Jalopnik alternatives?
February 3, 2011 9:45 AM   Subscribe

What are some fun car blogs?

I used to love Jalopnik, but now it's been destroyed by the stupid "magazine like" redesign. Any good alternatives?

Stuff I like: fixing old cars, toolblogging, DIY, hot rods, rat rods, 4x4s, especially old Willys Jeeps, rally racing, rust, old muscle cars, etc. I love Coop's blog and Hoopty Rides, but they seem kinda dead. Anything good out there?
posted by Tom-B to Travel & Transportation (17 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Bring a Trailer is a nice mix of oddball older stuff, super cars, vintage cycles, and barn finds. Definitely focused on the buying and selling aspects of older cars, but still a fun read.
posted by cosmicbandito at 9:47 AM on February 3, 2011 [1 favorite]

The Truth About Cars is the best.
posted by dzot at 9:59 AM on February 3, 2011

Hemmings Blog, Bangshift and Hooniverse are pretty good on the old car side of things.
posted by zombiedance at 10:08 AM on February 3, 2011

Seconding The Truth About Cars. They just signed up Murilee Martin so it has a lot of the ol' Jalopnik feel about it.
posted by zsazsa at 10:18 AM on February 3, 2011

Hooniverse seems to have a lot of the old commenters from Jalopnik's glory days, so that's where I spend most of my time. There aren't as many articles, but all of the posts are quality.
posted by hwyengr at 10:32 AM on February 3, 2011

There's also the Jalopnik Classic-ish View which is more similar to the old style but not exactly the same. I feel your pain, I think I'll get used to the new style but I don't like it right now either.
posted by DMan at 10:53 AM on February 3, 2011

posted by chez shoes at 11:13 AM on February 3, 2011

Response by poster: No getting used to it, let's just boycott Gawker until the stupidity goes away!
posted by Tom-B at 11:53 AM on February 3, 2011

hellforleathermagazine.com is a nice diversion from car topics, and their coverage of electric motorcycles is pretty fantastic.

Hooniverse is great as long as you can get past the "Longroofian" and his ridiculous writing voice. It's like listening to someone parodying the owner descriptions from This Old House.
posted by tmt at 11:54 AM on February 3, 2011

No getting used to it, let's just boycott Gawker until the stupidity goes away!

Well, that will take a while. I left all things Gawker shortly before the password debacle; to replace Jalopnik I started reading The Truth About Cars and, man, it's better in so many ways.
posted by InsanePenguin at 1:15 PM on February 3, 2011

(Is TTAC still a libertarian paradise? I had to stop reading a couple of years ago.)

I like automobiliac, for more classic/race type of stuff.
posted by maxwelton at 2:12 PM on February 3, 2011

maxwelton: since Robert Farago left, the site's gone from stridently libertarian to a decently wide mishmash of viewpoints. They do still complain a lot about speed cameras, though.
posted by zsazsa at 3:19 PM on February 3, 2011

Price of His Toys mostly focuses on kit cars.
posted by box at 5:02 PM on February 3, 2011

I recommend you just start reading it through an RSS reader like Google Reader. It will then be served up to you, one article at a time with none of their formatting. That is what I do.
posted by darkgroove at 11:58 AM on February 6, 2011

Response by poster: yep, *fail*
posted by Tom-B at 5:19 AM on February 17, 2011

Curbside Classic, written by the guy who did the Curbside Classics on TTAC, launched recently. Most of the articles are ridiculously in-depth, more so than on TTAC.
posted by zsazsa at 7:17 AM on February 23, 2011

Oh, and I can't believe nobody mentioned Ate Up With Motor.
posted by zsazsa at 7:24 AM on February 23, 2011

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