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 Sunday 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 Saturday 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 Thursday 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

Grain of salt alert: While traipsing around the Chrysler show at the Woodward Dream Cruise, we overheard someone in the know saying that the much-hyped Dart SRT will have SRT power, but not the SRT badge. Allegedly. (This was tacked on to a believable rumor that 2017 will bring revised 2.0 and 2.4 Tigershark engines.) » 8/17/14 9:42am 8/17/14 9:42am

Why Detroit Still Matters To Car Enthusiasts

"Do they still make cars in Detroit?" "Do they only drive American cars in Detroit?" I've had a year and a half of these questions in the comments of Jalopnik Detroit. If this doesn't convince you, I don't know what else will. » 8/17/14 9:12am 8/17/14 9:12am

We'll See Younger Drivers And More Imports At Woodward Dream Cruise

...and that's not a bad thing. At all. As the historic car show cruises into its 20th year and the classics become newer, more and more younger enthusiasts will be around to keep the tradition alive. » 8/15/14 9:52am 8/15/14 9:52am