRT badge. Allegedly. (This was tacked on to a believable rumor that 2017 will bring revised 2.0 and 2.4 Tigershark engines.) » 8/17/14 9:42am Sunday 9:42am

Why Detroit Still Matters To Car Enthusiasts

"Do they still make cars in Detroit?" "Do they only drive American cars in Detroit?" I've had a year and a half of these questions in the comments of Jalopnik Detroit. If this doesn't convince you, I don't know what else will. » 8/17/14 9:12am Sunday 9:12am

We'll See Younger Drivers And More Imports At Woodward Dream Cruise

...and that's not a bad thing. At all. As the historic car show cruises into its 20th year and the classics become newer, more and more younger enthusiasts will be around to keep the tradition alive. » 8/15/14 9:52am Friday 9:52am

Michigan's Governor Compared Flooding To Leaky Roof At Vacation Home

Metro Detroit is still pulling itself out from under water. The freeways are finally clear after the region was hit by torrential rain, but people are still dealing with flooded basements — some full of sewage — and other damage. Our governor can relate; he had holes in his vacation home roof once. » 8/14/14 8:50am 8/14/14 8:50am

Apple Shot A Commercial In Detroit; It's Great But Also Sucks

You should know by now that hardscrabble, downtrodden Detroiters lose their shit whenever: 1. A trendy store opens 2. A celebrity says something nice about the city or 3. A national commercial shows the city in a positive light. A recent Apple ad with No. 3 is putting our inferiority complex on full display this week. » 8/13/14 10:24am 8/13/14 10:24am

Can A 'Bait Car' Stop Car Thieves?

Being friends with Detroit Bus Company head honcho Andy Didorosi on Facebook is kind of like being friends with a mad scientist. Every other status is about grabbing some weird combination of parts — or a whole vehicle — to figure out what to do with it. And his current project is no different. » 8/13/14 9:45am 8/13/14 9:45am

Lots Of Metro Detroit Is Underwater

We got a lot of fucking rain yesterday — more than usual, according to meterologists — and the majority of the freeways are shut down. Lots of basements are flooded, and there are hundreds of abandoned cars on the roadways. » 8/12/14 9:12am 8/12/14 9:12am

It's OK For Hippies To Squat In Detroit's Blight, Because Privilege

One of the many, many things holding Detroit back is the lack of a stable tax base that comes with owning property because either so many people have left the city or people want to live in homes for free. So when people do try to live for free, it can be problematic. » 8/12/14 8:08am 8/12/14 8:08am

Detroit Woman Who Taught Stevie Wonder How To Play Piano Is Flat Broke

Most of our collective knowledge of Stevie Wonder colors him as a child prodigy who grew to become one of contemporary music's unmatched titans. But a pair of siblings who set him on that path are living their lives unrecognized, impoverished and out of touch with their famous friend. » 8/11/14 9:30am 8/11/14 9:30am