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Robert Emslie May 1, 2013 All Things Hoon 77 Comments

The World’s Worst Car Is For Sale On Craigslist

Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer. Last week I channeled the Red Queen with my demand of off with its head! That’s right, I wanted aftermarket convertible conversions. We’ll get the drop on those after the jump, but first let’s get to this week’s assignment.

This week, in honor of the current debate in our nation’s capital over immigration reform, I want you to find Illegal Aliens. Now, what that means is cars or trucks presently for sale in your nation of choice that were never ever officially sold there. The only criteria is that they need to be currently tagged and offer the reasonable likelihood of staying in the county and not just as a crushed cube of metal.

And as usual, we want your finds to go down in infamy and not in the site’s spam filter. Follow any of the following advice and you’re crap will be known far and wide.

  1. Easiest way to not get caught in the spam filters is to create an IntenseDebate account. If you do so and your posts aren’t appearing, let us know at tips@hooniverse.com and we can put you on the whitelist
  2. If you don’t want an IDC account, you can create a wordpress.com account and do the same thing.
  3. If you’re the Ted Kaczynski type and don’t want any kind of account, then try to place only a single link in a comment and just drop any outgoing link in via its raw URL and not as a text link
Craigslist Crapshoot doesn’t work if your candidates don’t get seen, so hopefully following one of these options will ensure that the floodgates of crap are fully open. And now, on to discover last week’s winner.
Holy hacksaws batman, last week’s quest for aftermarket convertibles turned up the weird and the wonderful and if you haven’t seen it all, I highly recommend you going back and doing so. Of course much like there can only be one ring to rule them all, or one good Star Wars trilogy, there can be only one winner of the weekly shootout, and this week that honor goes to ThisVelologist (who lacks an Intense Debate Account) for this Gremlin open roof. Sure, there were lots of great cars and trucks representing, but this thing is unbelievably awesome. Sadly its ad has been pulled so we only have the pics to drool over.
Well done TV!


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