Category Archives: Baja Bug
The Baja is itching for more dirt. It just needs a new pushrod tube, and a skidplate, and maybe new suspension bushings, and maybe that shift linkage linkage I was supposed to do ages ago. You know, nothing serious.
Excuse me for being a little proud, but I can’t help but feel like the Baja is looking like the beautifulest bitch ever. I think I’m gonna keep the blue wheels up front alone rather than go blue all around, … Continue reading
After seeing this story on ScoutingNY and then this one in the NYT, I decided to take the Baja to the post-apocalyptic, soon-to-be-demolished Willets Point to get a cracked wheel welded. It was as bizarre an outing as I’d had … Continue reading
Broke the Baja twice in 24 hours, covered something near 400 miles in it in anyway. It’s all good because I got to rallycross this orange, rally-prepped 1979 Plymouth Arrow thanks to the kindness of a complete stranger. There were … Continue reading
I’m not a targa-topped Ferrari man, but Patrick Frawley is. He helped repair a broken throttle cable on the Baja today, so here is a 308 GTS for him.
I found out that a plus of working for Jalopnik means I can e-mail a guy like Ryan Tuerck and he will give me driving lessons. I just have to drive 250 miles to New Hampshire in a 40 year … Continue reading
So I broke a spark plug on the rougher dirt roads of Fahnestock State Park, but…the Baja’s back!
– Raphael Orlove, Saturday afternoon.
Driving around in the slush after the snowstorm, I found the NYC sanitation dept’s snowplows all lined up on the north end of Park Avenue up in the 130s. I stopped for a quick photoshoot.