I recently realized I live in a pretty Jalop neighborhood. Just on my block there is a clean Ur-Quattro, a nice E36 M3, a guy with an air-cooled Beetle and an older Ferrari something-or-other (always under a tarp, can’t quite tell what it is), a fifth-gen Celica, a Mini S that pops and farts, a couple of old American land yachts, a nice 60s Pontiac GTO, a 90s Firebird in the middle of a restoration, and my 944. I have met almost none of these people but I see some pretty cool cars drive past my house on a regular basis.

On top of that, there are a bunch of motorcycle riders on the block as well, and a few of your standard “teens sorta into cars” with loud Focuses, Civics, and what-have-you. My neighbors didn’t pitch a fit when I cut up a scrap car in my driveway (twice) and don’t really seem to care about all the loud noises, sparks, and toxic fumes that come out of my garage on a regular basis.

I’d say my neighborhood is probably about a 7 out of 10 on the Jalop scale. How about the rest of you?