While reading about race-inspired drinking games in Stef’s “How To Watch The Last V8-Powered Australian Bathurst 1000 This Weekend” I mentioned in the comments my own Bathurst beer-fest as described in my article from 2011, “Bathurst 1000 Live Commentary; Drunk and Drunkerer.” While I’ve been publishing to Oppo for 3-1/2 years, I have been writing on my own blog, MotoArigato, twice as long, and this got me thinking that with the exponential growth of Jalopnik over the recent years many of you likely have never seen some of my best articles. When I started, the header for Jalopnik was still a giant pair of mirrored sunglasses if that helps put things in perspective.
In order to give you full and unrestricted access to what a car-obsessive writer with no social or “polite-society” restraints can come up with, I offer this selection of my top 20 all-time favorite articles. Let me know if you agree with my choices, what you like and maybe more importantly, what drives you up the fucking wall. Enjoy… or don’t… but please do.
1) Director Guillermo del Toro Builds Himself Replica of “The Car”