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I Just Found My 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle's Original Dealership Window Sticker I Just Found My 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle's Original Dealership Window Sticker

I knew my 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle was cool, but it took finding this original AMC window sticker for me to appreciate the extent of my latest project’s awesomeness. Just look at how this old Jeep was originally configured when it was sold in December of 1978.

The 2019 Volvo V60 Is A Gorgeous 390 Horsepower Hybrid Wagon The 2019 Volvo V60 Is A Gorgeous 390 Horsepower Hybrid Wagon

Volvo just debuted its all-new midsize wagon, the 2019 Volvo V60, and yes, it’s as pretty as we suspected. But more importantly, it offers a 390 horsepower plug-in hybrid powertrain—you know, in case you want to hoon sensibly.

Comment Of The Day: Humans Are Idiots Edition Comment Of The Day: Humans Are Idiots Edition

When one grown-ass man apparently spits in another grown-ass man’s face, and the spat-upon grown-ass man then rolls his own SUV onto its roof in an enraged attempt at retribution, you know the human species needs some work.

Everything On My $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer That I Need To Fix In The Next Five Weeks Everything On My $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer That I Need To Fix In The Next Five Weeks

The Moab Easter Jeep Safari is in five weeks, and there’s still a crap-ton of work to do on Project Redwood, my rusty 1986 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Here’s all the wrenching I have cut out for me.

Senator Says President Trump Suggested A 25-Cent-Per-Gallon Gas Tax Hike Senator Says President Trump Suggested A 25-Cent-Per-Gallon Gas Tax Hike

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.

It's Absurd How Much Water Can Get Trapped Inside A Car It's Absurd How Much Water Can Get Trapped Inside A Car

Owners of first-generation Volkswagen Touaregs have been noticing sloshing noises while driving their SUVs, only to find a crap ton of water stuck in their rocker panels. Just watch how much these owners drain from their cars’ side sills.

How To Drift A Front-Wheel Drive Car Using PVC Pipe How To Drift A Front-Wheel Drive Car Using PVC Pipe

If you want to drift the crap out of your sad little wrong-wheel drive hatchback, the ticket is apparently PVC piping. Just watch Alexi from YouTube channel Noriyaro learn how to turn kei cars with PVC wrapped-tires into tail-happy drift machines.

All The Craigslist Shitboxes Readers Have Been Tempting Me With Lately (Vol. 8) All The Craigslist Shitboxes Readers Have Been Tempting Me With Lately (Vol. 8)

In this week’s installment of “All The Craigslist Shitboxes Readers Have Been Tempting Me With Lately,” we begin by looking at a 1993 Plymouth Voyager that’s missing a bit of thorax.

Towing An Old Jeep Through An Ice Storm With A 707 HP Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Was Truly Terrifying Towing An Old Jeep Through An Ice Storm With A 707 HP Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Was Truly Terrifying

I missed the Super Bowl last Sunday because I made a terrible decision: I used a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk on all-season tires to tow my new 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle from Ohio back to Michigan through an ice storm. It should have been a four-hour trip, but it became a harrowing 12-hour ordeal that…

We All Need This Ford Aerostar We May Just Not Realize It Yet We All Need This Ford Aerostar We May Just Not Realize It Yet

A reader named Frank sent me an email a few days ago, drawing my attention to a vehicle that I never knew I needed: a 1991 Ford Aerostar. With a stick.

Elton John's Aston Martin Vantage Is For Sale And It Is Perfect Imperfection Elton John's Aston Martin Vantage Is For Sale And It Is Perfect Imperfection

Fewer than 300 Virage-based Aston Martin Vantages were ever built between 1993 and 2000, and one of those 550 horsepower monsters was delivered new to music legend Sir Elton John in 1997. That car is now up for auction, and my god is it lovely.

Michigan Rust Just Forced Me To Conduct The Jankiest Zip-Tie Fix Of My Life Michigan Rust Just Forced Me To Conduct The Jankiest Zip-Tie Fix Of My Life

Wrench on cars long enough, and you’ll learn not only the “right way” and the “wrong way” to get a job done, but also a path in the middle—one that means getting the car back on the road, even if the fix isn’t exactly pretty. I took that middle path yesterday after my friend showed me her car’s rusted-out radiator…

Before The 10-Speed Transmission There Was The Two-Speed Axle Before The 10-Speed Transmission There Was The Two-Speed Axle

A few weeks ago, I went to the amazing Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Indiana, where I learned about an axle that has not just one gear ratio like in pretty much all modern cars, but two. Here’s how this fascinating contraption works.

Watch Detroit's Massive Potholes Send Cars Spinning Out Of Control Watch Detroit's Massive Potholes Send Cars Spinning Out Of Control

Southeast Michigan is home of some of the worst, most pothole-ridden roads in the country, and earlier this week, those potholes became canyons—canyons that sent cars sliding out of control on black ice.

   

I don’t know anything about this three-wheel, dually work truck, but ever since my brother and I spotted it in Taiwan in December, I’ve been struggling to get the bird-like machine out of my head. It’s just amazing.

A Washington Man Found An Ultra-Rare Collection Of The Ugliest Sports Cars Ever Made A Washington Man Found An Ultra-Rare Collection Of The Ugliest Sports Cars Ever Made

A Washington car collector named Ralph found a lot of five Daimler SP250s at an estate sale, and now those cars—which had been stored on shelves in a warehouse for quite some time—are for sale on Craigslist.

Francis 'Jeep' Sanza, General Patton's Driver During World War II, Has Died At Age 99 Francis 'Jeep' Sanza, General Patton's Driver During World War II, Has Died At Age 99

Perhaps the original Jeep enthusiast, Francis ‘Jeep’ Sanza—the mechanic who drove General George S. Patton Jr. around during the final year of World War II—died last Tuesday at age 99, The San Francisco Chronicle reports. Here’s a look at the man’s incredible story.

All The Craigslist Shitboxes Readers Have Been Tempting Me With Lately (Vol. 7) All The Craigslist Shitboxes Readers Have Been Tempting Me With Lately (Vol. 7)

After picking up my 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle on Sunday (you’ll hear more about that later), I’ve now got eight aesthetically-challenged vehicles titled in my name. And yet, the readers keep sending me links to tempting shitboxes like the awesome hacked-up Ford F-350 in this picture.

VW Wants To Delay Trials Because A Dieselgate Lawyer Referenced Nazis In A Netflix Documentary VW Wants To Delay Trials Because A Dieselgate Lawyer Referenced Nazis In A Netflix Documentary

On Friday, Volkswagen asked a court in Virginia to delay for six months the first of a series of consumer fraud trials after an attorney representing TDI owners apparently drew a parallel between VW-funded monkey experiments and the Holocaust, Reuters reports.

What Else Do You Want To Know About The 707 HP Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk? What Else Do You Want To Know About The 707 HP Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk?

I’ve got a $99,965 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk sitting in front of my house right now, and let me tell you up-front: it’s total mechanical madness. But aside from from that, what else were you wanting to know about this 707 horsepower, 6.2-liter supercharged V8 Jeep?

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