Burnouts, Grafitti And 'Sketchbattling' On Detroit's North End

You should know by now that the best events in Detroit are the ones where we multitask. Here we're combining the love of the automobile with the city's burgeoning underground art movement. » 9/30/14 11:53pm Tuesday 11:53pm

A Few Reasons Why Cadillac Leaving Detroit Isn't A Big Deal

People are all "Cadillac is a traitor to Detroit!" and I'm just kind of "meh" about this morning's announcement, which followed months of speculation. So what if they're moving to New York? Relax, take a deep breath, and see why this is actually a good thing. » 9/23/14 1:18pm 9/23/14 1:18pm

How Classic Mopeds Are Taking Over The Streets Of Detroit

The other day I suggested that there needs to be a proper motorcycle shop in the city of Detroit. There isn't yet, but I discovered something else (better?) this weekend: A moped shop, dealing almost exclusively in classic models. » 9/21/14 11:21pm 9/21/14 11:21pm

Someone Crashed A Chrome Gallardo Into A Wrangler By Michigan State

Oh, the things that go down at my alma mater. It's not even basketball season yet and expensive things are being destroyed. Sometime this month, a chromed-out Lamborghini Gallardo and a Jeep Wrangler collided just off Michigan State University's campus. » 9/12/14 5:48pm 9/12/14 5:48pm

This Documentary Pays Tribute To Classic American Car Designers

The money was flowing, the pavements were widening, the population was expanding. The heyday of the American auto industry meant designers had free will to push all creative limits to accommodate the driving class, and now a documentary is here to celebrate their accomplishments. » 9/10/14 11:03am 9/10/14 11:03am

Someone Also Get Detroit's Water Department A New Social Media Manager

Again, like the Detroit Police Department, I'm not sure this is the best social media policy for a municipal department having to save face in the wake of controversy. Is this the message for all those people with no water right now? » 9/09/14 10:10am 9/09/14 10:10am

Someone Please Get The Detroit Police A New Social Media Manager

During a time when we're all watching police departments hoping they won't screw up, the Detroit Police Department seems to be, well, screwing up. They're doing a fine job with trying to clean up the streets, but communicating that message seems to be a challenge. » 8/31/14 9:41am 8/31/14 9:41am

You Can Now Buy A Racetrack/Airport In Metro Detroit

There is a real airport in the suburbs. But the small, mostly dormant Coleman A. Young Municipal Airport on Detroit's east side could go for sale soon as the city's lawyers try to settle this neverending bankruptcy. Oh, and it has a racetrack. » 8/30/14 8:52am 8/30/14 8:52am

Billionaire Pizza Magnate's Son Is Quite The Aging Frat Boy

Here at Gawker Media, we talk a lot about the Ilitch family, the Detroit powerhouses who are financing a hockey stadium on a bankrupt city's dime and make cheap pizza for the masses. One Ilitch scion is putting those funds to good use on hookers and blow. » 8/28/14 3:55pm 8/28/14 3:55pm

What The Simpsons' Herb Powell Taught Us About The US Auto Industry

What would happen if an automaker read the comments of Jalopnik and gave you exactly what you wanted? Potentially a costly disaster, a lesson we should have learned from a 23-year-old episode of "The Simpsons." » 8/26/14 10:05am 8/26/14 10:05am

Detroit City Councilman Was 'Super Drunk' While Driving

Here in Michigan we have a "super drunk" violation that says if you're tanked behind the wheel, but a first-time offender, you'll pay a bunch of fines and have more stringent driving restrictions. One of our esteemed Detroit politicians is facing that charge. » 8/25/14 11:07am 8/25/14 11:07am

Here's How Architects Would Re-Imagine The Packard Plant

Despite being in ruins, piled with trash and possibly sitting atop decades of chemical waste, the Packard Plant remains structurally sound and open to possibility. Its new owner realizes this, and so do architects who see its unlimited potential. » 8/25/14 10:20am 8/25/14 10:20am

Rumor Has It Dan Gilbert Is Trying To Buy Robb Report

…or at least a very large piece of it. Because buying every building in Detroit just gets so boring, the city's most famous billionaire is setting his sights on the publishing industry. » 8/21/14 9:55am 8/21/14 9:55am

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 8/20/14 8:44am